Guilty Gear Strive’s Version 1.19 patch notes appear to lower the chances of a Season 2 DLC reveal this weekend… but not entirely

Will we get a new teaser or trailer at CEO 2022?

Although Guilty Gear Strive’s big Season 2 update dropped earlier this month, the balance and mechanic adjustments did not come alongside a new DLC character, which has left players wondering when the first piece of the second season pass will be coming.

With CEO 2022 going down this weekend, many fans were hoping to see that character announcement during Strive’s finals, but the newly released Version 1.19 patch notes for the incoming update suggest otherwise — it’s certainly not impossible, however.

According to Arc System Works, the Ver. 1.19 patch will only contain a handful of bug fixes for May, Faust, Zato-1, Ramlethal and I-No without mention of any new characters obviously.

Considering the update is scheduled to release this upcoming Friday, July 1, that seems like it would have been the perfect time to drop Season 2’s first DLC if they were to be revealed at CEO.

The relatively large amount of work and resources required to test, approve and release individual updates for video games makes it unreasonable to expect another in such quick succession.

If a new Strive fighter was in our immediate future, ArcSys would have combined the updates together.

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Even though CEO would basically be the perfect place to do a big announcement, it also makes sense the studio may want to hold back on showing anything for Guilty Gear at this moment as to not take attention away from DNF Duel, which is releasing in just a few days on June 28.

We’re certainly not going to sit here and say that there’s no way Strive DLC appears this weekend because there’s still a pretty decent chance we will end up seeing something, even if it’s farther out in the future.

Looking back to CEO 2021 late last year, ArcSys did provide just a short teaser for Baiken’s arrival in GGST while her actual gameplay reveal and release would come a whole month later.

There could be a very similar situation waiting for us on Sunday night for Strive’s finals although ArcSys and Alex Jebailey have been quiet on teasing anything as of yet.

Since most character announcements for Strive thus far have been attached to large tournaments, the next most likely place to see the game’s first Season 2 fighter wouldn’t be until Evo 2022 in August.

Obviously, we’ll know for sure come Sunday night, but we just suggest not getting your hopes up for anything big just yet.

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