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How to Update Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

In this article, you'll learn how to update Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Nintendo Switch.

On 29 January 2020 a new software update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate became available for download. Please take a moment to download and install this update while your Nintendo Switch console is connected to the internet.

Additional Information:

  • This update must be applied in order to use the game’s online features.
  • A Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to use the game's online features.
  • All players must be using the same version of the software to participate in Local Wireless Battles.
  • Replay data from previous versions is not compatible with the newest version. Be sure to convert your replays by going to the Vault in the main menu and selecting "Convert to Video" before updating the software.
  • Save data will still be available for use after downloading the update.
  • If the console is connected to the internet, the update will download and install automatically.

Complete These Steps:

  1. Connect the Nintendo Switch console to the internet.
  2. Return to the HOME Menu and launch the game.
  3. The update will be downloaded and installed automatically.
  4. Once the update is installed, the newest version number will be displayed on the title screen.

Update Details:

Click the version number below for information about the update. Each update also includes all previous updates.


Ver. 7.0.0

  • Offline
    • The following spirits will appear in the Shop on the Vault menu:
      • Edelgard
      • Dimitri (Fire Emblem)
      • Claude
      • Sothis
      • Rhea
      • Seteth
      • Dorothea
      • Ingrid
      • Hilda (Fire Emblem)
    • The following spirits will appear in the Shop and Spirit Board.
      • Radiant Gleam
      • Kloster (Grief)
      • Bullet Walker (Brigadier General)
      • High Line (Guns Empress)
      • I-Tetrimino
      • T-Tetrimino
      • S-Tetrimino & Z-Tetrimino
      • L-Tetrimino & J-Tetrimino
      • O-Tetrimino

      These are spirits that appeared in a previous spirit event that was held for a limited time.

  • Misc.
    • The following downloadable content will be usable after purchase:
      • Byleth Challenger Pack
      • Cuphead Hat + Outfit
      • Altaïr Hood + Outfit
      • Rabbids Hat
      • MegaMan.EXE's Helmet + Armor
      • X's Helmet + Armor
    • You cannot make videos of replays that contain DLC you have not purchased (fighters, stages, music, Mii Fighter costumes, etc.).
    • Game-balance adjustments have been made. Please see the details of fixes and changes to fighters.
    • Several issues have been fixed to improve gameplay experience.

Ver. 6.1.1

  • General
    • Support for the upcoming Dark Samus and Richter amiibo figures has been implemented.

Ver. 6.1.0

  • General
    • Fixed a rare issue that caused both Terry and a struck opposing fighter to become unable to move from their positions when Terry's Super Special Move "Buster Wolf" connects.

Ver. 6.0.0

  • Offline
    • The following spirits will appear in the Shop on the Vault menu:
      • Andy Bogard
      • Joe Higashi
      • Kim Kaphwan
      • Geese Howard
      • Ryo Sakazaki
      • Kyo Kusanagi
      • Iori Yagami
      • Haohmaru
      • Nakoruru
      • Athena Asamiya
      • Ralf & Clark
      • Tockles
        • The Tockles spirit will appear on the DRAGON QUEST Spirit Board in the DLC Spirits menu.
          Note: To play on a Spirit Board in the DLC Spirits menu, you must purchase the appropriate downloadable content.
  • Online
    • The following features have been added to Battle Arena mode:
      • The arena type "Elite Only" has been added.
      • Arenas that a friend has created can now be found by going to Join Arena → Friends' Arenas, regardless of visibility.
      • The host player can now change some rules without having to shut down the arena.
      • The option "Random Battlefield and Ω Form" has been added to the stage settings.
      • You can now send set messages to each other inside an arena.
  • General
    • Added support for the upcoming Simon and Incineroar amiibo figures.
    • The following downloadable content will be usable after purchase:
      • Terry + King of Fighters Stadium
      • Ryo Sakazaki Wig + Outfit
      • Nakoruru Wig + Outfit
      • Iori Yagami Wig + Outfit
      • Akira Wig + Outfit
      • Jacy Wig + Outfit
    • You cannot make videos of replays that contain DLC you have not purchased (fighters, stages, music, Mii Fighter costumes, etc.).
    • Game balance adjustments have been made.
    • Several issues have been fixed to improve gameplay experience.
    • Fixes and changes to fighters have been made.

Ver. 5.0.0

  • Offline
    • You can now play the Home-Run Contest mode in Games & More.
      • This mode supports up to 4 players.
      • Note: Some of the special moves in Home-Run Contest will behave differently from other modes.
    • The following spirits will appear in the Shop on the Vault menu:
      • Tooty
      • Bottles
      • Mumbo Jumbo
      • Jinjos
      • Jiggy
      • Gruntilda
      • Buzzbomb
  • Online
    • If you download a Mii Fighter in Shared Content that was uploaded from Ver. 5.0.0 or later, you will be able to adjust the move set for that Mii Fighter.
  • General
    • The following downloadable content will be usable after purchase:
      • Banjo & Kazooie + Spiral Mountain Stage
      • Team Rocket Hat + Outfit
      • Sans Mask + Outfit
      • Goemon Wig + Outfit
      • Proto Man's Helmet + Armor
      • Zero's Helmet + Armor
    • You cannot make videos of replays that contain DLC you have not purchased (fighters, stages, music, Mii Fighter costumes, etc.).
    • Game balance adjustments have been made.
    • Several issues have been fixed to improve gameplay experience.
    • Fixes and changes to fighters have been made.

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