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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Update History

Update Details:

Click the version number below for information about older software updates for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Each update also includes all previous updates.

2019

2018


Ver. 4.0.0

  • Offline
    • Very Easy difficulty has been added to Adventure mode.
    • Snapshots can be added to the timeline in Edit Video. Only snapshots taken via the pause menu can be used; screenshots taken using the Capture Button cannot be used. In addition, snapshots taken from custom stages cannot be used.
    • Steel, grass, sponge, paper, and yarn terrains have been adjusted in Stage Builder. After this update, stages created in versions 3.1.0 and older may behave differently. In addition, the way thumbnails are displayed has been adjusted.
    • The following spirits will appear in the Shop on the Vault menu:
      • Slime
      • Dracky
      • Great Sabrecub
      • Golem
      • Liquid Metal Slime
      • Cetacea
      • Hero's Comrades
  • Online
    • Online Tourney mode has been added. While a tourney is open, please check rules and more within Online Tourney.
    • A Support function to predict the winner of a Spectate battle and earn points has been added. The points can be exchanged for in-game items and gold.
    • Videos can now be played repeatedly in Shared Content. In addition, a Yeah! will be added automatically whenever you save posted content.
  • General
    • The following downloadable content will be usable after purchase:
      • Hero Challenger Pack
      • Erdrick's Helmet + Armour
      • Martial Artist Wig + Gi
      • Veronica's Hat + Outfit
      • Slime Hat
    • You cannot make videos of replays that contain DLC you have not purchased (fighters, stages, music, Mii Fighter costumes, etc.).
    • Once the FS Meter is fully charged, the Final Smash must be used within 20 seconds or the FS Meter will reset. Note: This change will not affect Spirits mode.
    • Game balance adjustments have been made.
    • Several issues have been fixed to improve gameplay experience.

Version 3.1.0

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    • You can use the Toy-Con VR Goggles to enjoy Smash in VR mode via the Games & More menu.
      • VR mode is a single-player experience only.
      • The Toy-Con VR Goggles are sold separately as part of Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit or Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit - Starter Set + Blaster.
      • This is shown on Nintendo Labo’s page as well.
  • Online
    • FPs can be used in Battle Arenas.
    • An option to send amiibo out on journeys has been added, through which FPs go on a journey to train via the internet. You can find it via Games & More → amiibo → Send on a Journey.
    • Some of the preferred rules for Quickplay battles have been adjusted.
  • General
    • Game balance adjustments have been made.
    • Several issues have been fixed to improve gameplay experience.
      • Details of fixes and changes to fighters can be found here.

Version 3.0.1

  • Games & More
    • A bug where winning with a Final Smash while on Joker's route in Classic Mode would prevent the game from progressing has been fixed.
  • General
    • Several issues have been fixed to improve gameplay experience.
  • There is replay compatibility with Ver. 3.0.0, but not with Ver. 2.0.2 and earlier.

Version 3.0.0

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    • Stage Builder added to Games & More. You can now draw your own custom stages by hand.
      • Camera controls are not available when converting a replay that contains a custom stage into a video.
    • Edit Video feature added to Vault → Replays. You can now create new movies using several videos made from replays.
      • Only videos from Ver. 3.0.0 or later can be used as source material. There are planned expansions to the Edit Video feature in future updates.
    • DLC Spirits option added to the Spirits menu.
      • DLC spirits can only be used if you have purchased the corresponding downloadable content.
    • The following spirits will appear in the Vault Shop:
      • Ann Takamaki
      • Caroline & Justine
      • Futaba Sakura
      • Goro Akechi
      • Haru Okumura
      • Igor
      • Makoto Niijima
      • Morgana
      • Phantom Thieves of Hearts
      • Ryuji Sakamoto
      • Yusuke Kitagawa
  • Online
    • You can now share replays, videos, Mii Fighters and custom stages with people around the world in Shared Content.
      • You can only post replays and videos created with Ver. 3.0.0 and on.
      • You cannot post replays of online/local wireless battles on custom stages, or videos that include custom stages.
    • You can now sync your game with Smash World, a service accessible via the Nintendo Switch Online smart device app. Available features include viewing some of the things posted to Shared Content, and creating spirit teams from the spirits you have collected.
      • The Smash World service is planned to begin after the distribution of Ver. 3.0.0. If you still don't see Smash World in your list of services, please try again later.
    • It is now easier to be matched with players who have a similar Global Smash Power in Quickplay. Further improvements and adjustments to matchmaking are planned.
  • General
    • The following downloadable content will be usable after purchase:
      • Joker Challenger Pack
      • Knuckles Hat + Outfit
      • Morgana Hat
      • Persona 3 Protagonist Wig + Outfit
      • Persona 4 Protagonist Wig + Outfit
      • Tails Hat + Outfit
      • Teddie Hat
    • 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.
    • For information about the details of fixes and changes to fighters, read the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Update Ver. 3.0.0 fighter adjustments.

Version 2.0.2

  • Added support for the upcoming Daisy, Young Link, and Ken amiibo figures.
  • This update also includes various minor gameplay fixes.

Version 2.0.1

  • Offline Gameplay
    • Fixed an issue in ver. 2.0.0 where an Adventure challenge featuring King K. Rool could not be completed.
      If this issue has affected you, please load the corresponding Adventure save data and then return to the main menu.
  • Misc.
    • Various gameplay fixes.

Version 2.0.0

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    • You can now play Spirit Board with up to four players.
      • Select the spirit you want to challenge on the Spirit Board, and then go to Party ? Fighter to select the number of people who will play. When playing with multiple people, you will lose the battle if any player is KO'd.
    • The following spirits will now appear in the Shop.
      • Partner Pikachu
      • Partner Eevee
      • Dice Block
      • River Survival
      • Golden Dash Mushroom
  • Online
    • Adjusted the calculation for Global Smash Power.
  • General
    • Added the DLC fighter Piranha Plant.
      • Piranha Plant will become available for purchase as DLC at a later date.
    • Pressing both jump buttons at the same time will now cause you to short hop.
    • Fixed the issue where the KO score included your teammates' KOs when Team Attack was On.
    • Game balance adjustments.
    • Various gameplay fixes.
    • Specific fighter adjustments are detailed here.

Version 1.2.1

  • Various fixes to improve gameplay.

Version 1.2.0

You can confirm your current version by checking the upper-right corner of the title screen.

  • Offline Gameplay
    • Adjusted difficulty of approaching challengers.
  • Online Gameplay
    • When matchmaking in Quickplay, the Format setting of your Preferred Rules will be prioritised more. This may cause matchmaking to take more time. Also, there is no guarantee that matchmaking will be done exactly as shown in the set Preferred Rules.
    • Increased the stability of the synchronous connection within Battle Arenas.

    NOTE: Online features require a Nintendo Switch Online membership.

  • Misc.
    • Game balance adjustments.
    • Various gameplay fixes.
    • The following fighters had specific adjustments and changes:
      • Donkey Kong, Link, Kirby, Luigi, Ice Climbers, Young Link, Olimar, Toon Link, Villager, Greninja, PAC-MAN, Duck Hunt and Isabelle

Version 1.1

  • Offline Gameplay
    • Added a Hard difficulty to Adventure mode.
  • Online Gameplay
    • Online now includes Quickplay, Battle Arena, Spectate, and Background Matchmaking.
    • Global Smash Power will now be displayed.
    • Note that the above requires a Nintendo Switch Online membership.
  • Game Data Adjustments
    • The ability to receive spirit event data has been added.
    • The ability to receive presents has been added.
  • DLC Content
    • The special bonus for the Fighters Pass, A Mii Fighter costume of Rex from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Swordfighter type), has been added.
  • Misc.
    • Game balance adjustments.
    • Various gameplay fixes.

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