How much data does Super Smash Bros Ultimate use?

How much data does Super Smash Bros Ultimate use


Super Smash Bros Ultimate includes online multiplayer modes that let up to four players battle each other. Unlike the game’s single-player modes, though, these multiplayer modes consume internet bandwidth. If you have an installed mobile broadband or mobile hotspot connection, playing online games can cut into your internet data and even push you over your monthly limit.

Want to know how much mobile data you use online gaming? Let’s take a closer look at the data that you use when you download, update, or play Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Of course, the easiest way to stay under your monthly data limit is to switch from a limited to an unlimited mobile data plan with no bandwidth throttling.


How big is the Super Smash Bros Ultimate game download?

Downloading a game typically uses much more mobile data than updating or playing the game. Keep in mind that the file size is larger than the download size (which is compressed), and also that the file size increases over time as developers release patches and updates for the game.

Platform File size
Nintendo Switch 14.2 GB

If you don’t have enough internet data to download Super Smash Bros Ultimate and stay under your data limit, there’s an easy way to save data installing the game. Instead of downloading the game online, just purchase the physical disk and install the game offline.

How much data does Super Smash Bros Ultimate use
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How big are the Super Smash Bros Ultimate game updates?

Nintendo occasionally releases patches and updates for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, which you can keep track of on the blog. These updates vary in download size, but patches are often less than 1 GB. If you’re worried about updates and patches pushing you over your monthly data limit, turn off auto-updates and then manually install the updates when you have leftover data.


How much data does Super Smash Bros Ultimate gameplay use?

Super Smash Bros Ultimate uses around 60 MB to 80 MB of data per hour when four people play together, which is about average for an online game. The exact amount of data you use playing Super Smash Bros Ultimate depends on the number of players in your game mode, your frame rate, whether or not you use voice chat, and the tick rate of your server:

  • The more players in a game, the more data your internet network has to communicate with other players’ networks to share information like stats and location. You’ll always use more data battling three opponents than a single opponent.
  • A higher frame rate refreshes the game more often, which makes it run faster. A lower frame rate saves you data, but makes it harder for you to react quickly in the game. You can adjust your frame rate (measured in FPS) in your game settings. To change your frame rate, you’ll need to disable vertical synch (V-Synch).
  • If you use voice chat, expect to use more data during gameplay. For example, without voice chat, a game like PUBG uses less than 30 MB of data per hour. With voice chat, it uses more than 50 MB of data per hour.
  • The tick rate of your server also affects your data use. A 128-tick server, which refreshes the game 128 times every second, uses about twice as much data as a 64-tick server, which refreshes the game 64 times every second.
How much data does Super Smash Bros Ultimate use
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Upgrade to unlimited 4G LTE

If you want to play Super Smash Bros Ultimate without thinking about your mobile data use, consider switching to an unlimited 4G LTE connection with no monthly data limit and no bandwidth throttling (no matter how much data you use in a month). Call 866-439-6630 to find out more about our unlimited data plans for online gamers.