Smash

How to beat Smash Ultimate’s Sephiroth Challenge and unlock fighter early

Published: 18/Dec/2020 0:15

by Michael Gwilliam

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Nintendo has announced a special Super Smash Bros Ultimate challenge mode for the game’s newest fighter, Final Fantasy VII’s antagonist Sephiroth.

While the fighter is technically only available on December 22, players can get their hands on the newest character and stage, Northern Cave, if they complete the challenge on any difficulty.

In order for the challenge to be active, however, players must first update their game to its latest version and have either pre-ordered the Sephiroth DLC pack itself or Fighters Pass Volume 2.

Once your game is updated and you have the DLC purchased, the special challenge mode will become available – and we have to say, it’s rather easy to beat and unlock the One-Winged Angel.

By accessing the mode you will be able to choose between three difficulties: Easy, Normal or Very Hard. Regardless of the difficulty you pick, however, if you win, you will unlock Sephiroth before his official release.

During the Sakurai Presents Sephiroth stream, the Smash Ultimate creator explained that initially, players who couldn’t win on the difficulty they had selected wouldn’t be able to use the fighter until December 22.

Luckily, that idea was scrapped, even though it would have made the fight extra difficult for some players who desire a good challenge with the Very Hard setting.

Basically, the mode is a simple HP battle; but depending on your difficulty, the amount of health Sephiroth and you have will change. Not to mention, there is better AI on the harder modes.

Still, if you want to unlock Sephiroth as quick as possible, picking Easy should be a breeze for anyone who has ever played a Smash game before.

Perhaps the best part of the whole package, however, is the addition of two One-Winged Angel tracks with the original and the Advent Children theme.

Sephiroth attacks Falcon
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Sephiroth packs a punch in Smash Ultimate.

The Sephiroth Challenge will run from now until December 22 at 5PM PST, so you should have plenty of time to unlock him and play the new fighter early.

Other updates such as the Geno, Tifa, Barret, and Aerith Mii outfits will still be coming out on the 22nd, potentially with a balance update.

This is the first time Nintendo has implemented a special challenge mode like this for Smash Ultimate and with three DLC packs remaining in Fighters Pass Volume 2, hopefully, we end up seeing more of these early access events.

FIFA

How to complete Okocha ICON SBC in FIFA 21: solutions, cost, more

Published: 16/Jan/2021 7:09

by Andrew Amos

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The forever-skillful Jay-Jay Okocha has finally gotten his Prime ICON card in FIFA 21, and you can pick him up for your Ultimate Team ⁠— if you’re willing to part way with your coins. Here’s what you need to do.

Jay-Jay Okocha really pumped flavor into football. His stylish moves made the likes of Ronaldinho household names, and the Nigerian experienced plenty of success for himself with PSG, Eintracht Frankfurt, and Bolton.

Now, he can bring success to your FIFA 21 Ultimate Team. The 90-rated Prime ICON is available through the game’s latest set of ICON SBCs, although you’ll have to be willing to part ways with a fair bit of cash for him.

Jay-Jay Okocha ICON SBC in-game stats

Jay-Jay Okocha FIFA 21 ICON stats

Okocha’s Prime ICON card puts the legendary Nigerian into the 90s and primed for a Pace style to bump him up further theoretically.

With 87 Pace ⁠— one down from his base 85 ICON ⁠— he might not be as fast, but he makes up for it across the board with better Passing (+5), Shooting (+3), and Dribbling (+2). Throw on Hunter, and you can get up to 96 Pace and 90 Shooting. It’s a lethal card to have in CAM, especially when you take 5* Skills and 4* Weak Foot into account.

Jay-Jay Okocha ICON SBC price & requirements

Jay-Jay Okocha is the cheapest of the three new ICON SBCs, coming in at around 500,000 to 750,000 coins. If you’ve got spare cards lying around ⁠— especially high-rated untradeables ⁠— it might be worth the investment.

You’ll need to complete six SBCs for the job though. Here’s what you need to do.

Born Legend

  • Rare Players: Exactly 11
  • Player Level: Exactly Bronze
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Small Silver Players Pack

Rising Star

  • Rare Players: Exactly 11
  • Player Level: Exactly Silver
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Jumbo Silver Pack

Top-notch

  • In-Form or FUT Champions Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 80
  • Team Chemistry: Min 80
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Gold Players Pack

The Artist

  • # of players from Bundesliga: Min 1
  • In-Form or FUT Champions Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 83
  • Team Chemistry: Min 75
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Premium Mixed Players Pack

Paris Finesse

  • # of players from Paris Saint-Germain: Min 1
  • In-Form or FUT Champions Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 70
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Premium Gold Players Pack

League Finesse

  • # of players from Premier League: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 87
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Rare Electrum Players Pack

Jay-Jay Okocha SBC solutions

If all those instructions are a bit of a jumble to you, here are some solutions for you so you can better understand what you need to invest.

Born Legend

Jay-Jay Okocha Born Legend SBC solution in FIFA 21

Rising Star

Jay-Jay Okocha Rising Star SBC solution in FIFA 21

Top-notch

Jay-Jay Okocha Top-notch SBC solution in FIFA 21

The Artist

Jay-Jay Okocha The Artist SBC solution in FIFA 21

Paris Finesse

Jay-Jay Okocha Paris Finesse SBC solution in FIFA 21

League Finesse

Jay-Jay Okocha League Finesse SBC solution in FIFA 21

It’s quite a lot to digest, but you’ll have some time to fill these all out. As long as you complete all six challenges by February 9, you’ll be gifted the Nigerian talent.

If you do end up completing the SBC, tweet at us @UltimateTeamUK with those slick stepovers and maybe a banger or two.