Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 1.2.0. Update Makes Changes to Some Fighters, but Doesn't Explain How

Online matchmaking and challenge fighters were also patched.

The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 1.2.0 update is live and there Nintendo released some patch notes about the changes, including some adjustments to fighters. The problem is that Nintendo hasn't detailed how the fighters were adjusted.

In the bottom of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's in-game patch notes for update 1.2.0, Nintendo lists some characters that have been adjusted. These include: Donkey Kon, Link, Kirby, Luigi, Ice Climbers, Young Link, Olimar, Toon Link, Villager, Greninja, PAC-MAN, Duck Hunt, and Isabelle.

The problem is that Nintendo hasn't outlined how these fighters were adjusted and whether or not they were buffed or nerfed. This means players will have to find out exactly what adjustments Nintendo made to these fighters themselves. Online communities are already looking for players to fill in the gaps for these patch notes.

As for the rest of the changes Nintendo is adjusting the difficulty of approaching challengers that players need to beat to unlock. Some are quite hard, and Nintendo is hopefully making these challenge fights easier. For online matches, Nintendo is making it so that Quickplay matchmaking puts a priority on Preferred Rules, so players will match up based on the rules they want to fight with. This will mean longer matchmaking times but should ensure a better online experience.

Here are the full update notes.

Offline Gameplay

  • Adjusted difficulty of approaching challengers.

Online Gameplay

  • When matchmaking in Quickplay, the Format setting of your Preferred Rules will be prioritized more. This may cause matchmaking to take more time. Also, there is no guarantee that matchmaking will be done exactly as shown in the set Preferred Rules.
  • Increased the stability of the synchronous connection within Battle Arenas.

Misc.

  • Game balance adjustments.
  • Various gameplay fixes.
  • The fighters that had specific adjustments are listed below.

Adjuster Fighters

  • Donkey Kong
  • Link
  • Kirby
  • Luigi
  • Ice Climbers
  • Young Link
  • Olimar
  • Toon Link
  • Villager
  • Greninja
  • PAC-MAN
  • Duck Hunt
  • Isabelle

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