Super Mega Baseball 3 (Switch): Software updates (latest: Update 7)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various Software updates for Super Mega Baseball 3 on Nintendo Switch (originally released on May 13th 2020 in Europe and North America)!

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Super Mega Baseball 3 – Ver. ??? (Update 7)

  • Release date: TBA1 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available yet. This update brings the following:

  • over 20 gameplay, AI, and other improvements
  • adds the ability to make your Online League public. There’s a new Public League browser which allows anyone to find open, active leagues to join & filters that allow you to find leagues that use specific settings!
  • even more bug fixes

Super Mega Baseball 3 – Ver. ??? (Update 6)

  • Release date: March 24th 2021 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:

MAJOR ADDITIONS:

  • Player Career Stats and Historical Season Data in Franchise Mode:
    • New Player Career screen shows a player’s season stats from the 10 most recent seasons, and career stats accumulated from the player’s entire career (starting from the current season at the time this update is installed).
    • View past season and all-time league leaders in home runs, RBIs, strikeouts, and more accumulated throughout the Franchise playthrough.
    • View season standings and playoff brackets from the 10 most recent seasons.
  • Practice Mode:
    • Play an endless game where you choose to either always bat or always pitch.
    • Pitchers do not tire, and players’ Mojo and Fitness do not change during the game.
    • Great way to prepare before being matched up in a Pennant Race or Online League game.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • AI batters are now slightly more affected by the pitcher’s velocity and junk skills, and slightly less affected by the power pitch score and pitch location.
  • AI batters are now more prone to being tricked by the break on the pitch, particularly when pitching at low Ego levels.
  • The pitching reticle minigame is now more difficult, particularly at high pitching Ego levels.
  • Following a fielder selection change, the player now has more time to react and control the newly selected fielder before the fielder slows down, particularly at high Ego levels.
  • When a fielder misses a catch with the “!” above their head, there is now text underneath the character explaining the primary reason the catch was missed along with the odds that the catch was missed.
  • Before the pitch is started, you can now queue runners to take off with the pitch delivery by holding R1 while giving steal commands. Using this feature, runners will get a bad jump but will still return safely on a pick-off attempt. Best used on hit & run attempts and full count, 2 out situations.
  • With runners on 1B and 2B, you can now steal with only the runner at 2B by pressing L2.
  • Passed ball and wild pitch rates have been adjusted, particularly to greatly reduce the odds of a missed catch on pitches in or near the strikezone, and on pitches where the reticle minigame ends up fairly close to the intended target.
  • Fielding error odds have been tweaked slightly, particularly to reduce errors on balls that bounce in front of or near the fielder.
  • Fielders with low Fielding skill now miss slightly more jumping, diving, and sliding catches.
  • Ball deflection velocities following a missed catch have been tweaked.
  • Pitchers now see slightly more comebackers get through them when the ball is hit hard enough.
  • The pitcher is now more likely to drop a throw while running to tend a base, while other fielders are slightly less likely to drop a throw while running to tend a base.
  • The pitcher can no longer receive a Mojo boost following a successful sacrifice bunt or sacrifice fly by the opponent.
  • AI baserunners are now slightly more willing to attempt a straight steal of 2B, and slightly less aggressive trying to score on a wild pitch or passed ball.
  • AI will no longer use the Corners In infield defensive positioning in the last inning when ahead by more than one run.
  • AI will no longer use the Infield In defensive positioning when facing a large run deficit.
  • AI will now typically wait slightly longer before pulling their current pitcher when the rest of their bullpen is collectively tired.
  • In Franchise mode, players are now extremely unlikely to retire before the age of 30, and more likely to retire at age 40+.
  • In Franchise mode, age no longer affects the likelihood that a player resigns from their team at the end of a season. Players are now more likely to resign the longer it has been since they were a free agent.
  • In Franchise mode, the sign and release logic used by the CPU-controlled teams has been updated. The CPU is now less eager to sign star players for very large salaries in the offseason, and more willing to sign players in general once their asking salary is significantly below their “fair” value.
  • In Franchise mode, Player Development Opportunities have been tweaked to reduce the odds of acquiring a negative trait or losing a positive trait.
  • In Franchise mode, the speed at which the news feed scrolls has been improved.
  • At the start of Franchise mode, the initial asking salaries of some available players have been reduced.
  • In Custom Franchise, Season, and Elimination modes, you can now set the starting lineups for each user-controlled team before watching or playing a game (even when the user-controlled team is currently being played by the AI).
  • In Franchise, Season, and Elimination modes, the minimum number of plate appearances or innings pitched required to appear as a playoff league leader for a rate statistic (batting average, ERA, etc.) has been improved.
  • When watching a CPU vs CPU game in Franchise, Season, or Elimination mode, you can now press the Simulate and Finish Later buttons in the pause menu in the middle of a play.
  • Various other minor UI improvements have been made.

ISSUES ADDRESSED:

  • Fixed: A crash can occur in the logo editor when removing layers via the undo button.
  • Fixed: The first baseman could be incorrectly selected initially on balls hit between 1B and 2B where the second baseman is the clear, preferred selection (similarly with the third baseman and shortstop).
  • Fixed: Mojo and Fitness changes for Pennant Race do not update correctly based on team usage and win rates from previous races.
  • Fixed: On the Pennant Race Standings screen, the “User Standings” for previous races can be incorrect.
  • Fixed: Pitcher can be incorrectly selected initially on balls hit to the outfield.
  • Fixed: Fielder selection does not always auto-switch when intended after a ball gets through the infield or after a catch is missed.
  • Fixed: Movement input can refuse to switch to a better fielder when another fielder is close to the ball’s trajectory, even though the other fielder has no reasonable chance at making a catch.
  • Fixed: Some other rare fielder selection issues.
  • Fixed: AI-controlled first basemen can wander too far to their right on ground balls to 2B when they should be tending 1B instead.
  • Fixed: AI-controlled outfielders with weak arms could refuse to throw home when there was still a chance of making an out at home.
  • Fixed: Baserunners too easily retreat safely back to 3B on a suicide squeeze attempt.
  • Fixed: In online vs play, steal attempts can be incorrectly rejected following consecutive attempts after hitting foul balls.
  • Fixed: Watch camera angles can remain on during Franchise and Season win cinematics.
  • Fixed: Unusual or super fast pitch movement can occur in online play if the pause menu or chat wheel are open while the pitch is being delivered.
  • Fixed: The “4 Dingers Would Have Been Better” achievement fails to unlock in some game modes.
  • Fixed: Ticker tape does not fire after winning a game in Founder’s Field, Big Sky Park, Lafayette Corner, or Tiger Den.
  • Fixed: UI animations are affected by slow motion gameplay effects.
  • Fixed: Text from an online partner or opponent can be unnecessarily censored when it does not need to be on some platforms (for example, Jack
  • Cracker’s last name is unnecessarily censored in some cases).
  • Fixed: Making lineup changes to a Standard team in Pennant Race or Online Leagues marks the team as visually customized, leading to various incorrect UI elements and text being shown in various parts of the game.
  • Fixed: In Pennant Race and Online Leagues, after an opponent forfeits or disconnects, the game often fails to present the post-game stats and three stars.
  • Fixed: Pennant Race and Online League match results can fail to record when a disconnect occurs before the game starts in some cases.
  • Fixed: Crash in online versus play when trying to leave the game from the pause menu immediately after letting the substitution timer expire.
  • Fixed: Crash when a friend joins for party-based online play while on the Exhibition pre-game lineup screen.
  • Fixed: In Franchise mode, a crash can occur after entering the offseason and scrolling the news feed to a retired player.
  • Fixed: In Franchise, Season, and Elimination modes, team stats for position players failed to appear in rare cases if the underlying league structure had been changed at some point in the league editor.
  • Fixed: In Franchise mode, at the start of the offseason, newly generated rookie free agents would lose their traits after the first negotiation round.
  • Fixed: In Franchise mode, the AI would never sign a player that was just released, leading to a player salary reduction exploit.
  • Fixed: In Franchise mode, the league leaders tables for rate statistics (batting average, ERA, etc.) do not always correctly filter out players that fall short of the minimum plate appearances or innings pitched requirement.
  • Fixed: In Franchise, Season, and Elimination modes, a save is not triggered after simulating games.
  • Fixed: In Pennant Race, the spinner on the Team Stats tab in Team Hub is disabled, making it impossible to view stats from previous races.
  • Fixed: The Roster tab in Team Hub does not always default sort starting pitchers by their starting rotation order.
  • Fixed: While batting, black teeth can be seen on pitchers with certain personality types.
  • Fixed: Helmet ear flap can disappear / appear on the incorrect side and helment logo can appear mirrored on some players from certain camera angles.
  • Fixed: Ball hitting yellow line on right-center field wall in Big Sky could be incorrectly ruled a home run.
  • Fixed: A foul ball could be ruled prematurely in Lafayette Corner on catchable fly balls that travel straight over seating sections.
  • Fixed: Incorrect piping on jersey 11 and jersey 17 for some body types.
  • Fixed: In online versus play, the pitching timer can fail to reappear after returning to the game from the substitution menu.
  • Fixed: In Pennant Race, the wrong Class (Legendary, All-Star, Pro, etc.) was sometimes shown when viewing another player’s game history.
  • Fixed: In Online Leagues, the match against specific opponent feature could fail in rare cases.
  • Fixed: Baserunning and fielding sound effects can carry over into the front end after an opponent forfeits or disconnects from an online match.
  • Fixed: In Franchise mode, the Pressure meter behaves the same in both regular season and playoff games. Pressure should tend to be higher in the playoffs like it does in Season and Elimination modes.
  • Fixed: Miscellaneous corrections to UI and help content images.
  • Fixed: (Switch only) Frame drops can be experienced during gameplay in a number of stadiums, particularly in Shaka Sports Turf and El Viejo Stadium.
  • Fixed: (Switch only) In Franchise mode, a crash can occur when resuming a franchise with two identical news items.
  • Fixed: (Switch only) In Franchise mode, the news feed cannot be scrolled when using a single joycon.

Super Mega Baseball 3 – Ver. ??? (Update 5)

  • Release date: December 1st 2020 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:

ONLINE LEAGUES UPDATES:

  • New settings are now available to both new and existing leagues:
    • Stadiums: choose to use the home team’s home park, or random stadiums each game.
    • Mojo and Fitness: choose to have Mojo and Fitness carry over from game to game, or reset each game.
    • Starting pitchers: choose to give users full control over their starting pitchers, use random starters each game, or rotate through the rotation.
    • Pitcher stamina: choose to have pitcher stamina carry over from game to game, or reset each game.
  • The Auto Ego option is now available for leagues that allow demo/trial players.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Logo editor customizations can now use up to 32 layers (up from 16).
  • Human-controlled fielders now only wave their hands when tracking a catchable pop fly if the fielder is guaranteed to arrive in time for the catch should the stick be immediately released.
  • Reach tag attempts are now interrupted when pressing a throw-to-base button, allowing a throw to start before the reach tag animation ends.
  • Batters no longer lose Mojo after a successful sacrifice bunt or sacrifice fly.
  • Catcher throws on steal attempts now have reduced speed, particularly for low throwing minigame scores and catchers with low Arm skill, making it easier to steal bases against catchers with weak arms.
  • It is now harder to steal 2B or 3B after the pitcher steps off or performs a pick-off attempt.
  • Baserunners now tire a bit more quickly when changing directions on the basepaths, making it a bit harder to survive a rundown.
  • AI baserunners are now more likely to get picked off when preparing to steal a base.
  • AI baserunners are now less likely to attempt a steal as the defense attempts more pick-offs in the inning.
  • The pitcher will now fail to catch, block, or deflect comebackers that are hit well enough, though pitchers with high Fielding skill are more likely to get a glove on the ball.
  • The ball’s change in speed and direction following a missed catch is now less affected by the fielder’s velocity.
  • In Franchise, Season, and Elimination modes, players become or stay Juiced less frequently and more randomly.
  • In Franchise, Season, and Elimination modes, players tire less when they see less time in the field, resulting in the DH recovering more Fitness than other players between games.
  • A new “Corners In” infield defensive positioning option has been added.
  • AI infield defensive positioning decisions have been updated.
  • Umpires are now more accurate at calling reach tag outs applied by fielders.
  • Auto fielder selection changes no longer occur for the rest of the play after the switch fielder button is pressed.
  • AI-controlled pitchers now dive at slightly fewer hit balls.
  • In Pennant Race, unlocking a higher quality award in the same category as one you have pinned automatically replaces the pinned award with the new one.
  • In Pennant Race and Online Leagues that use the Auto Ego option, starting Ego values for new players have been adjusted.
  • In Pennant Race and Online Leagues that use random starting pitchers, starters with fewer starts in the current race/season are now more likely to
  • be selected (but both teams are still assigned the same starting rotation slot).
  • In AI vs. AI games, fielders are now more aggressive at trapping runners on the basepaths.
  • In watch mode, the default camera view is now used when auto tracking is turned on instead of automatically keeping the ball in the center of the screen.
  • The positioning of the Mojo and Fitness updates that appear over a player’s head have been improved, particularly during cinematic sequences.
  • The sound of bat cracks that happen off-screen during strikeout cinematics have been subdued.
  • Players with the Timid personality type now have a more neutral facial expression on player cards.
  • Other minor, miscellaneous UI, audio, and gameplay improvements have been made.

BUG FIXES:

  • Fixed: Tag outs can incorrectly register if a runner comes too close to a fielder the moments after a successful diving, jumping, or sliding catch.
  • Fixed: Fielders can completely miss catches (no “!”) on balls thrown to them while running to tend a base, particularly during rundowns.
  • Fixed: In rare cases, corner infielders can become stuck moving extremely slowly while tracking down a catchable pop fly, often leading to a failed catch.
  • Fixed: In rare cases, fielders can suddenly and unexpectedly leave a base when a throw to their base is started, often resulting in the throw sailing past the base.
  • Fixed: In rare cases, a fielder can release a throw to a base without waiting long enough for the fielder to arrive, resulting in the throw sailing past the base.
  • Fixed: In rare cases, no fielder runs to the base that a throw is initiated for, resulting in the ball carrier slowly jogging to the base.
  • Fixed: In rare cases, fielders can incorrectly leave a base to cut for a throw after a missed catch in the outfield.
  • Fixed: In rare cases, both middle infielders can track a shallow pop fly to CF for too long, leading to a failed out at 2B because no one was tending the base.
  • Fixed: In some cases, the wrong outfielder could be auto-selected with respect to the player’s input after a missed catch or after a hit leaves the infield.
  • Fixed: Stick input can unexpectedly refuse to switch fielders after the stick is released for a moment.
  • Fixed: Attempting to step out after the pitcher has already started a pick-off move results in the runner failing to safely dive back to the base.
  • Fixed: In rare cases, steal input issued during a pick-off attempt can be incorrectly ignored.
  • Fixed: AI baserunners can be baited into getting doubled off by performing a very early jump or dive on a high pop-up.
  • Fixed: AI baserunners can be baited into an easy tag out after a missed catch.
  • Fixed: AI outfielders can sometimes fail to throw home when they had a reasonable chance at an out at home plate.
  • Fixed: In online play, mashing the steal button can result in future steal attempts being rejected due to “Too many attempts.”
  • Fixed: In online play, the RBI count for the Pennant Race, Season, or Elimination shown after a home run is incorrect.
  • Fixed: Double throw sound can occur in online play when a short throw is queued up before the fielder catches the ball.
  • Fixed: Rapidly pressing the switch fielder button can fail to rapidly switch fielders.
  • Fixed: Middle infielder may not be correctly positioned to hold the runner at 2B following an offensive substitution.
  • Fixed: Pitcher can be knocked out from a softly hit ball while diving, sliding, or jumping.
  • Fixed: Ball collision with fielder can look incorrect during mistimed jumps or dives, particularly on high fly balls.
  • Fixed: Initial fielder selection can fail to select the pitcher when appropriate.
  • Fixed: Infield fly can be incorrectly ruled on line drives to the outfield that travel directly overhead of the pitcher or other infielder.
  • Fixed: Ball can be incorrectly ruled out of play when the ball hits the backstop fence or the nearby wall in Lafayette Corner.
  • Fixed: In rare cases, an error is incorrectly ruled when an outfielder bobbles a hit that is not catchable for an out, even when no runners advance any extra bases.
  • Fixed: Second runner to cross home plate can be incorrectly ruled out when a forced runner had yet to advance to their next base.
  • Fixed: The home park spinner is not available when accessing Team Hub via Online Leagues Hub.
  • Fixed: In online play, a bunt could be incorrectly rejected after a substitution should the batter have shown bunt before the substitution.
  • Fixed: Franchise news feed fails to scroll after the game has been running for some amount of time.
  • Fixed: When editing player skill values, the values unintentionally wrap from 99 to 0 and from 0 to 99.
  • Fixed: In online Franchise, Season, or Elimination play, the game can eventually crash after confirming the Finish Later dialog at an inopportune time.
  • Fixed: Ball hit off of the second deck in Lafayette Corner that bounces back into play can fail to register as a home run.
  • Fixed: In rare cases, the power swing score could remain visible after a passed ball.
  • Fixed: Players can sometimes clip with one another in the dugout at Colonial Plaza during home run cinematics.
  • Fixed: Trigger buttons sometimes scroll two pages at a time instead of one, particularly on the Season Schedule screen.
  • Fixed: The in-game player defensive position notification can incorrectly show “Now at DH” for a player that is removed from the game.
  • Fixed [Switch only]: Unable to pick a color in the Logo Editor when using a single joycon.
  • Fixed [Switch only]: Unable to edit the bracket of a Custom Elimination when using a single joycon.
  • Fixed [Switch only]: Unable to filter news items in Franchise Hub when using a single joycon.
  • Fixed [Switch only]: It is possible for the game to crash when controller vibration is triggered.
  • Fixed [Steam only]: Moving the mouse over the Pressure meter during the new batter cinematic clears the meter.
  • Mitigated: In rare cases, AI fielders can make a bad decision to take an easy force out instead of chasing or trapping a runner further along the bases.
  • Mitigated: Pitcher can fail to cover home fast enough during a rundown, leading to a failed out at home.

Super Mega Baseball 3 – Ver. ??? (Update 4)

  • Release date: September 29th 2020 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:

Major Additions:

 

  • New Online Leagues game mode:
    • Play against friends on other platforms
    • Use custom teams (optional)
    • Uses matchmaking with customizable options and no fixed schedule
    • Statistics tracked throughout
    • Available in both the full game and in the demo/trial versions

       

  • Completely revamped Watch Mode for spectating AI vs AI games
    • Watch the game and explore the details of the ballparks from dozens of new camera angles
    • Control the camera direction and zoom for an immersive spectator experience
    • Use new minimal HUD modes for a relaxed visual experience or for clean screenshots
  •  

Improvements:

 

  • The speed and direction of ball deflections off of missed catches by fielders has been tweaked so that the ball continues to travel more in its current direction, and less in the direction that the fielder is moving.
  • Pitchers now drop even more comebackers.
  • A pitch intended to be a pitchout will now register as a pitchout even if the pitcher’s aim is slightly off.
  • Further minor improvements to AI bullpen usage have been made.
  • The suggested lineup algorithm / AI-generated lineups have been updated to reduce the likelihood that a big power hitter gets put in the lead-off spot while a more contact-type hitter ends up in the #3 spot.
  • Home run horns have been revised.
  • Pennant Race Ego assignments and Ratings have been adjusted, particularly to increase runs per game for players that were previously at Ego 80 and above.
  • In Pennant Race, the Hub now shows what Ego you will be assigned in your next game.
  • In Pennant Race, the standings can now be refreshed without leaving the Hub.
  • In Pennant Race, the Game History screen now lists the Ego used by each player.
  • In Pennant Race, the randomization algorithm used to pick the starting pitcher slot and the home team has been updated.
  • Various other minor UI improvements and touch-ups have been made.
  • Minor cinematic camera improvements have been made.
  • Various audio improvements have been made, particularly with the sound of the umpires’ voice.

Issues Addressed:

  • Fixed: In online play, base stealers are allowed to retreat too quickly after giving steal input or after the pitcher steps off, resulting in a “steal spamming” exploit.
  • Fixed: In online play, pressing the swing button before the pitch delivery telegraphs to the batter whether a pitch is on its way, leading to a base stealing exploit.
  • Fixed: Baserunners can be picked off on low throws in the dirt from the pitcher, even when no steal input is given.
  • Fixed: AI outfielders sometimes throw behind runners when they should be throwing ahead of them.
  • Fixed: In Pennant Race, a user can unintentionally be locked into the same team for the next race without being given an opportunity to pick a new team.
  • Fixed: In Pennant Race, player stats can fail to record after a player forfeits the game.
  • Fixed: A Franchise, Season, or Elimination playthrough can become inaccessible / crash the game on entry due to a corrupt mid-game save file generated via the “Finish Later” option in the pause menu.
  • Fixed: In Franchise mode, Mojo and Fitness can be initialized and updated incorrectly once a new season starts.
  • Fixed: In Franchise mode, season stats (AVG, ERA, WHIP, etc.) are not visible in the post game stats.
  • Fixed: In Franchise mode, number of pitches thrown by pitchers in the last 3 games are not displayed in the lineup menu.
  • Fixed: In Franchise mode, when loading the Franchise after completing the playoffs but before starting the offseason, the playoff bracket, stats, etc. from the wrong season can be shown instead of those from the most recent season.
  • Fixed: In Franchise mode, after many seasons, the game can lock-up after pressing the Skip Offseason button.
  • Fixed: Two batters appear at the plate after ball is thrown out of play during a strikeout cinematic.
  • Fixed: Baserunner could end up starting the next at-bat at the wrong base following a fouled bunt third strike.
  • Fixed: Sub n Swipe achievement not being awarded correctly.
  • Fixed: In online play, attempting to send a chat message at an inopportune time can inadvertently trigger a stolen base attempt or other unwanted behavior.
  • Fixed: In online play, a player’s batting stance appears different than the one chosen for them via customization.
  • Fixed: When playing online co-op Franchise mode in the offseason, game can crash in the Sign and Release screen after advancing to the next round.
  • Fixed: Exhibition team select screen can feel laggy when toggling through teams.
  • Fixed: [Switch only] Base stealing help story can repeatedly trigger when playing with single joycons.
  • Fixed: Pants style 3, knee cut length appear different on Male players with the Average body type.
  • Fixed: Away team announcer call for Nate Hanky can incorrectly say Chilli Little instead.
  • Fixed: Various other minor bugs with respect to announcer calls.
  • Fixed: Umpire can incorrectly call a ball outside/inside/up/down when it is a ball that misses elsewhere.
  • Fixed: Red headlights appearing on cars in Lafayette.
  • Fixed: In Big Sky, players in the dugout can clip with each other during a home run cinematic.
  • Fixed: Various touch-ups to Tiger Den, including moving the yellow foul line on the left-field wall so that it lines up with the foul pole.
  • Fixed: Incorrect distance measurement on outfield fence in Big Sky.
  • Fixed: Home run dugout celebration camera never used in Shaka.
  • Fixed: Various other rare crashes in the Front End / UI across several game modes.
  • Fixed: Various physics issues in stadiums outside the field of play.
  • List of changes:
  • adds the Online Leagues
    • Use invite codes to set up private leagues to play cross-platform with friends.
    • Play in short term or long term seasons, with statistics tracked throughout the season.
    • Customize settings and rules, such as Ego (difficulty) level and game length.
    • Play with SMB3 standard teams or fully customized user teams.
    • Create large leagues – up to 32 players.
    • Queue for games against any opponent in the league, or queue against a specific user.
  • adds a surprise mode that has yet to be announced
  • Watch mode will offer users a new way to simulate AI versus AI games by allowing the user to control various cameras around the stadiums. These camera angles will let users observe the on-field action at different dynamic angles and viewpoints, allowing for a different gameplay experience.

Super Mega Baseball 3 – Ver. ??? (Update 3)

  • Release date: June 25th 2020 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:

Improvements:

  • Baserunners now delay for a small amount of time on swing contact with less than 2 outs, allowing more time to defend against line drive double plays and making it slightly easier to put runners out on ground balls in the infield.
  • Passed ball rates have been revamped:
    • Passed ball rates have been reduced on pitches in and directly above the strike zone.
    • Passed ball / wild pitch rates have been increased on balls in the dirt or very far from the strike zone, particularly when the pitch location is far from the initial target.
  • Further improvements have been made to base stealing in online play to shorten the window of time between when the pitcher starts the pitching minigame, and when the pitcher starts their stretch delivery animation.
  • AI bullpen usage has been improved, particularly to have the AI be more willing to pull the current pitcher sooner rather than later.
  • AI pick-off and pitchout rates are now reduced.
  • AI baserunners are now more susceptible to being picked off.
  • The Mojo penalty that pitchers receive for a failed pick-off attempt has been significantly reduced.
  • D-Pad buttons can now be used to make throws in the field (useful after stepping off during an early steal attempt).
  • In online play, chat can now be accessed during the post game.
  • In online play, extra pitching time is no longer awarded following a pick-off attempt.
  • It is now harder to steal 3B and home.
  • It is now much harder to steal home on a double steal play (by first stealing with a runner at 1B and then sending the runner at 3B home after the catcher throws to 2B).
  • It is now slightly harder to steal 2B when playing at a high baserunning Ego, and slightly easier to steal 2B when playing at a low baserunning Ego.
  • It is now harder to successfully steal a base when starting a steal after the pitcher starts a step off or pick-off attempt.
  • Infielders are now less likely to dig throws out of the dirt from the catcher during stolen base attempts.
  • Pitchers now drop comebackers more frequently.
  • A pitcher who is injured during play can now be replaced before facing the minimum 3 batters.
  • AI batters now rely more heavily on the power swing mechanic, producing more swings & misses and less softly hit foul balls while also generating more power on balls put in play.
  • AI batters’ aggression is now more varied during a game, leading to the AI swinging more often in some at-bats than others.
  • Bunting is now a bit easier, both for AI and human batters – a perfectly aligned reticle on the pitch location will now result in a slightly downward bunted ball rather than slightly upward.
  • Fielder running dive distances have been adjusted to help prevent fielders from diving past a hit ball.
  • AI is now less aggressive when it comes to making fielding substitutions when ahead late in a game.
  • Batters are now less likely to be injured after being hit by a pitch, and are more likely to receive a significantly larger Mojo increase instead.
  • Fielder selection changes can now also be triggered by changing movement directions, much like in Super Mega Baseball 2.
  • Various tweaks and improvements have been made to which fielder is initially selected on contact, and which fielder gets selected based on movement direction or when the change fielder button is pressed.
  • Middle infielders will now track pop-ups and shallow fly balls near the foul lines.
  • Fielders now make better decisions regarding when to run towards a throw when a runner is caught in a pickle.
  • The timing and speed of a baserunner’s slide during a pick-off attempt has been tweaked so that the runner stands up sooner.
  • The AI is now less likely to attempt to steal a base or execute a hit and run late in games when the run doesn’t matter.
  • You can now see how much surplus each team has when picking a team for a new Franchise.
  • In Franchise mode, pitching rotations are now reset to the default rotations at the start of the playoffs.
  • Franchise news feed text has been updated to use gender-neutral pronouns.
  • In Pennant Race, SP/RP pitchers that are part of the 4-man starting rotation are no longer available to pitch from the bullpen.
  • Several new shapes have been added to the Logo Editor.
  • Tweaks to various stadium and cinematic cameras have been made.
  • Various other minor UI fixes and improvements have been made.
  • Minor improvements and updates to help content have been made.

Issues Addressed:

  • Fixed: Some instances of loading into a Pennant Race game can result in a deadlock on the loading screen.
  • Fixed: Exhibition team select screen can become laggy and not respond for periods of time.
  • Fixed: AI tends to leave in their current pitcher longer when the bullpen is rested, rather than when the bullpen is tired.
  • Fixed: In Franchise mode, a released player’s initial new asking salary may not be generated correctly, resulting in a lower initial asking salary than intended.
  • Fixed: Automatic fielder re-selection after missed catch triggering at incorrect times.
  • Fixed: Middle infielder catching pick-off throw behind the base, rather than at the base.
  • Fixed: Crowd booing after home team attempts a pick-off throw.
  • Fixed: Skip home run button not working in AI vs AI games.
  • Fixed: Infielders sometimes behaving strangely during strikeout cinematics.
  • Fixed: A slightly off-centered right analog stick can result in unwanted check swings when swinging with the face buttons.
  • Fixed: Batter behaves strangely in rare cases during a passed ball, wild pitch, or stolen base attempt.
  • Fixed: “Fooled” AI batter feedback can appear when the AI batter is taking a pitch during a straight steal attempt.
  • Fixed: AI outfielders sometimes incorrectly throw to 3B or home plate, easily allowing the batter-runner to advance to 2B.
  • Fixed: AI outfielders sometimes try to double-up a runner at 1B when there is no hope of the throw beating the runner.
  • Fixed: Pitcher can sometimes be charged with an error and Mojo penalty after dropping a hard-hit comebacker.
  • Fixed: In online play, selection halo, player name, and throwing meter can flicker near the end of certain player animations, particularly after a stretch catch at 1B.
  • Fixed: In online play, players appear choppy / laggy during some cinematics.
  • Fixed: Starpoint award for home run under 350ft reads “Home run under 300ft”.
  • Fixed: Starpoint award for reaching 1B safely on a dropped third strike can be incorrectly and repeatedly awarded after advancing on a passed ball or wild pitch.Fixed: Airhorns blaring after home run cinematic is skipped.
  • Fixed: Announcer call not working correctly for Spanky Wagnerd and Raphael Gonzolo.
  • Fixed: Announcer repeated calls for “Number 27” and “Number 43”.
  • Fixed: Some umpires not making verbal strike out call.
  • Fixed: Female umpire making repeated “Fair Ball” call.
  • Fixed: Small hole in right field corner of Big Sky big enough for the ball to fit through.
  • Fixed: In local head-to-head play, “Pitchout” text can remain visible after the pitcher has started their delivery.
  • Fixed: In online play, a batter with extremely high latency could overly delay pitch deliveries and overly affect a fielder’s ability to field a hit ball.
  • Fixed: In customization, “Apply All” not working for tattoos.
  • Fixed: Crash when removing a local co-op partner from the party after hitting a home run, but before the home run was ruled.
  • Fixed: Rare crash when closing the pause menu right at the end of a game.
  • Fixed: Possible crash upon loading into a game after a disconnect re-routes to the front end.
  • Fixed: Other rare crashes and stability bugs.
  • Fixed: Grass is too bright in some stadiums / lighting conditions, making the ball hard to see (Nintendo Switch only).
  • Fixed: Frame drops experienced in some stadiums / lighting conditions when multiple baserunners are on base (Nintendo Switch only).
  • Mitigated: First baseman fields a ball that the second baseman can and should easily field

Super Mega Baseball 3 – Ver. ??? (Update 2)

  • Release date: June 6th 2020 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:

Improvements:

  • Added ability to import customized teams and leagues from Super Mega Baseball 2.
  • Graphics performance improvements.
  • Minor audio improvements.
  • Greatly reduced rate of dropped catches by fielders on clean throws that do not bounce, particularly at first base.
  • Reduced lead-off sizes in some situations with less than 2 outs to help prevent line drive double plays.
  • Savedata stored to flash drive more frequently (Switch only).

Issues Addressed:

  • Fixed: Base runners inadvertently entering secondary leadoff before starting steal in online play, giving base stealers an unfair advantage.
  • Fixed: Potential crash in Franchise mode’s player development screen.
  • Fixed: Statistics tracking bug in Season, Elimination and Franchise mode.
  • Fixed: Potential crash if a trait activated shortly after a substitution.
  • Fixed: Potential crash after finishing a game in online co-op Franchise games.
  • Fixed: PDOs not always correctly applied to players in Franchise mode.
  • Fixed: Certain instances of animation stuttering issues during cinematics in online play.
  • Fixed: Certain achievements not triggering at the start of the playoffs (Xbox One only).
  • Fixed: The Star Studded Offense achievement not unlocking (Xbox One only).
  • Fixed: Several potential crashes which in some cases could lead to loss of recent customizations (Switch only).

How to download updates for Super Mega Baseball 3 for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Super Mega Baseball 3, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;

OR

  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game on the Home Menu, and press – or + to go to the Options: the version number is displayed just below the game title.


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