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Smash Ultimate 3.0 Update Patch Notes | New update today

The Smash Ultimate 3.0 update is one we didn’t see coming. Stealthily unleashed by Nintendo overnight on April 17, the new Super Smash Bros Ultimate update today is seriously bringing the goods. Joker enters the fray from the Persona series, alongside a stage from the RPG series as well as some of its most-beloved tracks. There’s also Mii Fighter Costumes involving Knuckles, Tails, and more Persona characters, as well as the hotly-anticipated Stage Builder mode. It’s all found down below in the Smash Ultimate 3.0 update patch notes.

Smash Ultimate 3.0 Update

Smash Ultimate 3.0 Update

Joker joins the battle!

If you’ve already bought the Fighter Pass, Joker from Persona 5 will be added to your roster as soon as you download the Smash Ultimate 3.0 update.

Judging from the Smash Ultimate 3.0 reveal, Joker will look to be one of the most nimble and hard-hitting fighters. His moves including a simple Gun attack, a Grappling Hook to draw foes in, a burning Eiha projectile, and a deflective Rebel’s Guard move. The latter will also help increase his Rebellion Gauge, alongside taking damage and losing lives. Once that’s filled, you’ll be joined on the stage by your Persona, Arsene. He comes with an extremely powerful counter attack which can turn the tide of battle in an instant.

Mementos stage

Of course, that isn’t the only slice of Persona content you’re getting. Smash Ultimate 3.0 also comes equipped with a new stage. Mementos in Persona 5 was the deep, darkest underbelly of people’s memories and here, well, it’s a fairly standard stage.

But it’s the Persona songs that’ll make the difference. If one of the four Persona 4 songs or trio of Persona 3 songs starts playing during a fight on Mementos, the stage will transform into the color scheme attributed to each game.

Mii Fighter Costumes

For some, this might be the coolest aspect of the Smash Ultimate 3.0 update. There are six new Mii Fighter Costumes that you can pick up for $0.75 each. The chief highlights include Knuckles and Tails from the Sonic series, as well as the Persona 3 and Persona 4 main characters. There’s even a cutesy Morgana hat. D’aww!

Stage Builder mode

We all knew this one was coming, but it’s a nice treat all the same. There’s Handheld mode available for free-hand sketching on your Switch tablet, plus a bevvy of other options for you to play around with. You can even download the best custom stages from around the world with the new Shared Content feature.

Smash Ultimate 3.0 Update Patch Notes

Smash Ultimate 3.0 Update

  • 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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