There’s a lot of good reasons for unlocking Snake in Smash Bros Ultimate. He’s a top tier character, he’s back for the first time since Brawl, and you can even check out the Smash Bros Ultimate Snake Codecs. Here’s a guide on how to unlock Snake in Smash Bros Ultimate.
Fastest Way To Unlock Snake In Smash Bros Ultimate
The quickest way to unlock Snake in Super Smash Bros Ultimate is to play Classic Mode 5 times, starting as Link. You will unlock King K Rool, Ice Climbers, Simon Belmont, Meta Knight, and then Snake.
With each game of Classic Mode taking around 10 minutes on average, this should only take around 50 minutes or less. While you can also use Smash Mode or World of Light, these methods will take longer.
How To Unlock Snake In Classic Mode
If you start as Link, it takes 5 games of Classic Mode to unlock Snake. The Smash Bros Ultimate character unlock order shows that Snake is the 6th character in Link’s unlock chain.
Link > King K Rool > Ice Climbers > Simon Belmont > Meta Knight > Snake > Young Link > Richter Belmont > Toon Link > Sonic
You can use Link 5 times or any of the characters you unlock after. This should only take around 50 minutes or less. You can shorten the time by playing on a lower difficulty setting.
How To Unlock Snake In Smash Mode
Snake can also be unlocked via regular Smash Mode battles. You can use a trick in Smash Mode to unlock a character every couple of minutes.
However, while this is the fastest way to unlock every character in Smash Bros Ultimate, it’s not the fastest way to unlock Snake specifically. Snake is the 39th character you unlock using this method.
How To Unlock Snake In World of Light
You can also find and unlock characters in World of Light, the Smash Bros Ultimate Adventure Mode.
Snake is found on Marth’s Route, towards the bottom left of the map in the Military Base. You will need the Hal Emmerich Spirit first, which can be found in the City area northeast of the facility.