Could four supports become the next Overwatch meta? - Dexerto
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Could four supports become the next Overwatch meta?

Published: 3/Apr/2019 22:21 Updated: 3/Apr/2019 22:53

by Bill Cooney

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Ever since GOATS, as anyone who’s watched Overwatch League in 2019 should know, is basically when teams run three supports and three tanks as a team composition.

It’s seen plenty of use in League matches so far, but some fans and Overwatch personalities think that the recent Baptiste patch could be the beginning of the end for GOATS, others aren’t too sure though.

Where did the idea for four supports come from?

In a YouTube video from April 2, Dallas Fuel Assistant Coach Justin “Jayne” Conroy explored the possibility of the next Overwatch meta featuring four supports and two tanks.

French Overwatch team ‘Cry me a River‘ ran a composition featuring Reinhardt, Zarya, Baptiste in place of D.Va, along with Brigitte, Lucio and Zenyatta.

Baptiste and D.Va are both able to counter Zarya’s Graviton Surge ultimate with abilities like Immortality Field and Defense Matrix, so Jayne said it made sense to switch the two out.

“The Baptiste being in the composition instead of the D.Va makes a lot of sense,” Jayne explained in the video. “Baptiste gets to have the benefit of just surviving it instantaneously at the point of their choosing by throwing Invulnerability field on the ground.”

Isn’t “Quad Support” just GOATS?

Quad support replacing GOATS right away seems very unlikely, and most Overwatch League pros have indicated it won’t be going anywhere for Stage 2.

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The quad support meta wouldn’t be that far removed from GOATS, and in fact Jayne said players can still expect to see plenty of it, along with “quad-support GOATS, yes that’s probably going to be an actual thing.”

There’s also the fact that Overwatch League teams have literally spent months perfecting their GOATS game, so it might not be that reasonable to expect a drastically new meta to come in and switch things up overnight between Stages 1 and 2.

Still, it will be very interesting to see how Overwatch League teams use Baptiste in matches when Overwatch League Stage Stage 2 starts on Thursday, April 4.

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Genius Overwatch trick lets Mercy escape fights on Numbani

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

by Brad Norton

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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.

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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.