Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising Launches 2B Combat Tutorial and Update Reducing PS5 Input Delay

Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising Launches 2B Combat Tutorial and Update Reducing PS5 Input Delay

Cygames and Arc System Works have announced that 2B from NieR:Automata is now available in Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising as a playable character. Alongside a combat tutorial video being released for the character, the game has been updated to version 1.21, implementing the following fixes:

Battles and Online Matches

  • Reduced input delay in the PS5 version.
  • Added Oceania as a selectable server in online Ranked and Casual Matches.
    • Network Region can also be changed in System Settings.
  • Added a network quality indicator (RTT) to the pop-up confirmation prior to Ranked and Casual Matches.

(Due to the nature of rollback netcode, a basic antenna icon like the one used in the previous title, Granblue Fantasy: Versus, does not relay enough information regarding network quality, so we have opted to display the RTT millisecond value instead.)

  • Added weekly challenges. Earn rupies by completing weekly updated challenges.
  • Added the option to see all currently available challenges.
  • Adjusted online matches so that the player’s voice language setting will also be reflected for the opponent character.
  • Fixed an issue where the player’s Top Versus Rank would not affect DLC characters’ starting Versus Rank.

(Starting with Version 1.21, all new DLC characters will start two ranks below your Top Versus Rank as originally intended.)

  • Fixed an issue where if an opponent is using Lunalu in an online match, their character level would display as 0.
  • Fixed an issue where if the player had crossplay turned off in System Settings and had Casual and Ranked Match entry settings set to Same Platform, the settings would not be reflected and matchmaking would continue to match with players on other platforms.
  • Fixed an issue where inputting certain keys on a keyboard on certain stages would cause an application error.


  • Fixed an issue where using certain skills during chapter 79 of Story Mode would cause the battle to progress abnormally.

Online Lobby

  • Added the option to equip Weapon Cutouts in the online lobby.
    • Weapon Cutouts can be changed from the Customize Avatar menu.
  • A cutout of 2B has been added to the lobby.


  • Fixed an issue with character card design Avatar Belial 3.


  • Adjusted and added new playback conditions for certain Partner voices.

Avatar Select Screen

  • Added the option to see the number of obtained and unobtained Weapon Cutouts on the Weapon Cutouts selection screen.

Draw Tickets

  • New Weapon Cutouts have been added.


  • Fixed an issue where looking at your profile from the Match History screen would cause the game to freeze or the application to lose focus.
  • Fixed a display issue with item names in the Gift Crate.
  • Added trophy names for the following languages on the PS5 version: Portuguese (Brazil), English (United Kingdom), Spanish (Latin America), and French (Canada).
  • Fixed text bugs.
  • Applied minor bug fixes.

For additional details like character moveset adjustments and balancing, you can view the official website and Announcement Regarding Dates for System Balances.

Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising features the original 24-character Versus cast alongside several new ones. A newly implemented mechanic will be Ultimate Skills, which are more powerful iterations of Versus’ Plus Skills, enabling new combo extension opportunities and ways to punish opponents. Additionally, a new Story mode will be available in a more convenient fashion, abolishing item collection, growth elements, and some quest battles. It will be an abridged version of Versus’ 50 RPG Mode chapters, too.

This release also features enhanced graphics, an improved online lobby with a vaster environment, and Grand Bruise Legends! Mode, comprising minigames such as obstacle course Rising Royale and Gold Brick Hoarder.

Check out our review of Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising.

Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC via Steam.

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