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Advanced Doomfist tech lets you diagonally punch on every Overwatch map

Published: 20/Jan/2020 17:25

by Michael Gwilliam

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Doomfist is easily one of the most polarizing heroes in Overwatch with his incredibly fast time to kill, shields, and dynamic abilities that can tilt a team into rage quitting. One of the best things players can learn is the advanced tech known as “diagonal punch” to get even more out of the beasty damage hero.

In his latest video, Nathan ‘KarQ’ Chan, along with Doomfist streamer Brandito, delved into his ability and how it can be used on every single map in the game.

As the Canadian explains, the trick to performing diagonal punches lies in the object you’re punching against. Walls or objects that are slightly angled or curved can help propel you upwards, leading to either “kill spots” or “setup spots.”

Doomfist leaps into the air with a Rocket Punch onto an unsuspecting Hanzo on Lijang Tower
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Diagonal punches can help catch your opponents off guard and secure kills.

With kill spots, the punch will end up connecting with an enemy after Doomfist is propelled into the air resulting in a kill, while setup spots allow the player to follow up with a Seismic Slam into Rising Uppercut combo.

There are some things to remember though. For starters, your crosshair placement doesn’t really matter, so you don’t need to place it perfectly in order to perform a diagonal punch. Secondly, you shouldn’t hold down the jump button while releasing Rocket Punch or else you won’t go as high.

Once you have this all figured out, you can use this advanced tech to your advantage, and there are some insane things you can do on every map in the game.

Brandito showed off several sweet spots. Worth highlighting specifically is a neat section on Route 66 B which allows you to reach defenders up on the bridge. After bouncing off a slanted rock, the punch results in a killing blow as opponents will go flying backward and connect against a tiny pole.

Another crazy one is on Downtown Busan. By connecting with a white truck and then performing a Seismic Slam. Doomfist will literally go across the entire map and into the building on the other side.

Taking advantage of this tech can help you catch foes off guard, secure eliminations, and gain SR. Not to mention it can also get you out of precarious situations.

Doomfist eliminates Tracer thanks to a little pole on Route 66
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This small pole on Route 66 can turn result in a kill.

Even with the recent nerfs to the hero’s Uppercut, he still packs a serious punch – no pun intended. This tech is a big reason why.

Give it a shot if you’re looking to take your Doomfist game to the next level.

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Overwatch player discovers secret counter to Mei’s Cryo-Freeze

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:32 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 7:08

by Michael Gwilliam

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Mei’s Cryo-Freeze has to be one of the most annoying abilities in Overwatch, granting the hero complete invincibility for its duration. Now, a player has discovered a brilliant trick to counter the ice-themed hero.

In Overwatch, there are few abilities as unique as Cryo-Freeze. It places Mei inside of an ice cube that heals her and cleanses any status effects such as Ana’s biotic grenade.

However, the most annoying thing about the ability is how it makes Mei completely invulnerable. For the few seconds she has it activated, she can survive anything from point-blank D.Va bombs to Sigma’s Gravitic Flux.

Some players have found ways to “time” abilities so they connect with Mei as she exits her ice cube cocoon, such as Tracer’s Pulse Bomb or a Reinhardt charge. However, this tactic is reliant on the Mei using Cryo-Freeze’s whole duration. If she cancels it early, then there’s a chance that she’ll end up surviving or dodging the oncoming attack.

Mei uses ice block in Overwatch
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Mei’s ice block is extremely powerful.

Luckily, a new technique has been discovered which should make countering Mei a breeze. As shown by Reddit user bleubey, Junkrat can actually place his trap directly on top of Mei’s ice cube.

This trick should guarantee that the Chinese environmentalist hero gets trapped and is extremely vulnerable to any attacks. With any luck, you can even catch the Mei player completely off-guard and force out her ultimate.

That exact thing happened in bleubey’s clip. After coming out of the cube, the Mei found herself trapped and ended up wasting her Blizzard in the process, only to be taken out of the picture by a damage-boosted Junkrat grenade.

I find it amusing that you can put a junk trap on top of Mei’s head while she’s an ice cube from Overwatch

Users on the site were shocked to see that such a trick even existed. “I’m almost gold border and I never knew this,” wrote marioaprooves.

“I’m GM and I never knew this sh*t. Holy f**k,” stated another, clearly shocked at what they had witnessed.

Mei freezes Roadhog
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Mei has a lot of tricks up her sleeve.

Bleubey responded in turn that they only found out by complete accident, proving that such a tactic really went under the radar for a long time.

The next time there is a Mei giving your team trouble, try swapping to Junkrat and taking her out with this neat trap hat maneuver.