Arc System Works rep updates fans on Guilty Gear Strive's ongoing online woes and incoming fix
Guilty Gear Strive has been one of the top premier games in the fighting game community since it first launched in 2021, but ongoing issues with its online system and hackers have made the title pretty much unplayable to some / many fans.
Arc System Works eSports Manager Junior Ferreira recently posted an update to the situation regarding Strive’s issues and promises a fix should be coming soon.
“A brief update on the #GuiltyGearStrive situation:
Hey guys! So I’ll keep this short, because a more official update is going to be released soon over at @GUILTYGEAR_PR and on the website,” wrote Ferreira in his Twitter update.
“Without coming off as an emotionless robot about the situation, I wanted to let you all know that the dev team has been hard at work every day for a while now to resolve the recent issues with GGST. The fruits of that labor should be ripening soon so I ask that we maintain just a little bit more patience as the team works to resolve the problems.
They fully understand the current frustrating environment that these things are causing and will be sharing more specific details about this and more soon so please make sure to follow @GUILTYGEAR_PR and check the Guilty Gear website for that.”
A brief update on the #GuiltyGearStrive situation:
Hey guys! So I’ll keep this short, because a more official update is going to be released soon over at @GUILTYGEAR_PR and on the website.
Without coming off as an emotionless robot about the situation, I wanted to let you all… pic.twitter.com/o94JgAxUQj
— Junior (@JuniorFOfficial) April 10, 2023
Guilty Gear Strive has faced server and connection issues since the game first launched, which were somewhat ironed out, but things have gotten worse for players in past months.
Hackers figured out a way to mess with other players in ways that could crash their games, make them run unplayably slow or even impersonate them in messages to others, which has proven to be a major problem for streamers and online tournaments.
The most recent crossplay update to add Xbox to the mix also brought with it worse server and connection issues that has made it difficult to join matches without needing to jump through extra hoops.
Although there was no time table given for when this fix for the online will be coming, we already know that Strive is set to receive an update next month when the last DLC character of Season 2 launches.
So there’s a strong chance the online patch will be bundled in with the new fighter unless ArcSys wants to push out a separate update earlier than that, though that is being hopeful that an update is indeed coming soon.
After the issues we’ve seen in Strive and The King of Fighters 15, we also have to hope these are some growing pains hitting ArcSys and SNK as they try and catch up with rollback netcode and crossplay for the first time and won’t be a problem for any future releases.
It’s just not fun that the players have to take the hit on it too.