So, we’ve been playing a ton of Super Smash Brothers Ultimate in the recent days and weeks since it first came out, but we have been a bit confused regarding the Global Smash Power (GSP) and what is a good GSP compared to what is a “bad” one. Also, what is it and what does it mean?
We put together a little bit of content here to break it all down and explain it the best we could at this time. We will be updating this post as more information and developments arise.
What is Global Smash Power aka GSP?
Global Smash Power is a metric used in Super Smash Brothers Ultimate to rate players based on how well they play with different fighters. Each fighter will have a different GSP rating that is changing based on how you do in compeitive multiplayer matches. They judge each fighter separately to give you a chance (in theory) to get better with each champion and match with people who are around your skill level with all of the different fighters.
It is a great idea (again, in theory) but it has yet to be proven as a valuable metric or ranking system.
What is a high GSP (Global Smash Power) in Ultimate?
This is a matter of some debate, but we have figured out that somewhere around 2.6 million becomes elite for most champs.
The problem with this data is that the scale seems to be sliding, meaning as more people play, the average GSP goes up and, therefore, the GSP needed to hit elite goes up with it.
We will keep making updates to this post as things develop to let you guys know what and where you should be to hit elite. It’s different depending on the player base growth rate as well as the character you play and how many other people play those characters.
To be honest, it’s a pretty solid way to rate players. It’s starting to grow on us.
Keep smashing, ladies and gentlemen. And keep tuning in to SPG for the latest!
What do people think of GSP?
We made a quick post on Reddit to ask people what they think is a “high” GSP since the lack of leader boards tell us what a “good” score is to have.
I personally have been floating around 1.8 million GSP with my better champions like Cloud and Inkling. I have champions i play less well coming in anywhere from 250k to 800k GSP depending on the champ.
As you can probably tell, nobody really seems to know what’s going on. People down voted the post itself probably because they’re sick of people asking!
According to one of our commenters on Reddit, there is supposed to be a Super Smash Brothers smart phone app coming to the app store but there has yet to have been one added. Maybe once that comes out we will be able to see some leaderboards and have a point of reference for what is good and what is bad as far as GSP is concerned. That would be GREAT, Nintendo!