Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Adds Piranha Plant and More with Latest Patch

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Adds Piranha Plant and More with Latest Patch

Piranha Plant is joining the fight as of today in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with the game's latest update, which is now live.

With the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate last month series fans were treated to the largest roster that the series has ever had, and now the first post-launch character has finally arrived in the form of the terrifying, infamous…Piranha Plant. yes, he is a plant. In a pot. But he FIGHTS.


Nintendo has revealed that the latest patch for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, v2.0.0, is now live for Switch owners and most notably brings Piranha Plant into the game as a playable fighter, after previously being confirmed last year.

Players that purchased Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at launch will be able to get Piranha Plant for free by redeeming a code. However, you only have until January 31 to do so, so make sure to redeem it sooner rather than later so you don’t miss out on getting the character in-game.

Alongside the inclusion of Piranha Plant as the game’s newest fighter, the patch also introduces a number of balance tweaks and adjustments for the roster. The full patch notes are available to view below:

Version 2.0.0

  • Offline

    • You can now play Spirit Board with up to four players.
      • Select the spirit you want to challenge on the Spirit Board, and then go to Party → Fighter to select the number of people who will play. When playing with multiple people, you will lose the battle if any player is KO’d.
    • The following spirits will now appear in the Shop.
      • Partner Pikachu
      • Partner Eevee
      • Dice Block
      • River Survival
      • Golden Dash Mushroom
  • Online

    • We adjusted the calculation for Global Smash Power.
  • General

    • Added the DLC fighter Piranha Plant.

      • Piranha Plant will become available for purchase as DLC at a later date.
    • Pressing both jump buttons at the same time will now cause you to short hop.

    • Fixed the issue where the KO score included your teammates’ KOs when Team Attack was On.

    • Game-balance adjustments.

    • Various gameplay fixes.

    • Specific fighter adjustments are detailed here.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available now exclusively on Nintendo Switch. If you have yet to pick up a copy of the game, you can do that now over on Amazon, and you can read up some of our tips if you’re still looking to unlock the rest of its character roster.

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