Fiery Overwatch combo lets Reinhardt & Baptiste instantly win teamfights - Dexerto

Fiery Overwatch combo lets Reinhardt & Baptiste instantly win teamfights

Published: 2/Mar/2020 19:01

by Michael Gwilliam


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.


Overwatch cosplayer sprints into battle as Soldier 76 with female twist

Published: 24/Nov/2020 23:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam


Cosplayers are no strangers to creating unique outfits based on Overwatch heroes and Hendoart proved to be no different with her stunning female take on Soldier 76.

Soldier 76 is one of the original classic Overwatch heroes, having been around since the game’s launch. With his iconic red, white, and blue jacket, mask, plus heavy pulse rifle, Jack Morrison can easily stand out in a crowd.

That all said, cosplayer and streamer Sarah ‘Hendoart’ Hendo decided to tackle the DPS hero from her own perspective, in what she called a “mini gender bend.”

As you can see from the photos, Hendo absolutely nailed the look of Soldier 76 getting the jacket, gloves, gun, and even biotic field down pat.


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Meanwhile, she also added some of her own flair. Thanks to her feminine figure, the outfit manages to take on a life of its own, especially with her flowing brown hair behind 76’s mask.

However, the best part comes in the form of a little video she created with a fellow Mercy cosplayer. In the clip, the battle-scarred Hendo begs for healing and even “spams” for it – a bit of a meme in the Overwatch community.

“Just a battle-damaged Soldier and a Mercy who dgaf about me,” she captioned the video.


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Eventually, the Mercy begins to nurse Hendo back to health and starts wrapping her arm in a bandage, and evaluates the rest of the hero’s injuries.

Hendo’s cosplays aren’t limited to just Overwatch either. She has cosplayed as many different DC and Marvel superheroes including Spider-Man, Harley Quinn, Joker, Mary Jane, and Venom just to name a few.


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Soldier 76 isn’t the only Overwatch cosplay she’s done either. In the past, she has done many different takes on the tank hero D.Va including her School Girl and Tangerine themed skins.

With Overwatch 2 on the way and multiple more heroes coming with the sequel, this likely isn’t the last we’ve seen from Hendoart and quite frankly, we can’t wait to see what else she has in store.