Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has now released its final DLC fighter as part of Fighters Pass, Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses. But six more fighters are on the way with a second Fighters Pass, and it’s now available to purchase so you can be prepared as they all trickle in.
The “Fighters Pass Vol. 2” costs $30, an increase from the first Fighters Pass which was $25. But that pass included five fighters, while the second one includes six, so it still represents an equivalent savings. Individual fighters have been priced at $6 apiece. Purchasing the Fighters Pass also grants you a new Mii costume based on the Ancient Soldier gear from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and you can start using it immediately.
Like the first one, we don’t know the identities of the six fighters that will be added yet. Each Challenger Pack is listed individually with an estimated release date of 12/31/2021, but can’t be purchased yet. When the season pass was announced, game director Masahiro Sakurai said all the fighters will be released by the end of 2021. We expect it to follow a similar model to the first season pass, with characters being revealed and then released one at a time.
Sakurai said during the presentation that he understands that players may have reservations about buying into a DLC pass without knowing the exact contents, and he would be grateful if fans understand why the characters aren’t revealed just yet.
This all comes alongside the big 7.0 update, which aside from Byleth comes with a load of balance changes. You can grab a free Spirit Board Challenge Pack for even more to do in Smash. And if Cuphead’s guest appearance as a Mii costume has put you in the mood to play its own game, it’s discounted on Switch right now.