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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: How to Change Controls

Remap your buttons and other changes

by Kyle Hanson


Whenever you pick up a new game, the controls are some of the first things you learn. They can also be the first thing you struggle with, if they aren’t designed well or don’t match your expectations. Thankfully, while SSBU has well designed controls, you can still change them if you want. Here’s how to change controls in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Head into the Settings Menu to find the controls sub-menu. Here you are able to change whatever controls you want. Every button on your controller can be swapped around, letting you create whatever new control scheme you want. One popular choice is making it so that pressing up on the analog stick does not make you jump. You can also change what buttons do what, so if you don’t like jump on X, just switch it around.

One thing to keep in mind with this is that the controls are saved to your player profile. So if you change them around, but load a game as Player 1, instead of your custom made player, you will revert back to the default control scheme. To change this, just head to the character select menu of whatever mode you are in, and click on Player 1, or whatever name is above your character, then change it to the profile you set the controls on.

And that’s how to change controls in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. If you want to know what controller to use, just check out our other guide right here.

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