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The Fighters Pass is a collection of downloadable content for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate that allows players to buy bundles called Challenger Packs containing multiple fighters, multiple stages, and various music tracks associated with each individual DLC fighter. Players can also buy the packs individually for $5.99 US and $7.55 CA.

Fighters Pass Volume 1 was first made available on December 7, 2018, began rolling out on April 17, 2019, and completed on January 28, 2020. The price is $24.99 US and $31.49 CA.

Fighters Pass Volume 2 was first made available on January 28, 2020, began rolling out on June 22, 2020, and is expected to complete sometime before December 31, 2021. The price is $29.99 US and $37.79 CA.

Fighter Pass Volume 1

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The original Fighters Pass was announced on November 1st, 2018. Volume 1 of the Fighters Pass contains five fighters, five stages, various music tracks, and a new Spirit Board associated with each individual DLC fighter.

From December 7th, 2018, buyers will also receive a downloadable Mii Fighter Costume for the Mii Swordfighter; this costume is based on Rex from Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

All of the Challenger Packs in Volume 1 have since been released as of January 28, 2020.

Fighter Stage Music Spirits
Challenger Pack 1
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Joker
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Mementos
  • From Persona 5:
    • Last Surprise
    • Beneath the Mask
    • Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There
    • Rivers in the Desert
    • Our Beginning
  • From Persona 4:
    • Reach Out To The Truth
    • I'll Face Myself
    • Time To Make History
  • From Persona 3:
    • Mass Destruction
    • Battle Hymn of the Soul
  • From Revelations: Persona:
    • Aria of the Soul
  • Primary Spirits:
    • Morgana
    • Ryuji Sakamoto
    • Ann Takamaki
    • Yusuke Kitagawa
    • Haru Okumura
  • Support Sprits:
    • Makoto Niijima
    • Futaba Sakura
    • Goro Akechi
    • Caroline & Justine
    • Igor
    • Phantom Thieves of Hearts
Challenger Pack 2
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Hero
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Yggdrasil's Altar
  • From Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age:
    • The Hero Goes Forth with a Determination
    • Unflinchable Courage
  • From Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation:
    • Adventure - DRAGON QUEST III
    • Fighting Spirits - DRAGON QUEST III
  • From Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen:
    • Battle for the Glory - DRAGON QUEST IV
    • Wagon Wheel's March
  • From Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King:
    • War Cry
    • Marching Through the Fields
  • Primary Spirits:
    • Slime (can be enhanced to King Slime)
    • Golem
    • Great Sabrecub (can be enhanced to Great Sabrecat)
  • Support Spirits:
    • Dracky
    • Liquid Metal Slime
    • Cetacea
    • Hero's Comrades
    • Tockles (as of Version 6.0.0)
Challenger Pack 3
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Banjo & Kazooie
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Spiral Mountain
  • From Banjo-Kazooie:
    • Main Theme - Banjo-Kazooie
    • Spiral Mountain
    • Mumbo's Mountain
    • Treasure Trove Cove
    • Freezeezy Peak
    • Gobi's Valley
    • Mad Monster Mansion
  • From Banjo-Tooie:
    • Vs. Klungo
    • Vs. Mr. Patch
    • Vs. Lord Woo Fak Fak
  • Primary Spirits:
    • Bottles
    • Mumbo Jumbo
  • Support Sprits:
Challenger Pack 4
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Terry
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King of Fighters Stadium
  • From the Fatal Fury series:
    • Haremar Faith Capoeira School - Song of the Fight (Believers Will Be Saved) - FATAL FURY
    • The Sea Knows - FATAL FURY
    • Kurikinton - FATAL FURY 2 (Remix)
    • Kurikinton - FATAL FURY (Original)
    • Pasta - FATAL FURY 2
    • A New Poem That the South Thailand Wants to Tell - FATAL FURY 2
    • Tarkun and Kitapy - FATAL FURY 2
    • Let's Go to Seoul! - FATAL FURY 2
    • The London March - FATAL FURY 2
    • The Working Matador - FATAL FURY 2
    • Duck Dub Dub (Duck, You Too) - FATAL FURY SPECIAL
    • Soy Sauce for Geese - FATAL FURY SPECIAL
    • Art of Fighting Ver2300000000.0 - FATAL FURY SPECIAL
    • Big Shot! - FATAL FURY 3
    • 11th Street - FATAL FURY WILD AMBITION
  • From The King of Fighters series:
    • Ne! - KOF '94
    • Stormy Saxophone 2 - KOF '96
    • 176th Street - KOF '99
    • Terry115 - KOF 2000
    • Desert Requiem ~Operation02UM~ - KOF 2002 UM
    • ESAKA! - KOF 2002 UM
    • KD-0079+ - KOF 2002 UM
    • Undercover - KOF 2002 UM
    • Cutting Edge - KOF 2002 UM
    • Street Dancer - KOF XI
    • The Second Joker - KOF XIII
    • Esaka Continues... - KOF XIII
    • Wild Street - KOF XIII
    • Tame a Bad Boy - KOF XIII
    • KDD-0063 - KOF XIII
    • Kuri Kinton Flavor - KOF XIV
    • Yappari ESAKA - KOF XIV
    • Soy Sauce for Geese - KOF XIV
    • Departure from South Town - KOF XIV
    • IKARI - KOF XIV
    • W.W.III - KOF XIV
    • New Order - KOF XIV
  • From Alpha Mission:
    • Theme of SYD
  • From Athena:
    • Forest World
  • From Psycho Soldier:
    • Psycho Soldier Theme
    • Psycho Soldier Theme (Overseas Version)
  • From the Art of Fighting series:
    • ART of FIGHT
  • From the Samurai Shodown series:
    • Tuna
    • Banquet of Nature
    • Gaia
  • From the Metal Slug series:
    • Main Theme from Metal Slug - METAL SLUG
    • Assault Theme - METAL SLUG 1-3
    • Final Attack - METAL SLUG 1-6
    • Judgement - METAL SLUG 2
    • Blue Water Fangs (The Island of Dr. Moreau) - METAL SLUG 3
  • Priamary Spirits:
    • Joe Higashi (from Fatal Fury)
    • Ryo Sakazaki (from Art of Fighting)
    • Kyo Kusanagi (from The King of Fighters)
    • Iori Yagami (from The King of Fighters)
    • Haohmaru (from Samurai Shodown)
    • Ralf Jones & Clark Still (from Ikari Warriors)
  • Support Spirits:
    • Andy Bogard (from Fatal Fury)
    • Kim Kaphwan (from Fatal Fury)
    • Geese Howard (from Fatal Fury)
    • Nakoruru (from Samurai Shodown)
    • Athena Asamiya (from Psycho Soldier)
Challenger Pack 5
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Byleth
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Garreg Mach Monastery
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses Main Theme (JP)
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses Main Theme
  • Fódlan Winds
  • Blue Skies and a Battle
  • Tearing Through Heaven
  • Chasing Daybreak
  • Between Heaven and Earth
  • Paths That Will Never Cross
  • The Apex of the World
  • The Edge of Dawn (Seasons of Warfare) (JP)
  • The Edge of Dawn (Seasons of Warfare)
  • Primary Spirits:
    • Edelgard (can be enhanced to her appearance post-five year timeskip)
    • Dimitri (can be enhanced to his appearance post-five year timeskip)
    • Claude (can be enhanced to his appearance post-five year timeskip)
    • Rhea
  • Support Spirits:
    • Dorothea
    • Ingrid
    • Hilda
    • Seteth
    • Sothis

Note: Bold denotes remix

Fighters Pass Volume 2

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While future downloadable content was announced during the September 4th, 2019 Nintendo Direct, Fighters Pass Volume 2 was formally announced in Byleth's character presentation on January 16th, 2020. It will contain six fighters, six stages, and various music tracks, and new Spirit Boards associated with each individual DLC fighter.

From January 28th, 2020, buyers will also receive a downloadable Mii Fighter Costume for the Mii Swordfighter based on the Ancient Soldier Gear, an outfit set that can be worn by Link in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

All of the Challenger Packs are expected to be released by December 31st, 2021.

Fighter Stage Music Spirits
Challenger Pack 6
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Min Min
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Spring Stadium
Main article: List of Music (ARMS)
  • ARMS Grand Prix Official Theme Song
  • Spring Stadium
  • Ramen Bowl
  • Ribbon Ring
  • Ninja College
  • Mausoleum
  • Scrapyard
  • Cinema Deux
  • Buster Beach
  • Snake Park
  • DNA Lab
  • Sky Arena
  • Via Dolce
  • Temple Grounds
  • Sparring Ring
  • [NAME REDACTED]
  • Vs. Hedlok
  • ARMS Grand Prix Final Battle
  • Primary Spirits:
    • Spring Man
    • Ribbon Girl
    • Master Mummy
    • Byte & Barq
    • Kid Cobra
  • Support Spirits:
    • Ninjara
    • Mechanica
    • Twintelle
    • Helix
    • Max Brass
Challenger Pack 7
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Steve
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Minecraft World
  • From Minecraft:
    • Clockwork Crafter
    • Toys on a Tear
    • Dance of the Blocks
    • Glide
  • From Minecraft Earth:
    • Earth
  • From Minecraft Dungeons:
    • Halland / Dalarna
    • The Arch-Illager
Challenger Pack 8
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Sephiroth
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Northern Cave
  • From Final Fantasy VII:
    • Main Theme of FINAL FANTASY VII
    • Opening - Bombing Mission
    • Aerith's Theme
    • Cosmo Canyon
    • JENOVA
    • One-Winged Angel
  • From Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children:
    • Those Who Fight (AC Version)
    • Those Who Fight Further (AC Version)
    • Advent: One-Winged Angel
  • Primary Spirits:
    • Barret
    • Tifa
    • Red XIII
    • Vincent
    • Cid
    • Chocobo & Moogle
    • Ifrit
  • Support Spirits:
    • Aerith
    • Yuffie
    • Cait Sith
    • Shiva
    • Bahamut ZERO
    • The Turks & Rufus Shinra
Challenger Pack 9
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Pyra/Mythra
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Cloud Sea of Alrest
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Medley
  • Argentum
  • A Ship in a Stormy Sea
  • Exploration
  • Crossing Swords
  • Incoming!
  • Gormott
  • Tiger! Tiger!
  • Death Match with Torna
  • Counterattack
  • You Will Recall Our Names
  • Driver Vs
  • Mor Ardain - Roaming the Wastes -
  • Bringer of Chaos! Ultimate
  • Praetor Amalthus - The Acting God -
  • Battle!!/Torna
  • Primary Spirits:
    • Rex (can be enhanced to his Master Driver look)
    • Nia
    • Tora
    • Mòrag
    • Zeke
    • Jin
    • Malos
  • Support Spirits:
    • Poppi α
    • Lora
    • Amalthus
    • Pneuma
Challenger Pack 10
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Kazuya
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Mishima Dojo
  • From Tekken:
    • Marine Station, Japan
    • Chicago, U.S.A.
    • Kyoto, Japan
  • From Tekken 2:
    • Heihachi Mishima, the King of Iron Fist
    • Kazuya Mishima, Devil Kazuya
    • Kazuya Mishima, Devil Kazuya
    • Emotionless Passion
  • From Tekken 3:
    • Attract -Embu-/Character Select
    • Hwoarang
    • Jin Kazama
    • Heihaci Mishima
  • From Tekken Tag Tournament:
    • Opening Movie
    • Jin Stage
  • From Tekken 4:
    • Kitsch
    • Bit Crusher
  • From Tekken 5:
    • Red Hot Fist
    • Moonlit Wilderness
    • Poolside
  • From Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection:
    • Snow Castle
    • Into Nirvana
    • RESURRECTION
  • From Tekken 6:
    • Ethno Evening
    • YUKI
    • Only One Fight
  • From Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion:
    • Dist Thins Out
    • Karma
    • Arisa
    • Yodeling in Meadow Hill
  • From Tekken Tag Tournament 2:
    • Abyss of Time
    • Plucking Tulips
    • Landscape Under the Ghost-Kaminano
  • From Tekken Revolution:
    • New World Order
    • No Easy Way Out
  • From Tekken 7:
    • Heat Haze Shadow
    • Dojo (Japanese-Style Mix)
    • DUOMO DI SIRIO 1st
    • Moonsiders 1st
    • Desperate Struggle
    • Aloneness
  • Primary Spirits:
    • Paul Phoenix & Marshall Law
    • King & Armor King
    • Ling Xiaoyu
    • Yoshimitsu
    • Jack-7
    • Jin Kazama (can be enhanced to Devil Jin)
    • Heihachi Mishima
  • Support Spirits:
    • Nina Williams
    • Kuma & Panda
    • Asuka Kazama
Challenger Pack 11
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TBA

TBA

Note: Bold denotes remix. Bold Italics denotes Spirits that were in the game prior to the Fighters Pass

Trivia

  • Each fighter has received a special codename in the game's files to conceal their identity and prevent leaks:
    • Joker is "jack", a possible reference to Jack Frost, one of the many demons found in the Megami Tensei series, one of the Personas the protagonist can acquire in the Persona series, and the mascot of Atlus. It could also be a reference to playing cards, which tend to have both jack and joker cards, as well as Joker's Wild Card ability that allows him to obtain and use multiple Personas, making him a "jack of all trades".
    • Hero is "brave", the direct translation of their Japanese name Yūsha.
    • Banjo & Kazooie are "buddy", due to being the only duo so far in the Fighters Pass.
    • Terry is "dolly", a reference to his Transcontinental Railroad stage in Fatal Fury 2 / Fatal Fury Special and The King of Fighters XIV, all of which take place on the dolly of a train.
    • Byleth is "master", a reference to their role as a Professor in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
    • Min Min is "tantan", the Japanese pronunciation of Dandan, a type of ramen noodles.
    • Steve is "pickel", a Japanese word that refers to ice axes. Though ice axes are not tools in Minecraft, the name could've been chosen for the "pick-" prefix as to reference Pickaxes as well as the nature of the tool itself.
    • Sephiroth is "edge", a reference to either his sword Masamune or the city named Edge prominently featured in the movie Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.
    • Pyra and Mythra's are "flame" and "light", respectively, which are the literal translations of their Japanese names (Homura and Hikari), and "element" for when referring to both.
    • Kazuya is "demon", a reference to the Devil Gene and the Devil powers it gives him, as well as what he inherited from his mother Kazumi Hachijo and later passed on to his son Jin Kazama.
  • Currently, all fighters in the Fighters Pass have cinematic Final Smashes that involve trapping opponents.
    • Terry, Sephiroth, and Kazuya are currently the only characters out of the ten to not receive any assistance in their Final Smash.
  • Currently, all stages included in the Fighters Pass except Northern Cave have featured characters from their respective series making background cameo appearances.
  • All of the reveal trailers for the fighters in the Fighters Pass have the logo of their respective games being shown alongside the logo for Ultimate at the end (i.e. "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate x Persona 5" and etc.).
  • Joker, Hero, Steve, and Sephiroth are the only fighters to have their victory fanfares be direct rips.
    • Joker is the only character of the four to have three different victory themes.
    • Kazuya is the only character in the Pass to not have one at all.
  • Hero's Challenger Pack is currently the only one with no remixes whatsoever.
  • Banjo & Kazooie and Min Min are currently the only characters in the Fighters Pass to use voice clips repurposed from their original games as opposed to new lines recorded specifically for Ultimate.
  • Terry's Challenger Pack currently has the most amount of music, at 50, while Steve's has the least amount, at 7.
  • Terry and Sephiroth are the only characters to not be fought against in any Spirit Battles on their respective Spirit boards.
    • This also makes them the only two characters out of the entire roster to not be an opponent in any Spirit Battles in the whole game.
  • Byleth is currently the only fighter from a second-party series. Min Min and Pyra & Mythra are currently the only fighters from first-party games.
    • Coincidentally, all three made their debut on the Nintendo Switch
    • Byleth is the most recently-debuted fighter in Smash, as Fire Emblem: Three Houses was released on July 2019.
    • Min Min represents the most recently made franchise in Smash, as ARMS debuted on June 2017.
  • Byleth is currently the only fighter to be announced in their presentation as all other characters were announced prior in Nintendo Directs (or in separate events, as is the case for Joker and Sephiroth in the 2018 and 2020 Game Awards respectively and Steve in a separate trailer reveal)
    • While Min Min herself was also revealed in her presentation, the announcement of the inclusion of an ARMS character was announced prior in the March Nintendo Direct Mini.
  • Steve is currently the only fighter in the Fighters Pass to lack any voice clips.
  • Sephiroth and Kazuya are the only ones to feature other Fighters Pass characters in CGI in their reveal trailers; Hero and Banjo & Kazooie appear in Sephiroth's, and Min Min appears in Kazuya's.
  • Sephiroth's Challenger Pack currently has the most Spirits, at 13.
  • Pyra and Mythra's trailer is the only one to not be entirely written by Masahiro Sakurai, as the cinematics was outsourced to Monolith Soft themselves.

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