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Undocumented changes found in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's version 6.0.0 patch

Bug fixes but they do have effects on overall balance

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • November 10, 2019 at 3:59 p.m. PST • Comments: 7

Version 6.0.0. of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate dropped earlier this week. Not only did we finally gain access to Terry Bogard from Fatal Fury, but there were also a number of improvements made to Donkey Kong, Kirby, Incineroar, Jigglypuff, Robin, and King K. Rool.

However, the community has discovered the presence of unlisted changes that are present in the game. Do keep in mind that these are clearly bug fixes that do have a direct impact on interactions that can win or lose games.

A few months back, an unintended interaction with Joker and Pokémon Trainer on the same team was discovered that promptly caused the duo to be banned from pairing together at 2v2 events. When the Pokémon Trainer switches between Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard, the damage that they've received will convert into free meter for Joker.

Thanks to this latest update, these two will no longer have to be prohibited from working together. Joker isn't able to gain meter from the Pokémon Trainer switching Pokémon.

In addition, another interaction was also fixed that involved Snake. Now, the C4 explosion hitbox won't be extended while airborne or attached to an opponent when the KO screen freeze is triggered.

Zero Suit Samus will no longer be able to bury opponent using her down special during her landing animation. We also have heard that Joker's collision range while he's charging his forward smash has been altered so that he isn't pushed away from incoming attacks.

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Undocumented 6.0.0 changes

• Joker's collision range has been adjusted while he is charging forward smash so that he isn't pushed away from incoming attacks like Inkling's roller
• Snake's C4 explosion will no longer harm Snake in screen freeze situations where he'd otherwise be unharmed without the screen freeze, I.E. hitbox of the explosion no longer extends from the screen flash
• Joker no longer generates meter based on the Pokémon Trainer's damage meter whenever they swap Pokémon in team battles
• Zero Suit Samus will no longer bury opponents with her down special after landing with the special
• Fox's aerial damage animation has been altered slightly (head)

Sources: Akasa and Meshima.

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