Super Smash Bros. Ultimate version 9.0.0 update, DLC ‘Challenger Pack 7: Steve & Alex’ now available

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Nintendo has released the version 9.0.0 update and downloadable content “Challenger Pack 7: Steve & Alex” for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Here is the full list of in-game update notifications:

Get the patch notes below.

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.lease see the details of fixes and changes to fighters. Please see the details of fixes and changes to fighters below.
    Fighter Move Change
    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.
  • Several issues have been fixed to improve gameplay experience.

Compatibility Issues

  • The latest software version is required to enter Online mode.
  • Local wireless play is not compatible with Ver. 8.1.0 and earlier. All players who want to fight in local wireless battles need to make sure they have the same software version.
  • Replays from Ver. 8.1.0 and earlier are not compatible. If you want to keep your replays, convert them into videos before installing the update. You can do this via Vault → Replays → Replay Data → Convert to Video.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available now for Switch.

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