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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Update 13.0.0 Patch Notes For Today (October 18)

October 18, 2021

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has finally reached its final major update today, October 18, with the release of Sora and patch 13.0.0.

Sora was once thought to be nothing more than a pipedream due to the crazy rights issues surrounding it, but somehow Masahiro Sakurai made it happen.

After first being announced during a special presentation earlier this month, Sora is finally here in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with this latest update.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Update 13.0.0 Patch Notes For October 18

As of the writing of this article on October 18, Sora and update 13.0.0 should be live for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. This includes not just Sora and the previously announced Mii costumes for Octoling, Judd, and Doom Slayer, but also some other content as well.

The official patch notes for this latest update come straight from the Nintendo Support website, the notes of which you can see in full below.

  • Offline
    • The following spirits from the KINGDOM HEARTS series will appear in the Shop on the Vault menu:
      • Riku
      • Kairi
      • Roxas
      • Axel
      • Xion
      • Terra
      • Ventus
      • Aqua
    • The following spirits will appear on the Spirit Board and Shop:
      • Razewing Ratha
  • General
    • The following downloadable content will be usable after purchase:
      • Sora Challenger Pack
      • Judd Hat
      • Octoling Wig
      • Doom Slayer Helmet + Armor
      Note: 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 of fixes and changes to fighters.
    • Several issues have been fixed to improve gameplay experience.

As you can see, the majority of the patch notes include the information we already knew about in the update, including the addition of Sora and the new Mii Costumes.

That is not all here in this last major update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate though, as there have been some game-balance adjustments also made in this patch.

Fighter Adjustments In Patch 13.0.0

As mentioned above in the patch notes, update 13.0.0 for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate also brought some character balancing as well, which you can read about in full below.

FighterMoveChange
All Fightersetc.Made it so opponents that fall down in place due to Kazuya’s side special cannot be stepped on when jumping.
JigglypuffNeutral Attack 2Reduced vulnerability.
JigglypuffBack Air AttackReduced vulnerability.
Reduced vulnerability when landing.
JigglypuffDownward ThrowShortened the launch distance.
Reduced vulnerability.
Dr. MarioNeutral Air AttackExtended launch distance for the high-damage window.
Dr. MarioUp Air AttackIncreased attack power and maintained launch distance.
Dr. MarioDown Air AttackIncreased attack speed.
Dr. MarioSide SpecialIncreased the amount of time hit detection lasts.
Dr. MarioDown SpecialIncreased the speed that super armor activates when using the move on the ground.
ZeldaNeutral Attack 1Reduced vulnerability.
ZeldaFlurry AttackIncreased power.
ZeldaUp Smash AttackExtended launch distance.
ZeldaDown Smash AttackExtended launch distance.
ZeldaDown Air AttackIncreased the high-damage range.
LucarioDash AttackExtended the duration of the high-damage part of the attack.
Increased the high-damage range.
LucarioSide Tilt AttackExtended launch distance of the second attack.
LucarioDown Tilt AttackIncreased attack speed.
Rosalina & LumaDown Smash AttackLuma will appear in front of Rosalina when using the move and turning around.
Extended launch distance for Luma’s attack.
Rosalina & LumaSide SpecialLuma will follow you when using the move in the air.
Little MacUp Tilt AttackExtended the duration of an opponent’s animation when they are struck by this attack.
Little MacSide Smash AttackIncreased power against shields when using the move with down input.
Little MacNeutral SpecialExtended launch distance.
Reduced vulnerability when using the move on the ground.
Increased speed so it will be faster to use the move.
Made so the second button press can be input in advance.
Little MacUp SpecialExtended launch distance of the last attack.
Little MacDown SpecialIncreased the amount that attack power will increase.
RidleySide SpecialShortened the time between the slamming/dragging animations and when another jump can be input.
King K. RoolUp Tilt AttackIncreased power.
Extended launch distance.
King K. RoolSide Smash AttackIncreased the amount of time hit detection lasts.
Increased the range at the beginning of the move.
King K. RoolForward Air AttackReduced vulnerability.
King K. RoolUp ThrowExtended launch distance.
IsabelleDown Tilt AttackReduced vulnerability.
IsabelleSide Smash AttackExtended the duration of the high-damage part of the attack.
IsabelleDown Smash AttackExtended launch distance.
Increased attack range.
IsabelleForward ThrowExtended launch distance.
IncineroarDown Smash AttackIncreased power.
Extended launch distance.
IncineroarUp Air AttackIncreased attack power and maintained launch distance.
IncineroarUp SpecialIncreased attack power and maintained launch distance of the high-damage window while descending.
Increased attack power and maintained launch distance of the high-damage window for the explosion.
JokerFinal SmashShortened the downtime after finishing the Final Smash.
HeroFinal SmashShortened the downtime after finishing the Final Smash.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has featured a lot of balancing of fighters since its launch and this update is likely one of the last with the addition of Sora in patch 13.0.0.

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