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Tekken 8’s Eddy Gordo Patch Comes With Unwanted Changes

Eddy Gordo mid-fight during a nighttime scene.

Written by Joshua P. | Edited by Brianna T. | Images by Yousef E. | April 10th, 2024, 6:34 AM CST

Eddy Gordo is one of the most famous characters in the Tekken series, and now he’s finally in Tekken 8 as the title’s first DLC character. Fans are finding it hard to get excited about his arrival since it comes with a bit of bad news.

Tekken 8 has a feature called replays, where you can go back into actual scenarios and fights you’ve encountered during online play, and practice. You can go through the motions and get better in specific scenarios instead of just VOD reviewing and hoping that cuts it.

Here’s where the milk goes sour–you can’t access Eddy Gordo in replays unless you’ve purchased him first. This raises one big problem players are already upset about: DLC characters being a little too pay-to-win.

Online multiplayer games with DLC characters locked behind a paywall means a smaller population of players will have access to those characters. This isn’t just true for Tekken 8.

Players won’t be able to replay their matches against Eddy Gordo and learn from the exchange unless they purchase the DLC. While this can be frustrating, it’s not the only problem that came in the Eddy Gordo patch.

Bandai Namco’s patch, Tekken 8 Version 1.03.01, also introduced a glitch that lets players move even when they’re supposed to be suppressed in a time freeze during both Heat Burst and Rage Arts activations.

Additionally, wall splats have been changed, which are pretty important at nearly every level of play. While it’s not unlike live service games to change the meta, this wasn’t expected, leaving players in the dark during matches where they would normally be able to use their game awareness.

Bandai Namco hasn’t been silent on the issues and changes, thankfully. They addressed a problem when using Tornado, mentioning making changes to collision detection to hopefully fix the problem.

Tekken 8’s player base is vocal, the developers are being responsive, and those are two great signs that this Eddy Gordo patch won’t force the title to fall out of favor.

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