Downloadable content (SSBU)

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For downloadable content available in this game's predecessor, see Downloadable content (SSB4). For general info, see Downloadable content.

In the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Direct on November 1st, 2018, series director Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that paid DLC would be available for Ultimate. It will come in the form of 5 bundles, each containing one entirely unique fighter, one stage, and several music tracks. These bundles, which will also be available through a complete pack known as the Fighters Pass, will be released periodically between the game's December 2018 release and February 2020. Additionally, Piranha Plant was available for free as a limited time early purchase bonus, and is currently available for purchase separate from the Fighters Pass. On November 6th, Sakurai announced on his Twitter account that the DLC line-up was now complete, and it was decided primarily by Nintendo [1], and that Sakurai only offered final approval to the selected characters.

Updates[edit]

Updates to the game are downloadable at no extra cost. The game must be updated to the latest version to purchase DLC, which is done automatically after starting the game from the system's main menu. Most updates also adjust game balance and mechanics, while fixing glitches and other errors as well. Change-logs for all updates are available at the links above.

As with any other game, DLC data gets added via free updates. Completing a transaction to receive DLC is merely a "ticket" to grant access to said content. What this means is that DLC not purchased in an updated version is still technically installed but locked, and thus is accessible indirectly. Content that is locked can be seen and played against with opponents connecting via a system that has DLC paid for (within Wireless and Online modes). Without another person with DLC, locked content can still be seen via using amiibo as Figure Players, and saving uploaded or shared replays.

Characters[edit]

MarioSymbol.svg PiranhaPlantHeadSSBU.png Piranha Plant (January 29th, 2019)
Newcomer Piranha Plant was revealed as the first DLC character in Ultimate on November 1st, 2018, and was released on January 29th, 2019. It was available as a free bonus until January 31st, 2019 to anyone who purchased the digital version of Ultimate or registered their physical version with My Nintendo. While Piranha Plant is not part of the Fighters Pass, it was made available for purchase separately on February 1st, 2019.
SpecialStagesSymbol.svg Checkmark.png Joker (April 2019)
Newcomer Joker from Persona 5 was announced as the second DLC character during The Game Awards 2018 on December 6th, 2018. He will be the first playable character for the Fighters Pass. His accompanying stage and music have yet to be revealed. He is planned for release before the end of April 2019.

Just like in Smash 4, DLC characters (with the exception of Piranha Plant) will not have their own unique Palutena's Guidance scenes and will instead use a generic one.

Mii Costumes[edit]

Currently, the only DLC Mii costume available is the Rex wig and outfit based on Rex from Xenoblade Chronicles 2. It is obtained as a bonus for purchasing the Fighters Pass.

Costume Build
XenobladeSymbol.svg Rex Wig, Rex Outfit Mii Swordfighter (outfit)
All types (headgear)

Spirits[edit]

No. Image Name Type Class Series Release Date Acquisition
1,298
Let's Go Pikachu Spirit.png
Partner Pikachu Support ★★★ Pokémon Series 12/7/2018 •Unlocked with save data from Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu
•Obtainable after a Spirit battle (once unlocked, or directly since v2.0.0)
•Purchased from the Vault Shop for 6000G (since v2.0.0)
1,299
Let's Go Eevee Spirit.png
Partner Eevee Support ★★★ Pokémon Series 12/7/2018 •Unlocked with save data from Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee
•Obtainable after a Spirit battle (once unlocked, or directly since v2.0.0)
•Purchased from the Vault Shop for 6000G (since v2.0.0)
1,300
Dice Block Spirit.png
Dice Block Support Super Mario Series 12/27/2018 •Obtainable after a Spirit battle
•Purchased from the Vault Shop for 6000G (since v2.0.0)
1,301
River Survival Spirit.png
River Survival Support ★★ Super Mario Series 12/27/2018 •Obtainable after a Spirit battle
•Purchased from the Vault Shop for 6000G (since v2.0.0)
1,302
Golden Dash Mushroom Spirit.png
Golden Dash Mushroom Support ★★★ Super Mario Series 12/27/2018 •Obtainable after a Spirit battle
•Purchased from the Vault Shop for 6000G (since v2.0.0)
1,303
Piranha Plant.png
Piranha Plant Fighter N/A Super Mario Series 1/29/2019 •Complete Classic Mode with Piranha Plant
•Purchased from the Vault Shop for 500G

Pricing[edit]

Challenger Packs and Fighters Pass[edit]

The pass can be purchased with the digital version of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at a combined price.

Gallery[edit]

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