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?


Fortnite director reportedly hints at Smash Ultimate DLC fighter crossover

Published: 29/Oct/2020 4:36

by Brad Norton


Hot on the heels of Minecraft’s huge arrival in Smash Ultimate, could Fortnite be next in line? Epic Games creative director Donald Mustard has reportedly hinted at that being the case.

Smash Bros. collaborations have long-been one of the most exciting aspects of Nintendo’s popular fighting game. Teasers are always the talk of the town as developers hint at what major addition could be on the horizon in a nearby update.

While the Smash community is still getting comfortable with Minecraft’s Steve joining the fight, it could already be time to look towards the next character.

A recent Zoom call between Geoff Keighley, Donald Mustard, and select fans was kept under wraps at the time. Whatever fans asked, whatever topics came up, it wasn’t for the general public in the moment.

However, as with most things in the gaming industry, certain details have reportedly leaked online days after the fact. Among the topics discussed was a Fortnite crossover in Smash: here’s what the Creative Director had to say.

Throughout this Zoom call, “a few hints had been revealed about the future of Fortnite,” prominent leaker FireMonkey’ said on Oct. 28. The first major revelation is a Fortnite announcement is lined up for The Game Awards on Dec. 10.

This isn’t the first time Epic’s battle royale has made a splash at Keighley’s annual awards show. The Block was revealed back in 2018 and another big announcement could be lined up for the 2020 show. Perhaps it relates to an upcoming in-game event as the new Season draws near. Or maybe there’s a chance we see another Smash tie-in revealed rather soon.

2018’s Game Awards shocked the world with one of the biggest Smash crossover announcements yet. Persona 5’s Joker joined the fight and now Fortnite could be next for a similar reveal. 

When pressed on the subject, Donald Mustard didn’t shut down the possibility. He simply “stated he can’t comment about it,” according to the leaked intel. Funnily enough, last time a dev said “no comment,” their game ended up in Smash.

Obviously, there’s no telling how significant this kind of crossover might be. We’ve seen everything from entirely new fighters to simple Mii skins as well. Given the popularity of Fortnite, however, there’s every chance a crossover with Smash would make waves in the industry.

Keep your eyes peeled over the coming weeks for any additional teasers. Keighley’s 2020 Game Awards kicks off on Thursday, December 10.