Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Autumn Open launches in May

A brand new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament is set to take place this May.
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Nintendo has announced a brand new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament for players in Australia and New Zealand with pride on the line, as well as Gold and Silver Nintendo Points. The ‘ultimate brawl’ will take place from 2 pm AEST on 7 May 2022, with players of all experience levels invited to compete in the fresh Autumn Open.

The tournament rules are as follows, per the Nintendo hub:

  • Format – 1v1
  • Stock – 3
  • Time Limit – 7:00
  • FS Meter – On
  • Items (low) – Smash Ball, Star Rod, Fire Bar, Ray Gun, Bob-omb, Mr. Saturn, Banana Peel, Boomerang, Container, Home-Run Bat, Killing Edge, Drill, Green Shell, Pitfall, Unira, Screw Attack
  • Stages: All Stages (Battlefield and Omega Form Only)
  • Stage Hazards: Off

To enter the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Autumn Open, you will need to be a current Nintendo Switch Online member – but it’s fairly easy to join the tournament from there.

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All you need to do is head to the ‘Online’ mode of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, select ‘Smash’, then ‘Official Tourney Qualifiers’. From there, you’ll be ushered into the rules menu and you’ll be able to jump into all the action.

The top ten winners from the day will receive 2,500 My Nintendo Gold Points to spend on the Nintendo eShop, 20 random players will earn 1,000 Gold Points, and all players will receive 100 Platinum Points for participating. If you’re looking to accrue points to spend on cute online-only items like this gorgeous Kirby bag, it’s a great way to add to your coin stash.

The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Autumn Open is the latest in a line of local tournaments for Nintendo games, and should be an absolute blast for those taking part. While you will need to hone your skills if you hope to nab those shiny Gold Points, there should still be plenty of fun along the way.

Leah J. Williams is a gaming and entertainment journalist who's spent years writing about the games industry, her love for The Sims 2 on Nintendo DS and every piece of weird history she knows. You can find her tweeting @legenette most days.