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EA Sports UFC 5 Gets New Fighters and Gameplay Improvements

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EA Sports UFC 5 is set to get a little bit better today, with its latest update not only offering a number of big fixes, but also valuable gameplay improvements and some new fighters.

At around 10am PT / 6pm GMT today, three new fighters will become playable in EA Sports UFC 5 after being requested by fans. The fighters are Joe Pyfer, Maycee Barber and Bryce Mitchell, and all are rated four stars out of five.

That means they have some pretty impressive stats, with Joe Pyfer excelling in Punch Power, Kick Speed and Kick Power, Maycee Barber being particularly strong when it comes to Punch Power, Punch Speed and Ground Striking, and Bryce Mitchell coming out on top when it comes to Takedowns, Top Game and Submission offense.

As well as these new fighters being added, a number of gameplay improvements aim to make EA Sports UFC 5 a better game overall going forward. In addition to AI behaviours being tweaked to make combat feel more realistic overall, there are also grappling enhancements and an overhaul of the game’s striking mechanics, with the cost of missed, blocked and evaded strikes tactically increased in the short term and more.

For more in-depth details, check out the EA Sports UFC 5 blog.

Don’t own EA Sports UFC 5 yet and on the fence about picking it up? Read our review to help make up your mind.

Editor in Chief // An avid gamer since discovering the wonders of the Acorn Electron in the '80s, Rich has nearly played more games than he's had hot dinners. Not one to put all his eggs in one basket, Rich is happy to play games of all genres, but he particularly enjoys racing games and anything that's full of non-stop action, especially if it includes a good dose of humour, horror or crudeness!