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Free Smash Ultimate Spirit Board Pack 5 rewards now available to claim

Published: 26/Jun/2020 14:12

by David Purcell


Nintendo have rolled out even more free rewards for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and they can be claimed right now in-game, as part of the Spirit Board Challenge Pack 5. 

The title, which was released on the Nintendo Switch console back in December 2018, has possibly the most comprehensive roster of characters ever seen in a fighting game, with ARMS’ Min Min joining the fight this month.

Following on from that exciting news, much of the community are now being given the chance to pick up even more bonuses in-game. So, let’s take a look at what’s included, and for those who don’t know already, how to redeem them as well.

All rewards in Spirit Board Challenge Pack 5

Nintendo Online rewards on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
The new Spirit Board Challenge Pack 5 is now available to grab in-game.

As part of the latest content pack, you can grab an assortment of items that should help you out. These can be found below.

  • All Primaries (x10)
  • All Supports (x10)
  • Rematch (x5)
  • Sluggish Shield (x10)
  • Shield Spacer (x10)

How to claim Spirit Board Challenge Pack 5

In order to claim the different prizes above in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, you’re going to need to be a Switch Online subscriber. This is available on a free trial basis for new subs, although those with a free membership cannot redeem the promotional pack.

So, sign up to the Switch Online subscription online, which can be done via their official website, and then follow the instructions below:

  1. Sign up to Switch Online subscription service. This is available on a monthly basis, or annually.
  2. Head over to the Switch eShop in the console’s main menu.
  3. From there, redeem the Spirit Board Challenge Pack 5.
  4. Then, load up Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
  5. Collect your rewards in-game!

Switch Online subscription prices (US & UK)

Switch Online is required for you to be able to play many of the console’s titles in multiplayer, although Fortnite Battle Royale is an exception. The likes of Smash, Mario Kart, Donkey Kong, and others do need a membership to engage in online play, though. Aside from that, occasional rewards are also included.

For those who have never held a Switch Online subscription before, it can be bought for the following prices:

  • One month: $3.99 (£3.49)
  • Three months: $7.99 (£6.99)
  • Yearly subscription: $19.99 (£17.99)
  • Family plan: $34.99 (£31.49)

The family plan allows up to eight different Nintendo accounts to play online at the same time. The others are for just one account.

So, there you have it! That’s everything you need to know in order to claim the Spirit Board Challenge Pack 5, and other packs when they’re made available. For more news, and all things Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, follow us on Twitter @SSBUNews!


Fortnite director reportedly hints at Smash Ultimate DLC fighter crossover

Published: 29/Oct/2020 4:36

by Brad Norton


Hot on the heels of Minecraft’s huge arrival in Smash Ultimate, could Fortnite be next in line? Epic Games creative director Donald Mustard has reportedly hinted at that being the case.

Smash Bros. collaborations have long-been one of the most exciting aspects of Nintendo’s popular fighting game. Teasers are always the talk of the town as developers hint at what major addition could be on the horizon in a nearby update.

While the Smash community is still getting comfortable with Minecraft’s Steve joining the fight, it could already be time to look towards the next character.

A recent Zoom call between Geoff Keighley, Donald Mustard, and select fans was kept under wraps at the time. Whatever fans asked, whatever topics came up, it wasn’t for the general public in the moment.

However, as with most things in the gaming industry, certain details have reportedly leaked online days after the fact. Among the topics discussed was a Fortnite crossover in Smash: here’s what the Creative Director had to say.

Throughout this Zoom call, “a few hints had been revealed about the future of Fortnite,” prominent leaker FireMonkey’ said on Oct. 28. The first major revelation is a Fortnite announcement is lined up for The Game Awards on Dec. 10.

This isn’t the first time Epic’s battle royale has made a splash at Keighley’s annual awards show. The Block was revealed back in 2018 and another big announcement could be lined up for the 2020 show. Perhaps it relates to an upcoming in-game event as the new Season draws near. Or maybe there’s a chance we see another Smash tie-in revealed rather soon.

2018’s Game Awards shocked the world with one of the biggest Smash crossover announcements yet. Persona 5’s Joker joined the fight and now Fortnite could be next for a similar reveal. 

When pressed on the subject, Donald Mustard didn’t shut down the possibility. He simply “stated he can’t comment about it,” according to the leaked intel. Funnily enough, last time a dev said “no comment,” their game ended up in Smash.

Obviously, there’s no telling how significant this kind of crossover might be. We’ve seen everything from entirely new fighters to simple Mii skins as well. Given the popularity of Fortnite, however, there’s every chance a crossover with Smash would make waves in the industry.

Keep your eyes peeled over the coming weeks for any additional teasers. Keighley’s 2020 Game Awards kicks off on Thursday, December 10.