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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – first online details

Posted on November 1, 2018 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

During today’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct, first details were provided about online play. Here’s what we know:

– Online matchmaking is based on three factors
– Can choose preferred rules to find players best suited for you
– Global Smash Power: your rank compared to other players
– Different score for each character
– If you continue to self destruct, will get kicked out from an online game
– Elite Battles available when you’ve reached a high enough GSP
– Matchmaking system will prioritize shorter distance between players
– Best to have a stable connection
– Can enter elite battles
– Smash tags: everyone who plays online needs their own smash tag; receive their smash tag if you beat them
– Won’t lose your own tag; just collect others
– Taunt messages before and after battles
– Can enjoy other modes while waiting for battles to begin
– Spectator mode is back to watch other battles
– Two-player teams by playing with someone else on the same system
– Can create a special type of room with other friends
– Uses Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app for voice chat
– Free service for Smash Bros. Ultimate called Smash World to post gameplay videos, watch them, and more

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