Ver. 4.0.0 Patch Notes and Balance Changes | Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (SSBU)

Welcome to Game8's Smash Ultimate Wiki!

Recent SSBU Updates
Pyra / Mythra Release Date and Moveset Analysis
All Update and Patch Note History

Official Patch Notes for 11.0.0 Out Now!
Ver. 11.0.0 Patch Notes and Balance Changes

A list of patch notes and balance changes for characters in the Ver. 4.0.0 Update of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (SSBU). Read on to see which characters received buffs, who got nerfed, as well as other fixes that took place in Smash Ultimate.

Characters Who Received Balance Changes in Ver. 4.0.0

Buffs

Peach.png Daisy.png Mewtwo.png Pit.png Dark Pit.png
Pokemon Trainer.png Charizard.png Olimar.png Villager.png Rosalina & Luna.png
Mii Brawler.png Mii Swordfighter.png PAC-MAN.png Ryu.png Ken.png
Corrin.png Ridley.png Isabelle.png Piranha Plant.png

Buffs to Wake Up from Sleep

Mario.png Donkey Kong.png Link.png Samus.png Fox.png
Snake.png Lucas.png Greninja.png

Buffs to DAir

Bowser.png Sheik.png Mr. Game & Watch.png Zero Suit Samus.png Sonic.png
Toon Link.png Bayonetta.png Simon.png Richter.png

Nerfs

Samus.png Dark Samus.png Yoshi.png Ivysaur.png R.O.B..png
Little Mac.png Mii Gunner.png Joker.png

Fixes / Other

All Fighters with Shields All Fighters

Ver. 4.0.0 Patch Notes

All Fighters with Shields

Link, Young Link, Toon Link, Hero
Basic Movements Characters who carry shields can now shieldstun shuffle when blocking a projectile with their shield.

All Fighters

All Fighters
FS Meter Once the FS Meter is fully charged, the Final Smash must be used within 20 seconds or the FS Meter will reset. Note: This change will not affect Spirits mode.
-- The max combo count in Training will stop counting when the opponent can move
Item Attack Shortened the distance opponents can hitstun shuffle when attacked by the Daybreak item.
Item Attack A fighter on the ground will now be launched after one hit from the Thwomp assist trophy.

Mario

Mario Image Mario
Basic Movements Adjusted the vulnerability when waking up from sleep to match other fighters.

Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong Image Donkey Kong
Basic Movements Adjusted the vulnerability when waking up from sleep to match other fighters.

Link

Link Image Link
Basic Movements Adjusted the vulnerability when waking up from sleep to match other fighters.
Up Special Shortened launch distance when the full combo doesn't connect.

Samus

Samus Image Samus
Basic Movements Adjusted the vulnerability when waking up from sleep to match other fighters.
Up Smash Attack Shortened launch distance when the full combo doesn't connect.

Dark Samus

Dark Samus Image Dark Samus
Up Smash Attack Shortened launch distance when the full combo doesn't connect.

Yoshi

Yoshi Image Yoshi
Side Smash Attack Reduced the range opponents will be pushed while charging.

Fox

Fox Image Fox
Basic Movements Adjusted the vulnerability when waking up from sleep to match other fighters.

Peach

Peach Image Peach
Neutral Special When blocking an attack from the rear, Toad’s counterattack will hit opponents easier.
Up Special Shortened launch distance when the full combo doesn't connect.

Daisy

Daisy Image Daisy
Neutral Special When blocking an attack from the rear, Toad’s counterattack will hit opponents easier.
Up Special Shortened launch distance when the full combo doesn't connect.

Bowser

Bowser Image Bowser
Down Air Attack Immediately descend when using the attack after being launched.

Sheik

Sheik Image Sheik
Down Air Attack Immediately descend when using the attack after being launched.

Mewtwo

Mewtwo Image Mewtwo
Basic Movements Reduced the area of the tail that can take damage.
Up Smash Attack Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts.
Extended launch distance.
Down Smash Attack Reduced vulnerability.
Backward Throw Increased power.
Side Special Increased attack speed.
Increased the speed to reflect projectiles.

Mr. Game & Watch

Mr. Game & Watch Image Mr. Game & Watch
Down Air Attack Immediately descend when using the attack after being launched.

Pit

Pit Image Pit
Neutral Attack 1 Increased attack speed.
Up Tilt Attack Reduced vulnerability.
Down Smash Attack Extended launch distance when hit with the first attack.
Back Air Attack Reduced vulnerability when landing after using the move.
Down Air Attack Extended launch distance when hitting an opponent in the air with a meteor effect.

Dark Pit

Dark Pit Image Dark Pit
Neutral Attack 1 Increased attack speed.
Up Tilt Attack Reduced vulnerability.
Down Smash Attack Extended launch distance when hit with the first attack.
Back Air Attack Reduced vulnerability when landing after using the move.
Down Air Attack Extended launch distance when hitting an opponent in the air with a meteor effect.

Zero Suit Samus

Zero Suit Samus Image Zero Suit Samus
Down Air Attack Immediately descend when using the attack after being launched.

Snake

Snake Image Snake
Basic Movements Adjusted the vulnerability when waking up from sleep to match other fighters.

Pokemon Trainer

Pokemon Trainer Image Pokemon Trainer
Other The invincibility time for grabbing edges is no longer shortened when performing a Pokémon Change in the air and then grabbing an edge.

Ivysaur

Ivysaur Image Ivysaur
Down Air Attack Reduced the range of the strong launching attack. Shortened the launch distance when the weak launching attack hits.
Side Special Reduced attack speed and increased vulnerability.
Up Special Shortened launch distance for the high-damage range when using the attack in the air.

Charizard

Charizard Image Charizard
Side Tilt Attack Extended launch distance when hit in the high-damage range.
Side Smash Attack Increased power. Extended launch distance.
Up Smash Attack Shortened launch distance when the full combo doesn't connect.
Neutral Air Attack Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts. Reduced vulnerability when landing after using the move.
Forward Throw Extended launch distance.
Side Special Increased the speed of the edge-grab timing.

Lucas

Lucas Image Lucas
Dash Attack Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts.
Side Tilt Attack Increased the range at the beginning of the move. Extended launch distance when hit in the high-damage range.
Up Smash Attack Extended the invincibility time at the start of the move.
Up Air Attack Reduced vulnerability.
Side Special Reduced vulnerability when landing after using the move.

Sonic

Sonic Image Sonic
Down Air Attack Immediately descend when using the attack after being launched.

Olimar

Olimar Image Olimar
Side Smash Attack Increased the distance for Purple Pikmin. Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts for Purple Pikmin.

R.O.B.

R.O.B. Image R.O.B.
Neutral Attack 1 Reduced the amount of time opponents will be in the damage animation when hit with the tip’s attack range.

Toon Link

Toon Link Image Toon Link
Down Air Attack Immediately descend when using the attack after being launched.

Villager

Villager Image Villager
Up Smash Attack Made it easier to hit multiple times.

Rosalina & Luma

Rosalina & Luma Image Rosalina & Luma
Basic Movements Rosalina can be more easily grabbed from the front when walking, crouching, and shielding when Luma is following.
Neutral Attack 1 Luma will be in front when reversing the attack.
Side Smash Attack Luma will be in front when reversing the attack.
Up Smash Attack Luma will be in front when reversing the attack.

Greninja

Greninja Image Greninja
Down Air Attack Immediately descend when using the attack after being launched.

Little Mac

Little Mac Image Little Mac
Neutral Attack 3 Depending on the timing of continuing from neutral attack 2 to neutral attack 3, neutral attack 3 will no longer decrease vulnerability.

Mii Brawler

Mii Brawler Image Mii Brawler
Basic Movements Reverted falling speed to match version 3.0.0.
Neutral Special 2 Increased attack speed. Extended launch distance.
Up Special 1 Extended launch distance.

Mii Swordfigther

Mii Swordfighter Image Mii Swordfighter
Neutral Special 3 Made it easier to hit multiple times.

Mii Gunner

Mii Gunner Image Mii Gunner
Up Smash Attack Made it easier to hit multiple times. Shortened launch distance when the full combo doesn't connect.

PAC-MAN

Pac-Man Image Pac-Man
Neutral Special Will no longer drop the Bonus Fruit while charging the neutral special even if flipped left or right with attacks like Mario’s side special.

Ryu

Ryu Image Ryu
Basic Movements The attack after a perfect shield will be unleashed after facing the opponent.

Ken

Ken Image Ken
Basic Movements The attack after a perfect shield will be unleashed after facing the opponent.

Corrin

Corrin Image Corrin
Side Smash Attack Extended launch distance.
Down Air Attack Immediately descend when using the attack after being launched.
Side Special Reduced vulnerability when jumping after stabbing the ground.
Up Special Extended vertical and horizontal distance.

Bayonetta

Bayonetta Image Bayonetta
Down Air Attack Immediately descend when using the attack after being launched.

Ridley

Ridley Image Ridley
Up Smash Attack Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts.
Extended launch distance.
Back Air Attack Increased power.
Up Air Attack Increased the high-damage range.
Made easier to hit the high-damage range.
Dash Attack Increased attack range.
Side Special Reduced vulnerability when jumping after grabbing an opponent.
Extended launch distance when throwing an opponent at the edge.
Up Special Increased attack speed. Increased movement speed.

Simon

Simon Image Simon
Down Air Attack Immediately descend when using the attack after being launched.

Richter

Richter Image Richter
Down Air Attack Immediately descend when using the attack after being launched.

Isabelle

Isabelle Image Isabelle
Basic Movements Extended distance of forward and backward dodging.
Neutral Attack 1 Made it easier to hit multiple times.
Up Smash Attack Extended launch distance.
Side Special Extended launch distance of upward throws. Increased the speed of the grab detection.
Down Special Increased attack speed of the Lloid attack.

Piranha Plant

Piranha Plant Image Piranha Plant
Dash Attack Adjusted launch angle.
Up Tilt Attack Reduced vulnerability.
Side Special Capped the attack-power increase when repeatedly reflected. Increased attack speed. Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts.
Down Special Reduced vulnerability. Increased the power against shields. Shortened the charge time until reaching max charge.

Joker

Joker Image Joker
Down Special While Arsene is summoned, projectiles that deal 50% or more damage cannot be reflected.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Updates

Updates and Patch Notes

Update History
How to Update Smash Ultimate

Patch Notes

Character Balance Patches
Version 11.0.0 Patch Notes Version 10.1.0 Patch Notes
Version 9.0.0 Patch Notes Version 8.0.0 Patch Notes
Version 7.0.0 Patch Notes Version 6.0.0 Patch Notes
Version 5.0.0 Patch Notes Version 4.0.0 Patch Notes
Version 3.1.0 Patch Notes Version 3.0.0 Patch Notes
Version 2.0.0 Patch Notes -

DLC Information

Fighters PassShould You Buy the Fighters Pass? Next DLC CharacterWhen Will the Next DLC Character Come Out?

    The Like Feature

    You can save a comment for later by giving it a Like.
    As a member:Get access to several features!

    Opinions about an article or post go here.
    Opinions about an article or post
    We at Game8 thank you for your support.
    In order for us to make the best articles possible, share your corrections, opinions, and thoughts about "Ver. 4.0.0 Patch Notes and Balance Changes" with us!
    When reporting a problem, please be as specific as possible in providing details such as what conditions the problem occurred under and what kind of effects it had.

    New Comment

    All rights reserved

    Back to the Top
    Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more