Super Smash Bros Ultimate has finally been released on Nintendo Switch. Fortunately for you, we know the fastest way to unlock the Super Smash Bros Ultimate characters. As you only start with the original cast, of which there are eight, knowing how to unlock characters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate for Nintendo Switch is key.
How to Unlock Characters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate for Nintendo Switch
There are a few different ways to unlock the Nintendo Switch Super Smash Bros Ultimate characters. Some are faster than others. Many of these methods will require a lot of grinding in order to unlock the Smash Bros characters. However, once you’re done you will have the full set of playable characters!
Fastest Way to Unlock Smash Bros Ultimate Characters
One of the easiest ways to unlock characters is to simply play games in the Multiplayer mode. Every 3-4 games (roughly 10 minutes) you will come across a “New Challenger”. This new challenger will be a Smash Bros character that you won’t have unlocked yet.
Beat the challenge in the match and you will unlock the character. However, if you don’t win you will have a chance to re-match later on in the game as they pop up intermittently. At one point, you will be able to unlock ‘Challengers Approach’ Mode where you can re-match any unbeaten characters in order to unlock them
If you don’t fancy waiting the full 10 minutes to unlock new characters, you can simply restart the game to trigger a new challenge. This does seem time consuming, and a lot of effort, but it will be worth it to unlock all of the Super Smash Bros Ultimate characters.
To make the matches go even quicker, simply change the settings so that the stamina is only on 10. This means even just a single projectile will end the match, thus winning you the unlocked character.
World of Light
There is a new RPG-style mode in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. In this mode, World of Light, you will start out with Kirby and then work your way through lots of fights. Through these fights you will earn Spirits and other upgrades. Throughout this story you will be able to unlock playable characters which you can use in all modes.
Classic Mode Completion
This section is found in the Games and More part of the main menu. Every time you complete a classic mode, you will unlock a new Super Smash Bros Ultimate character. These typically only take around 6 minutes to complete so would be faster than waiting 10 minutes for a new challenger to pop up.