Bayonetta is one of the best characters in Smash Bros Ultimate. Like in Smash 4, she’s ranked around the top of the Smash Bros Ultimate Tier List. You can unlock Bayonetta in Classic Mode, World of Light or just general Smash Mode. Here’s a guide on how to unlock Bayonetta in Smash Bros Ultimate.
Fastest Way to Unlock Bayonetta in Smash Bros Ultimate
If you want to unlock Bayonetta as quickly as possible, use Classic Mode. All you need to do is complete Classic Mode as Mario to unlock Sonic, then complete Classic Mode as Sonic to unlock Bayonetta. This should take 20 minutes or less.
If you lose the battle against Bayonetta, you’ll have another chance to unlock the character (and other Fighters) via the Challengers Approach menu.
How To Unlock Bayonetta in Classic Mode
The fastest way to unlock Bayonetta in Smash Bros Ultimate is via Classic Mode. You’ll have to play through only two Classic Mode campaigns.
The Smash Bros Ultimate Character Unlock Order shows the fastest way to unlock Bayonetta is by playing Classic Mode with Mario, then Sonic.
Playing classic mode with Mario will unlock Sonic, and playing Classic Mode with Sonic will unlock Bayonetta. You can also complete two Classic Mode runs with Mario.
How To Unlock Bayonetta in Smash Mode
For a more general approach, you can unlock all Smash Bros Ultimate characters merely by playing Smash Mode.
The fastest way to unlock all characters in Smash Bros Ultimate involves building up a lot of distance before unlocking characters once every 1-2 minutes in Smash Mode.
However, if you choose to unlock Bayonetta this way, it’ll take much longer. Bayonetta is the 43rd character you’ll unlock via this mode, meaning you’ll have to spend a long time to get her.
How to Unlock Bayonetta in World of Light
You can also unlock Bayonetta in Spirits Mode via the World of Light Adventure Mode. You’ll be able to find and unlock her on the World map. However, this will also take a while.
Bayonetta will appear on the map during the Final Battle of World of Light. As such, this is the slowest method to unlock Bayonetta.