Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct Update Chucks Quitters in 24hr 'Jail', Offers Character Tweaks

Written By
View author's profile

Double Helix has released an update for Killer Instinct that looks to punish rage-quitting players who presumably bail out on a losing match to preserve their fight records. Should your quit percentage exceed 15%, you'll be cast into the game's 'Jail' for 24 hours, where you can only play against other members in the Jail.

As well as introducing the new 'Jail' system to punish quitters, the patch also includes some general fixes for the game, and a small selection of character tweaks, focusing on Jago, Sabrewulf, Orchid and Sadira in particular. You can get the full list of patch notes below.

Also, don't forget that Spinal will be available today for owners of the Killer Instinct Combo Breaker and Ultra Editions, and should automatically download as soon as he's out. Spinal's special moves include the 'Power Devour', 'Bonerunner', 'Skeleport', and 'Searing Skull'. Check out the skull-o-mania in the Spinal trailer at the foot of the page.

Killer Instinct Patch Notes:


  • The first time your disconnect percentage goes above 15 percent you go to JAIL
  • A 10 match minimum is required
  • JAIL lasts for 24 hours. During this time you can only be matched against other JAIL members
  • Each time you go to JAIL the amount of time increases by 24 hours (capped at 5 days - 120 hrs)
  • While in JAIL your profile icon will be automatically changed to a custom JAIL icon to let you know you are in JAIL
  • When your JAIL time is up, you go back into the public again (even if your disconnect percentage is back over 15%)
  • However, when back in public, if you disconnect and you are still above 15 percentage you go directly back to JAIL
  • For any match that sends you to JAIL, player will take a loss

General Fixes

  • Ultra Combo audio distortion: Fixed an issue where users would hear audio distortion during ULTRA COMBO sequences.
  • Training mode: Several issues have been fixed to make sure that the AI will react accurately towards the settings of the player.
  • Matchmaking: Ranked search will now properly search for the ranks nearest to your rank, then slowly expand its ranked search range over 1 min.
  • Exhibition invite: Fixed an issue when you tried to join an invite and it would fail because it was waiting for you to leave your previous session.
  • Player rank display: Fix spelling errors in "Journeyman" and "Baller" Rank Title graphics.
  • Hosting bug: Fixed hosting an Exhibition Match while player rank was above 20.
  • Ranking up and down display: Potential Rank Up / Rank Down messages will no longer stay on the screen if the opponent disconnects during the match.
  • Win/loss display: Fixed post-match screen showing incorrect win/loss in Exhibition Match.
  • Rank animation bar: Ranking bar animation on loss has been fixed, and will now properly display.

Character updates

  • Jago: Fixed a bug that allowed players to perform a Shadow Endokuen without using meter.
  • Sabrewulf: Tracking properties of OVERPOWER (Back + Heavy Punch) will no longer auto correct if the opponent jumps over Sabrewulf.
  • Orchid: Fix to Shadow Itch - Ni - San getting broken when used as an opener in certain cases.
  • Sadira: Fix to web ball causing a blowout reaction during ultra if opponent was already above 100 KV.

[Via CVG]


User Comments

You need to register before being able to post comments.


Game Info
Double Helix


US November 22, 2013
Europe November 22, 2013

HDD Space Required : 4.73 GB
You need to log in or register to use MyAchievements.
Related News




You need to log in or register to rate games.

User Score is based on 69 user ratings.