Injustice 2 PS4

Injustice 2 Update 1.16 Brings Much Needed Balance

The Injustice 2 patch, version 1.16, has arrived, bringing a few tweaks to the roster for a better balance.

As the developer set the game up for the incoming addition of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles DLC on February 13, changes have been made to some of the more popular characters.

While there’s no full list of changes from NetherRealm, a Injustice subreddit user managed to nab a few details gleaned from the most recent Watchtower developer stream.

Here’s what we currently know.

Injustice 2 Update 1.16 Patch Notes

Hellboy

  • Meter build nerf (does less damage & takes more* damage)

Sub-Zero

  • Buff Jump 2 better hit box, cross up J2 easier
  • Ice Blast is faster (MB also)
  • B+1, 1, D+3 Now safe on block.

Cyborg

  • Air Drone (Character Power) has less recovery

Catwoman

  • Less damage (more damage scaling)
  • Back+3 is slower and less range
  • 1, Forward*, 2 Overhead (Now negative on block)
  • Changed Catwoman’s 3, 3, B2 string so that the person doesn’t bounce into the air**

Green Lantern

  • Combo damage scaling adjusted on 3 moves (more damage) Buff
  • Lantern Bomb – Reg is safe and MB is plus on block

Gorilla Grodd

  • Easier cancels – Back, back, forward, forward or flip stance button or 2+1+3 to cancel out
  • 2,2,3 (had 3 gaps now only gap in the 3rd hit – also safe on block)
  • Mind Control faster so it actually combos
  • Back+2 is neutral now instead of plus (nerf)

Poison Ivy

  • MB Forward, down, forward 2 (Plus on block but has a gap)
  • Down+1 improved (better hit box)
  • MB vine swing been adjusted (no gap until the last hit – cleaned up)
  • Ground Vines do significantly more damage

Starfire

  • Buff her walk speed (faster)
  • Buff her Forward+2 (second hit does more damage & She can now grab on block or whiff)
  • She can now do Down+1 background bounce

Supergirl

  • Down+1 is now 9 frames (slightly slower)
  • Walking lasers Character power now takes 1 bar of meter
  • 1,1,2 Block stun is slightly more negative
  • String Laser is no longer plus on block

Aquaman

  • Trident Scoop reg scoop now switches opponent Instead of pushing away (MB leads to a combo)
  • Down,Back, 1 (safe on block and easier to combo off of)

Black Adam

  • 3 more frames of recovery for character power

Bane

  • Mercenary Elbow recovers faster

Raiden

  • Raiden’s D1 connects into BGB*
  • Shocker Character Power is now safe on block
  • 2,1, D+3 Push opponent away less on hit (can cancel for bigger damage)

The heroes in a half-shell debut in Injustice 2 next week, just in time for Valentine’s Day.  Injustice 2 Update 1.16 is now available to download on PS4.