Nintendo officially confirms that patch 3.1.0 for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will feature fighter adjustments

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • May 27, 2019 at 6:43 p.m. PDT

Earlier today, SSBUBot prophesied that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate users will be prompted with an in-game notification that patch 3.1.0 would be releasing within the next seven days. That declaration ended up being accurate.

Seeing as how replays from the previous version would become unwatchable, it was speculated that this upcoming patch will feature balance adjustments. Well, we no longer have to speculate about this. Nintendo has officially confirmed that version 3.1.0 will host adjustments for the game's roster.

"Version 3.1.0 of Super #SmashBrosUltimate is coming this week," said Nintendo Versus. "This update will include fighter adjustments, meaning replay data from previous versions will be incompatible."

Of course, it was not revealed exactly what those adjustments are. If you have any replays you want to keep, you'd best make the preparations to convert them into a video fairly soon.

Thus far, version 2.0.0 and 3.0.0 held the highest number of balance adjustments for the game's lifespan so far. While they were initially criticized for the lack of notes, Nintendo has done a good job of releasing information about what exactly was changed when these two versions were released.

It's worth mentioning that the Piranha Plant was added to the roster when the game went from version 1.x.x to version 2.0.0 and Joker was made playable when the game updated from version 2.x.x to 3.0.0. Since the version is changing from 3.0.1 to 3.1.0, we probably shouldn't expect a new fighter to suddenly appear.

So which combatants are considered to be strong right now? Characters like Olimar, Snake, Peach, Daisy, Wolf, Joker, and Pichu are considered to be very strong in the tournament scene right now.

Meanwhile, fighters like Little Mac, Bowser Jr., King K. Rool, and Kirby are struggling a bit right now. There's no telling if Nintendo plans on balancing based on these perceptions.

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