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VoiD releases speedrun tier list for Version 11.0 of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The Version 11.0 update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate brought down one of the biggest balance adjustments in the game's history, but just how much of an impact do the buffs and nerfs make after Pyra and Mythra's arrival?

GSM|VoiD recently took a quick shot at ranking where every character in Smash Ultimate now stands quite literally because he took on a challenge to speedrun his new tier list with the timer blocks and everything.

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This could be the lamest display of Steve's gameplay in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and I think it's hysterical to watch

When Steve from Minecraft was first shown off for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, there were concerns from the Smash community about some of the tools that he had access to. In theory, Steve could win a match by simply laming out opponents until a time over occurred. Luckily though, Steve was designed with some rather glaring faults that generally prevents this from happening too often.

However, if Steve manages to get a significant lead over the other player, then they could be forced into an obnoxious game of tag. Uhhncertain recently posted a hilarious (or painful) clip that had a Byleth user locked in a pretty unfavorable position.

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Pyra & Mythra's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate trailer features the only script since Smash 4 that wasn't written by Masahiro Sakurai

Masahiro Sakurai is known for involving himself in just about every part of a game's development that he's been the lead director of. It was actually quite noteworthy when it was reported that Masahiro Sakurai did not get involved with balance decisions of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the first time in the series. He ended up leaving the adjustment of parameters to a team so that he could focus on other aspects of the game's development.

During the "Mr. Sakurai Presents Pyra/Mythra" video presentation, it was revealed that, with the exception of Pyra & Mythra's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate trailer, Sakurai himself wrote the script for every trailer since Super Smash Bros. 4.

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How likely is the 'Concert Leak' for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate now that Monster Hunter Mii costumes have been revealed?

Pyra & Mythra ended up being the characters to join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate via the Fighters Pass Vol. 2's Challenger Pack 9. Prior to their reveal, a post on 4chan — now known as the Concert Leak — was able to correctly predict that Challenger Pack 9 would be a Xenoblade Chronicles 2 rep. According to this "leak," Nintendo is planning a three-hour long orchestra in 2022 that will consist of songs that represent every character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, including fighters that have not yet been revealed.

While the correct, yet broad prediction of a Xenoblade Chronicles 2 rep gave the initial impression of this leak being possible or even likely, new information that surfaced during the "Sakurai Presents" video that showcased Pyra & Mythra now casts some new doubt on this rumor. One of the characters featured in this rumor has been possibly disconfirmed due to the return of a certain Mii costume.

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Pyra & Mythra can soft lock Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in 'Century Smash' with a perfectly timed transformation

Pyra & Mythra were recently released as DLC for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as part of the Fighters Pass Vol. 2. Like many other DLC characters, they apparently come with a few bugs that Nintendo should address in a future patch.

As demonstrated by EC Glaceon and Master0fHyrule, Pyra & Mythra can cause Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to become soft locked with a well timed transformation. Of course, this probably won't be too much of an issue for most players as it's only been shown to happen in a specific mode.

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Two Super Smash Bros. organizations lift bans on Nairoby 'Nairo' Quezada

Two organizations in the Super Smash Bros. community, 2GGaming and Collision Gaming, have lifted bans barring former professional player Nairoby 'Nairo' Quezada from attending their events.

The 24 year old player and streamer was widely ostracized from the Super Smash Bros. community as well as from Twitch after allegations of him having sexual relations with a minor arose last July. Quezada posted a video last month in which he expressed that his legal endeavors surrounding the matter had concluded as well as a desire to return to streaming.

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Smash World Tour Mexico Online Qualifier results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend marks the start of the Smash World Tour for 2021 with its first online qualifier, this one taking place in Mexico.

Notable players participating include T1|MkLeo, Sparg0, SSG|Maister, SF|Chag, PHG|Regi Shikimi, CQ|Nair^, MK|BigBoss and many more.

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Pyra & Mythra were among the most used characters at the Smash World Tour Mexico Online Qualifier top 32

The Smash World Tour Mexico Online Qualifier has been going on this weekend. Competitors like T1|MkLeo, Sparg0, SSG|Maister, SF|Chag, PHG|Regi and many more are competing for that qualifying spot in the Smash World Tour 2021.

With around 350 entrants, this seems like a great opportunity to see which characters are prospering in this online meta. Let's take a look at the characters that made it into the top 32 part of the bracket.

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Wii Fit Trainer's shadow buffed Header in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will reportedly be reverted by Nintendo in a future patch

Patch 11.0.0 introduced numerous buffs and nerfs for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Strangely, one of the most impactful changes wasn't even listed in the patch notes. Wii Fit Trainer's Header special saw a reduction of landing lag from 9 frames to 4 frames. This has significantly improved Wii Fit Trainer's zoning options and has provided her with new combo routes.

The implementation of this header buff was actually intended to address a bug reported by bFEpTdvFZ5CGFEN to Nintendo. Since Super Smash Bros. 4, there was a bug that caused Wii Fit Trainer's Header to not work properly under certain conditions. According to bFEpTdvFZ5CGFEN, Nintendo did not intend for the landing lag reduction of this special and will be reverting it in a future patch.

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Masahiro Sakurai reaffirms that there are only two characters remaining for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's DLC

It was only recently revealed that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Challenger Pack 9 of the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 is Pyra & Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2. This means that only Challenger Pack 10 and Challenger Pack 11 remain for the Fighters Pass Vol. 2.

Back in July 2020, Masahiro Sakurai stated in his Famitsu Column entry that the continuous DLC development for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be coming to an end after the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 is finished.

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What fighting game would you return to if it had good rollback netcode?

The push by the fighting game community to bring rollback netcode to the forefront of the attention of developers took years to reach where we are now with widespread adoption and acceptance, but that also leaves many titles potentially forever stuck in a place with sub-optimal netplay — even some of the most beloved titles around.

With Arc System Works now looking into bringing upgraded online to its older titles and SNK attempting to make their own for The King of Fighters 15, there's been a wider discussion brewing within the FGC as to what game's players would like to return to if they had rollback netcode now.

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Level 9 computer using Mythra can achieve advanced combo involving a footstool and jab lock in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Pyra & Mythra were recently released as a two-in-one DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Ever since then, fans have been putting in time into figuring out the best way to play these two Xenoblade Chronicles 2 reps.

Shortly after their release, Mrbeecroft posted a clip of him going up against a level 9 computer using Mythra. It appears that the developers have programmed the A.I. to perform a specific combo under the right circumstances.

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Masahiro Sakurai originally wanted the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 rep to be like the Ice Climbers duo but this was scrapped due to limitations

Now that Pyra & Mythra have released in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Masahiro Sakurai was able to reveal some interesting details regarding their development in Famitsu Column 624. Translations have been provided by Kody NOKOLO of Source Gaming.

According to the translation, Sakurai originally thought of a concept that would have the player controlling two characters once it was decided that a rep from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 would be joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's roster. Rex and Pyra would be fighting together similarly to how the Ice Climbers are controlled during gameplay.

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Isabelle and Villager can steal Pyra's sword when she uses Blazing End but how does she get it back in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?

Pyra & Mythra are the latest challengers to join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's massive character roster. As such, there are a countless number of new interactions that need to be explored.

PKBeats recently posted a new video from his "Random Smash Ultimate Facts" series. Near the beginning of the video, we learn that Isabelle and the Villager are able to use their Pocket specials to straight up steal Pyra's sword — the Aegis Sword — when she uses Blazing End.

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Masahiro Sakurai pays tribute to Geno and Exor for the 25th anniversary of Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars ended up being one of the most important video games of the Super Nintendo era by providing Mario a more story-rich experience while also serving as the final collaboration with Square for over half a decade.

Many fans are taking to celebrating the classic title today on Super Mario RPG's 25th anniversary since its initial launch including Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Director Masahiro Sakurai, who shared a special tribute to the game's characters and one of its most recognizable bosses.

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Patch 11.0.0 for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate visualized by Beefy Smash Doods' new video

In addition to adding Pyra & Mythra to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, patch 11.0.0 applied numerous buffs and nerfs to the roster. The Beefy Smash Doods recently released a video that provides a visual guide on everything that was changed.

One of the characters that was buffed was Pichu. For example, his forward smash now only inflicts 1.8% damage to himself instead of 2.4%. Likewise, forward aerial now deals 1.2% damage to himself, down from 1.8% damage. Forward throw, side special and up special will also hurt less too.

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A two-in-one character where both characters are perfectly viable? Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Pyra and Mythra gameplay review

The latest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate additions were added to the game just a few days ago and the internet has been all abuzz ever since with what the two characters are capable of, who's the better pick and of course the everlasting question for new characters — are they top tier?

While it's much too early to answer any such loaded question, I decided to team up with my colleague Justin "AdaptiveTrigger" Gordon and put some time into these new characters and share our impressions of how they feel so far. While I'm generally a more casual player when it comes to the Super Smash Bros. series, Justin is much more aimed at the competitive aspect so hopefully our two different approaches will answer any questions you may have about Pyra and Mythra and what their deal is in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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