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Ver. 1.2.0 Update & Patch Summary

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Ver. 1.2.0 Update & Patch Summary

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Read this guide for the breakdown of the Ver. 1.2.0 update of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! This includes a details on the patch notes, release date, and more!

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Ver. 1.2.0 Update Summary

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate SSBU Ver. 1.2.0 Update & Patch Notes
UpdateVer. 1.2.0
Release DateDec. 14, 2018

Ver 1.2.0 is out and it brings with it significant changes to difficulty, online matchmaking, and miscellaneous game balances!

How to Update the Game

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate SSBU Ver. 1.2.0 Update & Patch Notes

From the home menu, highlight SSBU then open the options menu with the + button. Choose software update to get a prompt to either download it through the internet or Match with Local Users.

Ver. 1.2.0 - Offline Gameplay Updates

Approaching Challengers Difficulty Changed

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate SSBU Ver. 1.2.0 Update & Patch Notes

The difficulty for Approaching Challengers fights have been adjusted in this update! Character AIs will now move according to the new difficulty shift.

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Ver. 1.2.0 - Online Gameplay Changes

Matchmaking will Prioritize Preferred Rules

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate SSBU Ver. 1.2.0 Update & Patch Notes

Online queues will put more importance in matching players based on their Preferred Rules for Online Quickplay. Queue time may take longer depending on your Preferred Rules.

Better Stability for Battle Arenas

Nintendo has applied stability improvements to ensure better connection in Battle Arenas.

Ver. 1.2.0 - Changes to Fighters

Various Fighters Updated

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate SSBU Ver. 1.2.0 Update & Patch Notes

Several fighters have received adjustments in this update. Changes could apply to various gameplay aspects of the characters.

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List of Fighters who Received Updates

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

All info regarding these changes were taken from the Ver. 1.2.0 patch notes released by Nintendo

Ver. 1.2.0 - Compatibility Changes

Update Required for Online Multiplayer

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate SSBU Ver. 1.2.0 Update & Patch Notes

Players are required to update their game to Ver. 1.2.0 to be able to play online multiplayer! You won't be able to access any of the game's online features until you update the game to the latest version.

Local Wireless Play Possible with Same Versions

For local wireless, players must all have the same version of the game to be able to play together. Ver. 1.2.0 is incompatible with earlier versions of the game for Local Wireless Online!

Old Replays Must be Converted

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate SSBU Ver. 1.2.0 Update & Patch Notes

Replays from previous versions of the game needs to be converted before updating the game. To save replays, head to the Vault then to the Replay section to find the Replay Data and Convert to Video options.

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