This weekend sees the return of mixed martial arts’ biggest star, Conor McGregor. The first simultaneous two-division champion in UFC history returns to face Dustin Poirier this Saturday at UFC 257. In addition to headlining the pay-per-view event alongside Poirier, McGregor is also the main event of EA Sports UFC 4’s January title update, which hits today.
To celebrate the highly anticipated UFC 257, EA Sports and developer EA Vancouver added a new take on Conor McGregor to the featherweight division, where the notorious Irishman started his UFC run and won his first UFC championship. . The Legacy version of Conor McGregor joins the featherweight division, based on his skills and looks from UFC 178. In that 2014 event, McGregor took on Poirier for the first time, knocking him out in the first round. Its Legacy model has an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5, with high marks for hitting and health.
To continue Conor’s celebration, new McGregor-themed vanity items for your crafted fighters have been added to the in-game closet. These items include an orange shirt and green shorts that say “The King is Back” and a shirt and a pair of shorts that say, “I would like to apologize to absolutely no one” – an abbreviated version of McGregor’s famous quote after he captured the lightweight belt at UFC 205 in 2016.
This title update also adds light heavyweight contender Jiri Prochazka to the game. Prochazka just made his UFC debut in July 2020 where he brutally knocked out former title challenger Volkan Oezdemir. He is currently on the front page of UFC Fight Night on February 27, where he will face two-time title challenger Dominick Reyes.
Along with these two real-world additions, fans of the Fight Night franchise can rejoice, as Fight Night Champion protagonist and antagonist Andre Bishop and Isaac Frost, respectively, have been added to the UFC heavyweight division. 4. Both fighters were previously added to UFC 3 as one of the last free updates to this game.
Changes have also been made to systems such as stamina and submissions, and block animations have been added and changed. The biggest gameplay change comes in the form of the new ability to throw calf kicks. Performed by pressing the leg kick control instead of holding it, calf kicks do less damage, but are safer than regular leg kicks and are effective at interrupting your strikes. opponent.
The free January title update is now available for EA Sports UFC 4. For more on the game, visit our opinion.
[Source: EA Sports]