Bayonetta 3 Version 1.2.0 Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

Bayonetta 3 Version 1.2.0 Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
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It’s not over with PlatinumGames Bayonetta 3 yet! Today released the second major patch update for the game.

This latest patch (Version 1.2.0) comes with combat fixes, scene state fixes, some game mode changes, and various other changes and bug fixes. Full summary courtesy of the official Nintendo support page:

Ver. 1.2.0 (released on January 10, 2023)

Battle Regulations

The following Niflheim stage conditions have been changed to reduce difficulty:

Niflheim Stage Changing Terms
Chapter 2 verse 5 (To the casual expert) The time limit of 120 seconds has been changed to 150 seconds
Chapter 3 Verse 4 (To the Casual Expert) Two lives became three lives
Chapter 5 verse 2 (to the casual expert) The time limit of 150 seconds has been changed to 180 seconds
Chapter 6 verse 8 (to the casual expert) Two lives became three lives
Chapter 9 verse 8 (to the casual expert) The 60 second time limit has been changed to 80 seconds
Chapter 10 Verse 1 (To the Random Expert) The time limit of 140 seconds has been changed to 160 seconds
Chapter 12 verse 5 (to the casual expert) One life became two years
Game modes
  • The conditions for obtaining the “Tricolor Keys” needed to unseal the “Old Picture Book” have been simplified.
    • Once “Hell’s Gates” can be accessed, “Flame Keys” will automatically become available in the chapter selection screen.
  • Even if the player has already gained access to the Gates of Hell, or has already acquired a key or two, they will automatically acquire the remaining keys when going to the section selection screen after applying the update.
Other Changes
  • Fixed Golem Treasure Chests found in stages.
    • Time limits have been increased and difficulty has been reduced.
    • The Golem Chest splitting animation can now be fast-forwarded with the B key.
  • Adjustments have been made to reduce cases of poor camera visibility.
  • Adjusted game balance.
Garden Fixes
  • Fixed a bug in Chapter 7 Verse 5 that prevented progress when certain actions were performed while controlling Cheshire.
  • Fixed an issue with the Hymn of Durga accessory, where its effect was not applied to some attacks.
  • Fixed an issue where using Alruna’s Enslaved Whip (P or K* long press) would cause enemies to instantly die in certain situations.
  • Fixed an issue where weapons using “Scarborough Fair” and “Love is Blue” with “Crow Within (J* long press)” would cause the player to progress significantly under certain conditions.
  • Fixed Bayonetta’s animations not playing correctly when switching weapons immediately after using “Crow Within (J* long press)” with “Scarborough Fair” and “Love is Blue” weapons.
  • Fixed a bug for Infernal Demon “Kraken” that caused “Black Pearl Rain (Rotate L stick + S*)” to trigger “Eye-Struck Slave” with unusually high attack power.
  • Fixed a bug that caused “Devil Rodin” to get stuck for a while when using “After Burner Kick (↑K* in air)” immediately after taking off with the previous “After Burner Kick (J・K*)”.
  • Fixed a bug where Viola’s Assault Slave could summon Hell Demons in “Forbidden Areas of Hell Demons”.
  • Fixed a bug with the hand symbol appearing in Cutie J’s transformation sequence that can be seen in the Side Section.
  • Other issues have been fixed to make the game more enjoyable to play.

*P Punch, K – Kick, S – Shoot and J – Jump.

If you haven’t tried Bayonetta 3 on Switch yet, check out our full Nintendo Life review:

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