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Travis Touchdown ruled out as Smash DLC fighter with Mii skin revealed

Published: 4/Oct/2020 19:41

by Bill Cooney

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No More Heroes beam katana-wielding protagonist Travis Touchdown’s chances of becoming a fully-fledged DLC fighter look slimmer than ever after the latest Smash update, with fans who were looking forward to his arrival being left sorely disappointed.

Travis was seen as a favorite candidate to become one of the next DLC fighters in Smash during the months leading up to the big reveal, and well before Minecraft’s Steve stole the spotlight.

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He will instead join Smash Bros as a Costume option for the Mii Swordfighter rocking his signature shades and perfectly styled hair, along with the rest of his kit, but the fact that he’s only a cosmetic option isn’t a good sign for his chances at becoming an actual DLC fighter.

Travis will be joined by Bomberman, Gil from The Tower of Druaga, and three other Minecraft outfits as Mii Fighter costumes when the update goes live on October 13th, but this definitely isn’t enough for some fans.

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While most of us might have begrudgingly accepted this apparent compromise, IGN host Brian Altano was quick to point out that Travis might have been robbed anyway, and “deserved better than a Mii Fighter costume in Smash Bros.”

Other users argued that, while being heavily associated with Nintendo, he and the No More Heroes games might have been too “mature” and “weird” to warrant a full DLC fighter with his own move-set.

But, given that Smash also includes Bayonetta, who has a number of very interesting ways of dispatching her foes as a fully-playable character, this argument doesn’t seem to hold that much weight.

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Goichi Suda (better known online as Suda51) Director of the No More Heroes series, had been lobbying hard for his character’s inclusion as a fighter in Ultimate and seemed to agree that Travis had indeed got the short end of the stick.

Just after sharing the news about the swordsman technically making it into Smash, Suda quote-tweeted Altano with a simple thumbs-up, which could indicate he has more to say about this announcement than he’s letting on.

This news unfortunately makes the chances of a No More Heroes character being added as a full DLC fighter later on in the future slim to none, especially since Nintendo even shied away from using the game’s official logo because of its ‘mature’ rating.

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Funnily enough, they seem to have picked a font similar to the one used in the movie Taxi Driver, where the main character is named Travis Bickle, to spell out Travis’s name during the reveal instead of the actual logo

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Was this font choice a coincidence? Knowing Nintendo, probably not.

The next Smash update might be a bombshell for all the Minecraft fans out there, but everyone who was hoping for some sweet beam katana action has apparently been left wondering about what could have been.

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How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton

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We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.

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Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.

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To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI. 

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