It’s no mystery that Nintendo fans have been less than satisfied with the Switch Online subscription service for some time – with numerous reports of bad connectivity and lousy ping. This is no different for those trying to enjoy online battles in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – and it looks like many of them have finally had enough.
Several hours ago, both prominent names and regular folks of the Super Smash Bros. community took to Twitter with the hashtag #FixUltimateOnline – protesting the game’s netcode and requesting Nintendo to address such issues. Here are just a few samplings of their grouses:
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a game that
– Won Fighting Game of the Year 2019
– Was nominated for Best Game of 2019
– Had the most entrants in EVO 2019
– Is enjoyed by millions, casually and competitively
Yet STILL has one of the worst netcode of its time #FixUltimateOnline
— Meru / メル #FixUltimateOnline (@MeruSensei) April 23, 2020
The input delay and the system it plays under (not rollback) make the online so much worse than it could be.
Smash Ultimate with an improved online experience would be even more successful and make the player base that much more happy.
Use the hashtag!
— Tempo ZeRo (@zerowondering) April 23, 2020
lol, so #FixUltimateOnline is trending right now, and I do agree that some things need to be fixed. Not just the netcode and lag, but other things like:
– losing GSP when the opponent rage quits
– preferred rules not working
– other game modes in arenas (squad strike arena)
— Brent (King of Skill) (@TrueKingOfSkill) April 23, 2020
I see it trending, and I agree soooo #FixUltimateOnline
— ⚡ Marss ⚡ (@Marss_NE) April 23, 2020
Have excellent internet? Here's some input delay anyway#FixUltimateOnline
— Charliedaking🌙 (@CharlieHaruno) April 23, 2020
Eventually, the combined voices of these complaints pushed this tag to the top of trending several hours ago – with as many as 11,000+ tweets calling Nintendo out for their lackluster online service.
— riddles (@Riddlesmk) April 23, 2020
One can only ponder how Nintendo is reacting to all of this dissent right now. We’ll report back if the situation develops further in the future.