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Crafty Torbjorn turret spot will catch Overwatch opponents off-guard

Published: 28/Dec/2019 23:28

by Bill Cooney

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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.

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Overwatch YouTuber discovers how much weight Junkrat carries per game

Published: 30/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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An Overwatch YouTuber has done a lot of research to determine how much weight Junkrat carries on him in a single round of Overwatch.

The destructive Australian hero has an insane amount of equipment on his person. His frag launcher, grenades, two mines, a bear trap and of course, his Riptire ultimate on his back.

While it’s not very realistic for a hero to carry around that much on his person, the hero himself isn’t very realistic to begin with, as he literally walks around on one leg and uses his own mines for vertical mobility.

Firstly, the YouTuber had to go through all the items and find some real word comparisons beginning with Riptire.

Junkrat on Temple of Anubis
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Junkrat carries a lot of weight on him during a round of Overwatch.

For this, Fraglrokt decided to use the tire fellow YouTuber Colin Furze made, which is 16 inches and powered by a chainsaw engine. Once factoring the weight of the tire, its rims and the engine, it comes to a whopping 74 pounds.

And that’s only for a single tire. Junkrat’s ultimate comes up pretty fast, so it’s likely that he’ll be carrying at least three per round.

When it comes to Junkrat’s grenades, Fraglrokt decided they were close enough to the M67. With five grenades per reload, we’re looking at 4.4 pounds.

After looking over former Overwatch League pro Jake ‘Jake’ Lyon’ and average players to see how often they reload per round. It was determined that Jake reloads around 35 times while average players do so 57 times. This equals out to being 44 times a round, which when multiplied by 4.4 comes out to 202.4 pounds.

Moving onto the trap, Fraglrokt took the middle ground after looking at a couple of options and decide that Junkrat’s is probably 36 pounds. With players using an average of 13 traps per round, it comes to 468 LBS.

Finally, moving onto Junkrat’s mines, seeing as they resemble anti-tank mines, that’s what Fraglrokt decided on for his real-world comparison. With players using 35-42 mines per round, that comes out to a staggering 1058.75 pounds.

Junkrat equipment weight
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Junkrat carries 2000 pounds on him in one round.

After factoring all the results, including the Total Mayhem passive, it was determined that the hero carries approximately 2,000 pounds every single round of Overwatch.

Of course, the whole video was just for fun, but it really puts the absurdity of Overwatch in perspective.