Atlanta Reign player pulls off insane Lúcio hard carry to clutch in ranked Overwatch - Dexerto
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Atlanta Reign player pulls off insane Lúcio hard carry to clutch in ranked Overwatch

Published: 2/Nov/2018 15:57 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 3:30

by Joe O'Brien

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Atlanta Reign support player Petja ‘Masaa’ Kantanen put in an incredible carry performance with Lúcio to clutch a ranked game.

Masaa showed off the skills that helped him reach the Overwatch League with a flawless sequence of play to secure a control point.

Playing on Lijiang’s Night Market point, Masaa found himself forced to fight for the point alone as Lúcio against multiple enemies as the game went to overtime.

With the rest of his team wiped out, Masaa began by dropping a solo Sound Barrier simply to contest and buy time. Doing so allowed him to pick off the enemy McCree, before escaping to survive and coming back in to assassinate the enemy Mercy.

From there, Masaa remained elusive as his team began to return to the fray, dropping in for kills, healing up his team-mates, and preventing enemies from making it back with well-placed “boops” from the Sonic Blaster.

When the point ultimately went to Masaa’s team – keeping them alive in the map – he’d racked up five final blows, but the impact he had on the win was immeasurable.

Masaa is a member of the new Atlanta Reign roster, one of the eight expansion teams joining the Overwatch League for Season Two. Unlike the other expansion teams who have announced any roster details, Atlanta features no players that competed in Season One of the league.

Prior to joining the Reign, Masaa played in Contenders Europe for Team Gigantti, finishing second place in Season One and 3rd/4th in Season Two.

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Overwatch reveals drop rates for loot box items and skins

Published: 27/Nov/2020 23:45

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch has finally revealed the official drop rates for loot box items such as skins and sprays within the in-game client.

Players logging in can now check out the exact rates for standard loot box items in a special page in the home screen menu. The page provides a lot of details for those trying to complete their cosmetic collections.

Some of the information is already pretty standard, with each loot box containing either four items or three items with credits. However, each loot box includes at least one item of rare or higher quality.

The description goes on to further state that, on average, an epic quality item will be found in one out of every 5.5 loot boxes and legendary items found in every 13.5.

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Legendary Overwatch skins are the rarest.

Furthermore, they list common items as having a 99% drop rate, rare at 94%, epic with 18.5% and legendary a mere 7.5%.

These rates only apply for standard loot boxes, however, and not seasonal loot boxes such as the upcoming Winter Wonderland, Archive or Anniversary events.

Amusingly, the page also states that items obtained through loot boxes will not give any additional advantage while playing the game.

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Blizzard revealed the loot box drop rates.

While, for the most part this is true, some players have discovered some slight advantages of using, for example, barefoot D.Va or Pharah skins to mask their footsteps.

That said, aside from these rather niche instances, Overwatch has been good at completely avoiding pay-to-win components that have plagued other games.

Loot boxes have long been under fire from both politicians and players who view the practice as a form of gambling.

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Many players and politicians took aim at loot boxes.

In 2017, China forced Blizzard to reveal the exact drop rates for games such as Overwatch and Hearthstone.

Elsewhere, in the United States, Republican Senator Josh Hawley proposed the “Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act” which took aim at loot boxes and other pay-to-win practices.

However, to combat this, several companies including Activision Blizzard agreed to disclose drop rates for their titles.

At least now Overwatch players can sleep easy knowing exactly what their odds are for unlocking certain skins.