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An unexpected tweet from Nintendo last night announced an update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

At 10:17pm last night, Nintendo sent out a tweet to its adoring fans announcing the a new update, version 8.1.0, is available.



The two biggest takeaways from the patch include the addition of the Small Battlefield stage, as well as being able to set Small Battlefield as a Preferred Rule in Online battles (allowing for a tighter arena). You can now also select any stage-specific music for the Battlefield, Small Battlefield, Big Battlefield, and Final Destination stages.

For more on the Super Smash Bros update, check out the official patch notes from Nintendo below.

Patch Notes

Ver. 8.1.0 (Released August 4, 2020)

  • Stage
    • The Small Battlefield stage has been added. You can also set Small Battlefield as a Preferred Rule in Online battles.
    • You can now select any stage-specific music for the Battlefield, Small Battlefield, Big Battlefield, and Final Destination stages.
  • Online
    • The online user experience has been adjusted.
    • The way matching is determined when using Preferred Rules has been adjusted.
    • Following a look at the current 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 mode are expected.
  • General
    • Several issues have been fixed to improve gameplay experience.

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