Published on October 1st, 2020 | by thec0re30
Rollback Is Coming To The King Of Fighters 2002 UM!! Beta Starts Today!!
It would seem another port from the amazing team at Code Mystics is going to be getting the rollback treatment and it is time to test it out….today!!
Get ready because KOF 2002 UM is releasing an open community beta test for its upcoming rollback netcode patch on Steam!
Starts Oct 1st at 10AM(PDT) and ends Oct 15th at 10AM(PDT)!
— SNK GLOBAL (@SNKPofficial) September 28, 2020
Your eyes are not deceiving you. The steam version of The King Of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match is finally getting rollback!! This has certainly been a long time coming but SNK heard the demands which means an update is soon going to be on its way after a few weeks of beta testing.
Ever since Code Mystics first started adding roll back to their ports, they were always very transparent about the difficulties it would take to add roll back to both KOF2k2UM and The King Of Fighter 98 Ultimate Match Final Edition a as a result of the original source code but with this latest news, it looks like fans will finally be getting something they have been asking for since the fighting game released back in 2015.
If you are interested in trying out the beta, a 64 bit windows operating system will be required so just bear this in mind. The King Of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match is also available on GOG but no word has released as yet on whether this new netcode will be available on the platform.
Given this latest news, we are also wondering if a port may be incoming for consoles as both 2k2 and 98 have yet to get the Code Mystic version of these games. In a recent tweet Code Mystics urges fans of these titles to be vocal about the want for roll back and other online features as ultimately it is the reason why KOF2k2UM got approved. For now, its great to see SNK green lighting the netcode change and with only one more port left to receive the rollback treatment, one can only speculate if the continued demand will roll over into other KOF titles that still have the input delay netcode.