The music industry is a competitive place, and now so is Guitar Hero Live. In its latest update Guitar Hero Live now gets head to head battles thrown into the mix.
Head to head battles were a mainstay of earlier entries into the franchise and fans have been asking for it to be added to this later installment as well. Now they have their wish, but as creative director Jamie Jackson explains it doesn’t work quite how fans would expect.
“We’ve received lots of feedback in the forums about what you want to see next,” Jackson wrote. “Something that came up quite frequently was head-to-head multiplayer. Another was showing off your playercards and note highways to others. And we heard you. Starting today, when you pop into the GHTV channels, you’ll experience what we are calling Rival Challenges. As you play through the channels, you will periodically be matched up against a similar-skilled opponent to square off, 1-on-1 style, in a song battle to test your skills. Rival Challenges will occur twice in every half-hour show. The song choices will be picked by us, so you’ll always need to be ready!”
You will have to be a level 10 player to get involved with the head to head battles and there are great rewards for taking part. The winning player will receive 100 status XP.
There are also a few smaller features added in this update. Players will receive a daily bonus of play tokens so that they can play three tracks on demand. You can also now tag songs as favorites, thus creating a playlist of the songs you love.