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Injustice: Gods Among Us Patch Version 1.03 Arrives Tomorrow, Balances Many Characters

May 20, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

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When the PlayStation Store updates tomorrow, you’ll be able to download the new character, Batgirl, along with the previously pre-order only DLC, Red Son, for Injustice: Gods Among Us. If you’d prefer not to spend any money though, patch 1.03 for the game is going to go live tomorrow as well, with all the notes below:

General Fixes

  • A player no longer receives a loss when an opponent quits an online match.
  • Fixed an issue where online Hero Cards were not visible if a user had > 30 friends.
  • Various Online fixes to enhance stability.
  • A player can now perform a 2in1 combo into background bounces and interactables using Light+Medium buttons on arcade sticks (This makes the game fully playable on 5 button arcade sticks).
  • A player can no longer block or escape a throw in the middle of performing a stance switch.
  • The Fortress of Solitude (Upper Level-Left) Space Ship damage was normalized for all characters.
  • Fixed an issue that affected some characters when performing a combo on weapon-wielding defenders that were holding grenades in the Batcave.
  • Fixed various issues where Interactive Objects could obscure the players’ view after being used.
  • Fixed a rare issue where players could sometimes interact with invisible Interactive Objects.

Character Balance Improvements

Aquaman

  • Water of Life Character Power now lasts 2 seconds (down from 2.5) and has an 8 second cool down (increased from 7 seconds)
  • Increased the ability to punish a Trident Scoop (Down, Back, 1) from Aquaman when the defender blocks.
  • Normalized the amount of damage Aquaman inflicts on an opponent while they are blocking his Trident Rush (Down, Forward + 1)

Ares

  • Increased viability of Ares’ Teleport when used as a wake up attack.
  • Opponent’s can now perform a tech roll after being knocked down by Ares’ Invading Force (Back+2, 3) combo.

Bane

  • Normalized Bane’s backwards throw damage.
  • Slightly increased speed of Bane’s forward dash.
  • Reduced the cooldown on Level 2 Venom Boost to 4.5 seconds (down from 6)
  • Reduced the cooldown on Level 3 Venom Boost to 6 seconds (down from 9)

Catwoman

  • Catwoman’s Calico Cut (Forward + 1) attack now hits the opponent Overhead and will hit all opponent hitboxes while they are crouching.

Cyborg

  • Cyborg’s In-Air Projectiles are now a HIGH block instead of a MID.

Deathstroke

  • Deathstroke now stuns the defender for less time when the defender blocks his gunshots.
  • Deathstroke now deals slightly less damage when the defender blocks his gunshots.
  • Deathstroke now lands slightly slower after performing in-air gunshots.

Doomsday

  • Doomsday’s Hunter (1,1,2) combo no longer inflicts full damage while the opponent is blocking.

Green Arrow

  • Reduced the amount of block advantage on Green Arrow’s Light It Up (Back+2, 3) combo

Grundy

  • A player can now activate a Clash (as a defender) during the 2nd and 3rd hit of Solomon Grundy’s Chain Grabs.

Harley Quinn

  • Harley’s Irresistible combo (1 + Away, 2) no longer inflicts full damage while the opponent is blocking.
  • Harley’s Hi Puddin combo(2, Down+3) now has less advantage while the opponent is blocking.

Joker

  • Increased Joker’s Wild Character Power HA! duration to 9 seconds (from 6 seconds).
  • Increased Joker’s Wild Character Power Parry Damage to 11%
  • Slightly reduced the start-up frames for Laughing Gas (Down, Forward + 1) and Rolling Laughing Gas (Down, Forward + 2)  to allow it to combo consistently on all opponents.

Lobo

  • Reduced Lobo’s recovery time while loading his Nuclear Shells Character Power to 49 frames (down from 57).
  • Removed the ability for an opponent to initiate a Clash while being hit by Lobo’s Meter Burn Pump Shots (Down, Forward + 1).
  • Removed the ability for an opponent to initiate a Clash while being hit by Lobo’s Pump Shots (Down, Forward + 1) while his shotgun is loaded with Nuclear Shells.
  • Increased the amount of damage an opponent will receive when blocking Lobo’s Pump Shots (Down, Forward + 1) while his shotgun is loaded with Nuclear Shells.

Raven

  • Raven’s Raven Slash (Down+3)  attack now has normalized damage.
  • Increased viability of Raven’s Teleport when used as a wake up attack.

Shazam

  • Increased viability of Shazam’s Teleport when used as a wake up attack.
  • Shazam’s Herculean Might (Down, Back, Forward + 1) on miss is now -17 (down from -27)
  • Shazam’s Achilles’ Clutch (Down, Back + 1) on miss is now -21 (down from -35)
  • Shazam’s Solomon’s Judgment Character Power now activates faster
  • Normalized reaction time for Shazam after escaping an opponent’s throw attempt.

Sinestro

  • Normalized Sinestro’s Backwards Throw Damage
  • Arachnid Sting (Down, Forward 2) is now has a block advantage of -12 (down from -36) and is a Mid attack (changed from High).
  • Beware Your Fears Character Power activation time decreased to 1.66 seconds (down from 2 seconds).

Superman

  • Normalized the amount of damage scaling on Superman’s combos.
  • Normalized Superman’s damage scaling while using his Steel Rush (Forward+2, Down+1) combo.

Wonder Woman

  • Wonder Woman’s Knee Chop (Down+1) attack now inflicts normalized damage during hit and while an opponent is blocking.

Are you going to be buying any DLC tomorrow? Let us know in the comments below.

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