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Clever Overwatch trick allows you to silence your footsteps

Published: 25/May/2020 9:53

by Connor Bennett

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An Overwatch player has uncovered a pretty clever trick that allows players to cover the noise of their footsteps after a jump no matter what hero they’re playing as.

Even though Overwatch has been on the market since 2016, players – be they a rookie or a veteran – are still able to find tips and tricks that give them the upper-hand over an opposing team. 

In recent weeks we’ve seen players find ways to quickly boost their ultimate charge and even a trick that allows Reaper to become an aerial threat rather than just a ground-based sharpshooter. However, a new trick has arrived that might surprise even the most loyal of Overwatch players.

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Overwatch has been around for years, but players are still finding tips and tricks.

The clever tip was pointed out by Mindfreak’s Joshua ‘Bus’ Bussell showing that as soon as a player jumps off a ledge, if they hold their jump button upon landing, their footsteps will pretty much be masked. 

“I thought this was a Hammond only trick but if you hold spacebar after dropping (not jumping) from a high ground your landing is almost silent,” the Aussie professional player tweeted. “I can’t believe I never knew this.”

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Bussell even showcased himself pulling off the trick with a number of heroes, though while they might not make any noise, there are still sound cues in-play for objects – he steps on a metal hatch with Sombra, for example, and that bump can be heard ever so slightly. 

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Obviously, while it is pretty clever, the tip might only work out in your favor in situational moments – it’s no good trying to play sneakily when you’re trading blows with enemies. Though, it could start to change the game with teams who draw up tactical roll-outs and want to leave their opponents pretty confused and on edge until they finally make a noise. We’ll just have to wait and see what they come up with.