Smash

Pyra could be Smash Ultimate’s first-ever heavyweight DLC fighter

Published: 19/Feb/2021 0:06

by Michael Gwilliam

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Xenoblade’s Pyra was revealed as the newest Super Smash Bros Ultimate fighter during the February 17 Nintendo Direct, and as it turns out, she may actually be the game’s first-ever heavyweight DLC.

Smash DLC was first introduced back in the previous game on the Wii U and has continued with Ultimate, but until this point, none of the new characters have been heavyweights.

For most heavyweight characters, they find themselves as combo fodder for the rest of the cast with the benefit of increased durability and decreased knockback due to their weight (not to mention they hit hard to make up for their slow attacks).

While Pyra may not look too heavy, canonically, she actually is. As showcased from a clip from Xenoblade Chronicles 2, when Rex tries to pull her up, he has a hard time doing so because of her weight.

Pyra hits Mario
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Pyra looks like she packs a punch.

This is interesting, because Pyra is a very unique fighter, being a two-in-one situation and sharing a slot with Mythra – meaning the two could very well have different weight properties.

Smash has done this before with Pokemon Trainer having different weights for Charizard, Ivysaur and Squirtle.

“I believe Pyra will be our first female heavyweight since Samus, but that Mythra will be middle to lightweight!” Redditor Blablablablitz predicted.

“Considering that the website is treating them like two different characters, I wouldn’t be surprised if they had different weights,” chimed in another in the comments. “My guess is that Pyra is slower but hits harder, while Mythra is overall weaker but faster. Hopefully, they’ll balance it in a way that doesn’t make one much better than the other.”

This point is also worth noting, because the Smash website does in fact list Pyra as fighter 79 while Mythra is fighter 80. Despite being two-in-one, the two share one spot in the Fighters Pass.

We should be learning much more about the two newest DLC fighters in the coming weeks, potentially in a Sakurai Presents stream before their release sometime in March.

With Pyra’s reveal, there are just two more DLC spots remaining in Fighters Pass Volume 2. Hopefully, we’ll learn who they are by the time E3 rolls around and Nintendo holds its next presentation.

FIFA

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 22 live: release time, leaks, predictions

Published: 24/Feb/2021 7:35

by Isaac McIntyre

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The next FIFA 21 Team of the Week, TOTW 22, is now on its way in Ultimate Team ⁠— here’s everything we know about the next in-form team of 2021, including any EA SPORTS leaks, the promo’s release time, and more.

Right off the bat, we’ll admit this Team of the Week lineup has no clear star headliner crowning the squad. That said, it does look like a pretty cracking team, all up.

We don’t think FIFA 21 players will be complaining too much, however ⁠— derby heroes Richarlison and Jadon Sancho lead a potentially forward-slanted squad after ousting their opponents Liverpool and Schalke 04 in local clashes over the weekend. Real Madrid maestro Casemiro may also be splashed in too.

Lautaro Martinez could be a headlining star in TOTW 22 as well after the Inter striker dismantled local title rivals Milan in yet another February grudge match. The 3–0 win, which saw Martinez score twice, put Inter in first place.

Wolverhampton keeper Rui Patrício could also be included.

Here’s everything we know about the mid-week FIFA 21 promo, including when the Team of the Week lineup will drop, and Dexerto’s weekly predictions.

Jadon Sancho missed out last week, but the young Englishman may be included in TOTW 16 instead.
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Jadon Sancho may have earned his spot in TOTW 22 after demolishing Dortmund’s local rivals Schalke.

Team of the Week 22 start time

On Feb. 24, FIFA 21 publishers EA will release the twenty-second batch of Team of the Week cards. The TOTW 22 promo will begin at 6pm (UK time), as per usual.

That means 6pm BST, 12pm CT, 1pm EST, 3am AEST for those around the world.

These boosted TOTW 22 player upgrades will be announced at the same time as they drop in-game in FIFA 21. Keep your eyes peeled on our official Twitter account — we always make sure to share the team as soon as it’s live.

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 22 leaks

So far, EA SPORTS hasn’t let any early Team of the Week 22 cards slip ⁠— the last time they accidentally pushed out upgrades early was TOTW 7, and more recently 10. The last two months have been fairly sparse in that regard.

If any leaks drop ahead of the official TOTW 22 reveal, we’ll keep you updated.

Richarlison sunk defending champs Liverpool with an 86th minute goal at Anfield.
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Richarlison sunk defending champs Liverpool with an 86th-minute goal at Anfield.

Our FIFA 21 TOTW 22 predictions

While you wait, make sure you check out Dexerto’s TOTW 22 predictions. We’ve compiled a list of all the players that could get those IF cards this week; let’s see if you agree with our tips.

Here’s our list of predictions. Once the official team has been released, you’ll be able to see how many we guessed correctly:

  • Daniel Cárdenas – Levante
  • Rui Patricio – Wolves
  • Birger Meling – Nimes
  • Filip Mladenovic – Legia Warszawa
  • Dani Calvo – Elche
  • Jerry St Juste – FSV Mainz
  • Marcel Sabitzer – RB Leipzig
  • Casemiro – Real Madrid
  • Gaetano Castrovilli – Fiorentina
  • Bernardo Silva – Manchester City
  • Daichi Kamada – Frankfurt
  • Mario Gotze – PSV
  • Renato Steffen – Wolfsburg
  • Jadon Sancho – Borussia Dortmund
  • Lucas Piazon – SC Braga
  • Yusuf Erdoğan – Kasımpaşa
  • Stephy Mavididi – Montpellier
  • Dusan Tadic – Ajax
  • Harvey Barnes – Leicester City
  • Lautaro Martinez – Inter Milan
  • Richarlison – Everton
  • Patson Daka – RB Salzburg
  • Alexander Isak – Real Sociedad
  • Sander Van de Streek – FC Utrecht 
Casemiro was the difference with a lone goal against Real Valladolid last Saturday.
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Casemiro was the difference with a lone goal against Real Valladolid last Saturday.

So, there you have it ⁠— Dexerto’s full list of predictions for Team of the Week 22.

Once we have our hands on the confirmed list of upgrades, we’ll be sure to add them to this article and let you know. Until then, enjoy a few games of FIFA!