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

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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.

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Crafty Overwatch spot can give you the drop on Lijiang Tower

Published: 30/Nov/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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A new perch where Overwatch players can hang out has been discovered on Lijiang Tower’s Night Market stage, and it’s somewhere the enemy team will never think to look.

There are plenty of out the way and unexpected spots you can post up on in Overwatch, and the stages of Lijiang Tower contain a good number of them.

With plenty of roofs, walkways, nooks, and crannies, there are plenty of places to lay in wait for unsuspecting enemies, but this one discovered by Reddit user InfamousHandy on a whole other level.

Overwatch Lijang Tower Night market spot ( IDK if this spot was shown before) from Overwatch

In the area just outside the spawn room, there’s a building to the right (or left depending on which side you’re on) that’s covered in dark awnings. As you can see, with an ability like Reaper’s Shadowstep it’s actually possible to get up there and chill as long as you like.

If you can get up to this spot on the enemy side with your ult without being seen or destroyed, you have a chance to drop down and score some eliminations while the other team is still regrouping.

It’s not just Reaper who can reach it either, Echo, Pharah, and Lucio also can on their own, and any hero can as well with the help of Symmetra’s Teleporter. Just imagine what it would be like to get a Bastion up there.

The only downside is that to have any chance in a regular match of getting kills with this, you will most likely have to make your way to the enemy side of the map, which can be a challenge all on its own sometimes.

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Side corridors are your friend for sneaking around on Night Market, shown here, ironically, during the day.

To increase your chances of making it across undetected, we’d suggest using the side corridors, if you lack a movement ability that lets you avoid the ground altogether, like Lucio.

With the Lunar New Year event coming right up after Winter Wonderland though, this strat might be worth keeping in your back pocket for those special Capture the Flag modes.