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Blizzard Announce Overwatch Anniversary Event with Massive Amount of Content

Published: 15/May/2018 12:28 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:53

by Joe O'Brien

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Blizzard has announced an Anniversary in-game event for Overwatch.

Overwatch is coming up on its two-year anniversary, and Blizzard is celebrating with an in-game event that will feature a massive amount of content.

Taking place from May 22nd to June 11th, the Anniversary event will not only add brand-new content, but also bring back content from past events.

As usual for in-game events, a whole host of new cosmetics is in store, including eight new legendary skins, three new epic skins, three new dance emotes, and thirty-six other new items. In addition, cosmetics from past events will also be made available again.

These items will all be available in Anniversary lootboxes. Players who log in during the event will also receive one Legendary lootbox, which is guaranteed to contain a legendary skin that the player doesn’t already own. Players will also be gifted another Legendary lootbox if they buy a bundle of 50 lootboxes.

The event will also introduce a new Deathmatch map, Petra, and add a ranked competitive mode for Deathmatch. Little more is currently known about the new map than its name, however.

Finally, all previous event brawls will be made available, including the Retribution mission that was included in the recent Overwatch Archives event. These will rotate daily in the Arcade.

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New Overwatch Shield Bash tech makes Brigitte even more powerful

Published: 22/Jan/2021 21:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Overwatch trick has just been discovered that could make Brigitte an even bigger threat on the battlefield than she already is.

Brigitte has been one of the game’s most controversial heroes since release thanks to her high levels of sustain, crowd control, armor, and healing. Despite multiple nerfs and reworks, she remains one of the best heroes in the right hands.

Now, players have found a completely new trick with her that is sure to make many players rage and call for nerfs to the Swedish shield maiden.

The trick, which was posted to a Korean YouTube account, shows that if Brigitte Shield Bashes at the exact same time she’s hit with an enemy’s attack that does knockback, she can travel far distances.

Shield Bash already has some slight movement advantages, but when combined with an enemy’s attack, she can torpedo across the map and even clear gaps that other heroes are unable to.

As you can see, when Brigitte gets hit in the back by Sigma’s Hyper Spheres, they do just enough knockback to allow the hero to use them to her advantage.

With this trick, Brigitte can even go from one side of Rialto’s bridge to the other in one swift movement, although it will take some getting used to if players want to pull it off in an actual game.

That said, enemy players could potentially use this to their own advantage, such as by hitting Brigitte with a melee attack right as she Shield Bashes.

In this clip by Overwatch streamer Aspen, she goes flying all over the map on Hollywood and had no idea why. As it turns out, it was because she was hit by a melee from a Tracer player just before bashing.

If timed right, this could cause Brigitte players to go flying off of maps with environmental hazards such as Nepal Sanctum.

Of course, with this new discovery, there also comes the possibility that Blizzard decides to patch it out. Only time will tell how the developers decide to handle it.