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Fiery Overwatch combo lets Reinhardt & Baptiste instantly win teamfights

Published: 2/Mar/2020 19:01

by Michael Gwilliam

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Teamfights in Overwatch are often won by powerful Ultimate combos that overwhelm the enemy, yet one of the best combinations in the entire game only requires one fast-charging ability.

Baptiste’s Amplification Matrix is one of the quickest-charging Ultimates in Overwatch. When it’s active, all projectiles or shots fired through it will deal double damage. Due to how the damage is doubled, a number of abilities become instant kills for 200 HP heroes.

For instance, a single grenade by Junkrat does 130 damage, but when it’s fired through the Amplification Matrix, it will do a massive 260. A Hanzo bodyshot normally does 125, but when fired through Baptiste’s Ultimate, it deals 250 or even whopping 500 if it’s a headshot.

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Baptiste is one of the most powerful supports in Overwatch.

That said, there’s few projectiles in Overwatch that can hit multiple enemies at once, and even fewer that can pass through targets. Reinhardt’s Fire Strike, however, is one them.

During the Overwatch League’s Week Four matches in Houston, the Atlanta Reign pulled off a dynamic combo against the Toronto Defiant.

Using the Amplification Matrix, a well-time Halt by Orisa and a Reinhardt Firestrike, they were able to hit four members of the Defiant with the amplified Firestrike, dealing 200 damage to everyone caught in it.

In some ways, the combo is similar to the old Graviton Surge – Dragon Strike combo with Zarya and Hanzo, but this technique only requires one Ultimate and two standard abilities to pull off.

What’s more impressive is that this is very difficult to counter. A Zenyatta Transcendence only heals and won’t save 200 HP heroes from that much burst damage and Lucio needs a moment to cast Sound Barrier – he could easily die while in the animation.

The combo is easy to perform too. Taking to Reddit, user PewdsBeard said that he had to try out the Reinhardt Baptiste move after seeing Atlanta do it.

Saw the 4k Fire Strike from Atlanta last night and made me want to play again. Guess I can retire now. from Overwatch

Even without an Orisa to pull the enemy team, PewdsBeards and his Reinhardt were able to score kills onto four opponents in seconds with the combination.

Try to coordinate with your tank or support next time you play and see how many kills you can rack up with this game-winning maneuver.

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Dafran shows off incredible Overwatch Dynamite tactic with Ashe

Published: 4/Dec/2020 0:04

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch streamer-turned-farmer Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca showed that he is still insane at Overwatch by utilizing a simple trick with the hero Ashe.

Dafran has long been considered one of the best Overwatch players on the planet, despite only spending one stage in OWL back in season 2. While he was known mostly for his sensational McCree, Soldier, and Tracer plays, the Danish DPS star can also frag out on Ashe.

During a December 3 broadcast, Dafran found himself attacking on Junkertown and in a prime position to help his team capture Point B.

On the Ashe, Dafran noticed all sorts of enemies were grouping in a small room they need to funnel through to get into the streets phase area. With his Widowmaker ally using her ultimate to fully reveal their location, Francesca decided to take matters into his own hands.

Ashe leads her team on Rialto
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Ashe can be a big threat with Dynamite.

With his B.O.B active on the other side of the room and the enemies waiting for the big Omnic butler to disappear before they made their move, Dafran threw his Dynamite barely inside.

Ashe’s Dynamite can be one of the most impactful abilities in Overwatch, dealing massive damage upon the explosion and then a bit more over time. Those closest to the explosion take 50 damage with 100 burn damage coming over time.

Once the Dynamite exploded, the enemy Ashe, Baptiste, Zenyatta and Widowmaker were at his mercy. Speaking of Mercy, the Dane had one pocketing him, making sure he inflicted extra damage.

With some simple hip firing, he was able to eliminate the three targets before ADSing to dink the Widow for the quadruple kill – plus, 60% in brand new ultimate charge for another B.O.B.

“That’s an Overwatch League play, dude!” he exclaimed. “Holy f**k, dude.”

The best part about the whole sequence is just how simple it really was, and there is no reason you can’t replicate it in your games. Just remember how easy Ashe’s Dynamite can be to land if you don’t overcomplicate the toss and opt to just hip fire.

It may not be the flashiest, but it can win entire team fights with relative ease. Give it a shot next time you queue up as DPS.