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7 extremely rare Overwatch map tricks you need to know to win

Published: 1/Jun/2020 4:32

by Brad Norton


Whether you’re an Overwatch veteran, or just starting out, there’s always something new to learn. Here’s a breakdown of the most unorthodox movement tricks in the game to give you a leg up in your next match.

If you feel as though you’ve recently hit a plateau in the competitive Overwatch grind, subtle tips and tricks are often the best way to improve. Regardless of which heroes you play, popular Overwatch streamer ‘Yeatle’ has broken down a wide array of movement tricks that could give you a bump.

From uncommon hiding spots to shortcuts through an objective, there’s something for everyone to take away. Here’s an in-depth look at some of the best spots in Overwatch that you might not know.

1. Eichenwalde

Starting out on Eichenwalde, there’s a relatively simple way for players to climb up high in the second phase. Without soaring through the sky or climbing walls, a few well-timed jumps on the left side of the castle door can get you onto the wooden vantage point. This can be surprisingly beneficial in overtime fights with enemies flooding back onto the payload.

2. Route 66

Moving to Route 66, there’s a shockingly long jump that heroes are able to make with one big catch, Wooden barriers on the second phase of the map have to be intact. If they are, jump atop the beam on the second floor and you can actually launch across to the high ground where Defenders emerge.

Players can jump from the second floor of High Side to the defending spawn.

3. Junkertown

The next ‘must-know’ trick on Junkertown could get less-mobile heroes into an unexpected position on the high-ground. When defending the third phase of the map, climbing onto the rotating platform can be done in four quick jumps. Enemies might be stumped when they see Ana up-high for the first time.

4. Nepal

On Nepal, players can get back onto the objective on Shrine without going up the expected stairs. One easy jump onto the Gong against the wall and your character will surprisingly clip on top of it. From here you can rejoin the fight at an unexpected angle.

5. Illios

While the Ruins stage on Illios typically plays to the favor of Widowmaker, a key movement trick can help you shut the sniper down. Typically high-ground surrounding this objective is impossible to reach without a mobile hero.

However, scaling rocks on the left side of the map allows you to simply jump to the sniping perch. 

A gong just like this can be used as a mantle to climb back to Shrine’s objective on Nepal.

6. Temple of Anubis

If your team desperately needs Reinhardt to defend the first point on Temple of Anubis, there’s a surprising path to get back in a jiffy. Climbing up the stones out of the left-hand spawn, will set the Tank up for a perfectly aligned Charge.

Using the ability will get you over the first gap and even the broken bridge if timed just right. Enemies would always expect to see Rein coming through the main-choke, not behind the objective.

7. King’s Row

Junkrat can get himself out of sight on King’s Row while still being a pain for the enemy team. Using a Concussion Mine to launch upwards, there’s a secret – perhaps unintended- spot for the hero to sit.

A piece of fabric covers his entire character model making it a surefire way to avoid detection. This could lead to some clutch Rip-Tire plays.

Launching up on the third phase of King’s Row could just help win a pivotal team fight.

100 of these unique little tips are on display throughout Yeatle’s full video. Regardless of map, hero, or playstyle, there are plenty of tidbits for everyone to take onboard.

If you’re a Silver looking to crack Gold, or a Grand Master player pushing for Top 500, subtle tricks such as these, could be the difference between a win and a loss.


Sneaky Overwatch spot gets you to Watchpoint Gibraltar’s high ground fast

Published: 22/Nov/2020 21:26

by Julian Young


In any competitive shooter, good positioning and map control are key factors to achieving victory. The Overwatch community has once again shown how smart movement can benefit players, this time with a clever trick to gain the high ground on Watchpoint: Gibraltar.

Overwatch is a unique title that requires team coordination and individual skill to overcome opponents. Heroes need to synergize their abilities with teammates and perform well on their own to defeat the other team.

Outside of individual skill and good teamwork, positioning and map control are two additional factors to consider when a team plans and executes their strategy. Players are always looking for new ways to exploit their surroundings to help outsmart their enemies.

While many movement techniques are well-known in the Overwatch community, there are still some tricks that not all players are aware of.  In a video posted user ‘Hovspian’, they show off a lesser-known shortcut players can use to reach the high ground on Watchpoint: Gibraltar.

Found a new shortcut to highground on Gibraltar second from Overwatch

In the clip, the player is in the interior room located near Checkpoint B: a fairly open space with bits of cover in various spots and a vehicle hanging from the ceiling. They walk towards a forklift that is holding some containers, and then jump on top of the vehicle’s glass windshield.

From there, they jump onto the containers the forklift is holding, and then to the nearby ledge that lines the interior wall. From that position, they survey the room and show off an impressive vantage point where they can shoot down at any enemies in the open space below.

Overwatch Watchpoint Gibraltar Map
Blizzard Entertainment
An Overwatch player has shared a nifty trick to gain the high ground on Operation: Gibraltar.

While this may not be a new discovery for some Overwatch veterans, not every player knows about it. One user responded shortly after the post went live saying they were not familiar with this particular move, and thanked Hovspian for sharing it. For those unfamiliar with the movement on display in the clip, this climbing maneuver could prove useful in future matches.

Whether they are playing a damage, tank, or support role, all can benefit from movement that provides them with an advantage. This video is another example of how players can outsmart the competition with their movement skills, and add another trick to their existing arsenal.