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Atlanta Reign star Dafran reveals how he got into the Overwatch League

Published: 29/Jan/2019 22:21 Updated: 29/Jan/2019 22:51

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch player Daniel ‘dafran’ Francesca is one of the new players in the Overwatch League for Season Two, and now fans have gotten their first official look at the new Atlanta Reign player.

Dafran was previously a Contender’s player and one of the most popular Overwatch streamers on Twitch before joining the Overwatch League.

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There was a lot of speculation that dafran joining Overwatch League was one big jebait, and he even fed into the rumor when he asked fans “Do you guys actually think I’m going into Overwatch League?”

It seems dafran has safely made it to the Overwatch League and on Tuesday, January 29 the Atlanta Reign put out a video giving fans some background info, and maybe most importantly, finally a good look at his face.

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In the video, dafran talked about how he got into professional gaming with games like Clan Wars and CS:GO, but his “big break” so to speak wouldn’t come until the release of Overwatch.

“I tried to go pro in Counter Strike 1.6… I couldn’t do it,” dafran said in the video. “But then I went to Overwatch and yeah, people were noobs in Overwatch so I got a shot there.”

A lot of Overwatch League fans think dafran could be another “streamer-turned-pro” prone to drama, which he acknowledged in the video too.

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“People want to see me do well, they want to see me pop off, though there are some doubts if I can stay out of drama and I understand that, I understand,” dafran said with a laugh. “I’m just excited about competing and going on stage.”

Dafran and the rest of the Atlanta Reign will play in their franchise’s first Overwatch League match on February 15 when they take on the Florida Mayhem.

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McCree players are breaking Overwatch again in Halloween Terror update

Published: 15/Oct/2020 7:57

by Brad Norton

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The Halloween Terror event is back in Overwatch, meaning that players are finding new ways to mess with Junkenstein’s Revenge. 2020’s experiments might be the most damaging yet as the community is quite literally breaking the game.

Another year of Halloween Terror means another year of Junkenstein’s Revenge action. The fan-favorite PvE mode has made its mark five years in a row now, and players are continuing to find new ways to mess with it.

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The wave-based mode comes with all-new Challenge Missions and powerful mini-bosses this time around. While you might be familiar with things by now, each week brings new variations into the mix.

No different from every other year, it’s the perfect experience to truly push heroes to their limits. You may have seen McCree’s Ultimate taking down dozens of Zomnics in previous iterations.

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However, things have been taken to an entirely new level in 2020.

Mendatory Highest Noon for Junkenstein’s Event! from Overwatch

Thanks to the help of the Workshop, certain tweaks can be applied to the PvE experience. From extra health on the castle doors to outright disabling enemy attacks. There’s a ton that goes into this bot-destroying record hunt and this year is no different.

Reddit user ‘Sneakyguy164’ was all too prepared to fine-tune Junkenstein’s Revenge. After battling through the earlier rounds, it was time for things to ramp up with increased bot spawns and a ton of mini-bosses.

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Before long, the lobby had so many moving characters that it refused to create any more. “After a certain amount of elites have spawned, the server considers itself overloaded and doesn’t spawn bots,” they explained. As they reached this point, with the maximum number of enemies on screen, it was time to mow them down.

McCree’s Ultimate was buffed by Ana’s Nano Boost and in a split moment, the game broke. Animations stopped playing, shots stopped firing, and textures bugged out. Roadhogs all over the map were left stuck in place as servers tried to catch up.

Overwatch Junkenstein's Revenge gameplay
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Zomnics are no match for this ridiculous High Noon.

Once everything popped back into place, dozens of enemies instantly vanished. While the near server-crashing efforts were impressive, the creator of the Workshop mode hopes others will be considerate with it.

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“Seeing as this post got way more attention than it did last year, I hope we won’t fry a server or two by having a bunch of people try it out,” they said.

You can check out this specific version of Junkenstein’s Revenge using the code: SEXYM. Just be careful not to take down any servers in your own attempts.

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