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Brigitte finally gets major quality of life update on Overwatch PTR

Published: 25/Sep/2019 7:16 Updated: 25/Sep/2019 8:57

by Joe O'Brien

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The latest Overwatch Public Test Realm (PTR) update finally introduced a significant quality-of-life change for Brigitte.

Though the change wasn’t listed as part of the patch notes for the September 24 PTR update, players trying out the new patch noticed that Blizzard have added a new element to Brigitte’s UI.

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On the PTR, players can now see exactly how many charges they have available of their Repair Pack with a clear indicator beneath the crosshair, making it easier to track the ability without having to look away from their target, however briefly.

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Brigitte was significantly reworked alongside the introduction of role queue, which saw her Repair Pack adjusted to offer three charges, making it a more significant aspect of her healing capacity. As a result, it can be crucial that Brigitte players are aware of how many they have available at any given time.

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While many players believe she’s too weak in her current state, those that do play her will undoubtedly be pleased with a change that can only make life easier.

Brigitte on PTR now has UI to show repair pack charges below the crosshair. from r/Overwatch

Brigitte wasn’t the only hero who got an undocumented UI update, although hers was the most significant. Meanwhile, both Doomfist and Zarya received changes that mean the numbers showing Doomfist’s Seismic Slam damage and Zarya’s charge level are now the same colour as the player’s crosshair, instead of always being white.

Some interesting unlisted changes on the PTR, Doom/Zarya + Brigitte changes from r/Competitiveoverwatch

This change wasn’t as universally popular as the Brigitte update, however, with some players preferring that the numbers be a separate color, which seems to no longer be an option on the PTR.

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As the update is still in testing, it’s possible that these changes may be further adjusted before they reach the live servers. While the Brigitte UI addition seems likely to remain in its current state, the mixed response to the changes for Doomfist and Zarya could prompt Blizzard to consider further customization before making them live.

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Insane Overwatch Wrecking Ball Tracer combo obliterates enemy teams

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:14

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to find some new synergy between two unlikely heroes should look no further than a lethal combination with Tracer and Wrecking Ball.

Wrecking Ball can be one of the most annoying heroes in the game to deal with, constantly booping people away while remaining in his ball form.

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Meanwhile, Tracer can do very much of the same, buzzing in the backline, harassing supports and just being a general menace to deal with thanks to her Blinks, Recall and small hit box.

Together, the threat of Tracer and Wrecking Ball can really dominate uncoordinated teams, but with a little coordination on their own part, the two can destroy entire groups with a neat ultimate attack.

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Wrecking Ball piledrives enemies on Junkertown
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Wrecking Ball can be a major threat in the back line.

As demonstrated by Twitch streamer ‘rene_ow,’ the Masters ranked Hammond player spotted a pack of enemies all grouped up on the Busan map.

After grappling to go in for a major boop on the four, the player’s allied Tracer blinked in and stuck her Pulse Bomb on the McCree.

With the McCree booped into the rest of the adversaries, the result ended up being a massive quad kill, with both supports and DPS heroes on the enemy team eliminated swiftly.

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The insane combo was well-received by the team, which celebrated the quad kill. “That was nuts!” they cried with glee.

Perhaps the best part of this combo is that you don’t need the stick to connect. In theory, you can have Wrecking Ball knock the enemies towards Tracer or her Pulse Bomb radius to secure the frags.

This type of team play may take some serious effort to get right, but if you have a partner you synergize well with, it’s always possible that this combination can help you win Overwatch games, and rank up in style.

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