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Blizzard Announces Extra Rewards for Overwatch League Grand Finals Viewers

Published: 19/Jul/2018 4:42 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Joe O'Brien

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Overwatch players will earn double League Tokens and brand-new sprays for watching the Overwatch League grand finals.

Viewers will have to watch for a minimum amount of time on each day of the grand finals – which takes place on Friday July 27 and Saturday July 28 – to earn the new sprays.

The viewer-themed sprays feature various Overwatch characters gathered around screens. On the first day of the playoffs, fans will have to watch a minimum of 1.5 hours to earn “Match’s On!”, featuring Hanzo, Zarya, Sombra, and McCree, while 3 hours of viewing will award “Watchparty: Gibraltar”, featuring Emily, Tracer, Winston, and Mei.

A further two sprays will be available on Sunday. The 1.5 hour reward is “#1 Fan”, featuring D.Va, while 3-hour viewers will receive “Living Room”, with Brigitte, Reinhardt, Torbjörn, and Bastion. Each day’s reward will only be available on that day, but unlocking the Saturday sprays doesn’t require having previously unlocked Friday’s.

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In addition to these sprays, the League Token drops for viewers will be doubled, with the regular one token per map watch increasing to two for the duration of the grand finals. The rare, random drops of 100 Tokens will be unaffected.

As with previous Overwatch League viewer rewards, those that wish to qualify will need to have their Blizzard account connected to their Twitch account to receive the rewards, or simply be logged into their Blizzard account if watching on the Overwatch League site or app, on Battle.net, or in the game itself.

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Simple Overwatch trick lets any hero reach King’s Row high ground

Published: 26/Oct/2020 23:34

by Bill Cooney

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A surprisingly simple Overwatch trick is making the rounds that lets any hero in the game reach the high ground of the King’s Row attacking spawn.

King’s Row might be one of the original Overwatch maps, but it has definitely stood the test of time and is still one of players’ favorites when it comes up in the queue.

One of the most popular features on the map is the little sniper’s nest platform located at the very top of the first attacking spawn that gives a commanding view of everything up to the capture point.

It seems like only heroes with movement abilities like Pharah, Widow, or D.Va for example could get up there, but there is a way to get any hero in the game up to the position as well.

King's Row Attacking spawnThe sniper’s nest has been there since day one, but not every hero has been able to get up there, until now.

The person we have to thank for this technique is Reddit user jordensmet who somehow discovered that you can use a more mobile character to reach the space, then quickly change to another.

First, they select Baptiste and use his Exo Boots to boost up to the second-highest level, just under the top platform. Once there, they position themselves on top of the scaffolding in front of the main exit and jump again while barely touching the spawn room.

If you pull up the Hero Select menu at the right time, you’ll be able to switch to any hero you like. So if you’ve never had the chance to try out Ana, McCree, or whoever else from on high, now’s your chance.

I found a way to get the highground on the attacking side of King’s row for Ana (or other characters that usually can’t get there). from Overwatch

For instance, if you really want to catch an aggressive enemy team off-guard, why not take Reinhardt for a spin and hit them with a charge from the very top rope. For those wondering, yes, a Rein charge out of the top window will get you all the way to Mondatta’s statue, so make sure your team is ready to push!

One final note to add is that doesn’t necessarily have to be Baptiste that you use for this trick either, Echo and Pharah would both work, and if you’re really fast and in need of a challenge, you can even get it to go with Sombra’s Translocator as long as your timing is absolutely perfect.