Heavy tops largest Smash Ultimate fan vote as most-requested DLC fighter - Dexerto
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Heavy tops largest Smash Ultimate fan vote as most-requested DLC fighter

Published: 4/Aug/2020 18:34

by Michael Gwilliam

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Team Fortress 2’s Heavy has topped the largest Super Smash Bros Ultimate fan vote in history to take the crown of most-requested DLC fighter.

The ballot, which consisted of a whopping 22,166 votes, is the biggest fan vote yet, by far. For comparison, earlier this year, Source Gaming conducted a poll that generated 4,327 votes, which, as impressive as it was, still pales in comparison.

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Organized by Twitter user TheBallotMan, the poll’s results show a massive differential between first and second place.

Heavy emerged as the most-requested by a wide margin, having received 3,056 votes in total, while Waluigi sat in second place at 1,858.

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Smash Ultimate fans really want Heavy to be DLC.

It should be noted that the last time Dexerto reported on the poll was back when it had 13,000 votes. At that point, Waluigi had 1,143 votes while Heavy only had 611, so there was an overwhelming massive turnout of Heavy supporters since mid-July.

Additionally, Ubisoft’s Rayman dropped one place, falling to third with 1,209 votes. Minecraft’s Steve was fourth at 1,084 rounding out the characters with over 1,000 tallies each.

The ever-popular Sora from Kingdom Hearts sat at fifth with 866 while Kirby’s Bandanna Dee has 842.

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Other popular favorites such as Geno, Crash Bandicoot, and Doomguy all made the Top 12. Notably, the Xbox mascot Master Chief and Capcom’s Dante placed at 17 and 18 with 270 and 256 votes, respectively.

While the remaining characters for Fighters Pass Volume 2 have already been decided, it will be interesting to see how many of these list-toppers end up finding their way into Smash Ultimate as DLC.

It’s also possible that Nintendo decides to go ahead with a third Fighters Pass in the future, and if they do, the results of this ballot could end up factoring into who ends up being added as downloadable content.

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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.