Are the Fighters Passes worth buying in Super Smash Bros Ultimate (SSBU) for the Nintendo Switch? Read on to see if the Fighters Pass are worth buying, the Fighters Pass Prices, DLC characters, and other unlockable items that can be purchased through the Nintendo eShop.
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On March 4th, 2021, Pyra / Mythra were released as the next DLC fighter! Similar to Zelda / Sheik in Smash Melee, they can swap between characters at any time by using their down special.
Cloud Sea of Alrest is the flying home of Rex in Xenoblade 2, which features many other titans in the stage's back ground. It can be unlocked alongside Pyra/Mythra!
Upon obtaining Pyra/Mythra as a playable character, you also get to unlock 16 new tracks from the Xenoblade Chronicles series. Some will appear in the Could Sea of Alrest stage, while others appear in the Gaur Plain Stage.
Purchasing each fighter one by one will cost you more than purchasing the whole Fighters Pass. This might make you get some characters you don't want to play however. But if you wish to gain a full roster, purchasing each fighter pack is definitely the way to go!
Aside from unlocking the character themselves, the Fighters Pass also unlocks the other unlockables you would otherwise not get from purchasing the challenger packs individually. No need to fear missing out on some cool soundtracks and stages!
Sephiroth is the latest addition in Smash's second Fighters Pass DLC. Sephiroth is a lightweight sword fighter with access to several kill options. Learn more about Sephiroth in our detailed Sephiroth guide!
The Northern Cave which is an iconic area in FF7 is unlocked as a stage upon purchasing the Sephirotch DLC.
Upon obtaining Sephiroth as a playable character, you also get to unlock 9 iconic FF7 soundtracks!
Minecraft characters Steve / Alex is our second DLC character for the second Fighters Pass.
Our blocky character can't be complete without his blockey world! The Minecrat World stage comes as an unlockable upon obtaining Steve as a playable character, as well as 7 Minecraft tracks!
Min Min the Ramen Bomber joins the Smash Roster as the first DLC Character from the Fighters Pass 2!
The Spring stadium which is also one of ARMS arena becomes a playable stage upon obtaining Min Min as a playable character!
Min Min also comes with several ARMS soundtracks upon having her join the roster!
The Phantom Thief leader joins the Smash roster as a playable character as the first DLC character from the first Fighters Pass.
Mementos, everyone's palace becomes a playable stage in Smash upon getting Joker as a fighter.
Joker also comes with 11 iconic Persona soundtracks! This doesn't just include Persona 5 osts but also from the two previous Persona games.
Dragon Quests' Hero joins the Fight as the second playable character from the first Fighters Pass!
The iconic Yggdrasil becomes Hero's home stage upon obtaining him as a playable fighter.
Hero also comes with several soundtracks from the Dragon Quest series!
The duo Banjo & Kazooie joins the roster as the third DLC fighter from the first Fighters Pass!
The never gone Spiral Mountain from the Banjo & Kazooie games makes it way to SSBU as a playable stage upon obtaining the duo as a playable fighter!
10 Banjo & Kazooie Soundtracks also becomes playable upon adding the duo to your fighter collection.
The main character of the Fatal Fury series makes his way into Smash as a playable character!
The King of Fighters Stadium becomes a stadium for your smash characters upon purchasing Terry (or the first Fighters Pass).
As King of Fighters is an extremely long ongoing series, 50 soundtracks from various King of Fighter games (and even Metal Slug!) gets added to your music collection!
Our beloved professor chooses the Smash House route this time! They are the last Fighter that will join the roster from the first Fighters Pass.
The Monastery/University becomes a playable stage upon having the mercenary turned professor join our fighter roster!
Several battle themes from Fire Emblem Three Houses makes its way to Smash upon purchasing Byleth as a DLC character.
One of our hated plants that grows in pipes makes its way to Smash!
Prepare for trouble! And make it double! The team rocket's costumes can be purchased as a costume for your Mii fighters!
Goemon, who was being requested to be playable as a main fighter, got his costumes into smash for the Mii characters!
Zero & Protoman's costumes can be purchased as DLCs for your Mii fighters!
Costumes from the following franchises also made it way into smash! Each Mii costume can be purchased for a measly $0.75 so if you want a specific Mii Costume, just head into the Eshop to grab it for yourself!
|Dragon Quest||Final Fantasy|
The Fighters Pass which has already concluded and includes 5 characters comes for a total of $24.99.
For the second fighter pass, it's current price comes to $29.99 USD. While there are only 3 fighters at the time of writing, the $30 spent will automatically unlock the other unrevealed fighters when they release.
The total price of buying each individual fighters will cost more than buying the Fighters Pass DLC. If you plan to have a full roster, purchasing the Fighters Pass DLC is worth it so make sure to go to the EShop now and purchase your Fighters Pass!
|Character Balance Patches|
|Version 11.0.0 Patch Notes||Version 10.1.0 Patch Notes|
|Version 9.0.0 Patch Notes||Version 8.0.0 Patch Notes|
|Version 7.0.0 Patch Notes||Version 6.0.0 Patch Notes|
|Version 5.0.0 Patch Notes||Version 4.0.0 Patch Notes|
|Version 3.1.0 Patch Notes||Version 3.0.0 Patch Notes|
|Version 2.0.0 Patch Notes||-|
|Should You Buy the Fighters Pass?||When Will the Next DLC Character Come Out?|
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Depends on who it is you struggle against. I'd say generally someone like Wolf or Palu is a good secondary for any character. Byleth's largest drawback is mobility and frame data, so a character with faster options and movement is your best bet.
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