Armored Mewtwo Smash Ultimate mod proves Nintendo should add DLC costumes - Dexerto
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Armored Mewtwo Smash Ultimate mod proves Nintendo should add DLC costumes

Published: 17/Sep/2020 21:44

by Michael Gwilliam

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A Smash Ultimate modder found a way to give Mewtwo a bit of a transformation into his Armored variant as seen in Pokemon The First Movie, Pokemon Go, and more.

Smash Ultimate does a nice job of including some costume variety which pays homage to fighters’ past games. For instance, Mario can wear his wedding outfit from Odyssey, Cloud has both his Final Fantasy 7 and Advent Children looks, and Bowser JR’s outfits change him into completely different Koopa Kids.

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Some color variants even change a fighter’s gender such as with Pokemon Trainer, Byleth, and Wii Fit Trainer.

However, not every fighter is so lucky and Mewtwo is one of the characters without unique outfit options, which makes this mod by mastaklo all the better.

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Armored Mewtwo looks amazing in Smash Ultimate.

As you can see in the video, to select the Armored Mewtwo attire, all you have to do is select a different color option for the legendary Pokemon.

While most fighter mods retain the original character’s appearance on screen in some capacity, this one is extremely natural and begs the question: why isn’t this an option in the regular game?

Nothing super flashy is added for the gameplay either, so there’s no unique effects for choosing this particular outfit, but it looks really good in-game.

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At the moment, the download for the mod is only available on mastaklo’s Patreon, but it will have a public release come October 16, 2020.

Nintendo has added Mii costumes to the game as DLC, but new fighter outfits or skins have never been available. Something like Armored Mewtwo could potentially do very well and keep people invested in-between new fighter announcements.

Hopefully, we see something like this down the line sometime during Smash Ultimate’s lifespan.

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Apex Legends Evo shields are being nerfed again in Season 7

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:12 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:13

by Alan Bernal

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The Evo Shields in Apex Legends are set for another balance update that could come in Season 7, as Respawn are still fine-tuning how the armor upgrades to its max level.

Respawn brought the Evo Shields in the System Override patch in March, then made them a staple in the battle royale later on. Ever since then, the studio has been trying to find the right balance with the armor and its scaling defense as the game continues.

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As for the studio, the hunt for that equilibrium to the item will continue as Respawn Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein indicated that players could have an increased damage threshold to hit before getting a fully evolved shield.

This change is still in the implementation phases, however, since Respawn need to tinker with the game’s networking to actually bring in the patch.

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The Evo Armor values for max level will change, most likely in Season 7.

“We have a change planned for red Evo Shields for patch 7.0, but it required a little networking work (don’t ask; game dev is dumb) so we couldn’t ship it in 6.1,” Klein responded to a player who noticed there weren’t any changes to the shields in the Aftermarket update. “The plan is to increase the damage required to go to Red.”

At the time of writing, the Evo Shields need 500 damage inflicted to reach max level 5. That requirement is going to change, although the developer gave no indication for how much.

Complaints about the gear stem from how many people seem to have a fully upgraded Evo early in games.

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Though this could be attributed to the typical gunfight fiestas that happen at any major POI after dropping into the Arena, the problem is going to get a closer look within the studio.

There’s no word if there will also be a change to the armor max Evo Shields provide, but it’s not likely since Respawn tuned that not too long ago when Season 6 started.

In any case, the company is hoping the next round of changes will leave Apex Legends in a healthier state as it concerns the popular Evo Shields in the game.

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