[Last Chance] How To Get Piranha Plant In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate For Free

You have until January 31 to register your game and get the new fighter for free.

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Now Playing: Super Smash Bros Ultimate New Character Piranha Plant Gameplay Live

The first new addition to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster, Piranha Plant, is here. The new fighter arrived as part of the game's big 2.0.0 update, which also made numerous balance changes and other tweaks. However, unlike Persona 5's Joker, Piranha Plant isn't included in the Fighters Pass, nor can it can purchased on its own (for now), but early adopters can receive the character free of charge--although your time to get it is running out. Here's how to claim your freebie if you've already bought the game.

To get Piranha Plant for free, you'll need to register your copy of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on My Nintendo by January 31. This was done automatically if you purchased the game digitally through the Switch Eshop, but if you picked up a physical copy, you'll need to register it manually. To do so, press the plus button while highlighting the game's icon in the Switch menu, scroll to the My Nintendo Rewards option, and select Earn Points.

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Once you've registered the game, you'll receive an email containing a download code for Piranha Plant to the address linked to your My Nintendo account within 10 days. Redeem the code in the Switch Eshop and Piranha Plant will automatically be added to your game. You'll have until 11:59 PM PT on June 30 to redeem the code. If you miss the cutoff date, Piranha Plant will also be offered as paid DLC separate from the Fighters Pass at some point in the future.

We got our first look at Piranha Plant and its unique fighting style during the final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct last November. As in Mario's platforming games, it's able to spit poison and spiked balls at opponents, and its Final Smash summons Petey Piranha.

Beyond Piranha Plant, Nintendo will release five other DLC characters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the first of whom will be the aforementioned Joker. Each fighter will be released individually alongside a new stage and multiple music tracks for $6, but players can get all five at a discounted price through the $25 Fighters Pass.

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