New Guilty Gear Strive Update Schedule Revealed; Global Crossplay Test September 2022, Balance Patch Winter 2022 & More

During EVO 2022, Arc System Works revealed the upcoming schedule for their acclaimed 2D fighter, Guilty Gear Strive.

Players can look forward to a new character launching at some point in the remaining meager duration of Summer, alongside an alternate color variation. Further, the PlayStation 5 version of the title is being worked on to reduce input delay, hopefully to the same level currently present on PlayStation 4 Pro. Server connection time on Steam is also being reduced.

During mid-September, a Crossplay Beta Test will be held between PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Steam users, with more information to be announced soon. Crossplay should also be fully implemented during Fall 2022, alongside a new character.

Winter 2022 will see the arrival of a new Battle Balance patch, with details not yet provided.

Lastly, two new characters and stages will be arriving in 2023, though, once again, no details have been provided.

We’ll be sure to keep you all updated on these aforementioned points. It is also worth noting that all of these planned updates are tentative, meaning that scheduled changes could occur at any moment.


Guilty Gear: Strive is the newest entry in the Guilty Gear series. The game was created by Daisuke Ishiwatari and developed by Arc System Works to bring a hybrid 2D/3D fighter to fans. The game is known for its high difficulty and beautiful combo systems where players can master characters to cause severe damage.

We’ll keep you updated on more news from Guilty Gear Strive. The title is currently available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.

In case you missed it, check out our interview with the developers and our review.

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