Surprise! A new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate update just launched and comes bearing more than just the usual bug fixes that players have come to expect. The latest update gives fans a new stage to check out before the next wave of DLC fighters arrives. 

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate v. 8.10

The new Small Battlefield stage has been added to the game and it can even bet set as a Preferred Rule in Online Battles as well. Players can also select any stage-specific music for the Battlefield, Small Battlefield, Big Battlefield, and Final Destination stages in-game. 

Nintendo also added a few new unspecified tweaks to the online experience as well as adjustments to how matchmaking works when using Preferred Rules. While this is just a small update, the inclusion of a new stage was a pleasant surprise. While we're sure there are many players out there that are anxious for more heroes and bigger patches, seeing Nintendo surprise fans with gestures like this is nice to see and it's why we love them. 

For the full set of patch notes, check out what else is new, courtesy of Nintendo, below: 

Stage
・ 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.

Online
・ 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.

General
・ Several issues have been fixed to improve gameplay experience.

Compatibility Issues

・The latest software version is required to enter Online mode.
・Local wireless play is not compatible with Ver. 8.0.0 and earlier. All players who want to fight in local wireless battles need to make sure they have the same software version.
・There may be some compatibility issues with replays from Ver. 6.1.0 - Ver. 8.0.0. Replays from Ver. 6.0.0 and earlier are not compatible. If you want to keep your replays, convert them into videos before installing the update. You can do this via Vault → Replays → Replay Data → Convert to Video.

How to Update

1. Highlight the software on the HOME Menu and press the + Button to open the options menu.
2. Select Software Update, then either Via the Internet or Match Version with Local Users.

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The latest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate update, with new stage, is now available exclusively on Nintendo Switch. Excited for the latest update? What do you hope to see next? Sound off with your thoughts over on Twitter @PrimaGames1, we'd love to hear what you think!