Soulcalibur 6’s custom character creation feature is one of the coolest features of the game. Tons of players have been creating all sorts of wacky fighters, some spot-on replicas of famous videogame/comic book characters like Link and Thanos, while others have been a lot weirder (NSFW). Well, all is fun and games with these custom characters until you realize that Bandai Namco thought it would be a good idea to allow the use of them in online ranked matches. Now some players are coming across troll characters
A player who goes by the handle Abbock, streamed some Soulcalibur 6 matches yesterday where he showcased his unholy abominations in ranked play. Here’s a picture of one of his characters, “The Cube.”
Imagine fighting against that? Basically, Abbock has found a way through cheat programs to expand accessories to abnormal proportions. Using this process, he can hide a character inside the oversized accessory, making it impossible to see what attacks the fighter is preparing to use and distorting the player’s perception of its hitbox.
While creating another troll character – a massive apple – Abbock actually explains the process somewhat in the middle of his stream. The clip has since racked up nearly 50,000 views in less than 24 hours.
I’ve always loved the concept of character creation, regardless of the game genre. However, Bandai Namco clearly has made a mistake allowing these characters to be used in ranked online play. Abbock himself isn’t interesting in abusing his creations to climb the ladder, but who’s to say that other players won’t attempt it? Ultimately, if Bandai Namco can’t prevent players from using these troll creations to abuse ranked play, they need to straight up disable custom characters from being used in that game mode. This is a major oversight on their part and hopefully they take some sort of action against it immediately.
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