The big 4.0 update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now live, and it adds another DLC fighter–the Hero from Dragon Quest–to the game alongside a few other new features, like an Online Tournament mode that will occasionally host special themed events and a new Spectate mode that lets you earn prizes for successfully predicting the winner. In addition to the update, Nintendo has quietly released a Smash Bros. Ultimate freebie for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.
Right now, NSO members can download the Spirit Board Challenge Pack 1. The pack contains an assortment of helpful items for the game’s Spirit Board mode. You’ll receive the following:
As previously mentioned, the Spirit Board Challenge Pack 1 is an exclusive offer for NSO subscribers. The Eshop notes the pack cannot be downloaded during a free trial for the service, so you need to have an active, paid membership in order to claim it. To download the pack, select the Eshop icon from Smash Ultimate’s main menu and you’ll see it listed beneath the game’s other downloadable content.
NSO subscriptions cost US $4 / £3.49 / AU $6 for one month, US $8 / £7 / AU $12 for three months, and US $20 / £18 / AU $30 for one year. Nintendo also offers an annual Family Membership, which runs for US $35 / £31.49 / AU $55 and covers up to eight Nintendo Accounts across multiple systems. Along with online play, subscribers get access to other special offers, such as the game voucher program (although the vouchers are no longer available to purchase as of July 31), and some free titles such as Tetris 99 and the Switch NES library. Those who purchase a 12-month individual or family membership will also receive an exclusive set of gear for Splatoon 2.
Speaking of Splatoon 2, Nintendo is offering a free set of gear for the game via My Nintendo. The batch costs 100 Platinum Points and includes the following four items: Gray FA-11 Bomber, Brown FA-11 Bomber, Red V-Neck Limited Tee, and Green V-Neck Limited Tee. The gear set will be available on My Nintendo until February 1, 2020.