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Super Smash Bros Ultimate 4.0.0 Update Patch Notes

Nintendo has released the latest Super Smash Bros Ultimate update today, which is version 4.0.0 or v4.0. You can download and install the Super Smash Bros Ultimate 4.0.0 update right now on your Switch. If you’d like to find out what is being added, changed, and fixed thanks to the latest update, you’ll find the complete list of Super Smash Bros Ultimate 4.0.0 update patch notes at the end of this guide. Before that, however, you can read through a list of the Super Smash Bros Ultimate version 4.0 update highlights down below. Smashing stuff.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate 4.0.0 Update Patch Notes | Highlights

Super Smash Bros Ultimate 4.0.0 update

Nintendo posted a new Super Smash Bros Ultimate video hosted by the game’s director, Masahiro Sakurai on July 30, 2019. In this video, we got an in-depth look at the game’s latest DLC character, Hero (from Dragon Quest). The video demo not only gave us a look at the new character but also let us know about some of the changes that took place in the 4.0.0 update.

Hero DLC

The latest DLC character, Dragon Quest’s Hero, has been added into Super Smash Bros Ultimate, thanks to the 4.0.0 update. We got a nice long look at the interesting new fighter thanks to the video Nintendo uploaded on July 30.

The Hero is not one, but four characters in total. While his moveset will remain the same no matter what Hero you choose to play as, it’s nice that four Dragon Quest games are represented here, not just the latest installment in the series. Choosing between the four characters is as simple as selecting a costume. What’s more, each version of Hero has an alternate costume, to boot. Jump into Smash Bros Ultimate right now to give Hero a spin. Remember, Hero is a paid-for DLC character. What’s more, Hero has an instakill attack in the form of Thwack, which is sure to cause some controversy in the Esports scene.

Additionally, the Dragon Quest Hero DLC comes with a brand new stage: Yggdrasil’s Altar, based on the Dragon Quest games. There’s also a bunch of new Dragon Quest-focused costumes for the Mii Fighter character, too. These are all available as part of the Challenger Pack 2, which is paid DLC.

New Content

On top of the new character and stage, a few other new features have been added into the game. Powerful Final Smash attacks now have a timer, in an effort to stop players waiting around for their prey. A brand-new “Very Easy” Adventure Mode difficulty option has been added, too, which should prove popular for some. There are more additions, too, such as a new Spectate Mode prediction feature and a new Online Tourney Mode (see below). The updated Spectate Mode allows for spectators to predict what fighters are going to win, with prizes awarded to the player who’s correct.

Online Tournaments

One of the big new updates being added to the game as part of the 4.0 update are the new Online Tournaments, which sound epic in scope. Players can join in, compete, and win special tournaments online, with the potential for up to 64 players participating at any one time. You can earn rewards for competing, although Nintendo hasn’t specified what those rewards will be. There are also plans in place for special themed Event Tournaments which Nintendo says we should “stay tuned” for, although the publisher doesn’t say whether they’ll just happen or whether these Event Tourneys will be included in the next update.

Balance Adjustments

As with any other Super Smash Bros Ultimate update, version 4.0.0 brings with it plenty of new balance adjustments for a bunch of different characters. Read through the complete list of patch notes below to find out everything that has been adjusted in the 4.0.0 update.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate 4.0.0 Update Patch Notes

Super Smash Bros Ultimate 4.0.0 update

Read through the complete list of Super Smash Bros Ultimate 4.0.0 update patch notes below, courtesy of Nintendo:

  • Hero from DRAGON QUEST XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition joins the battle! (Part of Challenger Pack 2 paid DLC*).
  • New stage: Yggdrasil’s Altar*
  • New Mii Fighter Costumes*
  • A new Online Tourney and Event Tourney mode
  • A Support feature where you can predict who will win during Spectate; if you guess correctly, you can get “prediction points,” which can be traded for in-game items.
  • Expansion of the Edit Video feature. You can now use videos and screenshots.
  • A Very Easy difficulty in Adventure mode.
  • Final Smash gauge now times out.
  • *Full version of game required to use DLC (sold separately).