Downloadable content (SSBU)

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The icon for the Fighters Pass.

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. The content comes in the form of five Challenger Pack bundles, each containing one entirely unique fighter, one stage, and several music tracks. These bundles, which are also available through a complete pack known as the Fighters Pass, are currently being released periodically through 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 that potential fighters were proposed by Nintendo [1], with Sakurai passing final approval on them.

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. Changelogs for all updates are available at the links above.

As with any other game, DLC data is 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 paid for the DLC (within Wireless and Online modes). Aside from this, locked content can also be seen using amiibo as Figure Players, and saving uploaded or shared replays.

Fighters[edit]

MarioSymbol.svg PiranhaPlantHeadSSBU.png Piranha Plant (January 29th, 2019)
Newcomer Piranha Plant was revealed as the first DLC fighter 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 or any Challenger Pack, it was made available for purchase separately on February 1st, 2019.
PersonaSymbol.svg JokerHeadSSBU.png Joker (April 17th, 2019)
Newcomer Joker from Persona 5 was announced as the second DLC fighter during The Game Awards 2018 on December 6th, 2018. He is the first playable character included with the Fighters Pass. As part of Challenger Pack 1, his accompanying stage is Mementos, and features music from Persona 5 as well as Persona 3 and 4. He was made available for purchase on April 17th, 2019.
DragonQuestSymbol.svg HeroHeadSSBU.png Hero (Summer 2019)
Four protagonists from Dragon Quest serving as a single newcomer under the generic name Hero were announced as the third DLC fighter during Nintendo's E3 2019 Direct on June 11th, 2019 and is set to be released in Summer 2019. As part of Challenger Pack 2, their accompanying stage is Yggdrasil's Altar.
BanjoKazooieSymbol.svg Banjo&KazooieHeadSSBU.png Banjo & Kazooie (Fall 2019)
Newcomers Banjo & Kazooie from the Banjo-Kazooie series were announced as the fourth DLC fighter during Nintendo's E3 2019 Direct on June 11th, 2019 and is set to be released in Fall 2019. As part of Challenger Pack 3, their accompanying stage is Spiral Mountain.
OtherSymbol.svg RandomHeadSSB4-U.pngRandomHeadSSB4-U.png Fighters Pass challengers 4-5
In addition, two more characters are known to be playable in the future as part of the Fighters Pass, although the identity and release dates of each are unknown.

Just like in Smash 4, DLC characters (with the exception of Piranha Plant) have no unique Palutena's Guidance scenes and instead use the generic one.

Stages[edit]

PersonaSymbol.svg Mementos (April 17th, 2019)
Mementos comes as a set with Joker as part of Challenger Pack 1. Mementos has one main platform with a slant in the middle similar to Meta Crystal, with one platform over the center and another over the left side. Trains periodically appear in the background, the set below the stage being able to damage fighters. Occasionally, a large triangle-shaped wall appears at the top or on the sides of the stage. The trains and the walls will never appear at the same time.
  • If a song from Persona 3 or Persona 4 is playing during a match, the color scheme of Mementos will change from red to blue or yellow respectively, the respective primary colors for each game. The decoration in the background also changes to either a moon or the streaks found in Persona 4's UI. If Joker wins a match with the alternate music, the victory pose screen and subsequent music change accordingly to the ones found in the home series.
DragonQuestSymbol.svg Yggdrasil's Altar (Summer 2019)
Yggdrasil's Altar stage comes as a set with the Hero as part of Challenger Pack 2.
BanjoKazooieSymbol.svg Spiral Mountain (Fall 2019)
Spiral Mountain comes as a set with Banjo & Kazooie as part of Challenger Pack 3.
OtherSymbol.svg Fighters Pass stages 4-5
In addition, two more stages are known to be released in the future as part of the Fighters Pass, though what the stages are and when they will release is currently unknown.

Modes[edit]

  • Stage Builder (April 17th, 2019)
    • A returning mode from Brawl and for Wii U.
  • Video Editor (April 17th, 2019)
    • In the Video Editor, multiple replays can be modified and strung together to create a full video.
  • Shared Content (April 17th, 2019)
    • Shared Content enables sharing, downloading, and liking Stage Builder levels and videos created by other users.
  • VR (May 31, 2019)
    • Compatibility with the Nintendo Labo Virtual Reality was added in the 3.1 update, allowing players to view certain stages in a full 360 degrees.

Mii Costumes[edit]

Additional costumes for the Mii Fighters are available as paid DLC.

(December 7th, 2018)

The only DLC Mii costume not already available for purchase is the Rex wig and outfit based on Rex from Xenoblade Chronicles 2, obtained as a bonus for purchasing the Fighters Pass.
Costume Build
XenobladeSymbol.svg Rex Wig, Rex Outfit Mii Swordfighter (outfit)
All types (headgear)

Round 1[edit]

(April 17th, 2019)

The first wave of Mii Fighter outfits was among the first available DLC for Ultimate. It features costumes from the Persona series, as well as the returning Sonic series costumes from Smash 4.
Costume Build
PersonaSymbol.svg Morgana Hat All types (headgear)
PersonaSymbol.svg Persona 4 Protagonist Wig, Persona 4 Protagonist Outfit Mii Swordfighter (outfit)
All types (headgear)
PersonaSymbol.svg Teddie Hat All types (headgear)
PersonaSymbol.svg Persona 3 Protagonist Wig, Persona 3 Protagonist Outfit Mii Swordfighter (outfit)
All types (headgear)
SonicSymbol.svg Tails Wig, Tails Outfit Mii Gunner (outfit)
All types (headgear)
SonicSymbol.svg Knuckles Wig, Knuckles Outfit Mii Brawler (outfit)
All types (headgear)

Spirits[edit]

While some spirits are available for free, usually launched during Spirit Board events, others require a purchase from another character. These spirits (excluding Fighter Spirits, which can be unlocked through Classic Mode) can be accessed through a special DLC-exclusive Spirit Board that does not have spirits expire or use the Puppet Fighter scene.

No. Image Name Type Class Series Release Date Acquisition DLC Spirit Board exclusive
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)
No
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)
No
1,300
Dice Block Spirit.png
Dice Block
Support
Super Mario Series 12/27/2018 •Obtainable after a Spirit battle (exclusive to Oh Yeah! Mario Time! Spirit Board event prior to v2.0.0)
•Purchased from the Vault Shop for 6000G (since v2.0.0)
No
1,301
River Survival Spirit.png
River Survival
Support
★★ Super Mario Series 12/27/2018 •Obtainable after a Spirit battle (exclusive to Oh Yeah! Mario Time! Spirit Board event prior to v2.0.0)
•Purchased from the Vault Shop for 6000G (since v2.0.0)
No
1,302
Golden Dash Mushroom Spirit.png
Golden Dash Mushroom
Support
★★★ Super Mario Series 12/27/2018 •Obtainable after a Spirit battle (exclusive to Oh Yeah! Mario Time! Spirit Board event prior to v2.0.0)
•Purchased from the Vault Shop for 6000G (since v2.0.0)
No
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
N/A
1,304
Jack Thief Spirit.png
Joker (Phantom Thief) Fighter N/A Persona Series 4/17/2019 •Complete Classic Mode with Joker
•Purchased from the Vault Shop for 500G
N/A
1,305
Jack Student Spirit.png
Joker (Student) Fighter N/A Persona Series 4/17/2019 •Purchased from the Vault Shop for 500G N/A
1,306
Phantom Thieves Spirit.png
Phantom Thieves of Hearts
Support
★★★★ Persona Series 4/17/2019 •Obtainable after a DLC Spirit battle
•Purchased from the Vault Shop for 15,000G
Yes
1,307
IgorP5.png
Igor
Support
★★★ Persona Series 4/17/2019 •Obtainable after a DLC Spirit battle
•Purchased from the Vault Shop for 6000G
Yes
1,308
P5 Caroline and Justine.png
Caroline & Justine
Support
★★★ Persona Series 4/17/2019 •Obtainable after a DLC Spirit battle
•Purchased from the Vault Shop for 6000G
Yes
1,309
Morgana Persona 5.png
Morgana
Grab
★★★ Persona Series 4/17/2019 •Obtainable after a DLC Spirit battle
•Purchased from the Vault Shop for 6000G
Yes
1,310
Ryuji Persona 5.png
Ryuji Sakamoto
Shield
★★ Persona Series 4/17/2019 •Obtainable after a DLC Spirit battle
•Purchased from the Vault Shop for 1000G
Yes
1,311
Ann Persona 5.png
Ann Takamaki
Attack
★★ Persona Series 4/17/2019 •Obtainable after a DLC Spirit battle
•Purchased from the Vault Shop for 1000G
Yes
1,312
Yusuke Persona 5.png
Yusuke Kitagawa
Grab
Persona Series 4/17/2019 •Obtainable after a DLC Spirit battle
•Purchased from the Vault Shop for 500G
Yes
1,313
Makoto Persona 5.png
Makoto Niijima
Support
Persona Series 4/17/2019 •Obtainable after a DLC Spirit battle
•Purchased from the Vault Shop for 500G
Yes
1,314
Futaba Persona 5.png
Futaba Sakura
Support
Persona Series 4/17/2019 •Obtainable after a DLC Spirit battle
•Purchased from the Vault Shop for 500G
Yes
1,315
Haru Persona 5.png
Haru Okumura
Attack
Persona Series 4/17/2019 •Obtainable after a DLC Spirit battle
•Purchased from the Vault Shop for 500G
Yes
1,316
P5 Goro Akechi.png
Goro Akechi
Support
★★ Persona Series 4/17/2019 •Obtainable after a DLC Spirit battle
•Purchased from the Vault Shop for 1000G
Yes
1,317
Toy-Con Robot Spirit.png
Toy-Con Robot
Attack
★★★ Nintendo Labo Series 4/26/2019 •Obtainable after a Spirit battle (exclusive to Nintendo Labo SMASH KIT Spirit Board event, available normally once obtained)
•Purchased from the Vault Shop for 6000G (once obtained)
No
1,318
Toy-Con Car Spirit.png
Toy-Con Car
Support
★★ Nintendo Labo Series 4/26/2019 •Obtainable after a Spirit battle (exclusive to Nintendo Labo SMASH KIT Spirit Board event, available normally once obtained) No
1,319
Professor Riggs Spirit.png
Professor Rigss & Plaise & Lerna
Support
Nintendo Labo Series 4/26/2019 •Obtainable after a Spirit battle (exclusive to Nintendo Labo SMASH KIT Spirit Board event, available normally once obtained) No
1,320
Toy-Con VR Goggles Spirit.png
Toy-Con VR Goggles
Support
★★ Nintendo Labo Series 4/26/2019 •Obtainable after a Spirit battle (exclusive to Nintendo Labo SMASH KIT Spirit Board event, available normally once obtained) No
1,321
Peachette Spirit.png
Peachette
Shield
★★★ Super Mario Series 5/31/2019 •Obtainable after a Spirit battle (exclusive to Super Smash Sisters Spirit Board event, available normally once obtained) No
1,322
Link (Link's Awakening) Spirit.jpg
Link (Link's Awakening)
Neutral
★★★ The Legend of Zelda Series 6/14/2019 •Obtainable after a Spirit battle (exclusive to Return to Koholint Spirit Board event, available normally once obtained) No
1,323
Owl Spirit.jpg
Owl
Support
★★ The Legend of Zelda Series 6/14/2019 •Obtainable after a Spirit battle (exclusive to Return to Koholint Spirit Board event, available normally once obtained) No

Challenger Packs[edit]

Unlike in SSB4, not only are a majority of characters and stages bundled together, each one comes with extra music tracks and spirits. The bundles are known as Challenger Packs. There are five Challenger Packs; however, all five can be bought together at a discount as part of the Fighters Pass. The Fighters Pass contains all five Challenger Packs for the price of only four of them.

Challenger Pack No. Fighter Stage Universe Songs Spirits Release date
1 Joker SSBU.png

Joker

SSBU-Mementos.jpg

Mementos

PersonaSymbol.svg Persona April 17, 2019
2 Hero SSBU.png

Hero

SSBU-Yggdrasil'sAltar.jpg

Yggdrasil's Altar

DragonQuestSymbol.svg Dragon Quest unknown unknown Summer 2019
3 Banjo & Kazooie SSBU.png

Banjo & Kazooie

SSBU-Spiral Mountain.jpg

Spiral Mountain

BanjoKazooieSymbol.svg Banjo-Kazooie unknown Fall 2019
4 unknown unknown OtherSymbol.svg unknown unknown unknown unknown
5 unknown unknown OtherSymbol.svg unknown unknown unknown unknown

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.

Mii Fighter costumes[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Following the announcement of the Hero and Banjo & Kazooie, the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Official Site went from listing six DLC characters (Piranha Plant, Joker, and four "unknown"/empty slots) to listing eight (adding the Hero and Banjo & Kazooie without removing any of the empty slots). As there was no corresponding announcement of additional downloadable characters, this was likely an error, and it was later fixed.
  • Every DLC fighter's artwork on the panoramic artwork so far has depicted two characters: Piranha Plant is seen watering a Pikmin, Joker is joined by Morgana, the Hero is joined by a Slime, and both Banjo and Kazooie are depicted.
  • Every DLC fighter on the Fighter Pass so far has been from a third party series.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

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