There is always a moment of dread whenever a new set of patch notes is released for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as no one knows if their main is the next character to be struck down by Masahiro Sakurai's nerf hammer.
It seems that Sakurai's elation regarding the addition of Terry Bogard to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate led to him being merciful, as version 6.0.0 patch for the game is filled with nothing but buffs for different characters. The SNK-shaped hole in Sakurai's heart has been filled with love and it's time to see which characters benefitted the most from his generosity. The latest patch notes for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate come from the official Nintendo website.
The Ver. 6.0.0 patch for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will allow fans to purchase Terry Bogard from the Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters series, along with a new stage and fifty different songs from various SNK games. An SNK Spirit Board will also be available to those who purchase Terry.
There will be five new Mii costumes available for purchase based on Nakoruru from Samurai Shodown, Ryo Sakazaki from Art of Fighting, Iori Yagami from The King of Fighters, and both Akira and Jacky from Virtua Fighter.
Changes To Battle Arenas
The online Battle Arena mode has received some updates. Players can now set the arena to "Elite Only," it's possible to join arenas made by friends regardless of visibility, the host can now change some rules without closing the arena, it's possible to select Random Battlefield and Ω in the stage settings, and it will be possible to send messages to other players in the arena from a set list of words.
Donkey Kong - Winner
The first member of the D.K. Crew has received several buffs in the latest patch. Donkey Kong's side tilt has better knockback, his neutral air is stronger and has better range, the Giant Punch takes less time to fully charge and deals more knockback when fully charged.
Donkey Kong's super armor on Spinning Kong activates quicker on the ground and it has a better time hitting airborne opponents, with the last hit having better knockback, and the Hand Slap is now faster and has less vulnerability when used on the ground.
Kirby - Winner
Kirby has received some much-needed buffs in the latest patch. Kirby's neutral attack is now faster, his up smash has better knockback in the low-damage range, his neutral air is faster and has better knockback in the high-damage range, his up air is now faster, stronger, and has better knockback.
Kirby's Inhale move is now faster and it is harder for him to lose his Copy Ability after it has been stolen.
Jigglypuff - Winner
Kirby's contemporary in the realm of pink balloon fighters also received some buffs in the latest patch. Jigglypuff's air dodge and moving air dodge now have less vulnerability, its down air has shorter landing time and less vulnerability when landing, and its forward throw now works at a different angle.
Jigglypuff's Rollout move now takes less time to fully charge and Pound has a longer animation when it connects, as well as increasing the opponent's downtime when shielded.
Robin - Winner
The sword-wielding sorcerer from Fire Emblem Awakening has been buffed in the latest patch. Robin's side tile has better knockback, his neutral air is faster, Thunder takes less time to charge into a better spell, the fireball from Arcfire lasts longer, and smash attacks have a stronger recharge effect on the Levin Sword.
King K. Rool - Winner
King K. Rool's initial promise was shown to be fake, thanks to his dismal competitive record. It seems that it's time for the royal lizard to climb back to the top, as he has received several buffs. King K. Rool's neutral air has less vulnerability, his forward air is stronger in the high-damage range, and his up air has longer hit detection and better knockback.
The Blunderbuss has received several buffs, as it's faster, has an easier time grabbing the Kannonball, and the knockback of the Kannonball has been increased. The Gut Check is less vulnerable when successful, has a longer period of effectiveness and has a stronger high-damage range.
Incineroar - Winner
Incineroar trades speed for power, which is something that has been improved upon in the latest patch. Incineroar's neutral air is stronger and has better knockback, its forward air lasts longer (but grows weaker the longer it's active), and the down air has a better chance of spiking in the high-damage range.
The Darkest Lariat is stronger when it's first used, lasts longer, and has increased range, while Revenge has a longer phase of damage reduction, less vulnerability, and better knockback for its flames after receiving an attack.
The Ver. 6.0.0 patch for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available to download now.