If you love to compete against online players in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, then you're in luck.
Nintendo has announced an exclusive free pack for Switch Online subscribers. With the recent release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's 4.0 update, Nintendo has decided to offer the free Spirit Board Challenge Pack 1. By downloading the pack, Nintendo Switch Online subscribers can look forward to trying out a variety of helpful items for the Spirit Board mode, according to GameSpot.
The pack contains 10 All Supports, which rearranges the board with Support Spirits, as well as 10 Shuffle All, which reorganizes every Spirit on the board, 10 All Primaries, which reorders the board with Primary Spirits, and 1,500 free Spirit Points.
Since the Spirit Board Challenge Pack 1 is exclusive, it can't be claimed during a free trial for Switch's online service. You'll need a paid membership to download it. Players can claim it by going to the Nintendo eShop via Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's main menu. For those interested in a Nintendo Switch Online subscription, it will cost you $3.99 for one month, $7.99 for three months, and $19.99 for a full year. There's an annual Family Membership for $35 available as well, which covers eight different Nintendo Accounts. Currently, an annual membership will also net you free gear for Splatoon 2.
As for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's substantial 4.0 update, it brings with it the addition of the Hero from Dragon Quest as the latest DLC fighter. There's also a brand new Online Tournament mode for players to look forward to, alongside a Spectate mode. The Tournament will feature special themed events while the Spectate mode gives players the chance to earn prizes if they can predict the winner. Other miscellaneous changes include a Very Easy difficulty to quickly get through the game's Adventure Mode, a new time limit for the Final Smash Meter, and much more.
By providing a useful free pack, Nintendo is adding an extra incentive to entice players to sign up for the company's online service. As such, it is, by all means, a smart business strategy. Although, for those who already own Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, it is very likely the game's multiplayer features have already been tested. The game recently broke EVO viewership records, bringing in over 200,000 viewers.