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Small Battlefield

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Small Battlefield
Small Battlefield
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Small Battlefield in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Universe Super Smash Bros.
Appears in Ultimate
Availability Downloadable
Crate type Normal
Maximum players 8
Music
Bolded tracks must be unlocked
Ultimate Any
Super Smash Bros. series music
Main: Battlefield
Alternate: Mob Smash
Tournament legality
Ultimate Singles: Rarely Legal
Doubles: Rarely Legal

Small Battlefield (小戦場, Small Battlefield) is a downloadable stage in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It was released in the 8.1.0 update on August 4, 2020 (August 5 in some time zones).

Stage overview[edit]

As the name suggests, Small Battlefield is a slightly smaller version of Battlefield. The main change from the original Battlefield is that the top platform is removed, and the two soft platforms of Small Battlefield are slightly closer together than the bottom two platforms of normal Battlefield. This also makes it fairly similar to the hazards-off versions of Pokémon Stadium and Pokémon Stadium 2. Additionally, the stage's blast zones are identical to that of Final Destination.[1]

Visually, Small Battlefield has the exact same background as Battlefield. It is set in a futuristic ruins-like setting, while having other floating islands with crumbled buildings on them in the background.

Ω form and Battlefield form[edit]

Small Battlefield's Battlefield and Ω forms are exactly identical to regular Battlefield's.

Tournament legality[edit]

Small Battlefield has been warmly received by the competitive community, which had lamented the lack of small stages appropriate for competitive play, and the consequent slant in stage lists towards large and/or open stages. However, its layout has been deemed fairly similar to Pokémon Stadium 2, albeit with several notable differences such as their size, sparking some debate on which of the two stages should be considered neutral instead of a counterpick, or kept on the stage list altogether. Because of its recent release and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic causing a stark drop in offline tournaments, prospects on the future adoption of Small Battlefield as a legal stage are still unclear.

Trivia[edit]

  • This is the first DLC stage to be added into Ultimate for free.
  • This is the first DLC stage to represent the Super Smash Bros. universe.
  • According to Masahiro Sakurai, the stage is designed for one-on-one battles. For these types of battles, he felt that Battlefield can be too wide and Final Destination can be too empty, so Small Battlefield was created as a middle ground between the two.[2]
    • The development team was unable to add Small Battlefield as an option for all stages, so it was made its own stage, and the ability to play music from any series was added to compensate.[3]
  • When the camera is set to "fixed", it is more zoomed out than it is on Battlefield, or its Ω form.

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