Tetris 99 Update 1.2.0 Adds Points System And Hard Drop Options

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Nintendo has released a software update for Tetris 99, now seeing the iconic puzzler’s battle royale outing on update version 1.2.0.

This has introduced a disclaimer before playing, which states that “when participating in online battles, some play data may be made public both in-game and on websites.”

There are also different sensitivity settings for Hard Drop – high, low, and off – in the Options, and, when an event is running, a new system that rewards you with points based on the rank you place in matches.

Tetris 99 is free to download for those that subscribe to the Nintendo Switch Online service – an important ingredient considering you will be facing other players online.

You will need speed, skill, and strategy to knock out your competition to become the last player standing. Garbage Blocks can be sent to clutter the screens of your opponents but you may also be targeted back. Those that you defeat will reward you with KO badges that may give you an advantage in future attacks.

Tetris 99 is now available exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide.

Tetris 99 Update Version 1.2.0 Patch Notes

Changes related to events
We have implemented a system that grants points based on place ranking while an event is ongoing.

General
This update also includes various minor gameplay fixes.

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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