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A New Overwatch Animated Short is On Its Way

Published: 20/Aug/2018 15:59

by Joe O'Brien


Blizzard has announced that a new Overwatch Animated Short is about to be released.

The new animated short will premiere on Wednesday August 22, although no other details regarding the content of the video have been revealed.


The short will be streamed as part of Blizzard’s Overwatch presentation at Blizzcon, and uploaded to the official Overwatch YouTube channel at 5:00am CT on August 22.

The Overwatch Animated Shorts are high-quality animations that tell the story of Overwatch, each typically focusing on a particular hero. With Overwatch having no “campaign mode” through which players can experience the narrative of the game, the animated shorts have been one of the main ways that Blizzard has developed the lore of Overwatch.


Unfortunately for fans of the series, the animated shorts have been released infrequently, likely a consequence of the effort that must undoubtedly go into producing videos that have been nominated for and won multiple awards. There have been eight in total, though the most recent – “Honor and Glory”, which focused on Reinhardt’s back-story – was released in November 2017.

So far, Winston, Widowmaker, the Shimada brothers (Genji and Hanzo), Soldier: 76, Bastion, Sombra, Mei, and Reinhardt have each been the primary focus of a short, though Reaper, Tracer and technically even Brigitte (prior to becoming a hero) have also appeared as secondary characters.


Insane Overwatch Wrecking Ball Tracer combo obliterates enemy teams

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:14

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch players looking to find some new synergy between two unlikely heroes should look no further than a lethal combination with Tracer and Wrecking Ball.

Wrecking Ball can be one of the most annoying heroes in the game to deal with, constantly booping people away while remaining in his ball form.


Meanwhile, Tracer can do very much of the same, buzzing in the backline, harassing supports and just being a general menace to deal with thanks to her Blinks, Recall and small hit box.

Together, the threat of Tracer and Wrecking Ball can really dominate uncoordinated teams, but with a little coordination on their own part, the two can destroy entire groups with a neat ultimate attack.

Wrecking Ball piledrives enemies on Junkertown
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Wrecking Ball can be a major threat in the back line.

As demonstrated by Twitch streamer ‘rene_ow,’ the Masters ranked Hammond player spotted a pack of enemies all grouped up on the Busan map.

After grappling to go in for a major boop on the four, the player’s allied Tracer blinked in and stuck her Pulse Bomb on the McCree.

With the McCree booped into the rest of the adversaries, the result ended up being a massive quad kill, with both supports and DPS heroes on the enemy team eliminated swiftly.


The insane combo was well-received by the team, which celebrated the quad kill. “That was nuts!” they cried with glee.

Perhaps the best part of this combo is that you don’t need the stick to connect. In theory, you can have Wrecking Ball knock the enemies towards Tracer or her Pulse Bomb radius to secure the frags.

This type of team play may take some serious effort to get right, but if you have a partner you synergize well with, it’s always possible that this combination can help you win Overwatch games, and rank up in style.