When does smash Ultimate go live? The release date is only a day away as fans patiently wait for the new game. There will be a multitude of ways to get the game whether you preordered a digital or physical copy. 

When Does Smash Ultimate Go Live - Release Time

The game will officially release at 12:00 a.m. on Dec. 7, which means the game may be available for download as early as 9 p.m. PT on December 6. Now, that will come down to how the Nintendo Switch eShop will work. It may know your geological location and you may need to wait until your time zone hits midnight. 

When Does Smash Ultimate Go Live - Physical Copy

If you preordered a copy at GameStop or some other store, fans on the Smash Bros subreddit have stated that certain stores are allowing them to go pick up the game as early as 9 p.m. on Dec 6. It all depends on your time zone and what correlates with an eastern time zone midnight release. 

It's safe to say that everyone that would like Smash Ultimate will be able to acquire it after midnight on Dec 7.