Make sure to set your hitting difficulty to rookie in the main settings of the game. It does make a difference for whatever reason. Had set mine to HOF the other day for practice and forgot to change it back. Couldn’t understand why I couldn’t hit in showdown changed it to rookie and I’m blasting everything.
Hmm... I'd love to see someone validate this.
Try a round with it set to HOF and then on rookie
User hitting difficulty settings are for offline play only there is zero chance that this is true.
That worked for about a week last year on Moments due the accessibility of moments from the main screen and not exclusively through DD.