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Twitch streamer slams Nintendo after being banned from Smash Ultimate for poor connection

by Alan Bernal

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Popular streamer Moonmoon_OW was in disbelief and vented his frustrations after being timed out from playing online battles in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate released on December 7, and with it a library of characters to choose from and compete with online, but only for as long as players don’t get spontaneously timed out and temporarily banned from its servers.

Popular streamer Moonmoon_OW was met with a notice from SSBU’s alert system saying he was temporarily banned from playing online for 31 minutes after disconnecting seemingly out of nowhere from an online match.

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It didn’t take long at all for the streamer to build and release frustration at the game and Nintendo from everything to the online connection to the design of the Nintendo Switch console.

“What did I do? Apart from disconnect,” Moonmoon_OW said. “Hey listen, if there's someone at Nintendo watching my stream right now, first of all: fuck you. Second of all, talk to your boss to talk to their boss to talk to their boss to convince your stupid boss, the ‘Big Boss’, to put an ethernet port on his fucking $300 console. Fuck you, choke on your own spit.”

After his 30 minute ban was over, he immediately jumped into a game where he instantly noticed a lag, but pressed on.

The subject of connectivity in Smash Ultimate have dominated the conversation since the game's release, with many complaining that the online modes are filled with far too much lag for a fighting game where every frame counts. 

As alluded to in the clip, there's also the issue of the Switch itself not having an Ethernet port, forcing the majority of players to compete using Wi-Fi, which is notoriously not great for any kind of multiplayer game. 

Players can buy a Nintendo-branded Ethernet adapter for $29.99, but it's a likely that Nintendo includes the port on the next version of the popular console.