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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate patch 7.0.0 adds Byleth, Nerfs Joker

Published: 29/Jan/2020 1:44 Updated: 29/Jan/2020 2:07

by Dustin Steiner

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The latest patch for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is here, alongside new fighter Byleth, the Cuphead and Assassin’s Creed Mii Fighter outfits, and a host of balance changes. 

Super Smash Bros Ultimate patch 7.0.0 is finally upon us, bringing with it the final fighter in Fighter Pass 5, Fire Emblem Three Houses’ main character Byleth.

Alongside Byleth, a number of additions to the game’s Spirit Board have arrived, namely from Fire Emblem: Three Houses, as well as a brand new stage Garreg Mach Monastery where players spend most of their time in the latest Fire Emblem. Likewise, 11 songs from Three Houses are being added to Ultimate as well.

The characters added to the game’s spirit board include: Edelgard, Dimitri (Fire Emblem), Claude, Sothis, Rhea, Seteth, Dorothea, Ingrid, and Hilda (Fire Emblem). Additionally, the Tetris Tertiminos that were previously a part of an event are now purchasable.

These new Mii Fighter outfits have also been added to the game:

  • Byleth Challenger Pack
  •  Cuphead Hat + Outfit
  • Altaïr Hood + Outfit
  • Rabbids Hat
  • MegaMan.EXE’s Helmet + Armor
  • X’s Helmet + Armor

Before updating, be sure to save your replays as videos, or you will not be able to access them. This is due to the way replays are handled in Smash Ultimate, replaying inputs rather than rendering video on its own without prompting.

A number of balance updates were also made, the full table of which you can find below.

Both Palutena and Joker received significant nerfs, and most characters got a shield size increase. Shiek, Zelda, Ryu, Ken, Cloud, Samus, Dr. Mario, Toon Link, and Young Link all received buffs.

Fighter Move Change
Donkey Kong Other Increased shield size.
Made the head briefly invincible after deactivating shield.
Link Other Increased shield size.
Samus Dash Attack Increased the power of the beginning of the attack.
Samus Up Smash Attack Extended launch distance.
Samus Down Smash Attack Extended launch distance.
Samus Up Throw Extended launch distance.
Samus Other Increased power of midair grab.
Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts for midair grab.
Increased shield size.
Dark Samus Dash Attack Increased the power of the beginning of the attack.
Dark Samus Up Smash Attack Extended launch distance.
Dark Samus Down Smash Attack Extended launch distance.
Dark Samus Up Throw Extended launch distance.
Dark Samus Other Increased power of midair grab.
Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts for midair grab.
Increased shield size.
Made the right arm briefly invincible after activating shield.
Yoshi Other Increased shield size.
Made the head and both legs briefly invincible after activating shield.
Kirby Other Increased shield size.
Fox Other Changed the animation when receiving attacks from opponents while shielding.
Pikachu Other Increased shield size.
Captain Falcon Neutral Attack 1 Made it easier to hit multiple times.
Captain Falcon Other Increased shield size.
Bowser Other Increased shield size.
Ice Climbers Other Increased shield size.
Sheik Down Smash Attack Increased attack speed.
Made it easier to hit multiple times.
Sheik Grab Increased grab range of stationary grab.
Sheik Neutral Special Reduced vulnerability when landing after using the move in the air.
Sheik Side Special Reduced vulnerability after using the move on the ground and in the air.
Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts for the explosion.
The explosion will no longer get negated.
Sheik Up Special Extended launch distance for the explosion.
Sheik Other Increased shield size.
Zelda Side Tilt Attack Increased power.
Extended launch distance.
Zelda Neutral Air Attack Reduced vulnerability when landing after using the move.
Made it easier to hit multiple times.
Zelda Up Air Attack Increased attack range.
Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts.
Decreased power for the latter half of the time hit detection lasts.
Extended launch distance when hit in the high-damage range.
Zelda Side Special Increased the high-damage range.
Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts.
Zelda Down Special Increased power.
Extended launch distance.
Zelda Other Increased shield size.
Dr. Mario Side Tilt Attack Increased power.
Extended launch distance.
Dr. Mario Down Tilt Attack Increased the amount of time opponents will be in the damage animation.
Shortened launch distance.
Dr. Mario Neutral Air Attack Increased the power of the attack in the high-damage range.
Extended launch distance when hit in the high-damage range.
Dr. Mario Down Air Attack Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts.
Dr. Mario Up Special Extended launch distance when hit in the high-damage range.
Pichu Other Increased shield size.
Falco Other Increased shield size.
Young Link Neutral Attack 1 Increased attack speed.
Young Link Up Smash Attack Extended launch distance.
Young Link Up Air Attack Extended launch distance.
Young Link Forward Throw Extended launch distance.
Young Link Other Increased attack speed for midair grab.
Adjusted launch angle for midair grab.
Increased the amount of time opponents will be in the damage animation.
Increased shield size.
Ganondorf Other Increased shield size.
Mewtwo Other Changed posture while shielding to reduce vulnerability to a shield stab.
Increased shield size.
Mr. Game & Watc Other Increased shield size.
Meta Knight Other Increased shield size.
Pit Other Increased shield size.
Dark Pit Other Increased shield size.
Zero Suit Samus Down Special Shortened the time opponents are buried when stomped on.
Zero Suit Samus Other Increased shield size.
Snake Other Increased shield size.
Made the head briefly invincible after activating shield.
Squirtle Other Increased shield size.
Charizard Other Increased shield size.
Diddy Kong Other Made the arm briefly invincible after deactivating shield.
Sonic Other Increased shield size.
King Dedede Other Increased shield size.
Olimar Other Increased shield size.
Lucario Other Increased shield size.
Toon Link Dash Attack Reduced vulnerability.
Toon Link Down Smash Attack Extended launch distance.
Toon Link Back Air Attack Increased attack speed.
Toon Link Down Air Attack Increased the power of the attack in the low-damage range.
Extended launch distance when hit in the low-damage range.
Toon Link Other Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts for midair grab.
Wolf Other Increased shield size.
Villager Other Increased shield size.
Wii Fit Trainer Other Increased shield size.
Rosalina & Luma Other Increased shield size.
Little Mac Other Increased shield size.
Greninja Other Increased shield size.
Mii Brawler Side Special 3 Made it easier to grab opponents.
Mii Swordfighter Other Increased shield size.
Palutena Up Tilt Attack Increased power of the last attack.
Extended launch distance for the last attack.
Palutena Down Smash Attack Extended launch distance when hit in the high-damage range.
Palutena Neutral Air Attack Shortened launch distance.
Reduced the range of the last attack against opponents in the air.
Palutena Downward Throw Extended launch distance.
Palutena Other Increased shield size.
PAC-MAN Other Increased shield size.
Bowser Jr. Other Increased shield size.
Duck Hunt Flurry Attack Increased the amount of time opponents will be in the damage animation.
Duck Hunt Other Increased shield size.
Ryu Down Tilt Attack (Heavy) Adjusted launch angle.
Ryu Down Smash Attack Now possible on hit to cancel the attack animation into a special move.
Reduced the power against shields.
Ryu Neutral Special Increased the opponent’s downtime when shielding against Hadoken.
Made it easier for Shakunetsu Hadoken to hit multiple times.
Ryu Side Special Made the pivoting leg invincible while rotating when used on the ground.
Increased power.
Extended launch distance when hit in the high-damage range.
Ryu Other Increased shield size.
Ken Down Tilt Attack (Heavy) Adjusted launch angle.
Ken Down Smash Attack Now possible on hit to cancel the attack animation into a special move.
Reduced the power against shields.
Ken Side Special Made the pivoting leg invincible while rotating when used on the ground.
Made it easier to hit multiple times.
Ken Other Increased shield size.
Cloud Dash Attack Extended launch distance when hit in the high-damage range.
Cloud Side Smash Attack Made it easier to hit multiple times.
Cloud Up Smash Attack Extended launch distance when hit with the sword tip.
Increased attack speed.
Cloud Up Special Increased the speed of the edge-grab timing.
Cloud Down Special Increased the speed at which the gauge fills up with Limit Charge.
Cloud Other Increased shield size.
Corrin Other Increased shield size.
Bayonetta Other Increased shield size.
Ridley Other Made one part of the wing briefly invincible after activating or deactivating shield.
Changed posture while shielding to reduce vulnerability to a shield stab.
King K. Rool Other Adjusted the shield’s center and center of the posture during shielding to match.
Increased shield size.
Incineroar Side Special Extended launch distance when opponents that are not grabbed with a side special are caught up in the lariat or back body drop.
Piranha Plant Other Made the lips briefly invincible after deactivating shield.
Joker Neutral Special Reduced the range when shooting downward in the air.
Joker Other Reduced the amount of time Arsene is summoned for when receiving damage while Arsene is summoned in battles with two or fewer opponents.
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Hungrybox explains why he’s temporarily quitting Twitch and social media

Published: 24/Oct/2020 12:31

by Joe Craven

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Juan ‘Hungrybox’ Debiedma, Team Liquid Smash main and popular Twitch streamer, has explained why he will be taking a short hiatus from the streaming platform. 

As far as Smash pros go, few have reached the popularity of Hungrybox. The Jigglypuff main, currently plying his trade for Team Liquid, has accumulated a monumental Twitch audience, sitting at over 230,000 followers at the time of writing.

In the 2019 MPGR world rankings, Hungrybox came out as first in the world. However, it seems that the chaotic, full-on life that comes with professional gaming and full-time streaming has caught up with Debiedma.

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Hungrybox is the world number one ranked Smash player.

On October 23, the 27-year-old explained his decision to his 235,000 Twitter followers, citing the need to “step away and unplug” for a while. According to his Twitch stats, he has been live every single day since the middle of July. That is over 106 days of consecutive streaming, so there is no surprise that Hungrybox wants some time away.

“Hi guys,” he tweeted, “it’s time for me to unplug and step away for a little while. [I] haven’t taken an actual break from this life in over three years. It’ll do my brain & heart a lot of good. Thank you for all the love. Looking forward to returning stronger. Juan.” 

When will Hungrybox return to streaming?

The Smash pro has not been explicit over when he will make a return, but fans can expect to see him back streaming in the near future. Past streaming breaks have been a few days to a week-long, but it will ultimately come down to how rested and rejuvenated Hungrybox feels.

Fans will just have to remain patient and trust that Debiedma will be back as soon as he feels able.