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Creative Overwatch player makes an aimbot just to play the Paris pianos

Published: 4/Apr/2019 22:56 Updated: 4/Apr/2019 23:01

by Bill Cooney

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Aimbotters and hackers are rightly hated by the Paris went live in Overwatch on February 19, and the first thing players did was discover that you could actually play the pianos on the map.

Since then, players have tried to one up each other with better and better piano performances, but now one player has taken it to another level.

Emma Casey“Who cares about the point? We have music to make.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1frnjIOLy0

A YouTuber named durkhaz uploaded a video on April 3 where they demonstrated the program, which allowed them to play Smash Mouth’s “All Star” and a number of other songs.

The Super Mario theme also popped up, along with House of the Rising Sun and, thanks to the TAS (tool assisted) program, the songs sound probably as good as they ever will – in-game, at least.

A fair warning though, this type of program breaks the Overwatch/Blizzard EULA, so durkhaz took a risk to make his art and a bigger one by even putting it on YouTube.

Durkhaz said they only used the program in custom games for about two weeks, but still warned anyone else that it could, indeed, get your account banned.

Hopefully durkhaz doesn’t get banned just for using the program to make music, but ultimately, that decision is up to Blizzard.

Paris will be making its Overwatch League debut, along with the game’s newest hero Baptiste, in Stage 2, which begins on Thursday, April 4.

It will be interesting to see how teams play the newest Overwatch map, but there probably won’t be any spontaneous piano solos happening.

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Overwatch players discover secret Reaper buff in new patch

Published: 24/Feb/2021 20:50

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players with Reaper in their hero repertoire will be happy to know the Talon DPS was on the receiving end of a powerful quality-of-life change that buffs the shotgun-wielding damage dealer.

Undocumented changes aren’t exactly anything new in Overwatch, but it’s always a bit surprising when a hero receives a buff that wasn’t listed in the official patch notes.

The latest Overwatch update on February 18 brought in some changes for Reaper that saw his range increase at the cost of some damage reduction. Although the changes were a net buff, there was something else lurking in the update that further increases his strength.

As noticed by player ‘TheeNinjaBanana’ on Reddit, Reaper can now cancel his reload to use Shadow Step – something that he previously was unable to do.

Reaper poses with a box of fireworks
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Reaper mains are celebrating the new buff.

Most heroes in Overwatch are already able to cancel their reload animations through the use of abilities, but, for whatever reason, Reaper was unable to until now.

Shadow Step isn’t exactly the most powerful ability in Overwatch, but it does have some uses, especially when it comes to quickly traversing maps and gaining access to the high ground.

Perfectly-timed Shadow Steps can also be used to attain a brief moment of invincibility, which can save Reaper from ultimates such as D.Va’s Self-Destruct or Junkrat’s Riptire in the event his Wraith Form is on cooldown.

Reaper on Hanamura
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Reaper can be a bigger threat when he’s off the map.

It’s also extremely useful as a way to get back on the map if he ever gets booped off. Previously, if Reaper was reloading and got knocked off, it would be lights out, but now, he can teleport back freely.

Overall, players seem pleased with the buff. “I did this by accident the other day yesterday, pretty happy with this change,” one user commented.

“It’s a great change because that was literally the only ability in the whole game that couldn’t cancel reload,” another remarked.

For anyone who mains Overwatch’s edgelord, be sure to remember this buff as it could end up paying dividends if you find yourself in a tough situation off the map.