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The ARMS Global Testpunch demo is mostly nonfunctional outside of active hours. Yet Reddit user NefariousSquid discovered one way that you can continue playing the “Warm-Up” practice mode even when the servers are down.

Assuming you already have save data where you’ve progressed past the tutorial, simply follow these steps:

  1. On your Nintendo Switch, go to System Settings -> Internet -> Internet Settings -> [your network] -> Change Settings.
  2. Enable proxy settings, and change the server address to 1.1.1.1 (or some other fake address).
  3. Save, then open the ARMS Global Testpunch.
  4. Select Party Match, select a character, then go to Warm-Up.

After 2 minutes and 30 seconds, you’ll receive an error message. It’s fine though, since you can just go right back in and continue practicing.

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This week’s ARMS Global Testpunch has come to a close. However, it will be returning next week with another round of sessions. When it does come back, it’ll be bringing in something new.

During an ARMS Global Testpunch stream promoted by Nintendo, it was confirmed that Hoops will be replacing V-Ball. That does actually make sense. Hoops was specifically referenced in the demo’s eShop listing, so players were wondering why it wasn’t available this weekend. Now we have the answer.

Nintendo has opened the full North American website for ARMS. Access it here. It contains almost everything you need to know about the game, including an overview, details about the fighters, and more. You can also view videos and pre-order the game.

The ARMS Global Testpunch has been taking place over the course of various rounds throughout the weekend. There are a couple of things worth highlighting here as we didn’t know about them previously.

First, ARMS can display a system notification when maintenance is about to begin. You can see this in the left-hand corner both in the game and Switch’s home menu. It’s a neat and useful way to inform players when online play is going down for maintenance.

We also have news about Grand Prix. If you want to quit the mode but have already finished a few fights, it won’t be a problem. That’s because you can leave and then return later. It’ll certainly be helpful for those who don’t want to complete Grand Prix all at once.

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ARMS Global Testpunch now live

Posted on 2 days ago by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 25 Comments | 0 Likes

ARMS Global Testpunch is now beginning. Throughout the weekend, Switch owners can try out the game during six different sessions, with more to come next week.

The first round has just gone live. We’ve posted the full schedule for this weekend below.

The official Nintendo Treehouse Tumblr is kicking off a new series of posts dedicated to ARMS. Today’s debut entry was written by JC Rodrigo, who writes about the game’s motion controls in-depth. Read up on the full entry here.

This week’s episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s episode, Kit and Krysta unveil the winners of their recent ARMS art contest. Check out the full video below.

We initially heard that the ARMS Global Testpunch would include seven playable characters. However, fans were hopeful that the full roster would be in after the official eShop listing made note of seven.

Well, bad news. That listing has been updated, and now says seven instead of ten.

Here’s a screenshot:

So that’s it then. No Twintelle, Byte & Barq, or Kid Cobra. You’ll be able to play as Spring Man, Ribbon Girl, Master Mummy, Ninjara, Mechanica, Min Min, and Helix.

ARMS – more Spring Man art

Posted on 3 days ago by (@NE_Brian) in Images, Switch | 1 Comment | 0 Likes

Nintendo put out another lovely piece of ARMS art featuring Spring Man. View the latest image above, and check out past images here.

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The official ARMS Twitter showed off some images of the rock, paper, scissors relationship between guarding, grabbing and punching. Check out the images below.


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