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Biggest hero changes from Overwatch’s March 19 Baptiste patch

Published: 19/Mar/2019 20:38 Updated: 19/Mar/2019 20:52

by Bill Cooney

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March 19 update makes it one of the biggest patches in recent memory for the game.

A few heroes, like Lúcio, McCree and Wrecking Ball, received updates that could significantly affect how they play in a match.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe changes to Lúcio’s speed might not sit well with some players.

Lúcio sees more changes in this update than perhaps any other hero, with speed buffs from Amp it Up, Crossfade and Wall Riding reduced.

The developers said his speed changes were made because the ability was “too strong” in some situations, but some players have said the changes are actually a nerf to how Lucio played before.

Soundwave (boops) now count towards offensive assists, which means at least Lucio will finally get the credit he deserves in the latest patch.

Blizzard EntertainmentMcCree sees a big change to his ultimate in the patch.

McCree gets a massive buff to his ultimate Dead Eye, which is increased from 275 to 550 damage per second after locking onto targets for 1.5 seconds.

Players on the PTR have already shown the upgraded ultimate is even able to kill through a full HP Reinhardt shield.

His secondary fire, Fan the Hammer, now does 50 damage instead of 55, in an effort to prevent him from melting opponents as quickly as he was.

Finally, Wrecking Ball AKA Hammond, no longer has to exit ball mode in order to use his adaptive shield, which should increase his survivability while harassing the enemy.

Just how the update will affect Overwatch and the meta remains to be entirely seen, but a new hero and plenty of changes definitely has a lot of players excited.

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Cheeky Overwatch trick lets Baby D.Va score environmental kills

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to find a new lethal tactic with D.Va should look no further than this trick to surprise and tilt enemy teams.

Since 2016, Overwatch fans have taken highly to the hero D.Va, sporting countless cosplays, creating art, buying merchandise, you name it. Part of the reason for this is just how stylish the gamer-turned-mech pilot is.

As it turns out, however, even outside of her pink mech, D.Va can pack a punch and even eliminate any enemy hero in the game if the opportunity presents itself.

Most people know that D.Va’s Call Mech ability does a bit of damage if you use it directly on top of an enemy player, but not everyone realizes it also has knockback capabilities.

D.va from Overwatch looking cool
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D.Va is one of the most popular heroes, in and out of mech.

Boops can be one of the best ways in Overwatch to quickly deal with enemies regardless of their HP. Anyone from Roadhog to even Tracer (especially if limited by cooldowns) can fall victim to a well-timed push off the edge of a map.

As Reddit user ‘eregis’ showed, despite being at a disadvantage against a Soldier 76 who put down his Biotic Field for health restoration, the confrontation ended in their favor thanks to the knockback of Call Mech.

While on Rialto, the D.Va player had the Call Mech ability ready, but waited a bit to activate it. First, the player lured the enemy Soldier 76 to a bit of an unfavorable position on Rialto with his back to the water.

After getting the victim close enough to the ledge, the D.Va used Call Mech and sent 76 off the map and to his demise.

Of course, this trick is a bit of a high-risk play. Baby D.Va is tied with Tracer for the lowest-health hero in the game at only 150. However, unlike Tracer, D.Va does haven’t Blink or Recall to get out of tricky situations, so being able to time the Call Mech perfectly can be tough.

Next time you find yourself as Baby D.Va and an opportunity presents itself, try to see if you can secure frags with this ability. Your opponents will never see it coming.