I’m not a pro, but I have been a beginner at one point. I would have loved to have some Smash Bros. beginner tips when I was starting out. Luckily, we have your backs here with these six tips for Smash Bros. beginners.
Use a Gamecube Controller
This is the standard-issue controller for all Smash Bros. games. You’re going to need one whether you want to get better at Ultimate, Melee or any other Smash game. There’s also the Smash Box, but that’s a pretty niche controller option.
If you’re playing Ultimate, then you’ll also need a Gamecube Controller Adapter. Absolutely only buy the Nintendo or Mayflash adapters. Some cheap knockoffs may increase lag or worse, break your controller.
Also, you only need to use the black USB cable on the adapter since the gray one carries the rumble signal. If you want to play with rumble on, then you can go ahead and hook up that gray cable. This is mostly just a matter of personal preference.