Smash Bros. Ultimate updated to Version 8.1.0, includes Small Battlefield, online changes, and more

A considerable update

Smash Bros. Ultimate has been updated to Version 8.1.0. Check out the patch notes for this update below.


- The Small Battlefield stage has been added. You can also set Small Battlefield as a Preferred Rule in Online Battle.
- You can now select any stage-specific music for Battlefield, Small Battlefield, Big Battlefield, and Final Destination stages


- The online user experience has been adjusted
- The way matchmaking is determined when using Preferred Rules has been adjusted
- Following a look at the current number of players eligible for Elite Smash, the threshold for entry has been recalculated to allow more players. Additionally, the way initial values for Global Smash Power are calculated has been adjusted.

Further investigations and adjustments to Online mode are expected


- Several issues have been fixed to improve gameplay experience.

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!


I hope this means I can finally stop running into players who want only Battlefield when I clearly set my Preferred Rules to Omega Forms.

Maybe it's just me, but I feel the position of the platforms in the Ultimate version of Battlefield are very obstructive, I hadn't had that problem with past Smash games, but in Ultimate, it gets to a point where I'm not afraid of ragequitting, just because of those damn platforms.


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