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Japanese Smash Ultimate ad hints DLC fighter 7 will be released soon

Published: 21/Sep/2020 17:25

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Japanese 7-Eleven advertisement may indicate that Super Smash Bros Ultimate will have a new DLC fighter very soon.

On September 20, users on Twitter began spreading a screenshot of a new advertisement from 7-Eleven for Smash Ultimate DLC. This is a big deal, because as history has shown, these ads are normally followed by a DLC announcement.

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This ad in question features the previous fighter MinMin and the yet-to-be-revealed remaining cast of Fighters Pass Volume 2 and will be up until October 4.

Translator Push Dustin noted on Twitter, in the past, 7-Eleven Smash Ultimate ads have led to the release of DLC fighters. With Banjo and Hero, the ads came out a week before they were available. With Joker, the ad came out 10 days before he was released.

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A 7-Eleven ad for Smash Ultimate DLC.

Another thing to keep in mind is the new Smash Ultimate tournament mode scheduled for September 26. This a big deal, as this is the first time this mode has been available in North America with it previously being a Japan-exclusive.

Because DLC releases are normally accompanied by a patch, it’s unlikely that Nintendo would drop a big balance update before a sizable tournament, especially considering the possibility of bugs.

With a week from September 20 being September 27, it’s possible that this could be when the next DLC fighter is revealed followed by a full release later on in the week.

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This timeframe also lines up with Amiibo Theory. As Dexerto has previously reported, users have discovered a trend where Amiibo waves are often accompanied by a new fighter. Given the past results, it’s likely that the new DLC will launch any time until October 12.

Fans have been eagerly awaiting the reveal of Smash Ultimate’s Challenger Pack 7 and now it’s looking more likely than ever that news is on the way soon. We’ll just have to see what exactly the future holds and who that character ends up being.

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Apex Legends Evo shields are being nerfed again in Season 7

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:12 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:13

by Alan Bernal

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The Evo Shields in Apex Legends are set for another balance update that could come in Season 7, as Respawn are still fine-tuning how the armor upgrades to its max level.

Respawn brought the Evo Shields in the System Override patch in March, then made them a staple in the battle royale later on. Ever since then, the studio has been trying to find the right balance with the armor and its scaling defense as the game continues.

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As for the studio, the hunt for that equilibrium to the item will continue as Respawn Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein indicated that players could have an increased damage threshold to hit before getting a fully evolved shield.

This change is still in the implementation phases, however, since Respawn need to tinker with the game’s networking to actually bring in the patch.

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The Evo Armor values for max level will change, most likely in Season 7.

“We have a change planned for red Evo Shields for patch 7.0, but it required a little networking work (don’t ask; game dev is dumb) so we couldn’t ship it in 6.1,” Klein responded to a player who noticed there weren’t any changes to the shields in the Aftermarket update. “The plan is to increase the damage required to go to Red.”

At the time of writing, the Evo Shields need 500 damage inflicted to reach max level 5. That requirement is going to change, although the developer gave no indication for how much.

Complaints about the gear stem from how many people seem to have a fully upgraded Evo early in games.

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Though this could be attributed to the typical gunfight fiestas that happen at any major POI after dropping into the Arena, the problem is going to get a closer look within the studio.

There’s no word if there will also be a change to the armor max Evo Shields provide, but it’s not likely since Respawn tuned that not too long ago when Season 6 started.

In any case, the company is hoping the next round of changes will leave Apex Legends in a healthier state as it concerns the popular Evo Shields in the game.

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