'Smash Ultimate' Version 5.0 - Patch Notes

The latest update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available now and brings with it the new DLC character Banjo-Kazooie and other changes.

One of the biggest changes to Smash Ultimate with version 5.0 is the addition of the Home-Run Contest. The popular mode returns and allows for up to four players to compete.

Along with the new game mode, there are a ton of fighter adjustments, which you can read below.

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  • Offline
    • You can now play the Home-Run Contest mode in Games & More.
      • This mode supports up to 4 players.
      • Note: Some of the special moves in Home-Run Contest will behave differently from other modes.
    • The following spirits will appear in the Shop on the Vault menu:
      • Tooty
      • Bottles
      • Mumbo Jumbo
      • Jinjos
      • Jiggy
      • Gruntilda
      • Buzzbomb
  • Online
    • If you download a Mii Fighter in Shared Content that was uploaded from Ver. 5.0.0 or later, you will be able to adjust the move set for that Mii Fighter.
  • General
    • The following downloadable content will be usable after purchase:
      • Banjo & Kazooie + Spiral Mountain Stage
      • Team Rocket Hat + Outfit
      • Sans Mask + Outfit
      • Goemon Wig + Outfit
      • Proto Man's Helmet + Armor
      • Zero's Helmet + Armor
    • You cannot make videos of replays that contain DLC you have not purchased (fighters, stages, music, Mii Fighter costumes, etc.).
    • Game balance adjustments have been made.
    • Several issues have been fixed to improve gameplay experience.
    • Fixes and changes to fighters have been made.
Common for All FightersBasic MovementsPreviously, if you were in the air and held the shield button and input left, right, or down, and then continued to hold the shield button until you landed, you would dodge in the direction input upon landing.
Now, you will only dodge after landing if you input the direction after landing.
Common for All FightersBasic MovementsAdjusted the time until you can move again after grab parrying to be consistent.
YoshiBasic MovementsMade it so that you can grab using input buffering after dodging, like other fighters.
PeachUp SpecialMade it easier to hit multiple times.
DaisyUp SpecialMade it easier to hit multiple times.
Ice ClimbersBasic MovementsRestored Nana's ability to steal edge grabs.
VillagerUp Smash AttackBuried opponents will now be shot up and hit multiple times.
Rosalina & LumaOtherHero's Snooze will no longer prevent Luma from being controlled, similar to other instances of sleep.
JokerOtherAdjusted the time it takes to move again to match other fighters when bouncing while lying facedown.
HeroNeutral SpecialAfter Kafrizz hits a fighter or the stage and explodes, it can now be guarded against with a shield, reflected, or absorbed.
HeroDown SpecialIncreased the amount of time opponents will be in the damage animation when hit at the beginning of Magic Burst.
HeroOtherAdjusted the time it takes to move again to match other fighters when bouncing while lying facedown.
CategoryItem NameChange
ItemSmash BallSlowed the movement speed and made it easier to hit with attacks.
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