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Credible Smash Ultimate leaker hints at TWEWY sequel

Published: 29/May/2020 20:44 Updated: 30/May/2020 5:17

by Michael Gwilliam

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A Smash Bros Ultimate leaker with a credible history may just dropped a major clue towards the identity of a future DLC fighter, or possibly a new The World Ends With You game.

UPDATE: May 29 at 11:45 PM

Tanmsut has since clarified that he was exclusively referring to a The World Ends With You sequel and not a potential Smash Ultimate DLC fighter.

Original story below…

Forum user Tansut, who posts on both Resetera and Neogaf, was responsible for leaking Final Fantasy 7’s Cloud back during the Smash Wii U days, and that Dragon Quest’s Hero was future DLC.

Now, the leaker seems to have suggested that a future character joining the battle will be from The World Ends With You, though it’s a bit complicated.

In a Smash Ultimate DLC discussion thread on Resetera, a post chain began with user RochHoch writing, “So The World Ends With You seems to be getting…. something before long. All aboard the Neku for Smash train.”

Next, another user, Garrod_Ran chimed in saying, “TWEWY has been getting a whole lot of ‘something’ for years now and it’s always soul-crushing. I just want a proper second game.”

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Tansut is either hinting at a TWEWY sequel or new fighter.

After this, Tansut chimed in adding some major fuel to the speculation fire.

“Your soul won’t be crushed eventually,” he wrote, seemingly suggesting that either The World Ends With You will be getting a long-awaited sequel, or that the series will see a future rep in Smash Ultimate.

Some signs did point to the latter though as Tansut linked to an older post of his from October of 2019 saying, “Would the world end with you all if someone were to directly leak something in this thread? It can wait until next year if that’s the case, and it’s not like it only would be relevant to just this console eventually anyway.”

He went on to note that since that post he hasn’t learned anything since, and was “REALLY out of the loop on stuff like when/where we’ll learn about it.”

The World Ends With You is an action RPG by Square Enix released on the DS and later ported to the Switch. The game and art style was inspired by Kingdom Hearts.

With Disney apparently preventing Sora from coming to Smash, TWEWY’s protagonist Neku Sakuraba could be the next best thing as their designs are similar.

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There’s still five more DLC fighters after ARMS.

Hopefully we end up getting some news soon, but with all rumors, take this with a grain of salt. At least in this case, however, Tansut has a history of accurate leaks.

The next fighter coming to Smash was announced to be from the ARMS franchise with their full reveal and release planned for sometime in June. It’s definitely possible that the next fighter is announced during that presentation as well.

Valorant

Riot handing out big Valorant bans for players who queue with cheaters

Published: 28/Jan/2021 7:20

by Andrew Amos

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Riot Games is making a promise to not just stop Valorant cheaters, but those who play with hackers. New punishments, including big bans, are on the way to stem those who “ride the cheat bus on the highway to hell.”

Cheaters in Valorant have been a big problem since the game’s release. Despite the deep Vanguard anti-cheat, sometimes players slip through the cracks. Late in 2020, this was a massive problem as players grinded for the best Act Rank possible before Episode 2.

Riot’s systems have adapted though. They’ve boasted about their low cheating rate, although were quick to concede that the negative of encountering just one outweighs the positives.

“We’ve worked to make cheating difficult and expensive, and as a result, the percentage of games with a cheater is a fraction of a percent,” developer Matt ‘K3o’ Paoletti told players on January 27.

“However, those who were able to cheat impacted players far too often. Encountering a cheater isn’t just an inconvenience — it could mean a missed promotion, or a demoralizing halt of a win streak.”

While Riot has done a solid job tackling cheaters, including even snagging a prospective pro mid-scrim, there’s another level they need to address ⁠— players who willingly queue with cheaters.

This is harder to detect with Vanguard, as player intent isn’t clear. However, Riot is looking at cracking down on repeat offenders with 90-day bans. It’s not quite a Hardware ID ban like those dished out to cheaters, but it’s something for those who leech off of them.

“We saw that some players also looked to bask in the ill-gotten gains of cheaters by teaming with them—knowing that the cheater would get banned after a few games, but they would get to reap the rewards,” K3o added.

“One of the first new efforts is to discipline players who queue with cheaters, or as we can colloquially call it, ‘ride the cheat bus on the highway to hell.’ Rank should be an indicator of your skill, not your ability to pay for a service.”

Valorant match cancelled due to cheaters
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If a cheater is detected in the middle of a match, Valorant will instantly end the game for all competitors.

Further Vanguard anti-cheat changes to recalibrate rank

That change is one of many being implemented to Vanguard in Episode 2. Riot is looking at a system to recalibrate players’ ranks after cheaters are banned. This is a similar system to how Ubisoft tackles hackers in Rainbow Six.

“The team is also looking at other measures to rectify the damage caused by cheaters, most noticeably, re-calibrating your rating after it may have been impacted by illegitimate players. All forms of boosting are being considered,” he said.

More changes are expected in Episode 2 and beyond, but it’s a promising trend to try and tackle what was once an out-of-control problem.