Streets of Rage 4 balance patch coming later this month

Is Axel about to get his jog on?

While Streets of Rage 4 fans might have quite the wait ahead when it comes to fresh content, it seems that the excellent  multiplayer brawler will at least be receiving a new update at some point in the near future.

An incoming patch has been teased on Twitter by co-developer DotEmu, before being reaffirmed as a “gameplay balancing patch” by Lizardcube. While no details have been revealed, the new update is suspected to bring a few tweaks to the SoR 4 roster and rogue’s gallery, perhaps tweaking damage and frames in much the same way an update for Street Fighter or BlazBlue would. So I wouldn’t expect any new characters or stages.


Streets of Rage 4
is one of the year’s best releases. With lush and beautifully animated visuals, a kicking soundtrack, a deep fighting system, and a roster of unique heroes, SoR 4 truly reinvents the brawler genre for a new generation. Tweaking the title in subtle ways – such as increasing Axel’s walk speed – would only serve to make the game even better. We will keep you informed as and when there is more information on this exciting new update.

Streets of Rage 4 is available now on PS4, PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

Chris Moyse
Managing Editor - Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s. Former Saturday Night Slam Master. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors. Twitter: @ChrisxMoyse