Super Smash Bros. Ultimate features the largest roster in series history, and appropriately enough, it also gives players more ways to unlock characters than ever before. However, some methods to unlocking characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are faster than others, and some players may be wondering the quickest way to unlock their favorites, like Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy 7, for instance.
Like other characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, there are multiple ways to unlock Cloud in the game. The most time-consuming way would be to play standard Vs mode, and he will be the 56th character that players will encounter using this method. Another method that will take quite a long time is by playing through the World of Light story mode, but we don't recommend that way either.
The fastest way to unlock Cloud in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is by playing Classic Mode and beating it with Dark Samus. However, players will have to unlock Dark Samus first, but luckily that's pretty easy as well. Unlocking Dark Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is just a matter of completing Classic Mode in two-player with regular Samus. So unlock Dark Samus, play through Classic mode with her, and then defeat Cloud to add him to the roster.
If players fail in their attempt to defeat Cloud, they will have multiple opportunities to face him again. Completing Classic Mode again should make him reappear, and it doesn't matter what difficulty players choose or anything like that. Impatient Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players could just put the game on the easiest difficulty setting and blow through everything to unlock Cloud.
Other characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are unlocked in a similar way. Again, unlocking every character in the game can be done just by playing Vs mode, and many of them can also be obtained by going through the World of Light story mode. Beating Classic Mode with specific characters and under certain conditions will also help players unlock characters in the game.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is out now, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.