Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Huge 3.0 Update Now Live, Here Are The Patch Notes

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Hot on the heels of its surprise announcement, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's huge 3.0 update is now live. The patch introduces a load of new content and features to the acclaimed Switch fighting game, including a new playable character, a Stage Builder mode, video editor, and numerous balance tweaks for a variety of fighters.

Headlining the update is Persona 5's Joker, who is now available as DLC. Joker comes alongside a brand-new stage, Mementos, as well as nearly a dozen music tracks lifted from the Persona series and a handful of Persona Spirits. Additionally, an assortment of Persona- and Sonic-inspired Mii Fighter costumes are available for purchase. The costumes run for $0.75 each, while the Joker Fighter Pack costs $6. Joker is also included as part of Smash Ultimate's $25 Fighters Pass.

The aforementioned Stage Builder, meanwhile, is available free for everyone, and it allows player to create and share their own Smash Ultimate levels. Nintendo has also added a video editor. This feature gives players the ability to combine their saved video clips and adds subtitles, sound effects, and more. The videos can likewise be shared with other players through the new Smash World hub in the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app.

Rounding out the update is a litany of gameplay adjustments. Among other things, several of Diddy Kong's attacks have been buffed, and now all characters will be penalized more for continuous dodging. You can see the full list of character tweaks on Nintendo's support website, while the general patch notes for the 3.0 update can be found here.

Nintendo still has four more unannounced DLC characters on the way for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as well as a few more Amiibo figures. Three of them--Pichu, Pokemon Trainer, and Isabelle--will hit retailers starting July 26. Figures of Squirtle, Ivysaur, Snake, and Simon Belmont are also on the way this year, although no release date has been announced yet.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Update 3.0 Patch Notes

  • Offline
    • Stage Builder added to Games & More. You can now draw your own custom stages by hand.
      • Note: Camera controls are not available when converting a replay that contains a custom stage into a video.
    • Edit Video feature added to Vault → Replays. You can now create new movies using several videos made from replays.
      • Note: Only videos from Ver. 3.0.0 or later can be used as source material. There are planned expansions to the Edit Video feature in future updates.
    • DLC Spirits option added to the Spirits menu.
      • Note: DLC spirits can only be used if you have purchased the corresponding downloadable content.
    • The following spirits will appear in the Vault Shop:
      • Morgana
      • Ryuji Sakamoto
      • Ann Takamaki
      • Yusuke Kitagawa
      • Makoto Niijima
      • Futaba Sakura
      • Haru Okumura
      • Goro Akechi
      • Caroline & Justine
      • Igor
      • Phantom Thieves of Hearts
  • Online
    • You can now share replays, videos, Mii Fighters and custom stages with people around the world in Shared Content.
      • Note: You can only post replays and videos created with Ver. 3.0.0 and on.
        You cannot post replays of online/local wireless battles on custom stages, or videos that include custom stages.
    • You can now sync your game with Smash World, a service accessible via the Nintendo Switch Online smart device app. Available features include viewing some of the things posted to Shared Content, and creating spirit teams from the spirits you have collected.
      • Note: The Smash World service is planned to begin after the distribution of Ver. 3.0.0. If you still don't see Smash World in your list of services, please try again later.
    • It is now easier to be matched with players who have a similar Global Smash Power in Quickplay. Further improvements and adjustments to matchmaking are planned.
  • General
    • The following downloadable content will be usable after purchase:
      • Joker Challenger Pack
      • Persona 3 Protagonist Wig + Outfit
      • Persona 4 Protagonist Wig + Outfit
      • Teddie Hat
      • Morgana Hat
      • Tails Hat + Outfit
      • Knuckles Hat + Outfit
    • 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.

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