Lots of news in the world of Xover due to today's patch, sure, it may not be breaking out of Japan anytime soon, but that doesn't mean it's never coming here either. Above is the new home screen, the friend button has been replaced with the "Battle Arena" button, the game's new Player Vs. Player mode. Players can fight each other five times a day, and it has no effect on the players EP or PP. Players are ranked, and those at the top of the leaderboard get prizes such as Arena Coins and for those that can hit the top 20, Super Rare Battle Memories.
Players are given a list of others randomly, and fight in a tug of war style, each time you defeat an opponent you gain Arena Coins for use in the shop to buy Buster parts and Gear to improve performance in PVP mode.
The Battle Arena seems pretty interesting; it's basically a tug-of-war with each others health bars until the player with better Battle Memories or luck wins, but it could give people a reason to continue playing thanks to the leader board.
In other news, this patch also included a nerf to the entirety of World 5, something that needed to happen, as not even I could beat Cancer (the 4th boss in world 5) with a set of fully leveled up Battle Memories.
Post patch I was able to finally take out Cancer and Andromeda without too much effort, but it was still a close call. The new armor you get from world 5 is pretty neat, though it's completely worthless if you don't have any high level fire element Battle Memories.
And finally, bug fixes/version changes, this is from what I've noticed at least.
- The image above no longer happens
- All boss battle music has been changed to a short sample of "X Vs Zero" by Rock-Men
- You can now press the Home button on your iDevice and return to the game where you left off, instead of returning to the menu
- Because of the above fix, it's harder to quit a hopeless battle and save your EP
All in all, this patch was something I think Xover is really going to benefit from. World 5 is no longer impossible, the Battle Arena gives you something quick to do, and not having to load the menu every time you boot the game makes pick up and play a whole lot easier. Did I miss something? Be sure to leave it down in the comments below.