Update 1.2.0 has finally released for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, bringing with it a few changes to offline and online play… we just aren’t quite sure what the update changed.

According to the patch notes, the update “adjusted difficulty of approaching challengers” in offline mode. It also brought a couple changes for online play as well. Quickplay matchmaking will better prioritize Preferred Rules, which might cause matchmaking to take longer. There is also no guarantee that matchmaking will be done exactly as it is shown in the Preferred Rules. There should be more stability within the synchronous connection in Battle Arenas as well.

While these are welcome adjustments, the rest of the patch has left players guessing what the hell exactly was changed. The only other thing detailed in the patch notes is that there were “game balance adjustments” made along with “various gameplay fixes”, however, specifics regarding those changes appear to be missing.

That being said, they were at least considerate enough to give us a list of characters the “specific adjustments and changes” were made to. You can find them here…

  • Donkey Kong
  • Link
  • Kirby
  • Luigi
  • Ice Climbers
  • Young Link
  • Olimar
  • Toon Link
  • Villager
  • Greninja
  • Pac-Man
  • Duck Hunt
  • Isabelle

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirits

Due to the smoke and mirrors surrounding these alterations, the community has begun deep diving into the code to try and find out more specifics. One frustrated player wrote the following on the Smash Bros. subreddit.

“It’s really frustrating they do this. Even something simple like ‘fixed some inconsistencies with Ice Climbers where the second climber would act in unintended ways’ would at least clue us in. I really hope they didn’t take the de-synch out but it seems like they might’ve. And there’s no way to tell cause the patch notes are useless, yay!”

Along with this patch was another pleasant surprise though. It seems anyone that purchased Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee or Let’s Go Pikachu received a spirit version of that Pokemon for use in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. So players who purchased Let’s Go Pikachu obtained a 3 star Pikachu spirit, while players who purchased Let’s Go Eevee.. well, you get the idea.

Be sure to check back with us here at n3rdabl3 as more patches and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate news releases, and check us out anyway because we’ve got a lot more cool shit on our site!

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