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Broken Overwatch backcap strategy will score you the easiest win ever

Published: 11/Feb/2020 2:02

by Alan Bernal

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A ridiculous back cap in Overwatch took an entire enemy team by surprise, resulting in one of the easiest wins recorded so far.

Capturing a point on Assault can take a lot of coordination from a team, but Reddit user ‘Cypherex’ made use of tight timing to trick the opposing squad and steal their chance to properly defend Objective B on Volskaya Industries.

While it might happen less in higher elos, firefights in Overwatch can overload the senses and confuse players enough to miss the obvious HUD elements. It’s during this time where Cypherex saw their opportunity to deal a killing blow.

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A player figured out the easiest way to capture point B on Volskaya.

“If you time your back cap to start right after Point A gets captured the enemy team won’t react to the capping noise,” they explained.

In their replay, you can see that the defending team is grouped outside of B exchanging shots with the attacking side.

Looks like they accepted that point A was lost, so they gave it up while staying close so as to not let the other team push too far in so soon.

If you time your back cap to start right after Point A gets captured the enemy team won’t react to the capping noise. from Overwatch

That might have been why they didn’t react to the B indicator on their HUD notifying them that someone from the attacking team had made it to the point right behind them.

It also helped that Cypherex was on the new point immediately after point A was taken, since point B’s progress bar for being capped kind of blended in with all of the other effects happening on the screen.

In fact, Cypherex said: “After the match, one of the people on the defending team said they just thought Point A was taking a really long time to finish capturing for some reason and that they were way too high to pay attention.”

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It took a long time for the other team to realize the second point was being taken.

Only after the second point was well over halfway capped did the other time finally notice that someone was deep behind their frontline.

They realized too late that someone was capping the final point, leading to an easy win by a strat that’s sure to be employed by more players.

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Overwatch player discovers secret counter to Mei’s Cryo-Freeze

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:32 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 6:03

by Michael Gwilliam

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Mei’s Cryo-Freeze has to be one of the most annoying abilities in Overwatch, granting the hero complete invincibility for its duration. Now, a player has discovered a brilliant trick to counter the ice-themed hero.

In Overwatch, there are few abilities as unique as Cryo-Freeze. It places Mei inside of an ice cube that heals her and cleanses any status effects such as Ana’s biotic grenade.

However, the most annoying thing about the ability is how it makes Mei completely invulnerable. For the few seconds she has it activated, she can survive anything from point-blank D.Va bombs to Sigma’s Gravitic Flux.

Some players have found ways to “time” abilities so they connect with Mei as she exits her ice cube cocoon, such as Tracer’s Pulse Bomb or a Reinhardt charge. However, this tactic is reliant on the Mei using Cryo-Freeze’s whole duration. If she cancels it early, then there’s a chance that she’ll end up surviving or dodging the oncoming attack.

Mei uses ice block in Overwatch
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Mei’s ice block is extremely powerful.

Luckily, a new technique has been discovered which should make countering Mei a breeze. As shown by Reddit user bleubey, Junkrat can actually place his trap directly on top of Mei’s ice cube.

This trick should guarantee that the Chinese environmentalist hero gets trapped and is extremely vulnerable to any attacks. With any luck, you can even catch the Mei player completely off-guard and force out her ultimate.

That exact thing happened in bleubey’s clip. After coming out of the cube, the Mei found herself trapped and ended up wasting her Blizzard in the process, only to be taken out of the picture by a damage-boosted Junkrat grenade.

I find it amusing that you can put a junk trap on top of Mei’s head while she’s an ice cube from Overwatch

Users on the site were shocked to see that such a trick even existed. “I’m almost gold border and I never knew this,” wrote marioaprooves.

“I’m GM and I never knew this sh*t. Holy f**k,” stated another, clearly shocked at what they had witnessed.

Mei freezes Roadhog
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Mei has a lot of tricks up her sleeve.

Bleubey responded in turn that they only found out by complete accident, proving that such a tactic really went under the radar for a long time.

The next time there is a Mei giving your team trouble, try swapping to Junkrat and taking her out with this neat trap hat maneuver.