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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Piranha Plant DLC is corrupting saves

Published: 30/Jan/2019 17:42 Updated: 30/Jan/2019 18:09

by Matt Porter


Some Nintendo Switch owners who downloaded Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s first DLC character are reporting that the download is corrupting their save file.

The Piranha Plant DLC officially went live on Tuesday, January 29, with fans of the fighting game excited to get their hands on the first downloadable character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Piranha Plant is an iconic character from another one of Nintendo’s famed titles, acting as one of the many adversaries of the famous plumber from the Super Mario Bros. franchise.

However, a number of players took to forum ResetEra to discuss a game-breaking issue that appears to have raised its head with the release of Piranha Plant.

It seems that the players who have downloaded the DLC file and used Pirhana Plant in the game’s ‘All-Star Mode’ are having their save file corrupted, causing them to lose all the progress they have made through the game.

At the time of writing, it appears that the issue is only caused by the Piranha Plant DLC, so players who have yet to purchase the add-on are safe, and most players who did download the character haven’t had any trouble playing as the shrub.

Piranha Plant is Smash Ultimate’s first DLC character.

The issues come on the back of the V2.0.0 update for the game, which introduced a number of balance changes for a large portion of the Smash Ultimate roster.

Players who would like to try out the Piranha Plant DLC will be hoping that Nintendo quickly release a patch for the problems included in the file, but for those who have already suffered from corrupt saves, the fix will be too late.


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.