Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Version 2.0.0 Set to Release in the Next Week
Version 2.0.0 will be coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Nintendo Switch sometime next week and will likely include Piranha Plant the first DLC character.
The next major patch for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is set to release next week, as notifications have begun to go out to owners notifying them of version 2.0.0.
Whether this update will include Piranha Plant, the first DLC character who is free for those who purchased Super Smash Bros. Ultimate before January 31, 2019, remains to be seen. This addition is highly likely as February 1, 2019 is next Friday, however. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is currently on version 1.2.1 making this a large jump in versions, which is why it most likely includes an entirely new character to add to the meta.
Version 2.0.0 appeared as a rumor yesterday with notifications appearing on Nintendo Switches today. It appears replay incompatibility is now standard for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as the notification advises players who want to keep replays to go to the Vault in-game and convert the replays to video. Detailed patch notes are to be released once the patch goes live, though Version 1.2.1’s patch notes left a lot to be desired as it only stated, “Various gameplay fixes.”
Fans of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are hoping that in addition to Piranha Plant Nintendo will also add the home run contest, a feature in previous Smash Bros games that was noticeably absent in Ultimate. Others have laundry lists of buffs and nerfs for characters they want to see empowered/weakened, something that will never end for any fighting game capable of receiving updates.
Sadly Nintendo recently delayed Metroid Prime 4 earlier today, claiming it was not meeting expectations and instead will be now be created under original Prime developer Retro Studios. Despite a weak software lineup in 2018, the Nintendo Switch dominated hardware sales in 2018 according to NPD, in no small part thanks to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in December. The only other DLC character announced is Joker from Persona 5.