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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate update adds Piranha Plant, tweaks balance

Nintendo releases version 2.0.0 of its Switch fighting game

Piranha Plant dances with Jigglypuff in a screenshot from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Nintendo

A new challenger is available in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Piranha Plant, the game’s first post-launch fighter, is now playable as part of version 2.0.0 of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Piranha Plant is currently free for players who purchased Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. That’s a limited-time offer, however, and Nintendo will only offer the character for free to players who purchase Ultimate through Jan. 31. Nintendo will offer Piranha Plant as paid DLC in the future, according to today’s patch notes.

In addition to a new fighter, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate version 2.0.0 adds the ability to play Spirit Board with up to four players, tweaks many of the game’s fighters, and addresses other gameplay and balance issues. A long list of adjustments to fighters is available from Nintendo’s support website.

For a look at what else has changed in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, check out the version 2.0.0 patch notes from Nintendo below.

Version 2.0.0


You can now play Spirit Board with up to four players.
Select the spirit you want to challenge on the Spirit Board, and then go to Party → Fighter to select the number of people who will play. When playing with multiple people, you will lose the battle if any player is KO’d.

The following spirits will now appear in the Shop.

  • Partner Pikachu
  • Partner Eevee
  • Dice Block
  • River Survival
  • Golden Dash Mushroom


We adjusted the calculation for Global Smash Power.


Added the DLC fighter Piranha Plant.
Piranha Plant will become available for purchase as DLC at a later date.

Pressing both jump buttons at the same time will now cause you to short hop.

Fixed the issue where the KO score included your teammates’ KOs when Team Attack was On.

Game-balance adjustments.

Various gameplay fixes.

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