Ice Climbers literally freeze Terry Bogard in new Smash Ultimate glitch - Dexerto

Ice Climbers literally freeze Terry Bogard in new Smash Ultimate glitch

Published: 7/Nov/2019 16:57 Updated: 7/Nov/2019 18:43

by Michael Gwilliam


Terry Bogard finally joined the cast of Super Smash Bros Ultimate on November 6 and players have already discovered a potentially game-breaking glitch with the new fighter.

UPDATE Nov 7 at 1:40 PM

DreamHack Director Alex Jebailey has informed Dexerto that while Terry Bogard is legal at DreamHack Atlanta, the staff are aware of the glitch and will plan accordingly.

“Since we’ll be updating the systems over the next week something quick could be patched in to fix the issue. We’ll plan accordingly but the 6.0 update will be used at [DreamHack Atlanta],” he said in a statement.

Original article follows.

With every new patch there’s always the possibility for new glitches to make their way into the game. We saw this earlier in 2019 when DLC fighter Joker’s Final Smash would cause Switches to freeze and now something similar, albeit less extreme has slipped through Nintendo’s cracks with the 6.0.0 update.

YouTuber China Champ uploaded a video on November 6 showcasing what appeared to be a standard match between Terry Bogard and a user-controlled Ice Climbers. 36 seconds into the video, the Terry player is seen going for a Buster Wolf special move which is only available because he had taken over 100% damage.

Terry, are you okay? Not in this glitch.

As Terry was in the Buster Wolf animation, the Ice Climbers player used the Side Special Squall Hammer which caused the computer-controlled Nana to literally freeze along with the Fatal Fury protagonist. Additionally, the screen turned into a bizarre blue haze unbecoming of the Dream Land stage.

With Terry and Nana frozen in midair, the Ice Climbers player couldn’t do anything and with one stock left, was forced to self-destruct giving his opponent the victory. After jumping off the map, the game returned to normal. 

It’s unclear what caused the screen to freeze, but no doubt players will be trying to recreate this recent discovery in their own games.

It will be interesting to see how future tournaments where Bogard is legal will deal with this glitch. Luckily, Ice Climbers are not an incredibly meta pick, so the chances of having both Terry and the gruesome twosome in a match at the same time is unlikely.

This isn’t the first Smash Bros game to feature a freezing Ice Climbers bug. Back in Melee, it was possible to freeze an opponent by grabbing the enemy with the secondary Ice Climber while Side Bing with the primary fighter. 

Of course, Melee was back on the GameCube so the glitch still exists to this day, but it’s likely that this new bug involving Terry gets taken care of in a future update.   


Smash Ultimate pro Tweek unveils new 9.0.2 fighter tier list

Published: 30/Nov/2020 17:42

by Michael Gwilliam


Super Smash Bros Ultimate pro Gavin ‘Tweek’ Dempsey has revealed his newest tier list for patch 9.0.2, and it includes some pretty surprising fighter placements.

Tweek has been one of the top Smash players for quite some time and has been known to change up his characters, making him one of the biggest threats in any tournament.

While global health issues have shut down most LAN events in 2020, the TSM star still practices and shocks fans with highlight-reel plays on social media platforms and Twitch.

On November 29, the 22-year-old uploaded his newest tier list. While he admitted to not have given it “much effort”, the list still contains his general thoughts. So it’s likely that some fighters could probably be switched around ahead of others while remaining on the same tier.

Joker with Arsene in Smash.
Joker takes the top spot on Tweek’s tier list.

First and foremost, the Smash star gave the top slot on the whole roster to Joker, who remains an elite fighter despite some nerfs to Arsene.

Even though no one has achieved the same level of success on Joker as the world’s top player Leonardo ‘MKLeo’ Lopez Perez, the Persona character’s kit remains strong in the right hands. Not to mention that Arsene is one of the biggest threats and arguably the best passive ability in the game.

Just after Joker is Pikachu, who consistently remains a top tier in almost every Smash title. Thanks to his insane recovery and small hitbox, fighting a good Pikachu can be like trying to have a lightsaber duel with Yoda.

Surprisingly, Tweek placed Mario above Peach, Zero Suit Samus, and even one of his mains in Wario. It’s really unclear exactly why he feels this way, especially with Peach main Ezra ‘Samsora’ Morris being just behind MKLeo in the PGR.

Hopefully, he ends up making a more detailed video with his thoughts so he can dig into why Mario is ahead of some of the game’s most elite characters.

Going a bit further down the list, Tweek has both of the game’s newest fighters with Steve and MinMin in B-tier. Steve has been a bit underwhelming since release, but no one has really risen up the ranks with the Minecraft fighter yet. Meanwhile, MinMin may be a major sleeper, but her weakness to close-quarters brawls may be holding her back.

Min Min grabs the ledge
Min Min is stuck in B-tier for now.

Finally, the C-Tier is as you’d expect: Little Mac, Ganondorf, and Dr Mario round out the bottom three and for good reason: they all seriously lack recoveries. Hopefully, the next time there is a big balance update, those fighters get some quality buffs to their recoveries so they move up a tier or two.

It’s unlikely that we see another balance update until a new fighter is released. With The Game Awards on December 10, one could very well be announced there and released soon thereafter. Until then, however, expect patch 9.0.2 to remain the current meta for a bit, especially if no new fighter is revealed before the end of the year.