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Broken Overwatch backcap strategy will score you the easiest win ever

Published: 11/Feb/2020 2:02

by Alan Bernal


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.

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.”

Cypherex via reddit
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.


Simple Overwatch trick gives Sombra a huge advantage on Hollywood

Published: 1/Dec/2020 11:35

by Lauren Bergin


Hollywood is one of Overwatch’s most iconic maps, but it’s also one of its most challenging. Here’s a fun translocator trick for Sombra that’ll help you out on both attack and defence. 

Sombra has become one of Overwatch’s most notorious heroes both in terms of lore and as a playable character. The Mexican cyber queen is known for her flexibility: she works beautifully as a flanker, has enough raw power to dominate from the backline and can even become a support DPS.

One of the maps that sees the hacker played regularly is Hollywood, where often DPS players jump on Widowmaker or Hanzo to pop some heads. Sombra’s invisibility makes her perfect for dodging out of this full frontal sniper assault.

Another aspect of her kit that makes her the perfect Hollywood pick is her translocator, and one reddit user has a nifty trick to help you dodge attacks but still be impactful in fights.

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The Hollywood wild west set is one of the area’s most deadly to try and navigate.

Sombra translocator trick on Hollywood

Since the nerf to Sombra’s translocator which meant that it could no longer be placed on slanted surfaces, it’s been difficult to find an impactful spot to drop the tiny teleporter on Hollywood. The second area of the map — the Western themed set — is notorious for the slanted rooftops of the fake houses.

Reddit user TheOneLlama has come to the rescue though, and has given Sombra players a nice little translocator trick. If Sombra throws her translocator onto the Pioneer Hotel’s roof across from the walkway between the Bank and the Saloon, the device will land on the peak of the roof which is a flat surface.

From here, Sombra has a perfect eagle-eye view of the upcoming payload. This is perfect for defence because it means she’s there to pick off enemies, but also on attack so that she can disrupt the enemy backline.

nifty little translocate/invis spot I’d thought I should share from r/Overwatch

So, as if Hollywood’s back alleys and passageways weren’t good enough for Sombra, this little trick makes her even more dominant on one of her strongest maps. Try it out and see; you’ll be turning out the enemy’s lights in no time.