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Experimental Overwatch buff makes McCree’s roll incredibly powerful

Published: 19/Sep/2020 19:26

by Theo Salaun


The latest Overwatch Experimental patch has buffed McCree’s Combat Roll and Flashbang, with the former, in particular, turning him into a spooky flanker who is much harder to kill.

Lately, Overwatch’s Experimental patches have been hitting the live game fairly consistently. That makes McCree’s latest buff a definite point of intrigue for players, as they have tested out his new Combat Roll and discovered increased survivability and a variety of surprising roll-outs. 

In September 18’s hero updates for the testing mode, McCree’s Combat Roll has had two substantial changes: it can now be activated midair and its distance has been increased by 20 percent. As revealed by immediate tests from the Overwatch community, this essentially turns the formerly slow-moving hero into a quasi-flanker, equipped with mid-air mobility akin to Hanzo’s Lunge dash.


As shown by content creators like ‘Hanbammer,’ McCree’s new midair roll enables him to take a variety of exotic and not-so-exotic flanks that would have previously been death sentences for the clock-obsessed cowboy. Now, he can jump across Watchpoint: Gibraltar’s high ground or around Volskaya Industries’ Point B to take surprising angles and introduce unsuspecting players to his favorite catchphrase: “It’s high noon.” 

With an ultimate ability that is so dependent on catching people unaware and out-of-position, the ability to maneuver around is particularly deadly for the gunslinger. The High Noon ult takes a certain amount of time to load into an instant kill on enemies and can be thwarted in a multitude of ways.

But if McCree is able to take an angle that the other team doesn’t expect or can’t run away from, then there is a greater chance that the enemies won’t be able to defend themselves or kill him in time to prevent some casualties.

You can survive environmental kills with McCree’s Experimental Roll from Overwatch


Speaking of killing the Wild West outlaw before he can kill you, that has also gotten even harder to do now that his roll acts as a horizontal double-jump. As shown in a clip by ‘Citriux’ on Reddit, McCree’s midair roll has enough of a vertical angle to it that he can successfully avoid environmental deaths and regain his position on the map.

In this example, he is hooked off of Dorado by a Roadhog, but quickly rolls back onto the surface beside the hog, subsequently stunning and killing his would-be assassinator.

As all Experimental Mode patches go, it’s entirely possible that these McCree buffs do not hit the live servers. But, for now, it’s very interesting to see how the Overwatch community is taking advantage of the beloved cowboy’s new potential.

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 fans furious after game is delayed for the fourth time

Published: 27/Oct/2020 20:21

by Brent Koepp


Cyberpunk 2077 fans were left furious after developer CD Projekt Red delayed the anticipated title into December. The move sparked backlash on social media from players angry that the game’s release had been moved for the fourth time.

By all accounts, Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most anticipated titles of all time. First announced back in 2012, the title was set to launch alongside PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X in November.

However on October 27, CD Projekt Red shocked fans when they delayed the game by three weeks.  The move sparked fury online from players fed up with the game’s erratic release schedule.

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CD Projekt Red
The anticipated title was delayed for a fourth time this year.

Cyberpunk 2077 community outraged over another delay

Cyberpunk was initially set to release in April 2020 before being moved to September, then November, and now December. In a statement posted on Twitter, the Polish developer stated that they were struggling to release the title on multiple platforms.

“The biggest challenge for us right now is shipping the game on current-gen, next-gen, and PC at the same time, which requires us to prepare and test 9 versions of it,” the announcement read.

The team also went on to explain why they had told players that the game had gone “gold” earlier in the month, while still needing more time. According to the creators, they could get a lot done in the extra 21 days.

While players have been accepting of previous delays, this latest move sparked backlash from those who were critical of the studio for announcing dates they can’t meet. One tweet in particular went viral that showed CD Projekt Red telling a fan on October 26 that the game was absolutely coming out on time – a day before they announced the delay.

To add salt to the wound, the user had actually booked the day off from work. Luckily for them though, the fan updated followers hours later and said their boss gave them their day back after showing them the tweet by the Polish developer.

Other fans took to Twitter to voice their frustrations over the delay messing up their plans. One user exclaimed, “Lmao what a joke. It was understandable the first couple of times…but you said last time would 100% be the release date.” Another player said, “I understand the decision, but a lot of us I’m sure asked for time off on our jobs to be able to play this game.”

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Some people are not happy.

Some were so frustrated by the delays, they outright canceled their pre-orders. “Cancelling my pre order now. 4th time this game has been pushed back. All my hype has been killed.” Another Cyberpunk fan agreed, and posted, “Just refunded the purchase. There is no point in buying a game from a dev who cannot keep their promise.”

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Some players are even refunding their preorders.

Due to the challenges that can be faced during a game’s development, it’s extremely common for titles to get delayed. Because of its complexity, it can be hard to pin down a concrete release date as problems can arise at any moment.

However, it’s fairly unusual for a major title to be announced as having gone “gold” only for it to get delayed. And while many fans understand delays make game’s better, four in a single year has become too much for some.