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

The latest Bayonetta 3 patch has just arrived, offering a number of solid gameplay improvements that should make the journey of the playable characters more enjoyable.

Patch 1.2.0 released for Bayonetta 3 with detailed patch notes showing the latest round of improvements made by PlatinumGames to the latest Umbra Witch adventure on Nintendo Switch. The full notes can be read further Nintendo Support Site (opens in a new tab).

The patch improvements for Bayonetta 3 are largely gameplay-related, focusing mainly on tweaks to Viola’s secondary character’s moveset. For example, Platinum has now relaxed the conditions that allow her to activate Witch Time, a slow-time ability that makes it easier to trigger combos on enemies. Previously, Viola’s Witch Time activation was frustratingly inconsistent and felt a little unnatural, so it’s nice to see the developers addressing this shortcoming relatively quickly.

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Changes have also been made to some of the more frustrating Niflheim bonus challenges. These small missions challenge players to meet certain criteria, such as defeating a certain number of enemies within a certain amount of time or taking as few hits as possible. Several particularly annoying challenges in Niflheim have now been toned down.

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