If you’ve logged onto Super Smash Bros. Ultimate recently, you may have noticed a message about Update 1.2.0 coming out “next week.” While we don’t know what it will do, the most important takeaway is that the update will kill any in-game replays that have been saved. There is a process by which you can save your replays, but you’ll have to act before the update comes out.
You need to go to the Vault, click on Replays, and then go to Replay Data. From there, you can convert your replays into videos that are saved to your Switch as opposed to your Ultimate game file. As a warning, videos are saved on your system as opposed to a cloud so they will take up quite a bit of storage space if you try to keep a lot of them. Nintendo hasn’t revealed the exact day that Version 1.2.0 of Ultimate goes live, so it’s probably wise to convert the replays you want to save sooner rather than later.
Nintendo also hasn’t released the patch notes for this newest update so it’s unknown what it will change exactly. Ultimate’s Day One update addressed issues with the replay system though, so this may be a follow-up that fixes any lingering problems.
If you’re struggling with Ultimate, we have a few guides to help you out. If this is your first Smash game or you’re a beginner, we have tips on how to unlock all the characters as quickly as possible. Of the 75 fighters that launched with the game, we’ve recorded all of their Final Smashes so you can see how they work. We’ve also got eight tips that help anyone learn how to dominate their friends at the game.
Despite the already vast fighter roster, Ultimate is getting plenty of post-launch character expansions–including Piranha Plant and Persona 5‘s Joker. We have our own list of characters we want to see.
In our Super Smash Bros. Ultimate review-in-progress, Edmond Tran gave the game a 9/10, writing, “Situational downers don’t stop Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from shining as a flexible multiplayer game that can be as freewheeling or as firm as you want it to be. Its entertaining single-player content helps keep the game rich with interesting things to do, as well as bolstering its spirit of loving homage to the games that have graced Nintendo consoles. Ultimate’s diverse content is compelling, its strong mechanics are refined, and the encompassing collection is simply superb.”