Clever Overwatch spot allows for sneaky Roadhog hooks - Dexerto

Clever Overwatch spot allows for sneaky Roadhog hooks

Published: 13/Dec/2019 20:52

by Bill Cooney


A sneaky new spot where Roadhog can hook enemies has been discovered on Route 66 by Overwatch players that enemies will never see coming.

Roadhog’s hook, as any Overwatch player will tell you, grabs enemies and pulls them right next to Hog when it connects, making it useful for picking off stragglers or lone flankers.

Even though the hero might not be widely played at high levels on the current patch, a well-placed hook can definitely still swing fights for his team.

Now an Overwatch player on Reddit has discovered a hilarious and fascinating spot Roadhog can hook from on Route 66.

Reddit user Remix4u posted a video showing Hog successfully hooking an enemy Genji while standing behind the billboard closest to the first checkpoint.

A well-placed Scrap Gun shot finishes Genji off and this play goes down as one of the funniest, if not impractical Roadhog highlight in quite awhile.

Unless you camp out by it and wait for the perfect opportunity this spot will probably only work once a game, if you’re lucky, and that’s only if a hero lines up perfectly with the gap.

Like the basketball shot in the shuttle for some people, once you hit it the first time there may not be much incentive to try again, but Roadhog mains might have fun trying to pull it off.

Even though the hook spot is wild, it’s nowhere near the craziest thing that Overwatch players have had to put up with the week after the Winter Wonderland patch.

The bug, which started being widely shared on December 11, could definitely be considered game-breaking as it tilted players’ displays and allowed them to float around, no matter which hero they were playing.

Luckily, Overwatch developers responded soon after clips of the exploit became popular and the bug was patched out by December 12.

Even though it could definitely be considered an exploit, the tilted, low-gravity matches could make for a great Arcade game mode.


Genius Overwatch trick lets Mercy escape fights on Numbani

Published: 24/Nov/2020 2:51 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 3:55

by Brad Norton


Mercy has a new path to safety on Numbani thanks to an extremely clever Overwatch trick that lets her glide away from intense teamfights.

If you’re ever stuck in a pickle as Mercy, you can always fall back on her Guardian Angel ability to get you out of trouble. Moving from one spot to another in the blink of an eye can easily keep you alive when things are looking grim.

Angelic Descent also comes in handy, enabling Mercy as one of the more mobile Supports in the game. Her kit might be limited in terms of offensive output. However, she can move through the air like no other hero. It turns out her movement abilities might even be more useful than you’d first think.

A genius new spot on the first point of Numbani can have you gliding to safety in no time at all. Here’s what you need to know so you can execute it for yourself.

Overwatch Numbani gameplay
Directly behind the Payload is where you want to line up for this unique trick.

If you’re positioned towards the back of the first capture point, you might be familiar with the often-deadly drop. It can be all too easy to get booped and fall to your death in this position. Whether it’s a Lucio flying overhead or a Wrecking Ball crashing into your team, you’ve likely experienced some pain in this location.

However, playing near this spot is worth the risk for this particular reward with Mercy. A simple tree beyond the railing is actually the perfect distance to jump right into. Once wedged between the branches, you can quickly walk forward and navigate up the front of the tree.

While you might think there’s nowhere to go from here, Mercy’s Angelic Descent completely changes the game. With a perfectly timed jump, you can slowly glide around the corner. This lets you rotate all the way behind the first point and land safely next to the street.

There’s a Mega health pack waiting for you upon landing as well. Just in case you get tagged up while making your escape.

First Point Escape Option |Numbani| For anyone who didn’t know you could do this as Mercy from Overwatch

It might not come in handy for every team fight, but if things are looking dire, it could be the perfect way to get out with your life.

Not feeding the enemy team is often just as important as building your own Ultimates. So keep this unique trick in mind the next time Numbani appears in rotation. It’s just another next-level tactic for Support mains to have at the ready.