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Crafty Torbjorn turret spot will catch Overwatch opponents off-guard

Published: 28/Dec/2019 23:28

by Bill Cooney


An Overwatch player has shared a neat spot where Torbjorn can place his turret to punish over-aggressive attackers on Hanamura.

Torb’s turret, as experienced Overwatch players know, can be very annoying when placed in a hard to reach or unexpected spot.

After more than three years ,you wouldn’t think there would be any spots on Hanamura that Torbjorn player’s haven’t found for his turret – but that’s just what Reddit user “Owlero” did.

The turret spot is actually located in plain sight, on the full dragon seal to the side of the open doorway leading to the first point.

Apparently, as Owlero discovered, there’s enough of an edge on the dragon for Torb’s turret to catch and set up to look over the courtyard.

In its spot on the dragon, the turret has a line of sight to almost the entire area leading up to the first point, which means it can fire at any enemy who charges in without figuring out what’s waiting for them.

For Owlero’s example, this would be the enemy Bastion, who gets almost as far as the steps to the point before discovering he’s right in the line of fire.

This placement could also take advantage of those Reinhardt players who bind charge to the W key (you know who you are).

Blizzard EntertainmentCharge-happy Reinhardts should beware about charging in on Hanamura.

The location definitely works, and the turret doesn’t clip through any walls on the spot, so it’s unlikely Blizzard will patch it out or take it away from Torb players.

What will be going away are the Winter Wonderland skins and cosmetics, so be sure to unlock everything you want from the limited-time event before it ends on January 2, 2020.


Overwatch players freak out at Baptiste’s huge new Amplification Matrix

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:30

by Michael Gwilliam


Baptiste was the recipient of plenty of buffs in the latest Overwatch Experimental Card, including a major change to the size of his Amplification Matrix that is freaking out the game’s community.

The October 22 patch increased the width of the Haitian hero’s ultimate by a whopping four meters – up to nine from its previous five.

Now, Baptiste’s “window” as the community calls it, looks more like a garage door bigger than any shield in the game by a fair margin.

Keep in mind that the whole purpose of the Amplification Matrix is to double the damage or healing of any shot fired through it. Now, it’s extremely unlikely that teammates will ever have a reason to not shoot through the ultimate as it’s near impossible to miss.

The community has been joking about the size increase. On Reddit, LukarWarrior joked, “Baptiste, now available in IMAX,” suggesting that it’s not as big as a movie theater screen.

Others, such as educational content creator SVB noted how the ultimate is wider than the streets on King’s Row.

That said, it has plenty of uses on other maps where its entire width can be put to good use. BlazeBubble9 documented how there are so many chokes where the new window can come in handy.

Baptiste on Numbani
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Baptiste’s new Amp Matrix can come in handy on Numbani.

For instance, while defending or attacking first point on Numbani, the new ultimate can take up a whole spot on the high ground letting a whole team fire at will onto the objective doing double damage.

In another, you can see how trying to gain or prevent access to the bridge on Eichenwalde second is a breeze with the new ultimate as it perfectly fits within the choke.

Baptiste's ultimate on Eichenwalde
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Pushing into Eichenwalde just got a bit easier.

Of course, because the change is on the Experimental Mode there’s a chance it doesn’t hit the live game, but in the past many of the buffs tested there end up going through, so players should prepare regardless.

Only time will tell if this ultimate buff changes how often players decide to pick the support in their matches.