Smash Bros Ultimate: Game-breaking Hero and Rosa exploit uncovered - Dexerto

Smash Bros Ultimate: Game-breaking Hero and Rosa exploit uncovered

Published: 15/Sep/2019 12:33 Updated: 15/Sep/2019 13:10

by Connor Bennett


A brand-new, broken doubles tactic between Hero and Rosalina in Smash Bros Ultimate has been uncovered following patch 5.0.0 – and it’s very overpowered.

The Super Smash Bros series is one of the most popular releases from Nintendo and has seen it’s older titles keep popularity despite launching new games on newer consoles.

The newest release, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, has been a hit with casual and competitive players alike, but a recent update has caused issues within the game’s competitive community as Hero and Rosalina can be combined to make an incredibly overpowered duo. 

NintendoHero joined the Smash Bros Ultimate roster back in July.

In a video posted by Smash player MrWilson, he noted that Patch 5.0.0 gave Hero and Rosa – also labeled as Herosa – new, invisible hitboxes which can be used to throw players off the stage and score an instant win.

The video showed that Hero, who was introduced at the end of July, can use its Neutral Special ability to roll throw Rosa and send enemy players flying into the sky with some weird trajectories – including sending Bayonetta behind him. Hero and Rosa can even link up to gain a boost as Hero can gain additional mana by hitting Luma – the star that Rosalina carries around. 

Of course, the discovery stunned a few members of the Smash community who were quick to fire questions and jokes back at MrWilson.

“Time to let @NintendoAmerica know,” commented Twitter user RangoSSB. Another, Zodes, instead chose to compare the situation to the recent doubles ban of Joker and Pokemon Trainer. “They better ban this too,” they added.

The pair of Pokemon Trainer and Joker was banned by tournament organizers after players uncovered an exploit that could allow the duo to recharge abilities quicker than normal.

The organizers called upon Nintendo to patch the exploit out of the game ahead of the Glitch 7 event – which didn’t happen. It remains to be seen if the developers will do anything about the issues and if Hero and Rosa will be barred from competition like their fellow fighters.


New Smash Ultimate fighter theory rules out fan-favorites as next DLC

Published: 25/Nov/2020 19:11 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 19:17

by Michael Gwilliam


A new theory in the Super Smash Bros Ultimate community suggests that the next DLC character won’t be one of the popular favorites for Fighters Pass Volume 2.

The theory has to do with the latest tournament event announced by Nintendo. As revealed on November 24, the upcoming tournament will only feature fighters who have a form of headwear such as a hat or helmet.

Normally these events come and go with fans not really reading too much into them, but there is a good chance that Nintendo would want a new fighter to partake in an event such as this.

Basically, if the next DLC fighter was going to be a character such as Doom Slayer, Geno or Ryu Hayabusa, they would have qualified for this event. As such, it would have made more sense to save this tournament until after they released.

Over on the popular forum Smashboards, fans started speculating what this could mean for future DLC.

“The tourney suggests that the next fighter does NOT have a hat, since they cannot be included,” wrote user Aerospherology.

“Considering Mega Man is also there, this includes helmets too,” another pointed out.

Megaman attacks in Smash
The headgear event includes helmets such as Megaman’s.

User pupNapoleon further noted that this would rule out Master Chief, Doom Guy, Excite Biker, Balloon Fighter and Mach Rider.

Furthermore, when considering full hoods, Mortal Kombat’s Scorpion and Ninja Gaiden’s Ryu Hayabusa get deconfirmed.

Smash Ultimate DLC fighters spots
There are still four more DLC spots left.

While the odds seem to definitely be against Geno for now, on the bright side, this could be a good sign for a fighter such as Crash Bandicoot who has long been rumored for Smash DLC.

Of course, this is still just a theory and it’s more than possible that the next fighter ends up coming with a hat or helmet. Nonetheless, it’s something to consider when thinking about just who the eighth DLC character to join the Smash Ultimate roster will actually be.