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

Snake Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guide - Unlock, Moves, Changes, Snake 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.

Players are finally starting to get their hands on Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and it’s proving to be a real hit. In case you hadn’t heard, Super Smash Bros Ultimate has the largest roster of fighters in the series yet. It brings back every single fighter from previous Smash games, with 74 to play as in total. To help you get reacquainted with your favorite fighters, and to give you some background on some of the new ones, we’re putting together character guides on every single fighter in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. In this Super Smash Bros Ultimate Snake Guide, we’ll be detailing the changes that Snake has gone through since his last appearance. We’ll also be taking a look at his Final Smash, and Alternate Costumes.

For more on every other character in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, you can head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Characters Guide. You’ll find an ever-growing list of character profiles in the lead up to the launch of the new game.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Snake Guide

Snake is back for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, having missed out on the last outing. He was last seen in Super Smash Bros Brawl, and has changed pretty significantly since then. Let’s take a look at how he plays in Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

Snake Smash Bros. Ultimate Moves Set and Final Smash

Coming in from the Metal Gear Solid series, you can find a complete list of Snake’s moves in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate just below. You can also see his Final Smash move, called Covering Fire.

Special Move ControlsSpecial TypeSpecial Move Name
BNeutral SpecialHand Grenade
Left Stick Left/Right + BGreen MissileRemote Missile
Left Stick Up + BUp SpecialCypher
Left Stick Down + BDown SpecialC4
B when FS Meter is FullFinal SmashCovering Fire

How to Unlock Snake 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 Snake Changes

As we mentioned previously, Snake has gone through a number of changes since Brawl, and now plays slightly differently. He’s got a new Final Smash, and several new animations. We’ve listed all of the changes to Snake that we’ve noticed, below.

  • Several of Snake’s animations have been altered including victory pose, jumpsquat, hand grenades.
  • Snake has a new Final Smash, more on that later.
  • Forward tilt does less damage.
  • Up tilt does more damage.
  • New down Smash.
  • Hand Grenades are larger.
  • New dialogue added.
  • C4 is stickier.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Snake Alternate Costumes

Snake Alternate Costumes

Snake has a number of cool Alternate Costumes for players to choose from. They are based on camo from the Metal Gear series, with black, red, blue, green, grey, lime green, and animal print variations. You can check out the green variation in the image embedded above.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Snake Final Smash

Snake has a brand new Final Smash for Super Smash Bros Ultimate. It’s called Covering Fire, and sees him call in an airstrike. Players can mark up to five players and then launch homing missiles. You can check Covering Strike out in the video embedded above.

That’s everything we know about Snake in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. We’ll be updating this guide as we learn more about the game, so stay tuned for further details. For more on the game, head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guides Hub.

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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