A big Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC fighter poll remains dominated by an unlikely multi-character video game franchise among the most voted.
It seems like any character can join the role of Smash Bros. these days, and Ultimate has brought the most newcomers from third-party titles to the list.
Nintendo’s flagship fighter has gone from being limited to its own IPs to many third parties such as Personas Joker, Minecraft Steve, Cloud, Sonic, Solid Snake and more. It̵
Now a massive fan poll has been created where players get to vote on who they want to see coming to the game as DLC next. While the content of Fighters Pass Volume 2 has already been determined, in the case of the third pass, Nintendo may take these votes into account.
“Global Smash Roster” is a very organized and user-friendly website that allows users to vote for potential DLC warriors. They are all presented in a way that mimics the character selection screen from Smash, so that it looks super unique.
That said, one character has pulled super far ahead of everyone else, leading by nearly 1,000 votes. That character is Team Fortress 2s Heavy.
Valve’s Team Fortress 2 is still an iconic shooter with a still active player base today, and it seems that fans really think it deserves a place in Smash history by giving Heavy over 3000 votes.
For context, Crash Bandicoot is in second place with just over 2000, well behind the TF2 star. Waluigi and Rayman are neck and neck for third and fourth place with around 20 votes separating the two.
Although this alone is quite interesting, even more TF2 characters round the 12 best in votes as both Scout and Soldier have received over 1200 votes each. With this, the two are able to knock out popular candidates such as Geno, Master Chief, Tails and Sora.
Could this mean that TF2 can come to Smash in a third Fighters Pass? Although unlikely, strange things have happened, making Piranha Plant a playable fighter.
It will be interesting to see what the future holds for Smash, as the next DLC fighter is likely to be unveiled in March. Some theories have suggested that Crash Bandicoot will join the fight, but Nintendo has not confirmed these rumors yet.
In any case, hopefully, all the top candidates will get some kind of Smash representation in the near future.