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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


Minecraft Smash Ultimate leaker teases Ryu Hayabusa DLC fighter

Published: 6/Oct/2020 20:01

by Michael Gwilliam


An established Super Smash Bros Ultimate leaker who has leaked several of the game’s fighters before and after launch, including Minecraft’s Steve, has returned with some comments on Ninja Gaiden’s Ryu Hayabusa.

Vergeben, who is one of the most reputable leakers in the Smash community having leaked many of the game’s fighters, was asked about rumors of Hayabusa joining the roster.


The Ninja Gaiden protagonist has long been a fan-favorite to join the Nintendo fighting game, and has even been rumored. Amusingly, he had been discussed even before Fighters Pass Volume 2, along with Minecraft content.

“I remember you mentioned in the past that you heard that there were talks about Ryu Hayabusa being one of the fighters but in the end, he may have been delayed to enter the second wave of DLC,” a user remarked the leaker on GameFaqs.

Ryu from Ninja Gaiden in Smash Ultimate Fighters Pass Volume 2
Koei Tecmo/Nintendo
Ryu has been rumored for a long time.

“Now that Minecraft content finally came and as how Sakurai mentioned he reworked all stages to add the blocks gimmick to the game, it is possible that Hayabusa may also be coming?” the user asked.

To this, Vergeben simply replied: “Stay tuned?”

“I’ll keep looking into it. But the discussions did happen with Koei Tecmo in regards to Smash,” he continued, seemingly confirming that Koei Tecmo was in fact in talks to bring a character to the game.

Leaker comments on Ryu coming to Smash
The leaker has teased news coming with Koei Tecmo in Smash.

He further added that due to Nintendo’s positive relationship with Koei Tecmo, it’s unlikely that the discussions “ fell through and didn’t result in anything.”

As it’s been established, the discussions to get Minecraft into Smash took five years, so it’s clear that adding certain characters can be a long process.

Ryu from Ninja Gaiden staring at castle
Ninja Gaiden has a history on Nintendo consoles.

This all said, the discussions with Koei Tecmo may also have potentially resulted in a different representative joining Smash Ultimate such as a character from Dead or Alive, Fatal Frame, or even Dynasty Warriors.


Only time will tell if this ends up being yet another thing that Vergeben has been right about.