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.

Challenger Pack 1

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Fighter

Stage

Music

  • 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

Note: Bold denotes remix

Spirits

The Spirit Board is based on the general aesthetic of Persona 5, with the map of Mementos in the background. The song "Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There" will play in the background.

  • Primary Spirits:
    • Morgana
    • Ryuji Sakamoto
    • Ann Takamaki
    • Yusuke Kitagawa
    • Haru Okumura
  • Support Sprits:

Challenger Pack 2

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Fighter

Stage

Music

  • 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

Spirits

The Spirit Board is on a piece of parchment paper. The Yggdrasil tree can be seen behind it. The song "Adventure - DRAGON QUEST III" will play in the background.

  • 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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Fighter

Stage

Music

  • 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

Note: Bold denotes remix

Spirits

The Spirit Board is on a wall of Jiggies, where an Extra Life and Banjo's house can be seen. The song "Main Theme - Banjo-Kazooie" will play in the background.

  • Primary Spirits:
    • Bottles
    • Mumbo Jumbo
  • Support Sprits:
    • Buzzbomb
    • Tooty
    • Jiggy
    • Jinjos (can be enchanced to The Mighty Jinjonator)
    • Gruntilda

Challenger Pack 4

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Fighter

Stage

Music

  • 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 2 (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: Road to the Final Victory
    • 11th Street - Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition
  • From The King of Fighters series:
    • Ne! - The King of Fighters '94
    • Stormy Saxophone 2 - The King of Fighters '96
    • 176th Street - The King of Fighters '99
    • Terry115 - The King of Fighters 2000
    • Desert Requiem ~Operation02UM~ - The King of Fighters 2002 - Unlimited Match
    • ESAKA! - The King of Fighters 2002 - Unlimited Match
    • KD-0079+ - The King of Fighters 2002 - Unlimited Match
    • Undercover - The King of Fighters 2002 - Unlimited Match
    • Cutting Edge - The King of Fighters 2002 - Unlimited Match
    • Street Dancer - The King of Fighters XI
    • The Second Joker - The King of Fighters XIII
    • Esaka Continues... - The King of Fighters XIII
    • Wild Street - The King of Fighters XIII
    • Tame a Bad Boy - The King of Fighters XIII
    • KDD-0063 - The King of Fighters XIII
    • Kuri Kinton Flavor - The King of Fighters XIV
    • Yappari ESAKA - The King of Fighters XIV
    • Soy Sauce for Geese - The King of Fighters XIV
    • Departure from South Town - The King of Fighters XIV
    • IKARI - The King of Fighters XIV
    • W.W.III - The King of Fighters XIV
    • New Order - The King of Fighters 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
    • 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

Note: Bold denotes remix

Spirits

The Spirit Board takes place on a dolly of a transcontinental railroad traveling through West Albuquerque, which is Terry's home stage from Fatal Fury 2, Fatal Fury Special, and The King of Fighters XIV. The song "Kurikinton - Fatal Fury 2 (Original)" will play in the background.

  • 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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Fighter

Stage

Music

  • 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)

Note: Bold denotes remix

Spirits

The Spirit Board takes place inside the Cathedral of Garreg Mach Monastery. The song "The Edge of Dawn (Seasons of Warfare)" will play in the background.

  • 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

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.

Challenger Pack 6

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Fighter

Stage

Music

  • 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

Note: Bold denotes remix

Spirits

The Spirit Board is based on the general aesthetic of the promotional material of ARMS. The song "ARMS Grand Prix Official Theme Song" will play in the background.

  • Primary Spirits:
    • Spring Man
    • Ribbon Girl
    • Master Mummy
    • Byte & Barq
    • Kid Cobra
  • Support Spirits:
    • Ninjara
    • Mechanica
    • Twintelle
    • Helix
    • Max Brass

Note: Bold denotes Spirits that were in the game prior to Min Min's release

Challenger Pack 7

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Fighter

Stage

Music

  • 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

Note: Bold denotes remix

Spirits

The Spirit Board is a moving panoramic picture of the Overworld from Minecraft. The song "Earth" will play in the background.

Challenger Pack 8

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Fighter

Stage

Music

  • 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

Note: Bold denotes remix

Spirits

The Spirit Board is an animated still of Meteor descending on the Planet, with the Lifestream flowing and the Highwind ship escaping. The song "Main Theme of FINAL FANTASY VII" will play in the background.

Challenger Pack 9

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Fighter

Stage

Music

  • 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

Note: Bold denotes remix

Spirits

The Spirit Board takes place on the Cloud Sea, with various Titans and the Argentum Trade Guild cruising by. The song "Battle!! - Xenoblade Chronicles 2" will play in the background.

  • Primary Spirits:
    • Rex (can be enhanced to his Master Driver look)
    • Nia
    • Tora
    • Mòrag
    • Zeke
    • Jin
    • Malos
  • Support Spirits:
    • Poppi α
    • Lora
    • Amalthus
    • Pneuma

Note: Bold denotes Spirits that were in the game prior to Pyra and Mythra's release

Challenger Packs 10-11

Fighter

TBA

Stage

TBA

Music

TBA

Spirits

TBA

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, which took 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-" suffix 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)..
  • Currently, all fighters in the Fighters Pass have cinematic Final Smashes that involve trapping opponents.
    • Terry and Sephiroth are currently the only two characters out of the nine to not receive any assistance in their Final Smash.
  • Currently, all stages included in the Challenger Packs 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 themes be direct rips.
    • Joker is the only character to have three different victory themes.
  • Hero's Challenger Pack currently is the only one with no remixes whatsoever.
  • Banjo & Kazooie and Min Min are currently the only characters 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.
  • Byleth is currently the only fighter from a second-party series. Min Min and Pyra & Mythra are currently the only fighters from a first-party title.
    • 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's reveal trailer is the first to feature other Fighters Pass characters in CGI, being Hero and Banjo & Kazooie.
  • 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 it was outsourced to Monolith Soft themselves.

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