'Smash Ultimate' Version 9.0 Update Featuring Minecraft Steve is Live - Patch Notes

The latest version of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available now and adds Minecraft Steve, Alex and much more to Nintendo's premiere fighting game.

Version 9.0 is available to download and not only does it bring the second fighter in the Fighters Pass Vol. 2, it brings a new stage based on the Minecraft series, music and much more.

In addition to the new content, version 9.0 adjusts how pre-existing fighters battle. Whether certain moves deal more damage or launch opponents further, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players will want to take a look at how the latest version changes their favorite fighters.

Here's the complete patch notes for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate version 9.0:

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SUPER SMASH ULTIMATE VERSION 9.0 PATCH NOTES

  • Offline
    • The following spirits will appear in the Shop on the Vault menu:
      • Zombie
      • Creeper
      • Skeleton
      • Slime (Minecraft)
      • Enderman
      • Villager & Iron Golem
      • Ghast
      • Piglin
      • Ender Dragon
  • Online
    • The controls during combat in battle arenas while spectators are present have been adjusted.
    • Adjustments have been made to the way Global Smash Power is calculated.
  • General
    • The following downloadable content will be usable after purchase:
      • Steve & Alex Challenger Pack
      • Creeper Mask + Outfit
      • Pig Mask + Outfit
      • Diamond Helmet + Armor
      • Travis Wig + Outfit
      • Bomberman Mask + Outfit
      • Gil's Helmet + Armor
    • You cannot make videos of replays that contain DLC you have not purchased (fighters, stages, music, Mii Fighter costumes, etc.).
    • An issue where the movement delay after a perfect shield was behaving incorrectly under certain rules has been fixed.
    • Game balance adjustments, stability fixes, and other minor adjustments have been made.
    • Several issues have been fixed to improve gameplay experience.

Donkey Kong

Side Special

Increased attack range vertically for opponents on the ground when the move is used on the ground.

Link

Up Smash Attack

Made it easier to hit multiple times.

Pikachu

Forward Air Attack

Made it easier to hit multiple times.

Ness

Dash Attack

Increased power of the third attack and extended launch distance.

Ness

Up Tilt Attack

Maintained the launch distance and increased power.

Ness

Down Air Attack

Increased attack speed.

Ness

Up Throw

Increased power.

Ness

Neutral Special

Increased attack speed.

Captain Falcon

Up Smash Attack

Made it easier to hit multiple times.

Ice Climber

Basic Movements

Decreased the damage Nana takes.
Shortened launch distance for Nana.
Adjusted Nana's AI behavior.

Ice Climber

Dash Attack

Made it easier to hit multiple times.
Increased attack range.

Ice Climber

Down Smash Attack

Extended launch distance.

Ice Climber

Side Special

Increased the speed of the edge-grab timing.

Ice Climber

Up Special

Made it so that Nana performing an up special automatically will not prevent the player from performing an up special.
Increased the distance that it is possible for Popo and Nana to Belay together.

Sheik

Up Tilt Attack

Made it easier to hit multiple times.

Young Link

Flurry Attack to KO

Made it so the attack does not get neutralized.

Meta Knight

Flurry Attack to KO

Made it so the attack does not get neutralized.

Wario

Up Special

Made it easier to hit multiple times.

Ivysaur

Flurry Attack to KO

Made it so the attack does not get neutralized.

Charizard

Side Special

Made it easier to hit multiple times.

Charizard

Up Special

Made it easier to hit multiple times.

Sonic

Dash Attack

Maintained the launch distance and increased power.
Reduced vulnerability.

Sonic

Up Tilt Attack

Reduced vulnerability.

Sonic

Up Smash Attack

Increased attack speed.
Increased the amount of time invincibility lasts before and after becoming round.
Made it easier to hit multiple times.

Sonic

Up Air Attack

Made it easier to hit multiple times.

Lucario

Etc.

Increased the max value the Aura will strengthen attack power.

Lucario

Neutral Attack 1

Increased attack speed.

Lucario

Side tilt Attack

Made it easier to hit multiple times.

Lucario

Down Smash Attack

Increased attack speed.

Lucario

Up Special

Reduced vulnerability when landing after using the move.

Lucario

Side Special

Extended launch distance for the Aura area.

Mii Swordfighter

Up Special 3

Made it easier to hit multiple times.

Robin

Flurry Attack to KO

Made it so the attack does not get neutralized.

Shulk

Up Smash Attack

Made it easier to hit multiple times.

Shulk

Neutral Special

Extended the distance that Shulk can be launched while Monado Arts (Shield) is active.

Shulk

Down Special

Extended launch distance.

Bowser Jr.

Basic Movements

Adjusted certain landing behaviors to no longer prevent passing through platforms.

Bowser Jr.

Side Tilt Attack

Extended launch distance.

Bowser Jr.

Up Smash Attack

Made it easier to hit multiple times.

Bowser Jr.

Down Smash Attack

Increased attack speed.

Bowser Jr.

Forward Throw

Extended launch distance.

Bowser Jr.

Edge Attacks

Increased the power of the attack used when grabbing edges after an up special.

Bowser Jr.

Side Special

Made it hard to flinch from opponent's attacks.

Bowser Jr.

Up Special

Increased attack speed.

Ken

Final Smash

Made it easier to hit multiple times.

Bayonetta

Flurry Attack to KO

Made it so the attack does not get neutralized.

Ridley

Flurry Attack

Made it so the attack does not get neutralized.

Ridley

Flurry Attack to KO

Made it so the attack does not get neutralized.

Ridley

Up Special

The hit detection when charging downward and landing will only affect opponents on the ground.

Simon

Flurry Attack

Made it so the attack does not get neutralized.

Simon

Flurry Attack to KO

Made it so the attack does not get neutralized.

Simon

Dash Attack

Increased power.
Extended launch distance when at low damage.

Simon

Up Tilt Attack

Extended launch distance when at low damage.

Simon

Up Smash Attack

Increased attack speed.
Extended launch distance.

Simon

Down Smash Attack

Extended launch distance.

Simon

Up Special

Increased attack range.

Richter

Flurry Attack

Made it so the attack does not get neutralized.

Richter

Flurry Attack to KO

Made it so the attack does not get neutralized.

Richter

Dash Attack

Increased power.
Extended launch distance when at low damage.

Richter

Up Tilt Attack

Extended launch distance when at low damage.

Richter

Up Smash Attack

Increased attack speed.
Extended launch distance.

Richter

Down Smash Attack

Extended launch distance.

Richter

Up Special

Increased attack range.

Piranha Plant

Flurry Attack

Made it so the attack does not get neutralized.

Piranha Plant

Flurry Attack to KO

Made it so the attack does not get neutralized.

Banjo & Kazooie

Flurry Attack

Made it so the attack does not get neutralized.

Banjo & Kazooie

Flurry Attack to KO

Made it so the attack does not get neutralized.

Min Min

Flurry Attack to KO

Made it so the attack does not get neutralized.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available now for Nintendo Switch.

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