Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: How to finish the "Torchlight reveals the hour" quest in World of Light - Dexerto

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: How to finish the “Torchlight reveals the hour” quest in World of Light

Published: 10/Dec/2018 17:48 Updated: 10/Dec/2018 18:07

by Connor Bennett


Fans playing their way through Smash Ultimate’s World of Light mode have been asking the question, how do you complete the “Torchlight reveals the hour” puzzle. Well, we have the answer.

Following along with our quick guide, the puzzle should not stump you for too much longer.

Once you progress through the main portion of the World of Light adventure mode, you will come to a level known as the ‘Sacred Land,’ or what some fans are labelling: Zelda Land. Here, you are met with a number of puzzles from Owls dotted around the area that must be completed before you can make any further progress in the game.

The one that has caused the most trouble is the ‘Torchlight reveals the hour’ puzzle, where you have to correspond the numbers given by the quest Owl to the torches in the surrounding area.

To begin the puzzle, head to the Owl statue located directly north of the area that looks like a clock laid out from above. By pressing on the owl, it will reveal a set of numbers – as if it would be telling you the time of the day. These are the numbers that must be matched with the torches.


From there, you have to match the red and blue torches with that number. The clock-like pattern begins with number 12 on the top and then goes to one with the next torch to the right. In a clockwise motion, these numbers rise by one from one to two to three and so on. Once you return to the top, you have returned to the number 12.

The number on the left given to you by the owl is for the red torches in the area, whilst the number on the right for their blue torch counter-parts. Activate the torches that correspond to the number given by the owl – 12:10 – to complete the quest and carry on your way.


Smash Ultimate voice files hint at upcoming DLC fighter

Published: 22/Oct/2020 18:54

by Michael Gwilliam


Super Smash Bros Ultimate still has four characters yet to be announced for the Fighters Pass Volume 2, and a new theory may help narrow down their identities.

When looking at the voice files in-game, there are five empty slots. Looking back at the first Fighters Pass, after Terry Bogard’s release, there were two spots remaining, which ended up going to the male and female forms of Byleth.

Upon Steve’s release, the voice files didn’t change, suggesting that something similar could be happening with a future fighter.

As Andree123 explained on the SmashBoards forums, “there are currently 5 empty voice slots in the voice clip section of the sound test menu as of 9.0.0.”

Smash Ultimate voice files
Voice theory was first suggested prior to Byleth’s release.

“This means we are most likely getting a fighter with a different character/opposite gender alt with a different voice in the Fighters Pass vol. 2,” they added, but noted that it’s still possible we don’t end up getting one at all.

Of course, it’s actually even a possibility that another fighter ends up being just like Steve and doesn’t take up a voice file. This could eventually result in two fighters having female and male variants or even a fighter with three variants.

Really, there are a lot of different outcomes based on this theory, but the fact it has a proven record make it nothing to scoff at or dismiss.

Male and female Byleth
Many fighters have female and male variants.

If we are in fact getting a future fighter with female/male alternate costumes or maybe even two male/female voices, Resident Evil could be a good fit.

Leon S Kennedy with either Claire or Chris Redfield as an alternate costume would certainly work given the franchise’s history on Nintendo consoles.

Another option, given how Crash Bandicoot has been rumored, is that we get Coco from Crash 4: It’s About Time as an alternate costume.

Crash Bandicoot in his 4th game
Crash in Smash? It’s about time.

On the flip side, although unlikely, this could suggest there will be another DLC release after Fighters Pass Volume 2.

Only time will tell if this theory holds up, but it certainly raises some interesting questions about future downloadable content.