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Minecraft player shows how terrifying placing too many bats can be

Published: 9/Sep/2020 14:37

by Daniel Cleary

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A Minecraft player has gone viral after testing just how many bats they could spawn on a single block at once, and the result is truly terrifying!

Since it was released in 2009, Minecraft has added plenty of unique mobs and monsters for players to find scattered across the different biomes in-game.

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One of the most unusual mobs that can be found in Minecraft are bats, for their ability to hang upside down from any block, which is often a frightening sight for those exploring caverns on their hunt for diamonds and other materials.

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Bats can be quite frustrating to kill in Minecraft with their erratic movement patterns.

While the bats don’t deal any damage, their frantic movements can still make them quite annoying to deal with, especially in low lighting.

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Unfortunately, bats do not drop any experience or items for players to collect, which also makes them the mob with the least impact on gameplay in Minecraft.

However, u/necromax28 uncovered a bizarre use for them with a clever mechanic in Minecraft’s creative mode, revealing that there was “no limit” to the number of bats that players could place on a single block.

Apparently there’s no limit to the number of bats that can hang on one block so here’s a bat bomb from Minecraft

Necromax28 revealed their intentions to push this unusual trick to its limits, after sharing a clip of this “bat bomb” with the Minecraft subreddit on September 8.

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After spawning  hundreds of bats on a single stone block, the Minecraft player stood back and destroyed the stone they were resting on, unleashing a horde of the mobs in their direction.

The bats quickly swarmed the player’s screen, resulting in a terrifying clip of them being surrounded from all angles by the creatures. Thankfully these bats were spawned in creative mode, making it much easier to escape situations like this compared to Minecraft’s standard survival mode.

This unusual clip quickly went viral on Reddit, receiving tons of support from fellow Minecraft fans for discovering this bizarre trick and it racked up over 34,000 upvotes in less than 24 hours.

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Smash

Smash Ultimate community divided over Minecraft Steve fighter reveal

Published: 1/Oct/2020 18:39 Updated: 1/Oct/2020 18:55

by Brent Koepp

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The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate community was left divided after it was revealed that Minecraft protagonist Steve would be the next character to join the fight. While some were excited for the major crossover, others – including esports pros – were less enthusiastic about the upcoming DLC.

Smash Bros Ultimate made its debut in 2018, and over two years later has continued to evolve into what is the biggest franchise crossover in gaming history. From Persona to Final Fantasy – the Nintendo Switch title has it all.

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On October 1, it was announced that Mojang’s iconic Minecraft series would be the next join the beloved fighting game. However, not everyone in the community is thrilled about Steve’s inclusion, including EVO champion Leonardo ‘MkLeo’ Pérez.

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The iconic Minecraft protagonist joins Smash Ultimate as its next fighter.

Smash community torn over Minecraft DLC fighter

On October 1, Nintendo announced that Smash Ultimate’s next DLC would be Steve from Minecraft. This marks the second collaboration that Microsoft has had with the title, as Banjo & Kazooie was added in 2019.

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While many fans were excited by the iconic mascot’s addition to the roster, others were left conflicted over the Mojang protagonist’s inclusion.

For instance, popular esports pro and 2019 EVO champion, MkLeo, took to social media to voice his disappointment. “OK! i decided to not post my reaction to this bs cuz minecraft fans are gonna come after me for not liking this thing omg so pissed.”

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MkLeo wasn’t enthusiastic about the Minecraft DLC.

The Joker main also added, “its ok, there are still 4 spots! Dont lose faith.” The pro was not alone – other fans voiced their disappointments as well, such as one user who exclaimed, “What an absolute joke the last few dlc characters have been trash add this “character” to that list.” Another player agreed and said, “What kind of trash is this. Where’s our Sora, 2B, or Dante. Bro nobody want this.”

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Smash Ultimate fans were not happy with the Minecraft reveal, either.

Popular fighting game content creator Maximilian ‘Maximilian Dood’ Christiansen also shared his disappointment on YouTube. “I don’t f**king believe it. I’m going to turn this stream off right now. Going to turn this s**t off. I get it. An iconic character. I get it. I genuinely understand Sakurai, it doesn’t mean I have to like it. But I understand.”

Despite the negative reactions, not everyone was down on the Minecraft DLC. Team Liquid’s Samuel ‘Dabuz’ Buzby praised the announcement and said, “This wild ride is exactly what I paid for with Fighter’s Pass 2. Give me chaos, no boring expected reveals.” Legendary Smash pro Ezra ‘Samsora’ Morris also celebrated the reveal by changing his profile pic to the Minecraft fighter and tweeted, “I changed my mind” in response to a 2019 tweet he had made about the Mojang title.

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Smash pros weighed in.

Regardless of how you feel about the new DLC fighter, there is no denying that Minecraft has become one of the most iconic gaming franchises of all time. So much so that in 2014, Microsoft dropped over $2.4 billion to acquire it.

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Smash Ultimate is, at the end of the day, a celebration of the industry. As many players pointed out, the Mojang mascot’s inclusion was surely inevitable given the property’s importance.