Day one patch confirmed for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate by Masahiro Sakurai

It's unknown what the patch is intended to do

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • November 29, 2018 at 5:31 a.m. PST

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be officially released on December 7th. We're a little over a week out from that day.

In a recent Famitsu column (translation by Source Gaming), it was revealed by Masahiro Sakurai that there would be a day one patch for the game. While much of the game has already been leaked, it seems that there might be a few surprises still waiting for us on release day.

"We will distribute our first update on launch day," said Sakurai. "Players who purchased the digital version don’t need to worry, but players who purchased the physical version should apply this day-one patch before you play."

There was a note that applying the update to the physical version of the game immediately would ensure that you'd be able to keep all the replays. Apparently, it will be possible to keep replays forever this time if they are saved as videos, but this will take up a lot of space.

During the column, it was not revealed exactly what was being added or changed. Notably, it has been some time since the final build of the game was first shown on November 1st.

Although there will be 74 characters available at launch, the Piranha Plant will be made playable as number 75 later on. It's unlikely that the Piranha Plant will be downloadable thanks to this patch, so the patch is probably for something else.

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