Back in December 2021, Arc System Works said people would see new gameplay systems in Granblue Fantasy Versus in Summer 2022. Now, there’s an exact date for the additions. Granblue Fantasy Versus update 2.80 will appear on June 3, 2022. When it does, it will add Overdrive, Tactical Move: Backshift, and Tactical Move: Rush to the game. All three new actions rely on the Skybound Art (SBA) gauge.
There’s a video going over how each of these new battle actions work in Granblue Fantasy Versus. Folks can see the inputs and how they react with the help of Gran and Djeeta. First, Tactical Move: Rush shows up. It uses 50% of the SBA gauge and requires people to press L2 and the direction they are facing to dash forward. At the 52 second mark, the Tactical Move: Backshift shows up. It is a way to quickly dash backward. Like the Rush, it uses 50% of the SBA gauge. The inputs are similar too. You hold L2 and the direction away from the one you’re facing.
Finally, Overdrive comes up at the 1:25 mark. This is a “mega buff” that is triggered by pressing L2 and R2 when the SBA gauge is full. You can do it once. When you do that, you’ll be able to get increased attack power and your overhead attack will be faster. Your attacks will deal chip damage if blocked, but you won’t take any chip damage. Simple command cooldown will be shortened to match technical commands. You’ll also be able to immediately use your Skybound Art or Super Skybound Art.
Here’s the video going over the Granblue Fantasy Versus update 2.80 new battle systems.
Granblue Fantasy Versus is available for the PS4 and PC, and update 2.80 will appear on June 3, 2022.