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News video games 06 August 2020, 11:25

author: Matt Buckley

Update to Super Smash Bros Ultimate Includes a New Stage: Small Battlefield

In a recent patch Super Smash Bros Ultimate quietly released a new stage called Small Battlefield. This stage is similar to the regular Battlefield stage that has become a staple in most games, with one key difference. It’s small.

On August 4th, as a part of Update Ver. 8.1.0, Super Smash Bros Ultimate added Small Battlefield. The patch also included updates to Ultimate’s online features and Elite Smash, but none of that is as important.

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For some quick context, Battlefield has been a staple in most Smash Bros games. The design is simple and functional. The stage is made up of one large base platform, and three smaller platforms floating above this in a triangle formation: two platforms to each side, and one floating above.

To the untrained eye the new Small Battlefield is simply a version of regular Battlefield without the top third platform. But there’s a little bit more to it than that. The two remaining platforms are a little closer together, and the main base platform is shorter. It is also a little easier to KO players off the top of the stage.

The Smash Bros community has been alight with memes and other jokes since discovering the new stage. It even began trending on Twitter for a short time. One of my personal favorite images shows off a brand new concept created in Smash Bros’ map builder; Battlefield Battlefield.

Will you be playing on this new stage? Do you like it more or less than regular Battlefield?

The new stage Small Battlefield is playable now on Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

Matt Buckley

Matt Buckley

After studying creative writing at Emerson College in Boston, Matt published a travel blog based on a two-month solo journey around the world, wrote for SmarterTravel, and worked on an Antarctic documentary series for NOVA, Antarctic Extremes. Today, for Gamepressure, Matt covers Nintendo news and writes reviews for Switch and PC titles. Matt enjoys RPGs like Pokemon and Breath of the Wild, as well as fighting games like Super Smash Bros., and the occasional action game like Ghostwire Tokyo or Gods Will Fall. Outside of video games, Matt is also a huge Dungeons & Dragons nerd, a fan of board games like Wingspan, an avid hiker, and after recently moving to California, an amateur surfer.