Best answer: If you're loving Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and want all the DLC fighters that come out, you absolutely should buy the Fighter Pass.

Amazon: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter Pass ($25)

Get an overall discount on all the new fighters

The Fighter Pass is the ultimate value for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans. For $25, you'll get all the planned DLC fighters the moment they drop, including the newly-announced Joker fighter from Persona 5!

You don't need to buy the Fighter Pass in order to get characters, as they can be bought individually for $5.99. Buying all of the fighters separately would run you $30, so the fighter pass represents $5 in savings. It's not a huge chunk, but if you know you'll eventually want all the fighters then that's $5 you can put toward something else.

Which characters come with the Fighter Pass?

There will be 5 new fighters in all. Nintendo has already announced the first character, and that's Joker from Persona 5. You can view his fighter reveal trailer above.

We still don't know who the other 4 fighters will be, but Nintendo says the goal is to introduce newcomers whom we might never guess would make an appearance in a Smash Bros. game. Joker — as well as the pre-order bonus fighter Piranha Plant — certainly fill that bill, and it'll be interesting to see who is announced in the months to come!

What does each fighter come with?

Alongside the fighter and a gaggle of their skins, each fighter comes with a new stage and several new music tracks to enjoy. You'll be able to use these stages and tracks even if you aren't using the fighter they came with!

When will the new fighters be available?

The first DLC fighters are scheduled to arrive at some point in early 2019. Nintendo has yet to specify a specific date, but if the timing of the Piranha Plant promotion is anything to go by, we should see the first newcomer at some point in February 2019.

What else comes with the Fighter Pass?

Folks who buy the Fighter Pass will also get a Swordfighter costume to use when creating custom Mii fighters. The costume lets you wear the threads Rex wore in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. It features an energy sword and royal blue/red armor.

The game

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The biggest Smash Bros. ever.

With a huge roster and more ways to play, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the one Smash Bros. game everyone should get.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter Pass

Get all the fighters.

By buying the Fighter Pass, you'll save money compared to buying each fighter individually.

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