Super Smash Bros. Ultimate just received its last ever combat balance update, which sees a number of changes for a range of characters in the game – and marks the final major changes to the Switch blockbuster.
As reported by VGC, update 13.0.1 for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be the last to offer balance updates and tweaks for the game. News of the update was confirmed by the Japanese Twitter account for Ultimate. “This is the last update related to the balance adjustment of the game, except for dealing with problems,” reads a translated statement from the team.
Essentially, after over three years, you can consider Smash Bros. Ultimate totally complete.
— 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ【スマブラ公式】 (@SmashBrosJP) December 2, 2021
While Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was originally launched in 2018, its final character, Kingdom Hearts’ Sora, wasn’t added to the roster until October of this year. As the game has added 11 different characters to its selection over the years, it’s been necessary to make a number of balance updates and character tweaks to the game during that time to account for the resulting changes.
In total, 24 of the different in-game characters have seen adjustments during the final update. While changes have been made to the game’s newest arrival, notable changes have taken place for the likes of Street Fighter’s Ryu (who has benefitted from some pretty substantial buffs) as well as Link, Mega Man, and more.
Although a number of characters will have benefitted from the update, one character who certainly hasn’t is Min Min from Arms. The character has seen a number of nerfs including reduced power against shields when punching, increased vulnerability when landing, and a reduction in the duration of Dragon’s Beam. For a full list of the changes being made in the update, make sure to check out Nintendo’s support page for the game.
For more on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, make sure to check out this article where Masahiro Sakurai reveals how Sora finally made it into the game.
Jared Moore is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.
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