Nintendo Confirms No More Content Updates for Arms

Following its big version 5.0 update, Nintendo has confirmed their Nintendo Switch brawler Arms will no longer receive content updates.

Alongside the new update was a confirmation that the new update would be its last content update – however, the developer promised future balancing updates and related tweaks.

Arms is available now for Switch. In case you missed it, you can find our written and video review for the game here (we highly recommend it!).

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  1. Tubsiwub
    December 29, 2017 at 1:23 am

    …and now it’s dead. Whatever.

  2. STARSBarry
    December 29, 2017 at 2:00 am

    well this announcement was Dis-ARMing

  3. iswear12
    December 29, 2017 at 2:45 am


  4. ProxyDoug
    December 29, 2017 at 7:24 am

    That’s a real shame.

  5. Khirt
    December 29, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Dead within a year of release, fucking called it

  6. DariusQ
    December 29, 2017 at 8:49 am

    If they just stopped making new characters that’s fine. Save some for the sequel. But no more new content period? Gonna make it hard to push that eSports angle.

  7. Nalferd
    December 29, 2017 at 9:03 am

    so fast

  8. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    December 29, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    >It’s sold over a million units, outselling titles like Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite, Street Fighter V, and Tekken 7
    >I-It’s dead…


  9. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    December 29, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    This game is honestly one of my favorite Switch games so far. It’s amazing how much I keep coming back to this game months later.

  10. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    December 29, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    I think SFV and Tekken are both over 2 million now though, compared to Arms being around 1.5 million (I could be wrong though). Still, those are pretty good numbers for a fighting game, and a new IP at that.

  11. True Goddess Reincarnation
    True Goddess Reincarnation
    December 29, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Switch exclusive helps alot m8. Game’s fanbase is dead by now.

  12. orbo
    December 29, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    But how many people still play Arms?
    The only stories I hear about it are about their carts collecting dust.
    For a game that relies on its multiplayer community, all the sales in the world doesn’t matter if nobody is playing it.