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Overwatch Player Shows Another Way to Make the Most of the New Symmetra Teleporter

Published: 9/Jun/2018 4:47 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Joe O'Brien


An Overwatch player showed off another creative way of using Symmetra’s new teleporter to catch the enemy off guard.

Symmetra recently received a major rework which is currently being tested on the Overwatch PTR. Arguably the most significant change is the move of Teleporter from an Ultimate to a regular ability.

The new Teleporter naturally isn’t as powerful in some ways – it has less health, and it now sets the entrance where Symmetra is rather than in the spawn room, so it can’t be used to eliminate long runs back in the same way.

The changes do allow for a lot more versatility with the ability, however, capable of creating pathways around the map to Symmetra’s design and usable with much greater frequency.

Players caught on pretty quickly to the applications of one of the new features of the teleporter – that it can now transport certain types of ultimates as well as players – by using it to drop exploding D.Va mechs into the back lines.

Overwatch player DPSMercy showed off another possibility while playing as Reinhardt. After facing an enemy Reinhardt in the classic stand-off, DPSMercy spun around and charged away from his opposite number – right into a teleporter that placed him behind his opponent, catching him off guard and leaving the rest of the enemy team suddenly defenseless.

The new Symmetra seems set to add a whole new dimension to the game once she reaches the live servers. Not only are a whole new range of plays possible, but the possibility itself adds a new level of mind games – teams will have to be constantly aware of enemy teleporters, but on the flip side Symmetra will be able to divert enemy attention simply with the placement of one.


Intriguing Overwatch ability idea turns Sombra into a Support DPS

Published: 24/Oct/2020 23:03

by Bill Cooney


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
Blizzard Entertainment
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.