This weekend sees the return of the most important star in combined martial arts, Conor McGregor. The primary simultaneous two-division champion in UFC historical past returns to rematch Dustin Poirier this Saturday at UFC 257. Along with headlining that pay-per-view occasion alongside Poirier, McGregor can also be the principle occasion of EA Sports activities UFC 4’s January title replace, which hits as we speak.
To rejoice the extremely anticipated UFC 257, EA Sports activities and developer EA Vancouver have added a brand new model of Conor McGregor to the featherweight division, the place the Infamous Irishman started his UFC run and captured his first UFC championship. The Legacy model of Conor McGregor joins the featherweight division, based mostly on his skillset and look from UFC 178. At that 2014 occasion, McGregor confronted off in opposition to Poirier for the primary time, knocking him out within the first spherical. His Legacy mannequin encompasses a 4.5 out of 5 general score, with excessive marks in putting and well being.
To proceed the Conor celebration, new McGregor-themed vainness objects in your created fighters have been added to the in-game closet. These things embody an orange shirt and inexperienced shorts that say “The King is Again” and a shirt and pair of shorts that say, “I might Prefer to Apologize to Completely No person,” – an abridged model of McGregor’s well-known quote after capturing the light-weight belt at UFC 205 in 2016.
This title replace additionally provides gentle heavyweight contender Jiri Prochazka to the sport. Prochazka is coming off of a UFC debut in July 2020 the place he brutally knocked out former title challenger Volkan Oezdemir. He’s at present set headline the February 27 UFC Battle Night time, the place he’ll face two-time title challenger Dominick Reyes.
On high of these two real-world additions, followers of the Battle Night time franchise can rejoice, as Andre Bishop and Isaac Frost, the fictional protagonist and antagonist of Battle Night time Champion respectively, have been added to UFC 4’s heavyweight division. The 2 fighters had been beforehand added to UFC three as one of many last free updates for that recreation.
Adjustments have additionally been made to methods like stamina and submissions, and blocking animations have been added and tweaked. The largest gameplay change comes within the type of the brand new capability to throw calf kicks. Carried out by tapping the leg kick command as a substitute of holding it, calf kicks do much less harm, however are safer than common leg kicks and are efficient at interrupting your opponent’s strikes.
The free January title replace is on the market now for EA Sports activities UFC 4. For extra on the sport, take a look at our evaluation.
[Source: EA Sports]