Smash Ultimate update 5.0.0 patch notes

Check the full patch notes to see which characters received balance changes in the 5.0.0 update for Smash Ultimate.

With the surprise release of Banjo-Kazooie last night, Nintendo has released the latest update to Smash Ultimate, bringing it to version 5.0.0. While the new character is certainly a big draw, there are several other changes hidden under the hood as well. Want to know what’s been altered this time round? Read on for the full Smash Ultimate update 5.0.0 patch notes.

Smash Ultimate update 5.0.0 patch notes

Smash Ultimate update 5.0.0 patch notes
The 5.0.0 patch  for Smash Ultimate added Banjo-Kazooie and adjusted a few existing characters. © Nintendo

Despite hitting a new, large number, the 5.0.0 update is actually pretty small, only changing a few characters. This is likely because it hasn’t been all that long since the Hero arrived with the last suit of balance tweaks. As usual for Ultimate, Nintendo has supplied the patch notes in full so that we can relay them directly to you. Hero gets the most changes, with small tweaks to a range of his spells. In addition, the Smash Ball has been slowed down so that it’s easier for players to catch the dang thing during matches. Here’s the full list of changes:

Character

Move

Notes

Common for All Fighters

Basic Movements

Previously, if you were in the air and held the shield button and input left, right, or down, and then continued to hold the shield button until you landed, you would dodge in the direction input upon landing.

Now, you will only dodge after landing if you input the direction after landing.

Common for All Fighters

Basic Movements

Adjusted the time until you can move again after grab parrying to be consistent.

Yoshi

Basic Movements

Made it so that you can grab using input buffering after dodging, like other fighters.

Peach

Up Special

Made it easier to hit multiple times.

Daisy

Up Special

Made it easier to hit multiple times.

Ice Climbers

Basic Movements

Restored Nana's ability to steal edge grabs.

Villager

Up Smash Attack

Buried opponents will now be shot up and hit multiple times.

Rosalina & Luma

Other

Hero’s Snooze will no longer prevent Luma from being controlled, similar to other instances of sleep.

Joker

Other

Adjusted the time it takes to move again to match other fighters when bouncing while lying facedown.

Hero

Neutral Special

After Kafrizz hits a fighter or the stage and explodes, it can now be guarded against with a shield, reflected, or absorbed.

Hero

Down Special

Increased the amount of time opponents will be in the damage animation when hit at the beginning of Magic Burst.

Hero

Other

Adjusted the time it takes to move again to match other fighters when bouncing while lying facedown.

Other changes

Item

Smash Ball

Slowed the movement speed and made it easier to hit with attacks.

Mode

Home-Run Contest

Home-Run Contest added as a new mode.

Those are the full Smash Ultimate update 5.0.0 patch notes. Not too much has changed, but it’s still worth keeping up on the balance changes to each character in case your favorite gets a buff or nerf. In case you missed it, the Direct last night also revealed that Fatal Fury’s Terry Bogard will be coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in November!

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