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Tekken 7 Season 2: Is It Worth Buying the New DLC Pass?
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Tekken 7 Season 2: Is It Worth Buying the New DLC Pass?

by Aiman MaulanaOctober 29, 2018
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Tekken 7 Season 2: Is It Worth Buying the New DLC Pass?

What is new in Tekken 7 Season 2

Tekken 7 Season 2: Is It Worth Buying the New DLC Pass?

The most notable thing in Season 2 of Tekken 7 is balance changes to every single playable character in the roster. Some characters will have certain moves become less effective (nerfed) while others may see some noticeable improvements (buffed) such as the move being able to execute faster or has better tracking than before.

Tekken 7 Season 2: Is It Worth Buying the New DLC Pass?

Another change in terms of gameplay for Tekken 7 introduced in Season 2 is the new wall bounce mechanic. Every character now has a move which can strike at the enemy so hard, they will hit the wall and bounce off of it, thus allowing you to continue unleashing your devastating combos. It is by no means a huge game changer, especially since a lot of characters have rather awkward timings to unleash the wall bounce, but it does add versatility to how you go about your combos.

Tekken 7 Season 2: Is It Worth Buying the New DLC Pass?

To encourage more players to start playing Tekken 7, Season 2 introduced the new Simple Combos feature. While holding down the assist button, you can just press a single button three times to launch, send them into a corkscrew motion to continue juggling the enemy, and finish the combo. This is meant to make the game easier to play for beginners while also not breaking game balance among seasoned players as it is not the most optimum combo for the characters.

Tekken 7 Season 2: Is It Worth Buying the New DLC Pass?

Season 2 also sees some changes in the user interface, though this is just a change in aesthetics, as well as a new theme song for the main menu. It is actually still the same song that we’ve all grown accustomed to over the past year, Solitude, just that the song has been remixed. Both the change in song and user interface certainly does make the game feel surprisingly refreshing.

However, all of these are actually free of charge and can be accessed as soon as you update Tekken 7 to the latest version. So what is the point of purchasing the new season pass, especially if you have purchased last year’s season pass?

What is Included in Season Pass 2?

Tekken 7 Season 2: Is It Worth Buying the New DLC Pass?

The Season Pass 2 for Tekken 7, which will cost you RM89, will yield a number of interesting new additions to the main game. You are guaranteed to have six additional playable characters to the roster, with only three of them currently known; Tekken legacy characters Anna Williams and Lei Wulong, and yet another guest character in the form of The Walking Dead’s Negan.

This is certainly very exciting for plenty of Tekken fans as they have not seen both Anna Williams and Lei Wulong since Tekken 6 as these two characters have appeared in pretty much every single Tekken game. Negan’s reception was rather lukewarm as it seemed like a rather odd choice for many, but it is interesting as Tekken 7 now has a better mainstream appeal.

Tekken 7 Season 2: Is It Worth Buying the New DLC Pass?

There are other items included, which are just cosmetics that can be used to customize your favourite characters but the main attraction here is the additional playable characters. Season Pass 1, priced at RM109, will get you Tekken’s own Eliza, and guest characters Geese Howard from SNK’s Fatal Fury and Final Fantasy XV’s Noctis. It is interesting but that’s half the additional characters compared to Season 2.

It’s worth noting that you don’t need to purchase Season Pass 1 in order to enjoy the new Season Pass so if the first one is of no interest to you, don’t worry about it. The characters will just appear locked in the character select screen. The remaining three mystery characters will be unveiled at a later date, and we expect it to be an announcement that will surely entice many Tekken fans across the globe.

Tekken 7 Season 2: Is It Worth Buying the New DLC Pass?

If you were expecting additional story content for Tekken 7, especially after the conclusion of the fight between Kazuya and Akuma or after Jin has finally awakened from his comatose state as seen in the ending of the game, there will be none of that here. In fact, there are no additional individual character episodes for the new characters, at least at the moment.

Is It Worth Buying?

Tekken 7 Season 2: Is It Worth Buying the New DLC Pass?

As an avid Tekken 7 player, I have found myself enjoying the game more and more, and the idea of getting more playable characters in the near future is something I look forward to. If you ask me if it is worth it, I will definitely say yes. However, it may not be the same case for you. If you’re wondering whether it’s worth buying it or not, I would say it depends on a number of factors:

  • Will you be playing Tekken 7 for a long time?
  • Will you be playing Tekken 7 online with other players?
  • Do you have friends to play the game with?
  • Are you looking to learn / master new characters?

If your answer to most, if not all the questions above are yes, then Season Pass 2 will definitely be worth it for you. Otherwise, I would recommend you to hold on to that purchase as you may end up regretting it. The main game itself is still fun to play so if you’re not sure, just keep playing it and see if the game will continue to interest you in the long run. If becoming an eSports player for Tekken 7 is something that you’re considering, then that automatically makes it worth purchasing.

At the moment, those who have purchased Season Pass 2 for Tekken 7 can already access new playable characters Anna Williams and Lei Wulong. Guest character Negan from The Walking Dead will be added at a later date. It will be available for every single platform that the game is released on, which is the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Aiman Maulana
Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. YouTuber, video editor, tech head, and a wizard of gaming. What's up? :)