Super Smash Bros Ultimate Update 1.2.0 Brings Online And Balance Changes

Fresh off the presses, the latest update for Super Smash Bros Ultimate has been released for the Switch.

The update includes prioritization for Preferred Rules in online play as well as increased stability for connection in online Battle Arenas.

As expected, a series of adjustments have hit a fair few characters as well; characters such as Donkey Kong, Kirby, Young Link and Greninja have all had ‘specific’ adjustments to their gameplay. Be prepared for the outrage when your favourite character has likely been nerfed, or the excitement where a character has been buffed and is now better to play with.

Last but not least, those of you who have Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! can unlock your respective partner Spirits for the game as well.

Despite only being out for a week, Super Smash Bros Ultimate has been selling like crazy, so expect more updates to come as the weeks go by.


Online Gameplay

– When matchmaking in Quickplay, the Format setting of your Preferred Rules will be more highly prioritized. This may cause matchmaking to take more time, and there’s still no guarantee that you’ll find a match that has your exact Preferred Rules.
– Increased the stability of the synchronous connection within Battle Arenas.


– Game balance adjustments.
– Various gameplay fixes.
– The fighters that had specific adjustments are listed below.

Adjusted Fighters

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