New Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Update Released

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate came out last week and a new update is available. The update offers several changes across offline and online modes.

Offline Changes

Having trouble unlocking new characters? First up is an update that decreases the difficulty of approaching challengers. In conclusion, this should make unlocking every character a lot easier for everybody.

Online Changes

Among the big changes to online modes is the matchmaking system. Nintendo’s statement says “the Preferred Rules will be prioritized 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.” Additionally, the update increases the stability of the online connection. Lastly, to utilize the online modes, players should have a subscription to Nintendo Switch Online. A one week free trial of the online subscription is available on the eShop for those that need it.

New update available for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Changes to Characters

Additionally, the update adjusted certain characters. Here’s the list:

  • Donkey Kong
  • Link
  • Kirby
  • Luigi
  • Ice Climbers
  • Young Link
  • Olimar
  • Toon Link
  • Villager
  • Greninja
  • Pac-Man
  • Duck Hunt
  • Isabelle


Lastly, the update provides other minor fixes. Firstly, the update adds game balance adjustments. Next up are various gameplay fixes. For those of you that own Pokemon Let’s Go: Pikachu or Eevee, you’ll recieve a new spirit in your collection. Additionally, Nintendo didn’t mention what specific gameplay fixes are included in the update. That being said, these adjustments are something that aren’t as noticeable to most players.

That does it for the updates. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launched on the Nintendo Switch last week to rave reviews. Click these links if you need help with saving replays, and unlocking Ridley and Piranha Plant.

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