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How To Get Elite Smash Easily – GSP Farming Guide

Gotta train hard to be the best.
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, at least compared to some other fighting games, is a fairly casual game that anyone can play and enjoy, at least on the lower rungs. However, at the very top of the player list are the members of Elite Smash, those with skills sharp enough to go pro. If you want to enter this promised land, you’re gonna need a whole lot of GSP. Here’s how to farm GSP and get Elite Smash easily in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

What GSP Is Elite Smash?

GSP stands for “Global Smash Power.” It’s a metric of how accomplished you are at Smash Ultimate, and it’s made up of things like game progress, matches played and won, features unlocked, and so forth. As the Smash Ultimate community collectively accrues GSP, the bar of entry to Elite Smash raises.

At the time of writing, the current average GSP requirement to enter Elite Smash is about 10,900,000, give or take a few thousand. It’s a high bar of entry, for sure, but that’s just the level of skill we’re talking about here.

GSP Farming Guide

First and foremost, make sure you’re getting the correct GSP. There are actually three separate GSP metrics for every Smash player: Multiplayer, Single Player, and Mob Smash. If you’re looking to get into Elite Smash, don’t bother with Mob Smash or Classic Mode, as their GSP scores don’t count. You need to play Quickplay, and you need to win your matches.

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While it may not be the most interesting way to play the game, the key to consistent match victories is careful play. Don’t try to get fancy and don’t try to use characters you don’t know how to play as. Pick one character you know in and out and stick strictly to the fundamentals. You may not be guaranteed to win every match, but your victories should be a lot more consistent. If you need to practice, either do it in training mode or get a friend to help you.

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Additionally, try to keep your matches to 1v1s with no gimmicks or items. There are few things as painful as blowing a good match due to random item spawns, so just leave them off. You also don’t want to have to rely on players who may not be taking things as seriously as you, so stay in the solo queue. Incidentally, you can’t earn GSP if you have another player playing on the same console as you. This is a journey you have to undertake alone.

Perhaps the most important thing you have to remember is to keep your ratio balanced. It’s bad enough to lose some GSP to a loss, but if you lose multiple matches in a row, you’ll suffer even greater GSP drops. If you lose a match, don’t rematch immediately. Go into training mode to figure out what went wrong, or just turn the game off for a little while to cool down.

The only way to truly get into Elite Smash is to get good enough at Smash to be worthy of it. If you put in the time and effort to really learn the game, you’ll rocket through the lower ranks in no time.

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