Cloud Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guide - Unlock, Moves, Changes, Cloud Alternate Costumes, Final Smash

Cloud Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guide - Unlock, Moves, Changes, Cloud Alternate Costumes, Final Smash

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Full Character Roster, plus guides on every fighter in the game, covering changes, moves and alternate outfits.

Cloud is back for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, having last appeared in SSB4 for Wii U and 3DS. There have been a number of changes since then, as with the majority of the roster. To help you get to grips with the new playstyles and movesets for all returning characters, we’ve put together character guides for each. In this Super Smash Bros Ultimate Cloud Guide, we’ll outline the changes that have been made since their last appearance. We’ll also detail the Final Smash, and the alternate Costumes that players can choose from.

We’re gradually adding more and more character guides in the lead up to launch day. You can find all of the ones we’ve put together so far in our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Characters Guide.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Cloud Guide

Cloud last appeared in SSB4 for Wii U and 3DS. There have been a fair few changes since then, though Cloud plays in largely the same way as before. To help you get up to speed, you’ll find everything you need to know about Cloud in Super Smash Bros Ultimate in the following guide.

Cloud Smash Bros. Ultimate Moves Set and Final Smash

The protagonist from Final Fantasy 7, and the remake that’s probably never coming out is Cloud. In the table below, you can find a list of all the moves that Cloud can use in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Special Move ControlsSpecial TypeSpecial Move Name
BNeutral SpecialBlade Beam
Left Stick Left/Right + BGreen MissileCross Slash
Left Stick Up + BUp SpecialClimhazzard
Left Stick Down + BDown SpecialLimit Charge/Finishing Touch
B when FS Meter is FullFinal SmashOmnislash

How to Unlock Cloud in Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Unlike previous Smash games, fighters are unlocked in the same way for all, rather than character-specific challenges. This means that while it can be a bit of a grind, all you need to do is play the game naturally and you’ll eventually unlock all of the characters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. We’ve listed the three ways you can unlock characters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate below:

  • Playing the World of Light single-player mode.
  • Completing Classic Mode with a character.
  • Playing the ‘Challenger Approaches’ fights that appear regularly, you will need to win them.

The fastest method involves triggering the Challenger Fights by reloading the game regularly. We’ve listed the method below:

  • Quit to the home screen and Restart the game.
  • Create a match with a custom rule set.
  • Make sure the match is 1 minute long, or 1 stock if you'd prefer.
  • After finishing the match (you can win or lose) you will offered a new Challenger Fight.
  • You'll need to win the Challenger fight
  • Repeat.

For more info on unlocking characters using the modes listed above, head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Character Unlock Guide .

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Cloud Changes

Animations, moves and character design has all been tweaked for the majority of the fighters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Let’s take a look at the changes to Cloud that have been made for Ultimate.

  • Several animations have been altered including jumpsquat, dash, Cross Slash, and Limit Break.
  • Down Smash deals less damage.
  • Limit Cross Slash has less knockback.
  • Limit Break gauge is shown above damage meter.
  • Once Limit Break gauge has been filled, players only have a short time to use it before it will start to deplete.
  • Up aerial does less damage.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Cloud Alternate Costumes

Cloud Alternate Costumes

Cloud has some Alternate Costumes that players can choose from. They are simple color swaps of his default design, in black, blue, green, brown, black sleeveless, dark brown, and purple.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Cloud Final Smash

Cloud uses Omnislash once again in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. It’s an awesome move which sees Cloud attacking with his sword from multiple different angles. You can check out Omnislash in the video embedded above.

That’s everything we know about Cloud in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. We’ll be updating this guide and other character guides as we get more info, so be sure to check back in regularly. For more on the game, head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guides hub. It’s got stages, trailers, details on amiibo, and more.

Jake Green

Guides Writer

Jake is a former freelance writer who is still very much new to all of this. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and playing wonderfully silly VR games. He has an unhealthy obsession with Mega Man, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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