How to watch Smash Ultimate ARMS fighter reveal: date, start time, more - Dexerto

How to watch Smash Ultimate ARMS fighter reveal: date, start time, more

Published: 19/Jun/2020 19:19 Updated: 20/Jun/2020 1:05

by Michael Gwilliam


Nintendo has finally announced when Super Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai will be revealing the ARMS character coming to Ultimate as part of Fighters Pass Volume 2, and here’s how you can tune in.

The company first announced that an ARMS character would be making their way to Smash back in a March 26 Nintendo Direct Mini, where they said the fighter would be revealed and released in June.

Following the announcement, there was a lot of speculation as to who the fighter will be, with the game’s mascot Spring Man already serving as an Assist Trophy in the game.

When and where is the reveal?

Eventually, on June 19, Nintendo revealed that the ARMS fighter will be revealed during a presentation on Monday, June 22 at 7AM PST/10AM EST.

The broadcast will be available on YouTube to either watch live or a replay afterwards.

What will happen during the presentation?

According to Nintendo, like most DLC presentations, it will be conducted by Sakurai himself and last roughly 35-minutes. The livestream will feature in-depth look at the new character and stage.

Past presentations have begun with an opening cinematic followed by the fighter reveal, Sakurai going over the character’s history, the franchise they’re from, their costumes, and eventually, showing off the new addition in action.

We should also be getting a release date for the character during the presentation, but we do know that they will be released sometime in June.

Will any new fighters be revealed alongside the ARMS DLC?

Nintendo has made it clear that only the ARMS character will be revealed during the presentation, so don’t expect the show to end with Dante and Master Chief popping in at the last moment.

Once the ARMS fighter is released, there will still be five more DLC spots available as part of Fighters Pass Volume 2, so it’s still possible that a character you really want to see in Smash will get in eventually.

In a recent Famitsu column, Sakurai himself addressed how DLC development was proceeding with the team working from home and outlined that there have been several difficulties, so it’s unclear how far along the team is on the next few upcoming fighters.

Who is the ARMS fighter?

Nintendo has been tight-lipped about the identity of the character joining the roster, but a couple of leaks have slipped through the cracks. Known insider has Vergeben suggested that it could be a similar situation to Hero and Bowser JR where there are multiple characters as alternate costumes.

The cast of ARMS joining the Smash Ultimate roster.
Any ARMS fighter could be making the jump to Smash Ultimate.

There also seems to be few in the industry who know the character’s identity. Imran Kahn, a former Senior Editor for Game Informer who previously said that Disney blocked Sora from coming to Smash, says he knows who the ARMS representative is.

Additionally, user NateDrake on Resetera claimed that the new fighter will not be Helix and revealing the fighter’s gender “would make it far too easy.”

Speculation is still running wild, but at least we won’t have much longer to wait until the new character is available. Place your bets!


xQc slams”trash” Smash Ultimate Online after lag completely ruins game

Published: 28/Nov/2020 15:37

by Connor Bennett


Twitch star Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel unleashed his signature rage on Smash Online as lag cost him the chance to potentially win a game. 

As one of Twitch’s most popular streamers, xQc garners a huge audience anytime he goes live – and especially when he tries out a new game too.

Some viewers might be there to get his actual take on the game, to see if it’s worth buying themselves if its a new release, but others are there hoping to see him completely lose his mind and lash out at how bad it is, in a way that only he can. 

During his November 27 stream, the former Overwatch League star dove into the world of Smash Online, and while he managed to win a game, he wasn’t exactly overjoyed by the experience. 

xQc returns to Twitch after ban
xQc is never one to shy away from giving his opinion on things.

After a nearly five-minute-long fight, where he was using Cloud against Lucina, the Candian lost it as lag started to hamper the game – preventing him from pulling off moves or avoiding his opponent. 

As he was defeated, xQc let loose on his opponent and the connection. “Congrats man. Dude, I genuinely hope that you spend your entire life getting good at this piece of s**t f**king game, and you go to your local tournament, and you win enough to buy a f**king router, you broke a** p**sy,” he exclaimed. 

xQc then turned his attention onto Smash itself. “I f**king hate this game, it’s so trash – holy s**t. Oh my God, get a router man. I can’t dude, this s**t is f**king trash! Get me out of here dude.”

The streaming star eventually closed the game off, opting to play a few different games before bringing his stream to an end for the day. 

While some fans might hope he goes back to Smash in the future, at least for a game or two, xQc might not be willing to – especially if he comes up against opponents with terrible connections.