A new update for “Tekken 7” on PC was released recently. Based on its release notes, patch 1.09 does not only add new playable character Geese Howard to the “Tekken” roster, it also fixes a couple of things, especially the stability of the game.

The release notes published alongside patch 1.09 may be short, but it does confirm the big changes that have been made to Bandai Namco’s fighting game. First and foremost, the new update improves the stability of the Online Mode and the Ultimate Tekken Bowl. Stability is also noticeably enhanced during battles, during certain stages and even when players access customization screens.

The issue with the crash that kept on happening when one’s PC device is linked to multiple network adapters has also been resolved. Hence, players shouldn’t worry about the annoying system failure that caused the crash to happen.

There are also significant changes that this new update brings to “Tekken 7’s” Online Mode. For example, “Rank Match Wins” now has a ranking that’s divided by character. In Player Match, an option for a Rematch has been added when the max players is set to 2. Then during warm-up, opponent search is suspended if the opponent found notification window has timed out.

“Tekken 7” patch 1.09 is now available for PC players. Steam will automatically download the patch the next time a player launches the gaming platform, as pointed out by DSOGaming.

The new update first went live on PS4 late last month. At the time, Twinfinite reported that the patch, which weighs around 3.5GB, adds “Fatal Fury” character Geese Howard in the Treasure Battle mode and the much-requested rematch option for player matches.

Bandai Namco description for Geese Howard reads: “Geese Howard from ‘Fatal Fury’ enters the ‘Tekken 7’ ring! Facing off against the likes of Heihachi, Paul and Akuma, Geese Howard sports his signature red hakama training pants as he vows to destroy the Tekken fighters.”

Following the addition of Howard in the Treasure Battle mode, Bandai Namco rolled out the DLC 2 Geese Howard Pack on Nov. 30. The DLC pack reportedly came with additional costumes and dress-up items for the King of Fear, as per PCGamesN.

Howard isn’t the only crossover character however. “Street Fighter” character Akuma is already baked into the story mode of “Tekken 7.” “Final Fantasy XV’s” crown prince Noctis has also been announced to be coming to the game in the near future.

As previously reported, the announcement that Noctis is joining “Tekken 7” took place at the Tekken World Tour Finals on Nov. 12. A trailer featuring Noctis and other “Final Fantasy” characters was shown at the event. Although fans are ecstatic to know that Noctis is going to be the next guest playable character, they should wait a bit longer for his arrival in the game because he is apparently scheduled to join the tournament in the spring of 2018.

Patch 1.09 comes two months after patch 1.08 was released. The previous update brought with it some optimization, bug fixes and tweaks.

“Tekken 7” was released on March 18, 2015 for the PS4, Xbox One and PC via Steam. The game features story-driven cinematic battles, intense duels and the epic conclusion of the Mishima clan.

Tekken 7 The new patch for “Tekken 7” has finally arrived on Steam. Photo: Steam/Bandai Namco