Home Run Contest WR holder returns to Smash Ultimate with insane new record - Dexerto

Home Run Contest WR holder returns to Smash Ultimate with insane new record

Published: 6/Sep/2019 19:49

by Eli Becht


The champion has come out of retirement and already set the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Home Run Contest by absolutely crushing the competition.

While most fans think of Smash Ultimate as a way to play with their favorite characters and beat up on their friends, there’s actually a lot more than what meets the eye.

In version 5.0 of Smash Ultimate, the Home Run Contest made its triumphant return to the series as a free update.

Players have already been hard at work trying to hit the punching bag as far as they can, but the reported world record is even further than you can possibly imagine.

Uploaded to YouTube by Teitoku06142, the solo and duo record looks like it’ll be very hard to beat. 

His first swing as Daisy sent the bag flying 1221.647km, while the duo of Daisy and Roy sent it 8443.523km.

In the video, you can see the sack flying through the air for over a minute when Daisy and Roy both team up, making this an extremely hard record to beat.

The Home Run Contest hasn’t been back for long so it’s possible players will beat this record in the future, but this is an impressive feat no matter the way you slice it.

“The god is back,” read one YouTube comment, referring to Teitoku’s history with the contest. “The legend has returned,” said another.

Teitoku isn’t a stranger to these home run records, as he made a name for himself for Super Smash Bros. on Wii U for doing the same thing.

With the contest being back in Ultimate, look for him to dust off the old baseball bat and shoot for the stars again, quite literally.

His record with the Smash 4 contest was 140405.2m, so his work is definitely cut out for him.

With Smash Ultimate being way more popular than Smash 4 ever was, maybe he’ll need to defend his crown more often.

Get in there and test your swings right now in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. How far can you hit the punching bag?


New Smash Ultimate fighter theory rules out fan-favorites as next DLC

Published: 25/Nov/2020 19:11 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 19:17

by Michael Gwilliam


A new theory in the Super Smash Bros Ultimate community suggests that the next DLC character won’t be one of the popular favorites for Fighters Pass Volume 2.

The theory has to do with the latest tournament event announced by Nintendo. As revealed on November 24, the upcoming tournament will only feature fighters who have a form of headwear such as a hat or helmet.

Normally these events come and go with fans not really reading too much into them, but there is a good chance that Nintendo would want a new fighter to partake in an event such as this.

Basically, if the next DLC fighter was going to be a character such as Doom Slayer, Geno or Ryu Hayabusa, they would have qualified for this event. As such, it would have made more sense to save this tournament until after they released.

Over on the popular forum Smashboards, fans started speculating what this could mean for future DLC.

“The tourney suggests that the next fighter does NOT have a hat, since they cannot be included,” wrote user Aerospherology.

“Considering Mega Man is also there, this includes helmets too,” another pointed out.

Megaman attacks in Smash
The headgear event includes helmets such as Megaman’s.

User pupNapoleon further noted that this would rule out Master Chief, Doom Guy, Excite Biker, Balloon Fighter and Mach Rider.

Furthermore, when considering full hoods, Mortal Kombat’s Scorpion and Ninja Gaiden’s Ryu Hayabusa get deconfirmed.

Smash Ultimate DLC fighters spots
There are still four more DLC spots left.

While the odds seem to definitely be against Geno for now, on the bright side, this could be a good sign for a fighter such as Crash Bandicoot who has long been rumored for Smash DLC.

Of course, this is still just a theory and it’s more than possible that the next fighter ends up coming with a hat or helmet. Nonetheless, it’s something to consider when thinking about just who the eighth DLC character to join the Smash Ultimate roster will actually be.