Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 Rollback Netcode Confirmed

Published: September 26, 2022 10:45 AM /


Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 rollback screenshot showing two characters beating each other up.

Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 rollback netcode is coming very soon. This should come as a welcome addition for the hundreds of people that are now playing the game every day, a big jump from the peak of 156 people from last month. Apparently Guilty Gear fans prefer a smooth online experience. Who could've guessed?

Snark aside, both Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator and Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 players will be able to test out the functionality next month, as its public test will be launching in late October on Steam "for a limited time". Hopefully this means Guilty Gear fans will officially receive the functionality soon after, but we'll have to see. Let's talk about it, shall we?

What can I expect from Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 rollback netcode?

According to the YouTube announcement trailerGuilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 rollback netcode is there "to reduce delays during online matches" (note: we're using machine translation) so that players around the world can comfortably play the game online.

That's a decent explanation of rollback netcode, which treats both connections as local and fudges around with the input delay so that both players have a fairly smooth experience. Before rollback netcode, it used to be essentially an automatic win if someone had really low latency, but now, this is essentially a solved problem.

Guilty Gear Rollback screenshot showing a very angry face.
Before rollback, this was your expression if you had lag.

Everyone is getting in on the fun with rollback these days, with massive projects like the upcoming Street Fighter 6 receiving it on launch and fans modding rollback into older games like Smash Bros. Ultimate. Basically, any recent-ish fighting games with an online component should be rolling out (get it?) rollback netcode for a better overall experience.

For more information on Guilty Gear and other implementations of rollback stay tuned to TechRaptor.


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