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List of updates (SSBU)

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This page documents the update history of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

1.0.0[edit]

1.0.0[edit]

The base game was released worldwide on December 7th, 2018. Due to the presence of a day 1 patch, only the physical version of the game is possible to play on 1.0.0.

1.1.0[edit]

1.1.0[edit]

This update was released alongside the game's Australian release on December 7th, 2018 at midnight AEDT (December 6th, 2018 at 13:00 UTC)[1], its first official release in any time zone (also known as a "day 1 patch").

  • Offline Gameplay
    • Added a Hard difficulty to Adventure mode.
    • Incorporated team colors for Spirit Battles and when fighting false characters in the final battle.
    • Made it so that music played in a spirit battle preview will continue into the battle itself, instead of restarting when the battle begins.
    • Removed the ability to set a player's damage to what is selected on the Training Mode menu by clicking on the player damage bar.
    • The revival platforms now appear in the same location in Training Mode as in Versus Mode.
  • Online Gameplay
    • Online now includes Quickplay, Battle Arenas, 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.
    • The number of challenges has increased from 111 to 124, as it now includes a new page with the online challenges.
  • DLC Content
    • The special bonus for the Fighters Pass Vol. 1, Xenoblade Chronicles 2's Rex's Mii Fighter costume (Swordfighter type), has been added.
  • Misc
    • Game balance adjustments.
    • Various gameplay fixes.
    • The feather present on Mr. Game & Watch's forward smash animation and the artwork for the Fire Attack spirit have been removed.

1.2.0[edit]

1.2.0[edit]

This update was released on December 13th, 2018.

1.2.1[edit]

This update was released on December 21st, 2018.

  • Misc
    • Various gameplay fixes.

2.0.0[edit]

2.0.0[edit]

This update was released on January 29th, 2019.

  • Reversed the function of hide models when the camera gets too close to the fighters in camera mode. This was done mainly to avoid the error of showing Split models.

2.0.1[edit]

This update was released on February 21st, 2019.

  • Offline Gameplay
    • Fixed an issue in ver. 2.0.0 where an adventure challenge featuring King K. Rool could not be completed.
  • Misc
    • Various gameplay fixes.

2.0.2[edit]

This update was released on April 2nd, 2019.

  • General
    • Added support for the Ken amiibo figure. The update also adds support for the Smash Bros. Daisy and Young Link amiibo figures as well (although the preexisting respective Mario series Daisy and Majora's Mask Link figures were already supported in previous versions beforehand).

3.0.0[edit]

3.0.0[edit]

This update was released on April 17th, 2019 at 8:30 PM PDT (April 18th, 2019 at 3:30 AM UTC).

  • General
    • The following downloadable content will be usable after purchase:
    • How to Play now contains options to view the help screens for DLC Spirits, Stage Builder, Edit Video and Shared Content.
    • Mode Guide now contains selections for Stage Builder and Shared Content. The Replays section now contains information on Edit Video.
    • An additional question concerning Stage Builder has been added to the FAQ.
    • There is now a button to view the Credits in the bottom-right corner of the Help menu. This version is different from the Classic Mode and World of Light credits; it simply scrolls the names in the center of a black screen while playing the Vault's theme, and has extra companies and names relating to downloadable content, such as Atlus. These credits can be fast-forwarded, reversed, and paused.
    • The Techniques menu has been updated with two new sections for "Gun / Gun Special" and "Rebellion Gauge". They are the 80th and 81st options.
    • Three new Smash Tag icons have been added, all concerning Joker: his Phantom Thief outfit, his Shujin school uniform, and the Persona series symbol, the Phantom Thieves of Hearts logo.
    • Chrom now uses the Fire Emblem Awakening victory theme.
    • The Announcer now properly calls out Stamina Mode if it is the set game mode.
  • Offline
    • Stage Builder added to Games & More.
    • Edit Video feature added to Vault → Replays.
    • DLC Spirits option added to the Spirits menu.
    • The following Spirits will appear in the Shop on the Vault menu:
      • Phantom Thieves of Hearts
      • Igor
      • Caroline & Justine
      • Morgana
      • Ryuji Sakamoto
      • Ann Takamaki
      • Yusuke Kitagawa
      • Makoto Niijima
      • Futaba Sakura
      • Haru Okumura
      • Goro Akechi
  • Online
    • Replays, videos, Mii Fighters and custom stages can now be posted online via Shared Content.
    • It is now easier to be matched with players who have a similar Global Smash Power in Quickplay.
  • Universal Changes
    • Shortened downtime for Perfect Shielding projectiles.
    • Consecutive dodge rolls have more endlag.
  • No Palutena’s Guidance scenes for Ultimate's DLC fighters, instead Ultimate's DLC fighters will use a generic unused Palutena’s Guidance scene from Smash 4.

3.0.1[edit]

This update was released on April 25th, 2019.

  • Offline Gameplay
    • 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.
    • A bug where aiming the Lightning Chariot beyond the blast zones on certain stages would cause the game to close has been fixed.
  • Misc
    • Several issues have been fixed to improve gameplay experience.

3.1.0[edit]

3.1.0[edit]

This update was released on May 30th, 2019.

4.0.0[edit]

4.0.0[edit]

This update was released on July 30th, 2019 (July 31st in some time zones).

5.0.0[edit]

5.0.0[edit]

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This update was released on September 4th, 2019 (September 5th in some time zones).

6.0.0[edit]

6.0.0[edit]

This update was released on November 6th, 2019 (November 7th in some time zones).

  • General
  • 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
    • The Tockles spirit is now available to battle on Hero's Spirit Board, in addition to being available as a gift like before.
  • Adjustments to Arenas.
    • There are two new Types of arena: "Elite Only", which has a bright yellow color, and "Beginners Only", which has a green color. Both of them are placed after "amiibo Battle". These two types are mutually exclusive; if you have access to "Elite Only", "Beginners Only" disappears and you can't enter any arenas of that type.
    • In Arenas, rules can now be changed without closing the arena.
    • A new option has been added for stage selection when creating an Arena, "Random Battlefield and Ω form". True to its name, it acts as a combination of the Random Battlefield and Random Ω Form settings.
    • The Arena Log is now a much more substantial part of Arenas:
      • The log takes up a larger area when not expanded, now touching the ring, allowing more messages to be seen.
      • If a ruleset is changed or not changed, it is shown in the window.
      • The Arena Log now counts the number of battles done in the Arena, as well as how many battles a player has won in a row.
      • Several of the Arena Log's automated messages, such as "The battle has started", "The battle has ended", and "[playername] has racked up 10 KOs" have been changed.
      • Messages sent by players appear in the log.
    • Predefined messages can now be sent in the Arena. They are in a menu opened with the R button. 91 messages are included under the All section, which are divided between Greetings, Preparation, Before Battle, Thoughts, and Goodbyes sections. In addition to appearing in the Arena Log, messages will also appear above the token of the player who sends it.
    • Button prompts are now shown in the Arena. This includes A when holding your token over the Waiting Area, Ring, or Spectator Stands, L to expand the Arena Log, and R to send a message.
    • The Arena ID is now shown in the top right below the Player List button, in addition to being present on the Rules popup as before.
  • Misc
  • Balance Changes

6.1.0[edit]

6.1.0[edit]

This update was released on November 14th, 2019 (November 13th in some time zones).

6.1.1[edit]

This update was released on January 7th, 2020.

7.0.0[edit]

7.0.0[edit]

This update was released on January 28th, 2020 (January 29th in some time zones).

8.0.0[edit]

8.0.0[edit]

This update was released on June 29th, 2020 (June 30th in some time zones).

8.1.0[edit]

8.1.0[edit]

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This update was released on August 4th, 2020 (August 5th in some time zones).

  • Stage
    • The Small Battlefield stage has been added. Players can also set Small Battlefield as a Preferred rule in Online battles.
    • Players can now select any stage-specific music for the Battlefield, Small Battlefield, Big Battlefield, and Final Destination stages.
      • If a particular song is not selected, a random song from all music is chosen based on an average of the My Music settings for each individual stage.
    • The "Random" option on the Stage Select screen has been split into individual icons for Random, Random Battlefield, and Random Omega.
      • Random Custom Stages also has its own unique icon now as well.
  • Online
    • The online user experience has been adjusted.
      • The tick rate of 1-on-1 battles not involving spectators has been increased from 30Hz to 60Hz, matching the in-game frame rate. This improves responsiveness, but decreases stability on low quality connections.[2]
      • Average input delay of 1-on-1 battles not involving spectators has been reduced from roughly 5 frames to 4 frames.[3]
    • The way matching is determined when using Preferred Rules has been adjusted.
    • Following a look at the current number of players eligible for Elite Smash, the threshold for entry has been recalculated to allow more players. Additionally, the way initial values for Global Smash Power are calculated has also been adjusted.

Further investigations and adjustments to Online mode are expected.

  • General
    • Several issues have been fixed to improve the gameplay experience.
    • Fixed Min Min's T-Pose glitch.
  • Misc
    • The display for Spring Man on Spring Stadium's billboard now properly shows his "S" logo instead of Springtron's "T" logo.
    • The render of the Question Mark icon has its black border removed in Battle Arenas.[4]

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