Guilty Gear Strive Introduces New Character and Extra Stage in Update 1.16

Guilty Equipment Effort is a supported fighting game Guilty Equipment Fans. It’s one of the most beginner-friendly games in the entire franchise, which means anyone can enjoy the game. In update 1.16, the developers added a new playable character, a new stage and even made some changes to the network to improve connection times.

New playable character

The last entry in the Guilty Equipment Effort list is the elegant Grim Reaper, Testament. Testament was once a human but was modified to fight as Gear. This equipment can use blood magic and crimson scythe in battle. Testament is an easy to use character, rated 4/5 stars by the developers in the “easy to use” department.

New step

The developers have introduced an extra step for White House Reborn in this update. However, Battle Stage 2 is not free. It can be purchased from stores, and obviously players will need the base game to try out the scene.

Guilty Equipment Effort Update 1.16

General/Game Modes

  • Added “Testament” as a playable character.

  • Added additional step “White House Reborn”.

  • Added Testament BGM, “Like a weed, naturally, as a matter of course”

  • Added avatar items for Testament.

  • Added the BGM below to Gallery Mode:


  • Reduced connection time for some network connections.

  • Due to this change, the avatar icons displayed on the leaderboard screen, etc. will not be displayed until you log in after applying the Ver 1.16 patch.

  • In player matches, the match will no longer start until the spectator is ready.

  • When viewing other players’ R-Codes, you can now cancel loading with the cancel button.

Offline Modes

  • Added a new Digital Figure mode, where players can create original dioramas by combining characters and settings that appear in-game.

    • This mode is accessible via Collection > Figure in the main menu

    • A network connection is required to download your works and see those of other players. See here for more details on Numerical Figure mode.

  • Added a fishing option dedicated only to items related to the numerical figure.


You can read more about the update here.

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