Bayonetta 3 patch improves gameplay, but the Nintendo Switch still holds it back

The latest Bayonetta 3 patch has just dropped, bringing a host of powerful gameplay improvements that should make the playable characters’ journey even more enjoyable.

Patch 1.2.0 for Bayonetta 3 has been released with the detailed patch notes, showing us the latest round of improvements PlatinumGames has made to the latest Nintendo Switch adventure from the Umbra Witch. The full notes can be read on Nintendo’s support site (Opens in a new tab).

The patch improvements for Bayonetta 3 are largely related to the gameplay, and mainly focus on modifications to the secondary character’s viola moveset. For example, Platinum has now relaxed conditions that allow her to activate Witch Time, an ability that slows time that makes it easier to unleash combos on enemies. Previously, Viola Witch Time’s activation was frustratingly inconsistent and felt a bit unnatural, so it’s nice to see the developers address this flaw relatively quickly.

Bayonetta 3 new character viola close up

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Changes have also been made to some of Niflheim’s frustrating bounty challenges. These bite-sized missions task players to fulfill certain criteria, such as defeating a number of enemies within a set amount of time or taking the fewest number of hits possible. A handful of Niflheim’s particularly aggravating challenges have now had their requirements relaxed.

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