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Fans really want Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's online experience fixed and they're rallying on Twitter right now

MK Leo, Dabuz, Marss, and plenty of others lend voices

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • April 23, 2020 at 4 p.m. PDT • Comments: 25

With offline competition all but non-existent at the moment, the fighting game community has been playing almost all of their matches online in recent weeks. This has led to an increased focus on netplay standards, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players are demanding that Nintendo update theirs.

A "FixUltimateOnline" hashtag is currently trending on Twitter with over 9,000 tweets as of the writing of this article, and that includes plenty of Ultimate professionals who have jumped in to lend their voices to the effort.

The game's delay based netcode has been a sore spot for many as more and more members of the community see rollback netcode as the standard for online play.

Global Smash Power, Ultimate's ranking system, has also been viewed as something of a proverbial mustard stain on the game's metaphorical shirt. This is due to the fact that you can actually lose GSP if your opponent rage quits, something that immediately and heavily detracts from the system's legitimacy.

We've seen tweets from community members including T1|MKLeo, TSM|ZeRo, PG|Marss, Liquid|Dabuz, LarryLurr, EU|Samsora, Riddlesmk, Toast, K9, and cFive_BSD.

You can see what some of them are saying via the images below. Let us know in the comments how you feel about the subject, and which facets of online play you'd most hope to see Nintendo attend to should they decide to better Ultimate's online experience.

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Smash Ultimate is easily the largest fighting game around right now and has a ton going for it thanks to a long list of successes. Should developers buff up this increasingly important facet of the game, the sky seems to be the limit for this celebration of Nintendo characters.

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