Tetris 99 Gains Team Battle Mode and More in Free Update Before 10th Maximus Cup

Are you still playing Tetris 99? Now you can play with friends! In preparation for the 10th MAXIMUS CUP, The Tetris Company just dropped a free update that will allow you to compete in Team Battles with a group of friends and competitors.

Check out the official press release below with more information:

The fierce and frenzied 99-person multiplayer matches of the Tetris® 99 game just got even more intense with the addition of Team Battle Mode. Typically, it’s every tenacious Tetrimino twirler for themselves, but now Team Battle Mode allows for a group of friends and competitors to play together as a squad. And with the addition of a new password-based matchmaking feature, it’s easy to find and gather your friends for matches in the Tetris 99 and Team Battle modes.

In Team Battle Mode, players choose their favorite of four teams at the start of each game. Some teams may end up with many more members, but smaller teams receive a boost in attack power when being attacked, adding an unexpected element to each match. As players get eliminated through the course of battle, the final team standing with at least one player remaining wins. And even better, all members of the winning team can share in the victory! Players who are K.O.’d early in the game will go into spectator mode and can send “Likes” to cheer on their teammates. Players will want to stick around until their team has obtained a rank to receive their XP points. Or, if Team Battle is the active mode for a MAXIMUS CUP event, stay for their event points.

Tetris 99 will also add in the ability to change your button configuration along with new user emblems and the option to redeem in-game tickets. Those tickets can then be used for the special themes like Game Boy, Splatoon, Fire Emblem, and Super Kirby Clash.

As stated earlier, we’re close to the 10th MAXIMUS CUP, which will begin on December 12, 2019. Check out the details on that event below:

The addition of Team Battle Mode also brings a new twist to the Tetris 99 10thMAXIMUS CUP, which runs from 11 p.m. PT on Dec. 12 to 10:59 p.m. PT on Dec. 16. The Tetris 99 10th MAXIMUS CUP will be available to all Nintendo Switch Online members* and will take full advantage of the new Team Battle Mode. Points will be awarded based on placements during each match, and at the end of the event the top 999 players will each win 999 Gold Points** that can be used to help purchase games in Nintendo eShop.

Are you excited for this free update to Tetris 99? What part excites you more? Will you be participating in the 10th MAXIMUS CUP? Let us know in the comments!

[Source: Nintendo of America Press Release via Email]