Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch): Software updates (Ver. 1.2.0)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the Software updates for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Nintendo Switch (originally released on December 7th 2018 in Europe, North America, and Japan).

If you’re looking about details about the DLC (contents, schedule), please check out this page instead! And for the Events and Content Updates, click here!

How to download updates for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 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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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Ver. 1.2.0

  • Release date: December 13th 2018 (North America) / December 14th 2018 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Offline Gameplay
    • Adjusted difficulty of approaching challengers.
  • Online Gameplay
    • 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.

    NOTE: Online features require a Nintendo Switch Online membership.

  • 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
  • Additional notes: replays created with Ver. 1.1.0 or earlier will not be compatible with this version. Make sure to convert them to video before downloading the update!
  • Source: Nintendo

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Ver. 1.1.0

  • Release date: December 4th 2018 (North America) / December 5th 2018 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch 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 Fighters Pass, Xenoblade Chronicles 2’s Rex’s Mii Fighter costume (Swordfighter type), has been added.
  • Misc.
    • Game balance adjustments.
    • Various gameplay fixes.
  • Additional notes: this is the Day 1 update for the game.
  • Source: Nintendo

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Ver. 1.0.0

  • Release date: November 1st 2018 (Europe, North America, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available.

  • Additional notes: this is the launch version of the game, and the one you get if you pre-purchase the game on the Nintendo eShop.
  • Source: Nintendo

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