Can Ana’s grenade in Overwatch really cancel Ashe’s TNT? - Dexerto
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Can Ana’s grenade in Overwatch really cancel Ashe’s TNT?

Published: 1/Feb/2020 23:30

by Bill Cooney

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A new Overwatch clip claims to show that Ana’s Biotic Grenade can deny Ashe’s TNT, but some players are questioning whether or not that’s actually what’s happening in the interaction.

Ana’s Biotic Grenade is one of the most feared projectiles in the game already, considering its ability to shut down any enemy from being healed that it hits.

Ashe’s Dynamite is a bit similar to Ana’s grenade, without any healing for allied players and a sustained burn for enemies – but one Overwatch player is claiming that, somehow, the two can cancel each other out.

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Ashe’s TNT also damages her, along with enemy heroes.

Reddit user “AbiQuinn” posted a video titled, “TIL Ana grenade can deny Ashe’s TNT,” which at the time of writing boasts over 1,000 upvotes on the Overwatch subreddit.

The clip itself does seem to show an Ana Grenade and Ashe’s Dynamite meeting in midair and canceling each other out, but not everyone was convinced that’s exactly the case.

Some users thought that it looked like the Biotic Grenade exploded from the TNT, which was in turn eaten by D.Va’s Defense Matrix, which was definitely in the vicinity.

 

Without looking at it from another angle, it’s almost impossible to tell whether or not the abilities are really canceling each other out, but Ashe’s Dynamite is capable of some odd features.

For instance, Ashe’s stick of TNT is able to be hooked by Roadhog (although it would take a ridiculously accurate shot, similar to what Ana’s Grenade was tasked with, in the clip).

Again, the chances of this move being copied and actually used are slim to none, but if you have a cooperative teammate who you could practice and coordinate with, it would make a neat experiment/party trick.

Blizzard EntertainmentYou’re better off running away when you hear Ashe throwing her Dynamite than trying to counter with Ana.

A more accurate title for the clip might have been “TIL Ashe’s TNT can deny Ana’s grenade,” since that’s technically what happens – even if it’s a one-in-a-million shot.

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Overwatch player shows that the Blizzard World roller coaster is deadly

Published: 3/Dec/2020 11:26

by Lauren Bergin

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Thanks to a player hopping over the pond to the Blizzard World rollercoaster, Overwatch fans can finally get an insight into how the ride works. 

Blizzard World has become one of Overwatch’s most iconic maps. Featuring a whole host of little Easter Eggs such as the Heroes of the Storm Arcade, Diablo themed castle and Hearthstone Tavern, there’s one thing that fans have always wanted to take a look at: the roller coaster.

Decked out in the Hoarde themed banners featured in World of Warcraft, the roller coaster forms the perfect background to the Blizzard World battleground. When you’re not busy destroying the competition as Doomfist, it’s fun to take a moment to consider what a real-life Blizzard theme park would look like.

Well, as shown by one Reddit user, the roller coaster maybe isn’t something you’d want to take a spin on.

Overwatch Blizzard World Heroes Arcade
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The Heroes Arcade is just one of many Blizzard references.

How to get to the Blizzard World roller coaster

One user on Reddit decided that while exploring as Pharah, they would jump jet all the way across the lake to take a closer look at the mysterious WoW themed carnival ride.

User MrIconicPlus posted a video showing himself sitting on one of the castle parapets across from the Hearthstone Tavern. From here, they use Pharah’s jump jet to weave around obstacles to reach the roller coaster.

Providing us with a bird’s eye view, MrIconicPlus’ video sees the roller-coaster plunge into the ground and take incredibly sharp corners at high speeds, things that would most likely leave riders in a tricky spot.

This is how the roller coaster functions in Blizzard World from r/Overwatch

The comments are full of fans reacting to Blizzard’s slightly lackluster animations.

One user wrote a warning to the park management to fix their ride otherwise they ‘might get shut down for this’.

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Another fan claimed that the roller coaster ‘needs a nerf’, because it’ll likely be one-shotting park goers left, right and center.

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Finally, one player reminisced over their time creating virtual theme parks in the iconic Roller Coaster Tycoon, where often park attendees would fall out of roller coasters that were designed to go too fast or too high.

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So while the Blizzard World roller coaster may look like a fun ride for thrill-seekers, it may not be the best idea to give it a whirl if the park is ever built in real life. It’s certainly a fun one for fans of Warcraft to look at, but riding it may bring you a little bit too close to becoming Forsaken and joining the Hoarde.