'Mario Tennis Aces' Update 1.1.2 Patch Notes: Bowser Jr. Gets Nerfed

Mario Tennis Aces is getting a balance update on July 19 which will affect all of the characters. Especially Bowser Jr.

Since the game's release, Bowser Jr. has been found by players to be the most overpowered character and it has nothing to do with his actual power. Bowser Jr. has the longest reach of all the characters in Mario Tennis Aces, especially when using his Trick Shot.

A recent tournament winner even called the game "trash" for Bowser Jr.'s unfair advantage. But it seems the July 19 update will finally adjust how fast Bowser Jr. can move when charging and Nintendo plans to further nerf the character in time for the August tournament.

Here's the entire Mario Tennis Aces 1.1.2 update patch notes.

mario tennis aces bowser jr update july 19 patch notes
Bowser Jr. is getting a big change in the July 19 update in 'Mario Tennis Aces' Nintendo

Version 1.1.2

  • Game Balance Updates
  • For All Characters:
    • We have adjusted the range within which a character is able to return a ball, as well as how much energy is used when doing a Trick Shot to hit a ball that goes behind them.
    • *We made the distance you can move and the scope between left and right shorter. We also shortened the time it takes to successfully recover energy and increased how much energy is used when a Trick Shot is late.
    • We have made it so that, when returning a serve, a ball cannot inflict a Body Shot until it bounces once.
  • For Bowser Jr.:
    • We have adjusted how fast Bowser Jr. can move when charging a shot and lowered the angle at which he hits the ball back.
    • *We plan to adjust the balance of this character further in time for the August tournament
  • Other Changes
    • Revised errors with text display.
  • Notice about the Rating system in Online Tournament
    • A ranking display based on Rating will be added to the ranking board starting with the August 2018 tournament.
    • Along with this change, the Rating will not be shown on the Total Points Ranking board. If you want to check your Ratings for July, please check the Tournament chart.
    • Your Rating will change on a monthly basis based on the results of the previous month's play. (This will be reflected starting with the switch from July to August.)
      • *Ratings of 2,000 or less -> Start at 2,000
      • *Ratings from 2,000-2,500 -> Same rating will be maintained
      • *Rating of 2,500 or more -> 1/10 of the value will be added to 2,500
    • *Value will be reset to 2,000 if the player did not play the previous month or if any questionable data is present.

What do you think of Bowser Jr.'s upcoming nerf? What do you hope is the next big change coming to Mario Tennis Aces ? Let us know in the comments section below.