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

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


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. 


Overwatch player discovers secret counter to Mei’s Cryo-Freeze

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:32

by Michael Gwilliam


Mei’s Cryo-Freeze has to be one of the most annoying abilities in Overwatch, granting the hero complete invincibility for its duration. Now, a player has discovered a brilliant trick to counter the ice-themed hero.

In Overwatch, there are few abilities as unique as Cryo-Freeze. It places Mei inside of an ice cube that heals her and cleanses any status effects such as Ana’s biotic grenade.

However, the most annoying thing about the ability is how it makes Mei completely invulnerable. For the few seconds she has it activated, she can survive anything from point-blank D.Va bombs to Sigma’s Gravitic Flux.

Some players have found ways to “time” abilities so they connect with Mei as she exits her ice cube cocoon, such as Tracer’s Pulse Bomb or a Reinhardt charge. However, this tactic is reliant on the Mei using Cryo-Freeze’s whole duration. If she cancels it early, then there’s a chance that she’ll end up surviving or dodging the oncoming attack.

Mei uses ice block in Overwatch
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Mei’s ice block is extremely powerful.

Luckily, a new technique has been discovered which should make countering Mei a breeze. As shown by Reddit user bleubey, Junkrat can actually place his trap directly on top of Mei’s ice cube.

This trick should guarantee that the Chinese environmentalist hero gets trapped and is extremely vulnerable to any attacks. With any luck, you can even catch the Mei player completely off-guard and force out her ultimate.

That exact thing happened in bleubey’s clip. After coming out of the cube, the Mei found herself trapped and ended up wasting her Blizzard in the process, only to be taken out of the picture by a damage-boosted Junkrat grenade.

I find it amusing that you can put a junk trap on top of Mei’s head while she’s an ice cube from Overwatch

Users on the site were shocked to see that such a trick even existed. “I’m almost gold border and I never knew this,” wrote marioaprooves.

“I’m GM and I never knew this sh*t. Holy f**k,” stated another, clearly shocked at what they had witnessed.

Mei freezes Roadhog
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Mei has a lot of tricks up her sleeve.

Bleubey responded in turn that they only found out by complete accident, proving that such a tactic really went under the radar for a long time.

The next time there is a Mei giving your team trouble, try swapping to Junkrat and taking her out with this neat trap hat maneuver.