FNR4 DLC Details

Posted July 7th, 2009 at 1:12 pm


EA has revealed plans for upcoming Fight Night Round 4 downloadable content. The DLC will come in two waves one being in early August and the other in early September. The DLC will be available for free for both the 360 and PS3.

  • August:  New gameplay sliders (punch accuracy, counter punch window, boxer stamina), a new gym, new equipment, and an alternate Sugar Ray Leonard exclusive to the 360.
  • September:  Button control scheme.

It was almost inevitable that EA would have to add the button controls back given how prevalent discussion around the topic has been with consumers seemingly split down the middle on whether they prefer the analog stick or buttons. EA could’ve avoided all of that however they were stubborn and dismissive throughout development in regards to offering alternative button controls. Now it will over three months after release when the buttons become available via DLC having already alienated many it may be too late. Certainly the claim now that they are providing what the consumers want with choice seems less than genuine after the way they treated the situation over the last several months.

This DLC news is unrelated to a potential patch coming down the line that will adjust the troubling stamina system amongst other things. No ETA or further details has been provided about the patch.