Pirated versions of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate have already leaked online ahead of its December 7th release date, but some versions have reportedly bricked a couple of Switch consoles.
Motherboard reports that Switch piracy communities like WarezNX have seen pirated copies of the game pop up in their forums and Discord channels. One of the leaked copies’ game files supposedly came from a physical cartridge in Mexico, though it’s unclear where the other pirated copies got their game files.
Pirating games is obviously illegal, so you should avoid searching for links and downloading the game’s files anyway. But if you do decide to break the law to play Smash Bros. Ultimate a couple of weeks early, be careful what you download. At least one of the pirated versions that came from a digital download has bricked a Switch, with the possibility of others having the same effect.
When Smash Bros. Ultimate does launch, its roster will feature every single fighter that’s ever appeared in a Smash game. The over 60 fighters in the game will be able to compete in returning game modes, as well as a ton of new ones, like Squad Strike, Tourney, Smash Down, Special Smash, and Bomb Smash.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launches for Nintendo Switch on December 7th.