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
|Release Date||Dec. 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
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
The difficulty for Approaching Challengers fights have been adjusted in this update! Character AIs will now move according to the new difficulty shift.Check Out Unlocking Character Guide & Tips
Ver. 1.2.0 - Online Gameplay Changes
Matchmaking will Prioritize Preferred Rules
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
Several fighters have received adjustments in this update. Changes could apply to various gameplay aspects of the characters.Check Out the All Characters List Here
List of Fighters who Received Updates
- Donkey Kong
- Ice Climbers
- Young Link
- Toon Link
- Duck Hunt
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
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
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.