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Looking to improve in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate both mentally and physically? VoiD shares 5 tips to become a better player

Learning is the real W

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • September 20, 2020 at 6:54 a.m. PDT • Comments: 0

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and pretty much the whole series for that matter, is not an easy game to dive into competitively largely because it's so focused on community learning with the games mostly lacking the tools for growth needed.

It's very easy to become discouraged when trying to improve in competitive Smash, but longtime pro player CLG|VoiD recently released a short video guide with five tips to help people get physically and mentally better at Ultimate.

The first piece of advice VoiD has to offer is to ask for advice, but to go a step further than that and get as specific as you can be when asking questions of your peers.

Instead of asking how you can improve on finishing off stocks in general, ask about your character's best KO confirm options and how to set them up. Getting more granular and specific will help you internalize what exactly needs to be improved which helps in the overall understanding of the game as well.

Number two on the list is watch your own replays to see how you are losing your stocks, at what points you lose the edge in neutral and when you are successful in taking stocks. You can then take the observations of your own play and compare them to others in the community by watching their match videos as well. Tons of players have labbed these characters through and through, so seeing what options they use can be a great help in determining where to go next with your own game plan.

The rest of VoiD's tips focus more on the process of playing the game while learning, but we suggest getting the full rundown in his video below. Most of his advice applies to pretty much any fighting game as well and not just Smash, so it can be helpful all around.

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