Super Smash Bros. Ultimate patch 1.2.0 has been released - Dexerto

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate patch 1.2.0 has been released

Published: 14/Dec/2018 1:28 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 16:12

by Wyatt Donigan


Smash Ultimate has been out for less than a week, but Nintendo has already released  the first patch for the new Smash Bros. title. 

Smash Ultimate released on December 7 to much critical and commercial acclaim, with casual and competitive players alike finding enjoyment in Nintendo’s latest offering.

Despite the success, however, there were a few issues that have become major talking points within the community.

Nintendo’s first major patch for Ultimate seeks to alleviate some of these problems, but doesn’t wholly eradicate them.


Chief among these were issues with the online mode not properly matching players with their preferred settings.

For instance, if a player signed up for a 1v1 match, they could end up in a free-for-all with a very different ruleset than intended.

With the 1.2.0 patch, this has been fixed, to an extent. While players are not guaranteed to get matched with their preferred settings, those preferred rules will now be “more highly prioritized.”

Additionally, Nintendo has made balance changes to a number of characters and have provided a long list of the affected characters.

There was no word on what changes these characters faced, however, meaning that players will need to tinker with all the characters in training mode to see just what has changed.


You can read the full patch notes for the 1.2.0  update below:

Offline Gameplay

– Adjusted difficulty of approaching challengers

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

Source – Nintendo In-game Notice


How to get physical Smash Ultimate fighter invitations with My Nintendo

Published: 14/Jan/2021 20:29

by Michael Gwilliam


Smash Ultimate fans wanting to send an iconic invitation to a friend or family member can now get their chance as physical envelopes can now be shipped through My Nintendo.

A common motif in Smash is characters receiving an “invitation” with the game’s logo to indicate they had been chosen to join the star-studded fighting game.

This has been seen in many DLC fighter announcements such as Terry Bogard’s and Min Min’s trailers where multiple characters fight over the invitation with whoever receives it being added to the roster.

As such, the invitations have become an iconic piece of Smash and video game history, which is saying a lot considering they’re just pieces of paper.

Joker holds smash invitation
The Smash invitation has become a series icon.

Be that as it may, fans can now earn these invitations through My Nintendo for 400 Platinum Points. Each set contains three white, green and blue cards, envelopes and stickers with the Smash logo.

In order to get the invitations, you’ll have to follow these steps:

1) Sign in to your Nintendo Account.
2) Redeem your Platinum Points for the item you’d like to get. You will receive a promo code.
3) Select “Access Now” to visit
4) Select “Add to cart.”
5) Enter the code that you received in the pop-up.
6) Complete your transaction and your item will be shipped to you!

physical smash ultimate cards
The cards come in white, blue and green.

Keep in mind, however, that this is a limited-time item so be sure to grab it while you can. Interestingly, the reward code will expire on March 8, 2021.

The expiry is note-worthy as it could be yet another sign pointing towards the release of DLC fighter 9. As Dexerto has previously reported, there are plenty of indicators so far suggesting that the next character will be released in March.

The next wave of amiibo consisting of Byletyh, Terry and Banjo is scheduled for March and in the past, all amiibo releases have coincided with a DLC fighter reveal.

Fighters Pass Volume 2 spots
Who could the final three fighters be?

March is also when the Tales Of Festival will begin, and signs have pointed to a Tales of Symphonia representative potentially being the next DLC fighter, so this is just one other thing to keep in mind.

In any case, be sure to pick up your own Smash invitations so you can invite whoever you want to the game while you still can.