Since its release back in 2018, a fair few bugs have been found in Super Smash Bros Ultimate.
Some of these bugs are pretty amusing, and arguably make the game better without patched. Like the one that lets players use completely black versions of characters ala Dark Link in Super Smash Bros Melee. Or the one that lets them spawn infinite Assist Trophies with Isabelle’s fishing rod.
But some aren’t, and are clearly glitches that need to be patched. Like today’s bug, which outright crashes the entire game.
And it’s not a hard one to pull off either. No, if you set a Mii Swordfighter’s moveset to the one listed below:
- Neutral Special: Shuriken
- Side Special: Gale stab
- Up Special: Stone Scabbard
- Down Special: Reversal slash
Then use Gale Stab while Duck Hunt’s Down B special is active, then the game just crashes. Period. It just crashes straight to an error screen and the home menu there and then. Here’s a video showing it in action:
Source: Glitch found by Flaming Oranges and VocalEcho on Reddit.
That’s really all there is to it. Just having two seemingly random moves colliding takes down the entire game with an error message.
It’s pretty shocking really, and makes you wonder:
- How this particular bug got through QA
- What in god’s name the game actually does/what happens to cause it
Cause we have absolutely no idea how something like this could even begin to happen. There’s nothing complicated going on, the player isn’t doing anything clever… they’re just using two random moves at the same time and bringing down the game.
So yeah, if you want to avoid the bug, don’t play as Mii Swordfighter with this moveset, and don’t interrupt Duck Hunt Duo’s moveset with Gale Stab. Do that, and things will stay nice and stable while Nintendo works to patch the actual bug.