Smash Ultimate just got a huge patch, led by newcomer Byleth


Everyone’s favvvvvvvorite fighter, right?!

It’s time for another hugeSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate patch, and 7.0 is finally upon us following a Sakurai Direct tease recently.

You can find Fire Emblem: Three Housesspirits haunting the game now, as well as a bunch of Tetrisblocks. Newcomer Byleth, the fifth and final entry in the first Fighter’s Pass (there’s a second one now!) is also available, as are the Cuphead, Assassin’s Creed, Rabbidsand Mega ManMii outfits. Note that 7.0 isn’t nearly as monumental as some other DLC patches: there’s no big new mode to test out this time.

You can find all of the non-balance patch notes below. The fighter changelog is a doozy, so you can check out the full list of alterations here. The big changes include buffs for Samus and Dark Samus, a bit of give and take for Sheik, huge buffs for Zelda, buffs for Dr. Mario, Palutena, Ryu, Ken, Cloud, Toon Link and Young Link. Joker (who has been dominating in many circles) got a few minor nerfs.

Hopefully some of these buffs are enough to change up the meta a bit.

Patch 7.0 [Nintendo]

Ver. 7.0.0 (Released January 28, 2020)

  • Offline
    • The following spirits will appear in the Shop on the Vault menu:
      • Edelgard
      • Dimitri (Fire Emblem)
      • Claude
      • Sothis
      • Rhea
      • Seteth
      • Dorothea
      • Ingrid
      • Hilda (Fire Emblem)
    • The following spirits will appear in the Shop and Spirit Board.
      • Radiant Gleam
      • Kloster (Grief)
      • Bullet Walker (Brigadier General)
      • High Line (Guns Empress)
      • I-Tetrimino
      • T-Tetrimino
      • S-Tetrimino & Z-Tetrimino
      • L-Tetrimino & J-Tetrimino
      • O-Tetrimino

      These are spirits that appeared in a previous spirit event that was held for a limited time.

  • Misc.
    • The following downloadable content will be usable after purchase:
      • Byleth Challenger Pack
      • Cuphead Hat + Outfit
      • Altaïr Hood + Outfit
      • Rabbids Hat
      • MegaMan.EXE’s Helmet + Armor
      • X’s Helmet + Armor
    • 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. Please see the details offixes and changes to fighters.
    • Several issues have been fixed to improve gameplay experience.