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Classic Overwatch D.Va movement trick still works perfectly

Published: 31/May/2020 14:35

by Connor Bennett


Overwatch players are still using some classic D.Va flank tricks to bamboozle opponents on Kings Row – though you’ll have to take some time to learn it if you’re a newer player.

As Overwatch has a roster of heroes that have their own unique abilities, players can come up with some pretty slick tricks when it comes to movement – be it with a rollout at the start of the match or something else. 

You can easily outflank a player with Genji’s speed, use Wrecking Ball’s swing to get around buildings, jump to the high ground with Junkrat’s Concussion Mine, or speed across the map with Doomfist’s Rocket Punch. However, a classic trick has been popping back up with D.Va – allowing her to get behind enemy lines.

D.Va remains one of Overwatch’s most popular heroes.

Reddit user ImpracticalTokers showed that the classic D.Va flank on Kings Row is still going strong as they got behind the enemies and decided to give them a shock.

Obviously, you need the movement skills to be able to pull this off and not plunge to your death in the open space below, however, it can give you a massive helping hand in games if you can make the jump. As ImpracticalTokers showed, as soon as you get behind enemies with the flank, you can hop out of the Mech and send it into the arms of the unsuspecting opponents.

I’ve always wanted to try this with D.Va from Overwatch

Now, to get as successful a kill streak as ImpracticalTokers, you will need the enemies to not even be looking in your direction or be aware of the flank at all. This might be a bit of challenge, of course, but you make your own luck by getting behind enemy lines.

Players have also been able to use the flank with other heroes like Lucio but having the movement skills to pull that one takes some serious practice.


Overwatch reveals drop rates for loot box items and skins

Published: 27/Nov/2020 23:45

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch has finally revealed the official drop rates for loot box items such as skins and sprays within the in-game client.

Players logging in can now check out the exact rates for standard loot box items in a special page in the home screen menu. The page provides a lot of details for those trying to complete their cosmetic collections.

Some of the information is already pretty standard, with each loot box containing either four items or three items with credits. However, each loot box includes at least one item of rare or higher quality.

The description goes on to further state that, on average, an epic quality item will be found in one out of every 5.5 loot boxes and legendary items found in every 13.5.

Oni Genji Overwatch skin
Legendary Overwatch skins are the rarest.

Furthermore, they list common items as having a 99% drop rate, rare at 94%, epic with 18.5% and legendary a mere 7.5%.

These rates only apply for standard loot boxes, however, and not seasonal loot boxes such as the upcoming Winter Wonderland, Archive or Anniversary events.

Amusingly, the page also states that items obtained through loot boxes will not give any additional advantage while playing the game.

Overwatch loot box drop rates
Blizzard revealed the loot box drop rates.

While, for the most part this is true, some players have discovered some slight advantages of using, for example, barefoot D.Va or Pharah skins to mask their footsteps.

That said, aside from these rather niche instances, Overwatch has been good at completely avoiding pay-to-win components that have plagued other games.

Loot boxes have long been under fire from both politicians and players who view the practice as a form of gambling.

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Many players and politicians took aim at loot boxes.

In 2017, China forced Blizzard to reveal the exact drop rates for games such as Overwatch and Hearthstone.

Elsewhere, in the United States, Republican Senator Josh Hawley proposed the “Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act” which took aim at loot boxes and other pay-to-win practices.

However, to combat this, several companies including Activision Blizzard agreed to disclose drop rates for their titles.

At least now Overwatch players can sleep easy knowing exactly what their odds are for unlocking certain skins.