Ahead of its release later this week, Arc System Works has revealed the official patch notes for BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Version 2.0. This update will include new characters for those who buy the Expansion Pack and a whole lot of new moves and balance updates for everyone who owns the base game. Watch the new character trailer for BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Version 2.0 below:

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Version 2.0 patch notes

New System

New Features
Cross Raid
・After landing the final hit of Smart Combo 1, you can switch in your partner with an incoming attack by pressing A.
・Successfully landing the Cross Raid attack will switch in your partner in the Active Switch powered-up state.
・Your partner will have to be at the back to be able to use Cross Raid.
・Using Cross Raid will use up all remaining Cross Gauge. (You will be able to use Cross Raid regardless of the remaining Cross
Gauge.)
・Your Resonance level will increase regardless of the amount of Cross Gauge left when used. (Same amount as when activating
Cross Combo with 100% Cross Gauge.)
Extra Assault
・A powerful attack that can be unleashed by pressing C during the finish of a 2 person Clash Assault.
・Requires 1 Skill Gauge. A normal Clash Assault will occur if there is not enough Skill Gauge on use.
Rampage Time
・Occurs in matches when the in-game timer reaches 80. This will cause Skill Gauges for both players to increase continuously.
・The amount of Skill Gauge gained increases as the match approaches time-up.
Delayed Down Entrance
・When your first character is defeated, you can hold A, B or C to delay the timing of the second character entering the battle for
up to 1 second.

System

Characters’ Health
・Each characters’ health has been adjusted accordingly as follows:
・Characters with 14000 health → adjusted to 16000.
・Characters with 16000 health → adjusted to 17000.
・No adjustment has been made to characters with 18000 and 20000 health.
Persona Break
・Reduce the percentage of damage received by half when a Persona Break occurs.
Clash Assault
・Increased the damage of the 2 person Clash Assault.
Resonance Blaze in air
・Changed the hit invulnerability of the landing recovery to complete invulnerability.
Smart Combo 1
・Adjusted the knockback and changed the actions of various characters so that the final hit is easier to connect when hitting an opponent in mid-air.
・The final hit cannot be Cross Burst.
Down Entrance
・Revamp various elements such as the search timing, making the incoming attack harder to avoid with back and forward movement.
Command Throw
・Added throw invulnerability from the startup to the end of the attack active frame for all against ground command grab that uses Skill Gauge.
・Added throw invulnerability from the startup to the end of the attack active frame for all of Tager’s, Waldstein’s and Kanji’s against-ground command grab.
*The throw invulnerability will run out for chargeable attacks such as Tager’s “Gigantic Tager Driver (EX ver.)” after charging it over a certain duration.
Reversal Action (Counter-type)
・Increased the duration of the counter state.
・There is no change in the total amount of frame.
Partner Skill
・Adjusted the recovery for moves that loop by itself during cross combo when it hits an opponent on the ground.
Combo Count
・Added a visual cue effect for the time passed during a combo.
*Changes every second, turning yellow after 6 seconds, and blinking vigorously after 10 seconds.
・A system message will be displayed accordingly to the combo time after the end of the combo,
Training Mode Features
・Added a FN1 + Position Reset shortcut that switches your main character and sub-character.
・Added a FN2 + Position Reset shortcut that switches the opponent’s main character and sub-character.
・Have the counterattack for Counterattack Settings to occur after receiving damage.
Other minor bug fixes have been implemented. Detailed balance changes per character are here.

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Version 2.0 Expansion Pack contents

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Version 2.0 Expansion Pack adds nine new fighters to the roster including Yumi (Senran Kagura Estival Versus), Neo Politan (RWBY), Akatsuki (Akatsuki Blitzkampf) and Blitztank (Akatsuki Blitzkampf). The Expansion Pack also includes a new scenario, new character interactions, and new colours.

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Version 2.0 Expansion Pack pricing

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle 2.0 Expansion Pack will release on November 21 for $24.99 on all platforms.

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Version 2.0 physical release

PQube Games is doing a physical release for the PS4 version. Read about that here.

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Version 2.0 launches on November 21 for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle is now available on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.