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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate update out now (version 8.1.0), patch notes

Posted on August 4, 2020 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Nintendo has just issued a new update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Version 8.1.0 includes the Small Battlefield stage, more players being permitted for Elite Smash online, and more.

Below are the full patch notes:


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


– The online user experience has been adjusted.
– The way matching is determined while using Preferred Rules has been adjusted.
– Following a look at the 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 modes are expected.


– Several issues have been fixed to improve gameplay experience.

Here are a few screenshots of Small Battlefield:

Note that the latest update is required for online play. Additionally, local wireless play is not compatible with version 8.0.0 and earlier.

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