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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now available, but before players jump into battle, there’s already a patch they’ll need to download.

Nintendo previously announced that a day one patch would be arriving alongside Ultimate‘s launch, and now players can install it to receive a few extra features. The main draw will be access to the game’s online system for quickplay, battle arena, background matchmaking, and more.

On the single-player side of things, a Hard mode will be added to the World of Light campaign. Before the update, only an Easy or Normal setting were available. Players choose their difficulty when making a new save, but the setting can be changed at any time in the story. For a full list of the changes, check out the patch notes below.

Version 1.1.0 Notes

Offline Gameplay

  • Added a Hard difficulty to Adventure 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

DLC Content

  • The special bonus for the Fighter Pass, Xenoblade Chronicle 2‘s Rex’s Mii Fighter costume (Swordfighter type) has been added

Misc.

  • Game balance adjustments
  • Various gameplay fixes

Players that purchase the Fighter Pass will now also have access to its first perk, which is the Xenoblade Chronicle 2 Mii Fighter costume. Five more characters will also be added down the line through the Fighter Pass, including Persona 5‘s Joker, who was revealed to be the first DLC fighter during The Game Awards. Before he arrives, though, even players without the season pass will get the bonus fighter, Piranha Plant, by registering their game on My Nintendo Rewards.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available for Nintendo Switch.

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Source: Nintendo of America support


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Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s day one patch adds online features

Players will want to update their new copies of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the full experience.

By Evan Slead | 12/7/2018 12:30 PM PT

News

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now available, but before players jump into battle, there’s already a patch they’ll need to download.

Nintendo previously announced that a day one patch would be arriving alongside Ultimate‘s launch, and now players can install it to receive a few extra features. The main draw will be access to the game’s online system for quickplay, battle arena, background matchmaking, and more.

On the single-player side of things, a Hard mode will be added to the World of Light campaign. Before the update, only an Easy or Normal setting were available. Players choose their difficulty when making a new save, but the setting can be changed at any time in the story. For a full list of the changes, check out the patch notes below.

Version 1.1.0 Notes

Offline Gameplay

  • Added a Hard difficulty to Adventure 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

DLC Content

  • The special bonus for the Fighter Pass, Xenoblade Chronicle 2‘s Rex’s Mii Fighter costume (Swordfighter type) has been added

Misc.

  • Game balance adjustments
  • Various gameplay fixes

Players that purchase the Fighter Pass will now also have access to its first perk, which is the Xenoblade Chronicle 2 Mii Fighter costume. Five more characters will also be added down the line through the Fighter Pass, including Persona 5‘s Joker, who was revealed to be the first DLC fighter during The Game Awards. Before he arrives, though, even players without the season pass will get the bonus fighter, Piranha Plant, by registering their game on My Nintendo Rewards.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available for Nintendo Switch.

Read More

Source: Nintendo of America support



About Evan Slead

view all posts

Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.