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Crazy Lucio skills in Overwatch can get you around Hanamura with style

Published: 6/Jan/2020 4:34 Updated: 6/Jan/2020 4:35

by Brad Norton

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Lucio is known for his radical movement, and this wall-riding sequence on Hanamura might be the smoothest chain of events possible in Overwatch.

The Brazillian Support hero is best known for amping it up in the midst of combat and keeping his team in the fight thanks to some healing beats. However, Lucio can often be found sky-high gliding across walls due to one of his quirky passive abilities that keep him stuck to any surface.

While players often use this advanced-movement to surprise the opposition and boop some unsuspecting enemies off the map, wall-riding tech can also be a great way to get from one side of the map to another with blistering speeds.

Blizzard - OverwatchHanamura has been in Overwatch since its 2016 launch, yet players are still figuring out new ways to get around.

Taking things to an entirely new level, one Lucio veteran has put together an impressive path on Hanamura that allows Lucio to beeline from the attacking spawn, all the way to Point B and back in a matter of seconds.

Showcased by ‘Puffis_Senpai,’ a beastly Lucio player known for their innovative maneuvers, the latest and perhaps greatest feat allows the DJ to keep his feet off the ground while traversing the entire Assault map.

Starting among the many breakable arcades in the attack spawn, they wallride twice before properly entering the map in order to ramp up a great deal of speed. 

Elegantly gliding through the battlefield, Lucio utilizes any form of architecture possible to bounce towards their next location. From walls to trees and even vehicles, they’re able to blitz through both points of Hanamura in just 30 seconds. 

Sick Hanamura Around the Map Tour! 🙂 from Overwatch

The sequence is capped off by returning to spawn before an initial team fight would even be wrapped up. Impressing even the most seasoned Support players around the world, this silky smooth Hanamura pathing is sure to leave your opponents in a state of shock.

“Man whenever I see you post one of these, it always makes me wanna get better at my wall riding,” said one Overwatch player in response to the delightful sequence. 

“This is hypnotic. And inspiring as a Lucio main. If you’ll excuse me I’m going to practice wall riding around every map,” LumaPlays chimed in after feeling inspired by the truly top-notch movement on display.

While rolling out in such a fashion is obviously a huge risk in competitive play, getting behind the enemy team in a matter of seconds could be a fantastic way to throw your opposition for a loop.

You’ll have to get into a private lobby and practice every step of this remarkable Hanamura sequence if you hope to replicate it any time soon but it would be a surefire way to impress your friends online. 

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Overwatch player shows that the Blizzard World roller coaster is deadly

Published: 3/Dec/2020 11:26

by Lauren Bergin

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Thanks to a player hopping over the pond to the Blizzard World rollercoaster, Overwatch fans can finally get an insight into how the ride works. 

Blizzard World has become one of Overwatch’s most iconic maps. Featuring a whole host of little Easter Eggs such as the Heroes of the Storm Arcade, Diablo themed castle and Hearthstone Tavern, there’s one thing that fans have always wanted to take a look at: the roller coaster.

Decked out in the Hoarde themed banners featured in World of Warcraft, the roller coaster forms the perfect background to the Blizzard World battleground. When you’re not busy destroying the competition as Doomfist, it’s fun to take a moment to consider what a real-life Blizzard theme park would look like.

Well, as shown by one Reddit user, the roller coaster maybe isn’t something you’d want to take a spin on.

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The Heroes Arcade is just one of many Blizzard references.

How to get to the Blizzard World roller coaster

One user on Reddit decided that while exploring as Pharah, they would jump jet all the way across the lake to take a closer look at the mysterious WoW themed carnival ride.

User MrIconicPlus posted a video showing himself sitting on one of the castle parapets across from the Hearthstone Tavern. From here, they use Pharah’s jump jet to weave around obstacles to reach the roller coaster.

Providing us with a bird’s eye view, MrIconicPlus’ video sees the roller-coaster plunge into the ground and take incredibly sharp corners at high speeds, things that would most likely leave riders in a tricky spot.

This is how the roller coaster functions in Blizzard World from r/Overwatch

The comments are full of fans reacting to Blizzard’s slightly lackluster animations.

One user wrote a warning to the park management to fix their ride otherwise they ‘might get shut down for this’.

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Another fan claimed that the roller coaster ‘needs a nerf’, because it’ll likely be one-shotting park goers left, right and center.

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Finally, one player reminisced over their time creating virtual theme parks in the iconic Roller Coaster Tycoon, where often park attendees would fall out of roller coasters that were designed to go too fast or too high.

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So while the Blizzard World roller coaster may look like a fun ride for thrill-seekers, it may not be the best idea to give it a whirl if the park is ever built in real life. It’s certainly a fun one for fans of Warcraft to look at, but riding it may bring you a little bit too close to becoming Forsaken and joining the Hoarde.