1.20 Requires PS4 Players to Pay Tickets Each Time a Hair Color Change Is Done

UPDATE 3/6/2020: Team NINJA tweeted an official apology to the fighters and stated that they were working on a better alternative to distribute hair colors. So players are encouraged to not purchase anymore colors until the issue has been rectified. The big hope is that players are able to use their perpetual pile of in-game currency to purchase & swap hair colors.

UPDATE 3/1/2020: While we wait for an official response from Koei Tecmo the mainstream press has started dismantling the "bizarre" business practices of the company. YouTuber, YongYea and Kotaku have also recently joined the fight against Koei Tecmo for their poor treatment to dedicated players.

UPDATE 2/25/2020: We here at Free Step Dodge have received word from a Team NINJA representative that the present functionality of requiring the player to purchase a hair color even if previously purchased is by design. At this time, if you would like to share your feedback to Team NINJA and KOEI TECMO, you have a few options available to you. It would be great if feedback was given by everyone and in any form of content about this situation if capable. Forms of content include but are not limited to Articles, Video, Images, Posts, or Streams. Always tag the company and game's official accounts and use big text in each of the posting. Also here are the Customer Support links as well:

NA Customer support https://koeitecmoamerica.com/support
EU Costumer Support https://koeitecmo.info/inquiry/kte
ASIA Customer Support http://www.gamecity.com.tw/html/support/index.html

For those planning on doing this, sooner is always better than later.

UPDATE 2/24/2020: The PlayStation 4 version of the game currently forces players to repurchase any previously purchased colors, and it requires you to spend Player Points to set the hair color to the character's original hair color. Team NINJA has not yet responded officially to questions. Please do not purchase alternate colors at the moment as we await confirmation from Team NINJA that this is designed functionality. This article will be updated as further news comes in.

A few weeks ago Team NINJA supplied us with their biggest free update for Dead or Alive 6 yet, and now that 1.20 has released we can see that Team NINJA is using this update to focus on cosmetics and new collaborative DLCs from the Atelier Ryza & Gust franchises plus hair color changing functionality exclusively to PS4. 1.20 which released the 25th of February. Judging by one of Team NINJA's recent Tweets, there will be some bug fixes, but real game changes are being reserved for another month. Like always this story will evolve over time with more information and news!

The added hair colors initially ignited some hype from the DOA community, but they are not releasing without an intense controversy that we haven't seen in the Dead or Alive community for years. If you jump through a few hoops to mod hair color changes on PC you can comfortably change your character's hair color to any hue imaginable. From Team NINJA, this feature is set to launch exclusively to PS4 for the exchange of 'Premium Tickets.' We reached out to Team NINJA for confirmation on exclusivity to this feature and they've responded to reinstate that hair color swapping will not be coming to the XBOX ONE or Steam platforms.

With all of this being said, it shouldn't come off as too much of a surprise as they introduced hair color changes with Dead or Alive 5 and Lisa's silver hair is also currently available in Dead or Alive 6. Pricing has been revealed to be one (1) Premium Ticket for each color and due to the fact you must reset the hair color, it creates a huge monetized obstacle for all of DOAs dedicated players.


The Gust & Ryza collaborative outfits look classy & tasteful compared to the consistent bikinis, and new titles have been added in an event that is similar to DOA6s Dumbbell Collaboration last year. While this is not the update gameplay purists are looking for, you can expect more big changes around the release of the Venus Vacation character next month.
 
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HHH816

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it's not a scam, team ninja is using the gatcha games formula which is quite popular in Japan. That means nothing is free and add the thrill of buying it.
 

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it's not a scam, team ninja is using the gatcha games formula which is quite popular in Japan. That means nothing is free and add the thrill of buying it.
The thrill of buying the same thing again and again? Right. Let's find someone excited about that when it can be done for free on PC hence the scam.

It's a mockery to Japanese that you think they are that stupid.
 

deathofaninja

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Guy spends FIFTEEN seconds to make Raidou hair color changing mod on PC.


Fuck off with this shit Team NINJA!
 

ninemil

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How many people here, who consider themselves serious about the competitive side of the game, regularly buy the cosmetic DLC?

How much crossover is there between the dress up collector whales and the technical fighting game enthusiasts in this series now?
 

deathofaninja

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How many people here, who consider themselves serious about the competitive side of the game, regularly buy the cosmetic DLC?

How much crossover is there between the dress up collector whales and the technical fighting game enthusiasts in this series now?
I regularly pay for the DLC just to support the team. I think most of it is not that great or up my ally. Competitively I am pretty much trash at this game. My win ratio was much higher in DOA5 because IMO I understood the system better than the game I have now. But I still play it and report the game because I've been true to the series for almost my entire life.

Right now I'm fucking pissed because this could have been a fun feature, but now you can't help but feel like this is an attempt to bamboozle and it didn't work. The community is furious and has every right to be. We've been generous to the game, and have been nice, but at this point we raise our voices before DOA becomes a much harder series to defend.
 

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So PlayStation of Japan sucking team ninja off real good for all this exclusive stuff is it me or is there a trend of Japanese companies usually making games only for PlayStation or PlayStation exclusive items and dlc not hating on PlayStation gamers as they don't make these decisions obviously, just kinda irks me lol
 

RagnorRob

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I keep hanging in here, loading this game up from time to time, and getting excited about DLC... sometimes I'm pretty happy but far too often with this game they keep finding new ways to disappoint. I was already disappointed by buying a season pass and getting a revival pack. Then I thought to myself that at least the Gust costumes were mostly good and it had that fantastic sexy Phase-4 demon change costume so I was still pretty hype. Then earlier today I was this pack comes without the best costume (Phase-4). Now this hair color debacle that I got excited about is just price gouging garbage for an option that is free on the PC and free in many other games. I anticipated a worst case scenerio on pricing in my head and they still somehow managed to beat my expectations and come up with something even worse. This terrible company can get bent...I'm over them.
 
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DestructionBomb

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We've been generous to the game, and have been nice, but at this point we raise our voices before DOA becomes a much harder series to defend
Knowledge has been increased by 100+.

To be fair, DOA2/DOA3/DOA5 is still lit. Support DOA6 however you can though.

and add the thrill of buying it.
Water is free but i'm very excited to buy a new water bottle instead, with money of course using the Gatcha formula (?) for water, the thrill excites me.

I don't know about anyone else, but i'm very excited for using the tickets for hair color. Can't wait to get it.
 
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P2p1mbs

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I was annoyed when I saw the update taking much longer to download than it should but now I don't mind at all.

I feel foolish for thinking they wouldn't go this far :(.

Good thing my PSN subscription just expired so I have no real reason to go back to this. I'll just play last round offline like I used to...
 
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