Namco Bandai has released a free and automatic title update for its Xbox 360 aerial combat title Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation. Namco notes that the update offers enhancements for the game's online modes, said to result in a more "seamless and balanced experience".

Full list of changes:

- The in-game HUD will now indicate when points are gained or lost in online play

- Players will now be penalized for crashing their aircraft, leaving the battlefield and being shot down by opponents in Team Battle and Battle Royale modes

- Players can now gain points by damaging enemy aircraft rather than making a complete kill in Team Battle and Battle Royale modes

- Players will now be invulnerable for a brief period of time after each respawn

- The overall strength of each special weapon has been updated for greater gameplay balance

- Players can now identify who is speaking in the pre-game lobby with a microphone icon next to their GamerTag

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