Crazy Overwatch flanking trick makes Reinhardt a deadly sneak on Oasis - Dexerto

Crazy Overwatch flanking trick makes Reinhardt a deadly sneak on Oasis

Published: 17/Feb/2020 0:53

by Meg Bethany Koepp


A sneaky Overwatch fan has figured out the best way to flank with Reinhardt on the Oasis map, and it’s actually a pretty impressive strategy.

Flanking is one of the best ways to get the jump on an opponent in the hero shooter, especially if you can do so without being spotted by the enemy team. Many matches have been won by having a strategy that gives your side the edge.

Now, a crafty player has found the most insane and unexpected way to get the drop on foes on the City Center section of the Oasis map using tank hero Reinhardt. Gone are the days of pushing through with a shield – now, he flies.

Insane Reinhardt Overwatch flank

On February 16, user ‘Masterofincompetence‘ shared a video of their wild technique to the Overwatch subreddit, showing off exactly how they’ve mastered the crazy flank.

If you’ve ever played on the City Center section of Oasis, you’ll no doubt recognize the massive launchpad that’s situated down one of the side alleys of the map.

Usually, players will use it to spring their way up to the balcony that overlooks the capture point, but this time, that’s not the reason it’s used.

Instead of attempting to get onto the higher platform, the Reinhardt uses his Charge ability mid-jump to soar over the buildings and lands directly behind the enemy team – none of which even notice him.

He then proceeds to mow them all down with his Earthshatter ultimate, which had conveniently become ready just as he appeared behind his foes.

Once the opponents were down, the tank hero proceeded to send a well-aimed Fire Strike and eliminate an Ana, before going haywire with his Rocket Hammer, sending Genji, Bastion, and Orisa to their deaths with a quadruple kill.

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Rein’s hammer should never, ever be underestimated.

There are many flanking strategies in Overwatch, such as Junkrat’s one for the Hanamura map, but seeing a Reinhardt fly is definitely up there as one of the most impressive ones yet.

So, when playing on Oasis’ City Centre section, make sure you check the skies periodically, just in case a giant tank comes soaring over your head at an attempt to catch you off guard.


Dafran shows off incredible Overwatch Dynamite tactic with Ashe

Published: 4/Dec/2020 0:04

by Michael Gwilliam


Twitch streamer-turned-farmer Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca showed that he is still insane at Overwatch by utilizing a simple trick with the hero Ashe.

Dafran has long been considered one of the best Overwatch players on the planet, despite only spending one stage in OWL back in season 2. While he was known mostly for his sensational McCree, Soldier, and Tracer plays, the Danish DPS star can also frag out on Ashe.

During a December 3 broadcast, Dafran found himself attacking on Junkertown and in a prime position to help his team capture Point B.

On the Ashe, Dafran noticed all sorts of enemies were grouping in a small room they need to funnel through to get into the streets phase area. With his Widowmaker ally using her ultimate to fully reveal their location, Francesca decided to take matters into his own hands.

Ashe leads her team on Rialto
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Ashe can be a big threat with Dynamite.

With his B.O.B active on the other side of the room and the enemies waiting for the big Omnic butler to disappear before they made their move, Dafran threw his Dynamite barely inside.

Ashe’s Dynamite can be one of the most impactful abilities in Overwatch, dealing massive damage upon the explosion and then a bit more over time. Those closest to the explosion take 50 damage with 100 burn damage coming over time.

Once the Dynamite exploded, the enemy Ashe, Baptiste, Zenyatta and Widowmaker were at his mercy. Speaking of Mercy, the Dane had one pocketing him, making sure he inflicted extra damage.

With some simple hip firing, he was able to eliminate the three targets before ADSing to dink the Widow for the quadruple kill – plus, 60% in brand new ultimate charge for another B.O.B.

“That’s an Overwatch League play, dude!” he exclaimed. “Holy f**k, dude.”

The best part about the whole sequence is just how simple it really was, and there is no reason you can’t replicate it in your games. Just remember how easy Ashe’s Dynamite can be to land if you don’t overcomplicate the toss and opt to just hip fire.

It may not be the flashiest, but it can win entire team fights with relative ease. Give it a shot next time you queue up as DPS.