Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's 9.0.2 Update Is Now Live, Here Are The Patch Notes

The latest update for the Switch fighting game is now live, and it fixes a handful of gameplay issues.

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Nintendo has rolled out another update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The Switch fighting game's 9.0.2 patch is now live, but it's a fairly minor one as far as updates go; it doesn't introduce any new content or balance changes, but rather primarily resolves a small handful of gameplay issues.

Nintendo had originally stated that the 9.0.2 patch "will include fighter adjustments." However, the company has since has issued a correction clarifying that the patch does not feature fighter adjustments, as it had initially announced. As the patch notes below detail, the update fixes a variety of situational issues, such as one that would cause fighters to warp on the Venom stage.

This update follows only a couple of weeks after Smash Bros. Ultimate's 9.0.1 patch. That primarily addressed a handful of issues introduced by the game's latest DLC character, Steve from Minecraft. The patch also notably changed Steve's original victory pose.

Steve is the second DLC character to arrive as part of Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighters Pass Vol. 2, following Min Min from Arms. Four more DLC characters are still on the way, although Nintendo has not yet revealed their identities. The Fighters Pass Vol. 2 runs for $30 USD. Each DLC fighter can also be purchased individually for $6 USD.

In other Smash Bros. news, Nintendo is still offering a freebie for the game. Nintendo Switch Online subscribers can claim the free Vault Shopper Set 2 item bundle from the eShop. The bundle includes 3,000 Gold and five Classic Tickets, the latter of which can be wagered before a run in Classic Mode for a chance to earn additional rewards.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 9.0.2 Patch Notes

General

  • Fixed an issue where you could not use the stick to jump while falling after creating an anvil using the down air attack.
  • Fixed an issue where the gunman from Duck Hunt's down special and the phantom from Zelda's down special were not behaving as intended.
  • Fixed an issue where the initial velocity of Samus's and Dark Samus's up special when used on the ground was not behaving as intended.
  • Fixed an issue where fighters would sometimes warp on the Venom stage.
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes fighters would pass through landscapes when they were launched on some stages.
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes you would be forced to end a battle on a stage created in Stage Builder.
  • Various gameplay fixes.

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So far Banjo is the only one I don't feel like I wasted my money on these passes. Need some Rayman, or Crash, or something.

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@skyhighgam3r: Not sure what you're on about. You're welcome to your opinion of course, but the others were great and to be honest, quite over-powered. Joker, Byleth, Pirahna Plant, and Hero to name a few. All good designs. One of my favorites being Terry.

In my opinion, they need to put a halt on these troll releases while they're ahead. By that I mean ones like minecraft, which turned out to be awful. That purchase I do regret, even though I plan to have them all.

What they should add, is something akin to Astral Chain's Akira/Akane, or Elma/Kos-Mos from the Xeno series games. Astral Chain in particular could be very neat, and probably not that difficult to implement. As with how Shulk uses a held B-button to select his Monado Arts, the hero of Astral Chain could do the same to select their Legions. The one thing making that character choice less of a chance of happening, is the fact that they have spirits already.

Remember folks- ARMS was a special case. It did not necessarily debunk spirits deconfirming characters in the slightest. Only a second time will prove that-- which we have yet to see.

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@armos: "Not sure what you're on about."
Basically, if it doesn't fit the 90's gaming mascot character aesthetic, I think it's a shit addition.

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I'd like a character announcement soon.

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