November 26, 2021

Who Da King? KoF '98 Ultimate Match Gets Winter Update

This post may contain affiliate links from places like Amazon and Green Man Gaming — and we may earn a small commission when you click these links. All earnings will go to keeping this website as minimally ad-free as possible. Learn more here.

Who Da King? KoF '98 Ultimate Match Gets Winter Update

By Nick | November 26, 2021

Legendary fighting game developer SNK announced today that one of their most beloved games – THE KING OF FIGHTERS '98 - will get even better. THE KING OF FIGHTERS '98 ULTIMATE MATCH FINAL EDITION will receive a major Steam update this winter, adding major online features eagerly awaited by the community. Interested players will be able to check out these new features in a Community Beta Test (CBT) from November 30th to December 4th.

One of the most important features of online matches in modern fighting games is rollback net code, making online matches more precise and circumventing delays caused by latency. THE KING OF FIGHTERS '98 ULTIMATE MATCH FINAL EDITION's original, delay-based net code will be swapped with the fan-acclaimed, state-of-the-art rollback net code by Code Mystics.

THE KING OF FIGHTERS '98 ULTIMATE MATCH FINAL EDITION also receives online lobbies, offering more than just 1 v 1 matches. Players can host or join large rooms with multiple players for epic online battles. And if they simply want to observe and learn or cheer on their friends, they can join online battles via spectator mode.

Before the update goes live this winter, there will be a Community Beta Test, allowing SNK to collect player feedback. From November 29th at 5 PM PST to December 3rd, 5 PM PST, players will be able to check out the online lobbies and spectator features.


June 4, 2023
Blood and Greed: Greedland Demo Impressions and Feedback

Unleash chaos in Greedland, an electrifying shooter where you traverse dynamic levels and showoff you skills as an interstellar mercenary

Read More
June 1, 2023
Why a Sony PlayStation Only World Could Destroy the Gaming Industry

The gaming industry thrives variety and a Sony PlayStation-only world would close the door on millions who deserve a chance to enjoy the magic of gaming

Read More
May 31, 2023
Scramble All Fighters (Steam) Review - Because Sitting Calmly Doesn't Win Wars

Scramble All Fighters: Where crashing into each other and shooting down your own teammates is strangely satisfying!

Read More


December 12, 2021
Nintendo Game Console Pioneer Uemura Dead at 78

Uemura was the lead architect behind Nintendo Co.'s trailblazing home game consoles

September 3, 2021
Who Doesn't Like Kung Fu Fighting? Wing Chun Pak Sung Bo Legends Review

Wing Chun Pak Sung Bo Legends isn't deep or complex at all, but there is a lighthearted banter about the title that's infectious if you open yourself up to it.

August 15, 2020
Mommy, Hold Me - Terrordrome: Reign of Legends Review

Terrordrome: Reign of Legends is solid title with an entertaining premise. It's not as deep or complex as other fighting games, but it certainly is fun.

December 9, 2021
Jump Into Tchia's World With A New Trailer Reveal

Explore Tchia’s world through the eyes of dogs and birds. Trust us, it’ll make sense after watching the new Gameplay Trailer

October 4, 2022
Star Fox vs EX-Zodiac: The Ultimate Showdown!

As the debate rages on between Nintendo enthusiasts about Star Fox vs. EX Zodiac, one thing remains clear: both games offer a unique blend of retro nostalgia and timeless fun.

linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram