Smash

How to download your Minecraft Java skins in Smash Ultimate for Steve

Published: 15/Oct/2020 19:44

by Michael Gwilliam

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Smash Ultimate players disappointed with the limited amount of costumes for Steve and Alex can now add their own Minecraft Java skins to the game.

As demonstrated by modder jam1garner, who also created the ability to download the skins into the game, players can do it all through an in-game window.

After selecting their character, in this case, either Steve or Alex, players can type in their Minecraft username. By doing so, you’ll gain access to your Minecraft Java skins.

According to jam1garner, there is low ban and brick risk which means you can play online without the fear of it messing up your game or someone else’s.

“I haven’t heard of a switch brick in years. It’s impossible to mess up doing simple stuff like mods,” he explained. “The only worry is being banned from online and the only way I’ve seen that happen to someone is repeatedly playing Giga bowser online very publicly.”

Plus, as the modder further explained, there’s no reason that this type of mod should stop at Steve.

“This could be done for other characters, Steve is not special,” he stated, but noted that this isn’t as easy a conversion as some may believe it to be.

Of course, in order to pull off this whole thing you will need to mod the game yourself, which is where some helpful tutorials come into play. Follow these instructions and download the mod itself from jam1garner and you’ll be on your way in no time.

As Dexerto has previously reported, there are plenty of neat Smash Ultimate mods that transform existing fighters into completely different characters.

Minecraft Steve, Alex, Zombie and Enderman in Smash Ultimate
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There’s a lot of small attention to detail with Steve in Smash.

For instance, one transformed Snake into streaming sensation Ninja while another turned Joker into Woody from Toy Story.

There’s no telling what other mods players will cook up, especially with four more DLC characters still to be released as part of Fighters Pass Volume 2.

Overwatch

Blizzard changes Overwatch Priority Pass again to stop system abuse

Published: 16/Jan/2021 2:04

by Andrew Amos

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Blizzard has implemented more changes to their Overwatch Priority Pass program to stop players from abusing the system to get their preferred role more often.

The Priority Pass system in Overwatch has been a successful addition so far. Giving players the option to jump the queue for high-traffic roles by sacrificing a few games has helped tackle the game’s long queue times.

However, it hasn’t been without its flaws. Game quality has been pulled into question, with people playing off-role for these passes. Also, people have been abusing the current system to just stack passes quickly by intentionally losing.

The Priority Pass system in Overwatch
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Priority Passes have been a hit with Overwatch players, but it’s not perfect.

Blizzard are looking to crack down on the latter issue with their latest changes to Priority Pass on January 15.

“Our data indicates that the Priority Pass is functioning as intended, generally providing shorter queue times for those who use them. The goal of the Priority Pass is to improve player experience and get players into matches quicker,” community manager Josh Nash told players.

“In the same vein, we don’t want this feature to have a negative impact on the quality of matches for yourself or others. We want to do our part to discourage players from intentionally losing and ruining matches for the sake of earning priority passes.”

If you lose a match while playing for passes, you’ll only gain one pass instead of two. This will stop players from just inting their games for the ticket.

Blizzard are also refunding passes to players if they queued up for a role using Priority Pass, but then had to wait longer than the estimated time for it.

Oni Genji Overwatch skin
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These changes mean you won’t burn through your passes as quickly.

These changes are active immediately, so you can make use of them straight away. Blizzard are continuing to tweak the system as time goes on, and are “ looking into how we can better communicate when you are rewarded passes after playing a match.”