#IDARB Update Version 1.5 Live on Xbox One Now!

The fast action, chaotic 8-bit, 8-player eSport jumping future arena ball game #IDARB (It Draws A Red Box) that we all know and love has just received a massive update in the form of version 1.5.

#IDARB Version 1.5

I’m going to break this down as there is a lot of stuff added and fixed in this huge update. Let’s start with the major features.


  • There are New levels. “Team Breakfast” and “Moustache Cops Versus Cthulhu in Space”
  • There is also New Modes and minigames! Halftime Olympic mode – where you get to compete in your own custom mingame marathon! and “Hoppy Street”, “Photon Bikes” and “Boom Chamber” are all new Halftime Games.

As you can see in the picure above there are also 2 new additional packs available. We have He-Man: Masters of the Universe Pack and The Walking Dead/Invincible Pack.

The He-Man: Masters of the Universe Pack includes:

  • 2 New Arenas with unique play modes:
  • Grab the Power Sword in the Castle Greyskull arena,
  • Evade Skeletor’s fiery wrath in the Snake Mountain arena
  • 2 Exclusive Half-time mini-games!
  • Rev up your engines for classic “He-Karts” racing
  • Prove your prowess in Orko’s “He-Math” challenge!
  • 2 New Teams! He-Man’s Heroes and Skeletor’s Villians!
  • Custom “Masters of the Universe” Hashbombs

The Walking Dead/Invincible Pack includes:

  • 2 New Arenas with unique play modes:
  • Beware walkers and other obstacles on the playfield in The Walking Dead arena!
  • Take to the skies in The Invincible arena where your heroic leaps make for epic battles
  • 2 Exclusive Half-time mini-games!
  • Fight for survival in “Halftimenstein” a First Person Shooting classic!
  • In “Sky Knights” heroes go head-to-head as they joust for supremacy
  • 2 New Teams! The Walking Dead and Invincible!

There is also a few additional features added in update version 1.5, they are:

  • Improved matchmaking and latency.
  • AI Teammates now available in local matches.
  • Kinect Voice Hashbombs added.
  • Added Trading Post – Unlocks achievement that required Kinect on previous release.
  • Tracking 3,5,15 point shots
  • “Downtown” Shot for 10 points recognized.
  • Majestic Eagle recognized for 15 points (Honoring @cheezgamer92)
  • Added Song Sequencer (Honoring @adriancajili)
  • Ability to rename Songs.
  • Added loading screen(s).
  • Option to turn crowns on and off for winningest local team.
  • Option to enable alternating goals between rounds.
  • Tears upgraded. (Aim your tears!)

The update doesnt stop there as there is also other features and fixes within this bursting at the seams update. The fixes are:

  • Flag on VS. screen for online games.
  • Hashbombs are off during transitions and selection screens.
  • Added vibration to penalty zone.
  • Smartcasting – Backdrop and PIP gameplay screen with action logic.
  • Twitter crawl crash bug fixed.
  • Ball cursor is now a personal setting – not overridden by host in online games.
  • Rage quits tracked per team.
  • Half Time wins tracked per team.
  • Added Bouncy Floors – Also resets double jump when encountered.
  • Rage quits under 10 seconds are not counted – implemented “Missed Connection.”
  • New credits sequence to accommodate continued contributions.
  • Grammer and spelling corrections to recipes and in-game text.
  • Japanese font now supported by text crawl.
  • Additional teams added and a new system created to prevent stomping of user generated teams.
  • Tug of war – added grunts, sounds and reduced the goal line distance.
  • Boo hashbomb revisited.
  • Ball no longer warps out of the top of map. Hopefully doesn’t freak out in other ways!
  • Added 37 new lines of VO
  • Added New Logos to the ad loop. We made more friends!
  • Infinite fizz bug should be finally eliminated. This should also address 3rd party controller issues.
  • Behind goal paint and goal color drawing updated for support of side-switching after a quarter.
  • Fixed bug where practice play with one player existed but halftime wouldn’t activate properly.
  • Fixed transition from menu to local play start game.
  • Added street lingo titles to team make-up on team selector. (Via Charla)
  • Re-organized the team on-boarding to allow for future AI co-op and competitive modes.
  • Timed characters to the beat on the main menu for our OCD friends.
  • You can now make TEMPO stop in Song Editor when you press Y.
  • Versus screen for online now has drop-shadows to seperate characters from the backdrop.
  • Fixed character select bug on locked teams.
  • Added character highlight box, which only comes up now but will have a future purpose.
  • Fixed the Dead President team song.
  • Fixed the On-line Wins/Losses team tracker.
  • Music now plays on the team viewer.
  • Reformatted Team Stats – Now displays Rage quits and Halftime victories.
  • Endorsements added.
  • Penalty reminders in round breaks.
  • If all players are in a penalty box after a round, they are all released in the next round.
  • Pressing left or right trigger will dim the screen in the tools to help with cell phone photos of QR codes not scanning in easily.
  • Added arena titles for future updates.
  • Added crowds at the edges of the playfield.
  • Corrected AI intelligence scale.
  • Goal Sign colours represent current goal team.

Wow, see I told you it was a big update. That’s everything that update version 1.5 has to offer, so make sure you jump back onto #IDARB to experience all the great changes and fixes they have made. Don’t forget to check out the awesome new packs made available.

Source: IDARB website

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Kyle Mackay

I'm a 25 year old welsh man. I've been a gamer since I was 6 and a father for the past 6 months. I'm a gamer raising a gamer and loving every second.

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