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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is in a constant state of flux, with new characters being added and balance adjustments being made all of the time. We've pulled together the full patch notes for the game so you can see just how it has evolved over time.

Smash Bros Full Patch Notes List

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ver. 6.0.0 (Released November 6, 2019)

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  • 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.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ver. 5.0.0 (Released September 4, 2019)

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  • 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.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ver. 4.0.0 (Released July 30, 2019)

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  • 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.

There have also been a number of changes to fighters and items. You can see them all below.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ver. 3.0.1 (Released April 25, 2019)

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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.
  • The latest software version is required to use Online mode.
  • Local wireless play is not compatible with Ver. 3.0.0 and earlier. All players who want to fight in local wireless battles need to make sure they have the same software version.
  • There is replay compatibility with Ver. 3.0.0, but not with Ver. 2.0.2 and earlier.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ver. 3.0.0 (Released April 18, 2019)

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  • Stage Builder added to Games & More. You can now draw your own custom stages by hand.
    • Note: 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.
    • Note: 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.
    • Note: DLC spirits can only be used if you have purchased the corresponding downloadable content.
  • The following spirits will appear in the Vault Shop:
    • Morgana
    • Ryuji Sakamoto
    • Ann Takamaki
    • Yusuke Kitagawa
    • Makoto Niijima
    • Futaba Sakura
    • Haru Okumura
    • Goro Akechi
    • Caroline & Justine
    • Igor
    • Phantom Thieves of Hearts

Online

  • You can now share replays, videos, Mii Fighters and custom stages with people around the world in Shared Content.
    • Note: 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.
    • Note: 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
    • Persona 3 Protagonist Wig + Outfit
    • Persona 4 Protagonist Wig + Outfit
    • Teddie Hat
    • Morgana Hat
    • Tails Hat + Outfit
    • Knuckles Hat + 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.
  • For information about the details of fixes and changes to fighters, read the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Update Ver. 3.0.0 fighter adjustments.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ver. 2.0.1 (Released February 21, 2019)

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  • 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.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ver. 2.0.0 (Released January 29, 2019)

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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

  • We 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.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ver. 1.2.1 (Released December 21, 2018)

  • Various fixes to improve gameplay.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ver. 1.2.0 (Released December 13, 2018)

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Offline Gameplay

  • Adjusted difficulty of approaching challengers.

Online Gameplay

Important: Online features require a Nintendo Switch Online membership.

  • When matchmaking in Quickplay, the Format setting of your 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.
  • Increased the stability of the synchronous connection within Battle Arenas.

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

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ver. 1.1.0 (Released December 07, 2018)

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Offline Gameplay

  • Added a Hard difficulty to Adventure mode.

Online Gameplay

Important: Online features require a Nintendo Switch Online membership.

  • Online now includes Quickplay, Battle Arenas, Spectate, and Background Matchmaking.
  • Global Smash Power will now be displayed.

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, Xenoblade Chronicles 2's Rex's Mii Fighter costume (Swordfighter type), has been added.

Misc.

  • Game balance adjustments.
  • Various gameplay fixes.