Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has received a new update out of the blue and now brings the game up to version 8.1.0. Smash Bros Ultimate Ver 8.1.0 brings a “new” stage to the game in the form of Small Battlefield. It can also be chosen to be set as a preferred rule in online matches. Any music can now be set on Small Battlefield, Big Battlefield, and Final Destination Stages.
Smash Bros Ultimate Ver 8.1.0 also includes a number of fixes, especially to online matches and calculation adjustments. The threshold to join Elite Smash has been adjusted as well to let more players be eligible to join.
You can find the full details in the patch notes below.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Ver 8.1.0 (Released August 4, 2020) Patch Notes:
- The Small Battlefield stage has been added. You can also set Small Battlefield as a Preferred Rule in Online battles.
- You can now select any stage-specific music for the Battlefield, Small Battlefield, Big Battlefield, and Final Destination stages.
- The online user experience has been adjusted.
- The way matching 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 also been adjusted.
- Further investigations and adjustments to Online mode are expected.
Several issues have been fixed to improve gameplay experience.
Source: Nintendo America Support