Massive Smash Ultimate poll reveals the most-requested DLC fighters

Published: 24/Jun/2020 18:25 Updated: 25/Jun/2020 1:14

by Michael Gwilliam


A new Super Smash Bros Ultimate poll was conducted asking players who they want to see join the roster as part of Fighters Pass Volume 2, and there are some big names at the top.

The poll, conducted by Source Gaming, had a total of 4,327 responses by fans. Each of the responders listed their six most-requested characters in any order for them to be counted.

In total, the poll had a whopping 1,423 different characters with 727 only receiving one vote. Some one-vote wonders include Tiffi from the mobile game Candy Crush, the Taxi from Crazy Taxi and Warcraft’s The Lich King.

However, the top 50 is another story with some massively popular characters starting things off with a bang.

Who are the 10 most-requested fighters?

Crash Bandicoot, who has been rumored to be coming to Smash Ultimate for a while, received the most votes with 1,190. He was also the only character to receive over 1,000 votes.

Next up is Geno from Super Mario RPG and one of the most likely candidates for Fighters Pass Volume 2. While he’s already in Smash as a Spirit, Nintendo recently revealed that Spirits can become full fighters. There’s a chance, Geno fans!

Doom Guy/Doomslayer from Doom was third with 805 votes. Notably, the Doom Eternal developers have gone on record saying they reached out to Nintendo about their protagonist appearing in Smash. Sadly, it seems like the conversations never resulted in much, so we’ll have to wait and see what happens.

Doomslayer kills Bowser in Smash Ultimate
Fans are still eager for Doomslayer to come to Smash.

Sora from Kingdom Hearts came in at number 4 with 774 votes, one more than Dante from Devil May Cry. Both sword-wielders have been popular fan-favorites for some time. However, a report from earlier in 2020 suggests that Disney actively prevented Sora from coming to Smash.

Meanwhile, Capcom has been interested in having Dante come to Smash in some form. With Devil May Cry now on Switch, it’s possible that they will get their wish. Additionally, one of DmC 5’s voice actors even claimed that Dante will be joining the roster.

Rayman was number 6 and, just like with many other developers, Ubisoft has been vocal about wanting their character to graduate from Spirit and evolve into a DLC down the line.

Sora from Kingdomhearts with Donald Duck and Goofy

Rounding out the top 50

Other notables in the top twenty include Steve from Minecraft, Halo’s Master Chief, Phoenix Wright, Waluigi, and the long-rumored Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden.

The top 50 also features the likes of Mortal Kombat’s Scorpion, whom series creator Ed Boon has wanted to see added to Smash along with Paper Mario, Lara Croft, Agumon from Digimon and Tekken’s Heihachi, who has recently announced as a Mii Fighter outfit.

There’s no telling if any of these will make the final cut and appear in Fighters Pass Volume 2. With five spots remaining, hopefully, some will end up as DLC.


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.