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Clever Overwatch hiding spot makes Baptiste healing a breeze on Ilios

Published: 22/Oct/2019 21:03 Updated: 22/Oct/2019 22:28

by Bill Cooney

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A Tricky spot on Overwatch’s Ilios Lighthouse stage allows Baptiste to get out of the line of fire and keep his team alive.

Baptiste’s Exo Boots charge by crouching and allow him to jump a good distance up in the air – sometimes to places other heroes might not be able to reach.

Players have been using the ability to get to spots only Baptiste can, like on Paris Point B for example, and now a new perch has been discovered on Lighthouse.

Healing rains from above

YouTube channel Overwatch School posted a video of the spot above the doors on the Lighthouse point and shows how to get up there as well.

Baptiste has to use his Exo Boots to get on the tiny ledge on top of the doors facing the square in front of the Lighthouse and stay crouched upon landing since the space is too short to stand in.

The area allows Baptiste to heal his team and throw down Immortality Fields out of the main line of fire on the point – as long as the enemy team doesn’t look up, that is.

Enemies not looking up may be more common in Overwatch than you think, based on what happens with a similar clever spot on Havana for Wrecking Ball.

Shhhh… their vision is based on movement. from r/Overwatch

A new Baptiste glitch discovered

A new exploit has been discovered by players that seem to prevent Baptiste’s powerful Immortality FIeld ability from being damaged, giving the team that uses it an extreme advantage.

The exploit can happen on Dorado, up against a wall just after the first checkpoint and Blizzard hasn’t added it to their list of known exploits on the current patch just yet – so we don’t know for sure whether a fix is coming soon or not.

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Cheeky Overwatch trick lets Baby D.Va score environmental kills

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to find a new lethal tactic with D.Va should look no further than this trick to surprise and tilt enemy teams.

Since 2016, Overwatch fans have taken highly to the hero D.Va, sporting countless cosplays, creating art, buying merchandise, you name it. Part of the reason for this is just how stylish the gamer-turned-mech pilot is.

As it turns out, however, even outside of her pink mech, D.Va can pack a punch and even eliminate any enemy hero in the game if the opportunity presents itself.

Most people know that D.Va’s Call Mech ability does a bit of damage if you use it directly on top of an enemy player, but not everyone realizes it also has knockback capabilities.

D.va from Overwatch looking cool
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D.Va is one of the most popular heroes, in and out of mech.

Boops can be one of the best ways in Overwatch to quickly deal with enemies regardless of their HP. Anyone from Roadhog to even Tracer (especially if limited by cooldowns) can fall victim to a well-timed push off the edge of a map.

As Reddit user ‘eregis’ showed, despite being at a disadvantage against a Soldier 76 who put down his Biotic Field for health restoration, the confrontation ended in their favor thanks to the knockback of Call Mech.

While on Rialto, the D.Va player had the Call Mech ability ready, but waited a bit to activate it. First, the player lured the enemy Soldier 76 to a bit of an unfavorable position on Rialto with his back to the water.

After getting the victim close enough to the ledge, the D.Va used Call Mech and sent 76 off the map and to his demise.

Of course, this trick is a bit of a high-risk play. Baby D.Va is tied with Tracer for the lowest-health hero in the game at only 150. However, unlike Tracer, D.Va does haven’t Blink or Recall to get out of tricky situations, so being able to time the Call Mech perfectly can be tough.

Next time you find yourself as Baby D.Va and an opportunity presents itself, try to see if you can secure frags with this ability. Your opponents will never see it coming.