Last week, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate received its second DLC character in the form of Dragon Quest's Hero, and many players are now taking this new swordsman into battle. Furthermore, the release of this new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC character was accompanied by a patch, which is deemed Version 4.0. While there were a great number of changes made with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Version 4.0, one change in particular has seemingly had an unexpected impact on the game.
Namely, Isabelle's neutral attack was changed with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Version 4.0, and this has seemingly opened up the possibility of an infinite combo, or "wobble," for those playing with this beloved Animal Crossing character. This information was shared by Twitter user Kyle Roath, who explains that Isabelle's standard attack now stuns opponents for longer, which makes it possible to perform an infinite combo at the edge of a stage.
Roath also details how to perform the edge wobble with Isabelle in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and it is quite simple indeed. All a player has to do is perform a neutral attack, then press forward to move Isabelle by two to four frames, then release forward, and then repeat. Timing is critical for those looking to perform Isabelle's wobble in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Roath indicates that her hammer will briefly disappear between hits when the combo is executed correctly.
Isabelle's jab has more hitstun now. As a result, she now has an edge wobble.— Kyle Roath (Lath) (@kyle_roath) August 2, 2019
You tap A to jab, hold forward right after, wait until you walk 2-4 frames, and then release forward and repeat. You will know if you walk because the hammer will disappear for an instant.#SSBU_ISA pic.twitter.com/2SHEMYAyRP
Additionally, it is stated that each character's percentage affects how easy it is to do Isabelle's new combo, and Roath suggests that it becomes consistent at around 65%. That said, this discovery is only a few days old, and players that spend some time practicing the technique may find it viable at lower percentages as well.
While there is the slightest possibility that Nintendo intended to give Isabelle an infinite combo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, it is extremely unlikely. Thus, fans should expect a patch to change something about Isabelle's neutral attack in the not too distant future. Exactly what that change will be remains to be seen, but for the sake of Isabelle players, hopefully the developer can find a fix that is more than just reverting the attack to what it was prior to the release of Version 4.0.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is out now, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.