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Every new Overwatch Dance Emote for Ashe, Baptiste and Wrecking Ball – with video

Published: 21/May/2019 20:17 Updated: 21/May/2019 21:12

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch’s newest heroes: Ashe, Baptiste and Wrecking Ball are all getting new dance emotes for the 2019 Anniversary event.

Overwatch introduced dance emotes for heroes during the first Anniversary event in 2017 and they’re one of the most popular emotes among players to bust out in spawn.

Listed below are all three of the new dances for Ashe, Baptiste and Hammond for the 2019 Anniversary event.

Ashe — Line Dance

Like McCree, Ashe’s dance is called “Line Dance”, which is a choreographed dance with a repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines or rows.

In the United States line dancing is popular with country music, so it’s an obvious choice for McCree and Ashe, Overwatch’s resident cowpokes. 

Seeing as how Roadhog and Junkrat have a high-five Easter Egg when they do their dance emote together, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that there’s a similar hidden dance interaction between Ashe and McCree.

There is one thing that’s bugging us about Ashe’s new dance emote though: it doesn’t include B.O.B.

Baptiste — Konpa Dance

Before you start: no this isn’t the Pon Pon dance. Konpa (AKA Compas or Komba) is a style of Haitian dance music and was made popular by a Haitian musician named Nemours Jean-Baptiste (we see you Blizzard).

Its pretty cool that the Overwatch team gave Baptiste a dance that represents his Haitian heritage and finally allows him to bust a move with everyone else.

Hammond — Hamster Dance

Finally we have Wrecking Ball/Hammond who has been given the very appropriate “Hamster Dance” which is based on very deep cut of internet lore.

Back in the heady days of the internet circa 1997, before even the first StarCraft was originally released (1998) there was a website called Hamsterdance.com that featured a gif of hamsters dancing along with this song.

We don’t know for sure whether this was the inspiration for Hammond’s “Hamster Dance”, but if you watch the dance with the song playing the background, it honestly goes together way to well to be a coincidence.

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Overwatch players discover Reinhardt is “broken” with new hammer buff

Published: 4/Dec/2020 23:18

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new buff to Reinhardt on the Overwatch Experimental Card may be a bit too strong after players did some testing with his hammer.

The December 3 Overwatch patch brought in some big changes to three different heroes with Baptiste getting a nerf to Immorality Field, D.Va’s health getting reconfigured and Reinhardt seeing an increase to his hammer swing damage.

With his swing damage improved from 75 damage to 85, these has opened up some new damage breakpoints when factoring in Mercy and Zenyatta damage boosts.

The key thing to keep in mind with most Overwatch buffs is how they are influenced by other modifiers. With most heroes being at 200 HP, the sooner your damage can exceed that, the better.

Reinhardt on Hollywood
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Reinhardt’s damage got a nice buff.

In the case of Reinhardt, his damage increase from 75 to 85 may not seem too insane until you start to factor in damage boosts. Mercy’s damage boost amplifies a hero’s attacks by 30% while Zenyatta’s Discord Orb makes it so any hero who is discorded takes 30% extra damage.

Previously, with 75 damage, one swing by Reinhardt while damage boosted or attacking a discorded target would deal 97.5. Now, however, when factoring in the 10 additional damage, that number becomes 110.5.

All it takes now is just two swings onto a 200 HP hero for Reinhardt to delete them, making the buff extra strong when he’s paired with a Mercy or Zenyatta.

Plus, there are a couple of extra elements to factor in. Reinhardt’s hammer deals cleave damage, which means that he can hit multiple enemies with a single blow. If he’s damage boosted by Mercy, he could take down teams with ease.

Not only that, but the Experimental patch also gave Reinhardt 50 extra health, meaning he has a bit more room to swing and live to tell the tale. This doesn’t even include the additional ultimate charge he will generate by doing more damage.

As you can see in the short clip, with the boost, Reinhardt can delete the 200 HP practice range bot in just one second, prompting Jon to caption the video: “Rein is broken.”

Reinhardt holds shield up
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Reinhardt is a much more deadly tank with these buffs.

Others agreed. “Buffing Rein and D.Va when they don’t need it instead of nerfing overpowered heroes isn’t good man,” a user replied.

“I don’t think this is the answer we are looking for but I guess it’s better than what we got?” Florida Mayhem content creator Samito further chimed in referring to the state of the meta.

It will be interesting to see what the devs decide to do with these Reinhardt buffs and if they make it through to the live game after the experimental period ends.