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Byleth arrives in Smash Ultimate: Full patch notes and new additions

Byleth has officially joined Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but there’s a whole host of changes and additions in the new 7.0.0 update.

The announcement of Fire Emblem’s Byleth may have disappointed some, but there’s plenty to get excited about in the latest update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.  

The Fire Emblem: Three Houses character is playable in both male and female versions, sporting a total of four weapons from a lance, axe, whip, and bow.  

As is customary, there’s also a new stage for Byleth in Garreg Mach Monastery, which combines four areas from the hub world in Fire Emblem: Three Houses and features hazardous obstacles like falling chandeliers.  

There’s also eleven new Fire Emblem music tracks and a new spirit board featuring the leaders from Three Houses.

Byleth in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Byleth comes with a whole host of new additions (Picture: Nintendo) 

If you’re looking for something outside of Fire Emblem’s world, there’s a range of new Mii Fighter costumes; including outfits inspired by Cuphead, Assassin’s Creed, Mega Man, and Rayman’s terrifying Rabbids. 

The release of Byleth also means the second Fighter’s Pass is now available to pre-order, which will feature six new fighters although it’s unclear who they’ll be (Crash Bandicoot, perhaps?) 

You can check out the full patch notes for the 7.0.0 update below. 

 

Offline 

The following spirits will appear in the Shop on the Vault menu: 

  • Edelgard 

  • Dimitri (Fire Emblem) 

  • Claude 

  • Sothis 

  • Rhea 

  • Seteth 

  • Dorothea 

  • Ingrid 

  • Hilda (Fire Emblem) 

The following spirits will appear in the Shop and Spirit Board. 

  • Radiant Gleam 

  • Kloster (Grief) 

  • Bullet Walker (Brigadier General) 

  • High Line (Guns Empress) 

  • I-Tetrimino 

  • T-Tetrimino 

  • S-Tetrimino & Z-Tetrimino 

  • L-Tetrimino & J-Tetrimino 

  • O-Tetrimino 

These are spirits that appeared in a previous spirit event that was held for a limited time. 

Misc. 

The following downloadable content will be usable after purchase: 

  • Byleth Challenger Pack 

  • Cuphead Hat + Outfit 

  • Altaïr Hood + Outfit 

  • Rabbids Hat 

  • MegaMan.EXE's Helmet + Armor 

  • X's Helmet + Armor 

  • You cannot make videos of replays that contain DLC you have not purchased (fighters, stages, music, Mii Fighter costumes, etc.). 

  • Game-balance adjustments have been made. Please see the details of fixes and changes to fighters. 

  • Several issues have been fixed to improve gameplay experience.

Many fighters have received adjustments and buffs too, including extended launch distance to a variety of Samus’s attacks, increased shield sizes for Bowser and Pikachu, along with damage boosts to Dr. Mario.  

You can check out the full list of fighter adjustments here.  

Byleth and the 7.0.0 update is available to download in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate now. You can also pre-order the second Fighter's Pass for $29.99 (£26.99). 

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