Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 4.0 Update Out Now; Adds Balance Tweaks And New Adventure Difficulty

It's a smashing set of changes.


A presentation for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate detailed the new Dragon Quest heroes being added to the game today as downloadable content, but they're not the only changes coming. The 4.0 update, coming alongside the DQ heroes, makes several changes of its own.

As detailed in the presentation, the patch will add a time limit to your Final Smash meter, making it more difficult to play the waiting game. This change appears like it was designed to encourage players to go ahead and use it while they have the chance, making for more active battles. An Online Tourney mode has also been added to competitive play, and it will occasionally offer special rule sets to create some variety.

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For players who just want to get through Adventure Mode without too much hassle, the game is adding a Very Easy difficulty. Or if you want to kick back and watch other people play, the Spectate Mode now offers rewards for placing a prediction on the winner. You can use the tokens you earned to purchase rewards, but there's no wagering involved in placing a guess, so there's no real downside risk to playing along and placing a prediction. The update also makes tweaks to sharing functions, like the ability to add screenshots to your video clips.

All of this is in addition to the new Hero character, who is also coming with the 4.0 update starting today (July 30). He's available for $6, or with the Fighter's Pass of five characters for $25. We already know the next DLC character will be Banjo-Kazooie, on loan from Rare. For more details on how Dragon Quest's Hero plays, check out all the new gameplay details from the presentation.

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