How To Unlock All Super Smash Bros Ultimate Characters

How to unlock all secret Super Smash Bros Ultimate characters? That question will be answered in this guide that shows you how and who to unlock to get the full roster on Switch.

Here’s how to easily unlock all Super Smash Bros Ultimate characters fast in 2 hours

Further details on how to unlock each individual character in SSBU can be read below…

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Index of Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guides:

How To Unlock Characters In Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Full Lineup

The initial roster available from the get-go is the 8 starter characters from the N64 original SSB, once you unlock the other 68 it brings the total in the main game to 74 characters. On top of this there will be 5 paid DLC characters, as well as 1 pre-order bonus character that will become paid DLC if you missed out on it. And the Super Smash Bros Ultimate characters select screen has room for plenty of unique bonus characters from the upcoming Season Pass called the Fighters Pass.

Developer Nintendo has confirmed at least 6 more — other than the out-of-the-gate playable 76 characters — will be made available in Super Smash Bros Ultimate as a set through paid downloadable content titled “Super Smash Bros Ultimate Fighters Pass”, which also comes with the “Super Smash Bros Ultimate Deluxe Edition” to get the first 5 DLC characters like Joker from Persona 5 (excluding the pre-order bonus character Piranha Plant) in 2019-2020. This set is priced at $25 extra (or $6 for each individual DLC character) on top of the base game on the Switch eShop.

The first DLC character (adding up to make the fighting game’s total: 77 characters) will be available after the game’s launch in January 2019.

To unlock these downloadable new characters, you have to either meet their unlock requirements or for some buy the Season Pass and download each of the five characters once they are made available. Then they will appear as part of your character select screen roster. These character release dates are to be determined, so we’ll keep you updated on this page with announcements.


How to get Piranha Plant:

Piranha Plant from the Super Mario series will join the battle when it’s available!

You can get Piranha Plant one of three ways…

• Buy the digital version of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on or the Nintendo eShop on your Switch game system before 11:59 p.m. PT on January 31st, 2019 p.m PT. (The game will automatically be registered to your account.)

• Buy the retail version and register the game card with My Nintendo before 11:59 p.m. PT on January 31st, 2019.

• Piranha Plant will also be available as paid DLC (separate from Fighters Pass content) at a later time.

Don’t have a Nintendo Account yet? Sign up for free at My Nintendo.

A download code* for the Piranha Plant will be sent to the email associated with your Nintendo Account within 10 days.

*Download code expires 11:59 p.m. PT on June 30th, 2019.


Super Smash Bros Ultimate Roster

Fast 68 Characters Unlock Method:

Step 1: From the Main Menu select “Smash” to play the classic Versus mode, now go to “Rule Settings” to set Stock to 1, CPU Level at 1, Damage Handicap to On, then press the + button to save this rules setup as you’ll continuously need it.

Step 2: Next choose any random stage to play a “Solo Battle” on.

Step 3: Then choose any random character for yourself & your CPU opponent, but remember to set the CPU to 300% damage.

Step 4: This means that once a fight starts it’ll be easy for you to quickly KO your CPU opponent and win the fight (not always, but sometimes you can also end the fight early by jumping to your death), resulting in a New Challenger to appear, who will unlock once you defeat him/her/it.

Note: If you lose the fight with a New Challenger you can always get a re-match by selecting “Games & More” from the Main Menu and then selecting the “Challenger’s Approach” little gate icon in the bottom-right corner.

Step 5: After defeating the New Challenger wait afterwards until you get to the Stage Select screen, and then close the game entirely to restart it by pressing the Home house button to exit the game to the Switch main menu and then pressing the X button while keeping SSBU game icon selected to really close it (you don’t have to turn off your Switch). Now start the game again.
Alternatively, you can reset the game even faster — while staying in-game — by going to “Settings” in the Main Menu and by changing the “Language” to a different language each time.

Note: Doing this will circumvent the “only one New Challenger battle every 10 minutes” rule the game has and lets your repeatedly unlock a new character after restarting the game!

Instead of playing through World of Light for 30 hours to get them all, have fun getting all the character within 1 to 2 hours using this fast unlock method!

Characters List:

1. Mario
2. Donkey Kong
3. Link
4. Samus
5. Dark Samus [Samus clone / echo fighter]
6. Yoshi
7. Kirby
8. Fox
9. Pikachu
10. Luigi
11. Ness
12. Captain Falcon
13. Jigglypuff
14. Peach
15. Daisy [Peach clone / echo fighter]
16. Bowser
17. Ice Climbers
18. Sheik
19. Zelda
20. Dr. Mario
21. Pichu
22. Falco
23. Marth
24. Lucina [Marth clone / echo fighter]
25. Young Link
26. Ganondorf
27. Mewtwo
28. Roy
29. Chrom [Roy clone / echo fighter]
30. Mr. Game & Watch
31. Meta Knight
32. Pit
33. Dark Pit [Pit clone / echo fighter]
34. Zero Suit Samus
35. Wario
36. Snake
37. Ike
38-40. Pokemon Trainer (choose 1 of 3 different fighting style characters: Squirtle, Ivysaur & Charizard)
41. Diddy Kong
42. Lucas
43. Sonic
44. King Dedede
45. Olimar
46. Lucario
47. R.O.B.
48. Toon Link
49. Wolf
50. Villager
51. Mega Man
52. Wii Fit Trainer
53. Rosalina & Luma
54. Little Mac
55. Greninja
56-58. Mii Fighter (choose 1 of 3 different fighting style characters: Brawler, Swordfighter & Gunner)
59. Palutena
60. Pac-Man
61. Robin
62. Shulk
63. Bowser Jr.
64. Duck Hunt
65. Ryu
66. Ken [Ryu clone / echo fighter]
67. Cloud
68. Corrin
69. Bayonetta
70. Inkling
71. Ridley
72. Simon Belmont
73. Richter [Simon Belmont clone / echo fighter]
74. King K. Rool
75. Isabelle
76. Incineroar

Check out this amazing artwork for all SSBU characters with individual unlock requirements:


How to get the 5 future DLC characters:

Challenger Pack 1 of 5 includes Joker from Persona 5!

Get all game DLC* as it’s released throughout 2019-2020 with the Fighters Pass! Five DLC packs will be released separately. Each one includes…

• 1 New fighter (not an echo / clone fighter, but a character with entirely unique moves).
• 1 New stage.
• Additional music tracks.
• Plus, Fighters Pass purchasers get a special in-game costume! Mii Swordfighter costume: Rex from the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 game.

Fighters Pass will be available to buy from December 7th 2018 at a price of US $24.99 CA $31.49. DLC packs will also be available for individual purchase upon release for US$5.99 each. All packs will be released by February 2020.

*Full version of game required to use DLC (sold separately).

Source: Super Smash Bros Ultimate Website & GTS13

Which of the last DLC character could be next to be announced? Isaac, Banjo-Kazooie, Paper Mario, Waddle Dee, Geno, Shantae, Rayman, Sora, Goku or maybe other guest characters? Who’s your favorite? (Say Goku! 😀 )

Who else do you want to be part of the Super Smash Bros Ultimate downloadable characters?