Today Tango Gameworks released a new update for its rhythm-based action game Hi-Fi Rush.
The update comes with assists that provide you with an easier time with the rhythm gameplay and automatic parry. We're also getting a handy counter providing us with info on the collectibles we need to find in each stage.
There's also a list of bug fixes, as you can see below from the update notes.
Quality of Life Updates
2D Rhythm Game Assist
(Located in the Accessibility Menu)
- Available on Easy and Normal difficulty settings, this feature offers a wider window of success for timed inputs. Note that the frames added for successful inputs varies based on the BPM of the music playing during that Track.
- Missing inputs will still allow players to complete the Rhythm Game (instead of instantly failing); players must input at least 70% of the correct inputs to succeed.
Events this feature applies to include:
- Generators found in Track 01 and Track 03
- Destroying the AR lens in Track 04
- Activating the Data nodes in Track 05
- Destroying the barrier in Track 11
Auto Rhythm Parry
- Available on Easy and Normal difficulty settings, pressing and holding the button for the first action in a forced parry event (or dodge) will allow Chai to automatically parry or evade subsequent actions in the event.
- Missing the initial action is okay, so long as players press and hold the input for the subsequent action. A player must still parry most attacks (approximately 70%) to ‘succeed’ in these game events.
- In a Rhythm Parry Attack, players must still press attack or parry to the Beat Hit prompt to deal the finishing blow.
This action can be used on:
- Rhythm Parry Attacks (regular enemies and bosses)
- VU-REV’s grab attacks that require dodging
- Lasers that require parrying to destroy
Please note that 2D Rhythm Game Assist and Auto Rhythm Parry are only available on Easy and Normal difficulty modes.
- The stage select screen now displays how many collectibles you have found in each stage. If there are no collectibles of a certain type in a particular stage, it will display 0/0.
- Completed collections in a level will display a green checkmark on the stage select screen.
- During the second phase of the battle with Roquefort, an issue was fixed whereby certain actions would cause the user to fall into the abyss, making it impossible to progress
- An issue was fixed in Track 1 where the player could use the crusher obstacle to be pushed outside of the world
- Fixed an additional instance where a “UE4 Fatal Error” could occur
- Fixed an issue on Track 7 where if the player receives a Game Over exactly as when the final enemy of the fight is defeated, a magnet point will not be able to be grappled and prevents progress after reloading the game.
- An instance where the achievement “Saw All Those Hits Coming” might not unlock for players who performed parries in training mode before completing them in a level has been fixed
- Pressing both light and heavy attacks together during the Rhythm Parry Attack on the Brut-1L in Track 3 will now correctly destroy it
- Fixed a bug that sometimes display offscreen enemy HP gauges after unpausing the game.
- Fixed a bug where some enemies would not be defeated even when their HP gauge showed “0”
- Minor bug fixes and adjustments to Photo Mode
- The SCR-UB unit’s official paint color has been updated from Blue to Cyber Blue in hopes of increasing its “cool factor” among younger audiences.
We also get a new paid DLC, the Bossplay Costume Pack. Priced at $4.99, it includes six costumes, one per character.
If you're unfamiliar with Hi-Fi Rush, it's currently available for Xbox Series X|S, and PC. You can read our review and find out why many love this quirky game by Tango Gameworks.