After months of waiting, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has finally received its first DLC character with Piranha Plant. Fans have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of this new character, who promises a very unique play style as opposed to the rest of the roster. While he’s been officially released as part of Update 2.0.0, you do still need to go through some hoops to make sure you get him. Here’s how to get Piranha Plant in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate after update 2.0.0.
How to Get Piranha Plant
First off, you need to have followed our directions from before the update, which included registering your game to a My Nintendo account. After doing this, which needs to be done before the end of January, you will receive a download code in your email inbox. Search around if you have to, because it can end up in Spam or Promotions inboxes, instead of your main one. Once you have the code, enter it on the eShop on your Switch. This will add the character to your account.
If you do not have a My Nintendo account, cannot or do not want to register the game to that account, or have waited until after the end of January then unfortunately you cannot get Piranha Plant for free. You will need to wait until the character is made available as paid DLC, which will come at a later date.
Once you’ve done that, you need to make sure you download the 2.0.0 update. This should be done automatically, but if you aren’t sure, just hover over the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate icon on your Switch’s main menu. Then hit Plus and choose to update. This will check for any new updates and apply them, so make sure you’ve converted any replay data to video, if you want to save it. Once that’s done, you’re ready to get Piranha Plant in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. But how do you unlock the character?
Once you have the update installed and have entered the code on the eShop, your work should be done. DLC characters typically unlock on their own, without any input from the player. Of course, if Nintendo changes the process, it likely stays the same as how you can unlock all other characters in SSBU.