Smash Ultimate fans discover new evidence for DLC fighter 7 reveal - Dexerto
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Smash Ultimate fans discover new evidence for DLC fighter 7 reveal

Published: 23/Sep/2020 18:50

by Michael Gwilliam

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Smash Ultimate players eager for Nintendo to announce new details about the mysterious DLC fighter 7 may not have to wait that much longer as newly-discovered evidence points to a reveal soon.

While circumstantial evidence is mounting in favor of there being a DLC announcement very soon, a fan discovered some interesting file names on Nintendo’s website suggesting a large update is coming.

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On the SmashBoards forums, user ‘Pinshadow’ revealed how he noticed the Smash Japan picture contest results were posted on the Nintendo website, but not the Smash in-game site.

“The URL for the images still uses the filenames they WOULD have on the in-game website,” they noted and linked to a file numbered ‘103.’ “Notice the news number is 103. The last news number that was used on the in-game site? 91.”

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Pinshadow went on to state how there is a 12 post gap and believes this means the next batch of updates are all scheduled.

“This HAS happened at least one other time from memory. The Eight Smash Art Dojo Contest was posted on June 18th and skipped to number 90, with Min Min being released 11 days later using all the numbers before that for that packs [sic] posts,” the excited user added.

This is a pretty big deal, especially given the fact that there are numerous other signs pointing to a DLC reveal in the next week or so.

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The identity of DLC fighter 7 remains a secret.

For once, the ever prophetic Japanese 7-Eleven Smash Ultimate ad has been published. For whatever reason, whenever there is a Japanese 7-Eleven ad, a new fighter is announced shortly after the ad concludes. This one finishes on October 4, 2020.

Additionally, as Dexerto reported, another sign that DLC is coming soon is the amiibo Theory. Whenever a new line of amiibo are available for purchase, a DLC fighter is released around that time.

In this case, the Joker and Hero amiibo release on September 25 in Japan and October 2 in North America. Based on past results, the next fighter should be known by October 12.

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Will Crash be the next fighter?

So far, it’s anyone’s guess who DLC fighter 7 will be, but recent rumors have suggested it could be Travis Touchdown from No More Heroes, Crash Bandicoot, another Pokemon fighter or even Ninja Gaiden’s Ryu.

Smash fans should keep there’s eyes peeled for new information as it seems more likely than ever that the next DLC for Fighters Pass Volume 2 is right around the corner.

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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 1:28

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. 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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