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Dallas Fuel’s Effect Shows Off Insane Widowmaker Skills in Ranked Overwatch

Published: 5/Sep/2018 12:26 Updated: 5/Sep/2018 12:32

by Joe O'Brien

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Dallas Fuel DPS Hwang ‘Effect’ Hyeon showed off his insane Widowmaker skills while streaming ranked Overwatch.

It was recently announced that Effect had been re-signed to the Dallas Fuel along with six of his Season One team-mates. Effect was the stand-out player for Dallas throughout a largely disappointing season, but questions were raised about his future as a professional player after he returned home to Korea, missing Stage 4.

Fortunately for fans of incredible Overwatch play, Effect is in fact returning as a competitor, and Fuel fans in particular will be very glad to see the team’s star player return for Season Two. Effect is currently back in the US, where he’s been streaming ranked play and showing that he hasn’t lost a step despite his brief hiatus.

Though known primarily for his Tracer play, during a recent stream Effect showed off his incredible Widowmaker skills, dominating a game on Junkertown featuring several Overwatch League players.

Playing on the defensive side in the map’s second stage, Effect rebuffed the enemy push single-handedly, killing five members of the enemy team but falling short of the sixth in rather amusing fashion.

Later in the game Effect pulled off another huge play, wiping out the enemy once again to end the round.

Unfortunately, fans will have to wait until Season Two of the Overwatch League begins to see Effect back in action on stage, as he won’t appear in the Overwatch World Cup. Season Two is expected to kick off in early 2019, although it’s possible that pre-season show-matches could take place in December 2018 if the league imitates the Season One schedule.

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Intriguing Overwatch ability idea turns Sombra into a Support DPS

Published: 24/Oct/2020 23:03

by Bill Cooney

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One Overwatch fan has come up with an alternate version of Sombra’s Hack ability that would allow her to provide powerful support to her team, much in the same way that Symmetra was once considered a “Utility” hero.

Any player with more than a few games under their belt knows that there are few things more annoying than getting Hacked by the Mexican stealth hero.

Under its effects, you can’t use any abilities, and passives like Lucio’s Wallride are unavailable as well. But what if it could be used to aid allies as well?

A similar line of thought must have occurred to ‘Jupit’ on Twitter, who came up with an alternate hack that can be used on teammates to reduce their ability cooldowns instead.

In the clip, which is not made with Overwatch itself, Sombra selects Mercy’s resurrect ability while hacking, which reduces the cooldown so she can bring back Tracer even faster.

Obviously this is just a rough (but well-visualized) concept for an ability – so it’s lacking in specifics such as how much the cooldown would be reduced by, what abilities can be hacked, and how it would interfere with her normal abilities, just to name a few.

As one of the most powerful DPS heroes out there right now, not many people are arguing that Sombra needs another incredibly strong ability. But it’s not hard to imagine how this could work if it did get added.

For example, unlike Moira who can switch between beams at a moment’s notice, the technologically blessed hacker would probably need to choose between either hacking an ally or enemy each cooldown, which could open doors to vastly different playstyles that could be developed by players.

Sombra activates EMP
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Sombra is already one of Overwatch’s most powerful DPS heroes, so she might not need such a powerful new ability.

What this does make us think of is Overwatch 2, which will feature customizable skill trees that will let us upgrade hero abilities to make them more powerful as you progress through the single-player portion of the game.

Who’s to say that Sombra won’t have a similar buff to her hack available when the sequel does roll around and Jupit is just lightyears ahead of everyone else? For all we currently know about OW2 (which isn’t much), it’s certainly plausible at least.