Local Wireless
Up to 8 players

Get together with friends and play anywhere! Up to eight players can join the fun by linking Nintendo Switch systems.

Online Play
Up to 4 players

Battle it out online! You'll be matched according to your overall Global Smash Power, as well as your preferred rules. You can also set up a private room for online play with friends, where you'll be able to voice chat via the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app. Please note: users must be aged 13 or above and have a Nintendo Account in order to use this service.

Matches with players in the same geographic region will also take priority.

Global Smash Power

See how your skills stack up against other players around the world. There's even a special mode just for the top players called Elite Smash Mode. Just think of the bragging rights!

Preferred rules

Set the rules for how you want to play, and matches with those who prefer similiar rules will be prioritised. Or, you can always just let your opponent choose.

Battle Arenas

In Battle Arenas, you can set your own preferred rules and you can lock the arena so only friends can join. Your amiibo Figure Players can also battle in this room.

Online Tourney

Go for the win in online tournaments with up to 64 players! You can earn rewards based on how you do. Plus, stay tuned for specially-themed Event Tourneys.


Join a friend and play online using a single Nintendo Switch system. You can team up together or battle separately against your opponents.

Spectator mode

In Spectate mode, you can watch battles between other players online. And now you can even try to predict which fighter will win a battle by cheering for them. There's no penalty for guessing wrong, but if your prediction is correct, you'll receive points.

Shared Content

Check out a library of shared videos, stages and Mii Fighters from other players. See something you like? You can download it!

Smash World

You can also enjoy this content in Smash World, which you can access via theNintendo Switch Online smartphone app*.

*A compatible smartphone or tablet and internet connection required to use the Nintendo Switch Online app. Data charges may apply.
A Nintendo Account and active Nintendo Switch Online paid membership is required to use the service. The service cannot be used by account users who are under 13 years old. To set restrictions for the Nintendo Switch Online app, please refer to your smartphone or tablet settings. The Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app does not include settings for the Nintendo Switch Online app.