BlazBlue Cross-Tag Battle DLC roster datamined – Game breaking bug found

It has been a rough beta for BlazBlue Cross-Tag Battle. We are at day -22 and people are already tearing the game apart.

First, the Switch version of the game, which was recently available as an open beta, has been datamined revealing the rest of the game’s first season of DLC. This is based on a number of character files found below.

As well as the following text file.

So we are going to see Izayoi, Mai Natsume, and Nine the Phantom from BlazBlue, Akihiki, Labrys and Mitsuru from Persona 4, and Merkava, Mika and Yuzuriha from Under Night. Notably, none of the extra characters from Persona 4: Ultimax , have made it in. However, recent characters from the latest Under Night game, Under Night In-Birth EXE: late{st} have made it in, specifically Mika.

If you are interested in who didn’t make the cut, here is a full list.

BlazBlue

  • Amane Nishiki
  • Arakune
  • Bang Shishigami
  • Bullet
  • Carl Clover
  • Celica A. Mercury
  • Hibiki Kohaku
  • Izanami
  • Kagura Mutsuki
  • Kokonoe
  • Litchi Faye Ling
  • Naoto Kurogane
  • Relius Clover
  • Susanoo
  • Taokaka
  • Tsubaki Yayoi
  • Valkenhayn R. Hellsing
  • Yuuki Terumi
  • Λ-No.11-
  • μ-No.12-

Persona 4 Arena

  • Elizabeth
  • Junpei Iori
  • Ken Amada & Koromaru
  • Margaret
  • Marie
  • Rise Kujikawa
  • Shadow Labrys
  • Sho Minazuki
  • Teddie
  • Tohru Adachi
  • Yukari Takeba

Under Night In-Birth

  • Seth
  • Hilda
  • Chaos
  • Nanase
  • Byakuya
  • Phonon
  • Enkidu
  • Wagner

That’s 39 characters left that could possibly make an appearance in season 2, if the game sells well.

Remember that DLC pack one featuring Platinum the Trinity, Kanji Tatsumi and Orie, will be free for two weeks post the initial launch. Blake will also be available at launch and will remain free forever. Yang will release at a later date but will also be free. Every other DLC pack will require a purchase of some sort, or a $30 season pass.

This leak has gotten some fans worried about possibilities for a season two. When an entire season of DLC is pre-planned the modularity of the game comes into question. If these are the only characters we will ever see, some fans have already decided whether or not the game, and its season pass are worth it.

Note that this is still a rumor. Arc System Works has not confirmed or denied this leak. However multiple people have now confirmed that these files do, in fact, exist.

Aside from this new leak, pro player SKD has found a game breaking glitch that occurs when you try to buffer a tag and assist at the same time.

The bug causes both characters to enter the screen and once, allowing them to be controlled at the same time, similar to MVCI’s Soul Stone. However, if that was the end of the bug, it wouldn’t be a big deal. By performing a universal reversal after the bug, your partner gets stuck in an invulnerable state. This, essentially, gives you control of a character that cannot take damage, making it impossible to lose.

The worst part? This bug is performable in any mode. Online, offline, training, doesn’t matter, you can perform this bug. The bug is so easy to perform that tournament organizers are already banning it from upcoming BBCTAG competitions. Toward the end of the open beta, many people were using this glitch in order to rank up. Arc System Works is going to have to patch this out very soon or else both the competitive and online scenes will suffer.

The ball is now in Arc System Works’ court. If they confirm the leak, release a quick fix for the bug, and announce a season two, then interest in BBCTAG will be at an all-time high. However, if they refuse to acknowledge the leak, do nothing about the patch, and leave fans worried that this roster is the final roster after-all, then fans will abandon the game quickly and sales will diminish. Coming off their last success with Dragon Ball FighterZ, ASW is appealing to demographics they never reached with BBCTAG. It would be a shame if they let their momentum die because of marketing.