Super Smash Bros. Ultimate patch 10.1.0 felt quite overwhelming for those who expect major adjustments to the game’s balance. Aside from adding Sephiroth to the game’s list for those who never completed the Sephiroth Challenge while it was available, this update mostly focused on getting more features to behave with more consistency.
However, there was a strange change with Olimar that probably does not make sense to someone who has not played Olimar in the last two years. “After throwing a Pikmin with a side-breaking attack or side special, if there are other Pikmin nearby when using special, an air attack will occur using a Pikmin.”
In essence, some of Olimar’s antennas involving Pikmin – forward antenna, down antenna, up antenna, up and back antenna – would previously fail if Olimar entered the correct command during a situation where up special was active and Pikmin was away from Olimar as a result of use forward smash or side special.
Funny enough, this special change was actually implemented in the version 10.0.0 update. We are only told about the repair in the notes for the 10.1.0 update.
Some say that Fox McCloud was the “big winner” of the patch thanks to hitbox improvements for the forward-facing antenna and the downward-facing antenna. These attacks are important to Fox because they allow specific hit confirmations in features like KO.
Check out everything that was changed in the video below: