Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Update 8.1.0 Now Available (With Patch Notes)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Small Battlefield Screenshot

Nintendo has released a software update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, that now sees the mascot brawler on update version 8.1.0.

This update has added Small Battlefield stage, has made adjustments to the online user experience and has addressed issues to improve the gameplay experience.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now available exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Update Version 8.1.0 Patch Notes

Stage

  • The Small Battlefield stage has been added. You can also set Small Battlefield as a Preferred Rule in Online battles.
  • You can now select any stage-specific music for the Battlefield, Small Battlefield, Big Battlefield, and Final Destination stages.

Online

  • The online user experience has been adjusted.
  • The way matching is determined when using Preferred Rules has been adjusted.
  • Following a look at the current number of players eligible for Elite Smash, the threshold for entry has been recalculated to allow more players. Additionally, the way initial values for Global Smash Power are calculated has also been adjusted.
  • Further investigations and adjustments to Online mode are expected.

General

  • Several issues have been fixed to improve gameplay experience.
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