Captain Falcon has been a staple Smash Bros character ever since Melee. Not a whole lot has changed- Falcon still has his trademark Falcon Punch and Falcon Kick, but you will have to spend a little time unlocking him. Here’s a guide on how to unlock Captain Falcon in Smash Bros Ultimate.
Fastest Way To Unlock Captain Falcon in Smash Bros Ultimate
The quickest way to unlock Captain Falcon is to play Classic Mode as Fox. This should only take around 10 minutes.
In this sense, Captain Falcon is one of the easiest characters to unlock in Smash Bros Ultimate. If you want to unlock him via Smash Mode or World of Light, it won’t take too long either.
How To Unlock Captain Falcon in Classic Mode
You can unlock Captain Falcon in 1 Classic Mode run. Simply play Classic Mode as Fox. The Super Smash Bros Ultimate Character Unlock Order shows Captain Falcon is the first character you’ll unlock in Fox’s chain.
Fox > Captain Falcon > Zero Suit Samus > Peach > Falco > Daisy > Bowser Jr. > Wolf > Mewtwo > Sonic
A game of Classic Mode should take 10 minutes or less, especially on lower difficulties.
How To Unlock Captain Falcon in Smash Mode
You can also unlock Captain Falcon via Smash Mode. He’s the 11th character you can unlock via this method, so it shouldn’t take too long.
While the game generally allows you to unlock a character every 10 minutes, you can shorten this to 1-2 minutes by closing the software and resetting the game. However, you’ll need to cover a lot of distance in the game first.
While this is the fastest way to unlock every Smash Bros Ultimate character, it’s much quicker and easier to unlock C Falcon in one Classic Mode campaign.
How To Unlock Captain Falcon in World of Light
You can also unlock Captain Falcon fairly quickly in the Spirits Adventure Mode, World of Light. You can find Captain Falcon on the Villager Route of World of Light.
You should bump into him at around 1 hour into the game. While still relatively fast, this may be the slowest way to unlock Captain Falcon.