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Genius Overwatch shield trick can counter Zenyatta’s Transcendence

Published: 6/Apr/2020 17:35

by Michael Gwilliam


Zenyatta’s Transcendence is one of the most powerful support abilities in Overwatch, healing for a whopping 300 HP per second. While not many abilities can damage through the Omnic monk’s Ultimate, proper shield placement can completely deny the healing.

Tank streamer TBerq showed off this trick during a ranked match on Junkertown. With his team pushed back to defending the third point, the Reinhardt player made a big-brain play with his barrier to earn a fight victory.

Despite being down a player and whiffing his Earthshatter, TBerq’s Zarya decided to combo with the friendly Hanzo with a Graviton Surge – Dragonstrike combo. However, the enemy Zenyatta came right in with his Transcendence.

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Zenyatta’s Ultimate heals for 300 HP a second.

In addition to Zen’s Ultimate healing for 300, the enemy Ana wasn’t caught in the Graviton Surge and was free to pump more healing into her team. What’s more, is that if she landed a Biotic Grenade on her team, it would have boosted their healing received by 50%, meaning Transcendence would heal for a whopping 450 per second.

That said, the Reinhardt player was quick to act and positioned his barrier so that it was in-between the floating Omnic and his team, denying the healing from coming through.

“I’ll cut off his healing,” TBerq told his squad, earning their approval for the big-brain play.

“Oh my goodness,” the Zarya laughed. “Rein, you’re a genius. I’ve literally never seen a Rein do that.”

Thanks to that move, the Hanzo – Zarya combo was enough to wipe the opposition and stop the attack before the payload was able to reach the third checkpoint.

Reinhardt isn’t the only tank this is possible with. Smart Winston, Sigma, and even Orisa or Brigitte players can use their shields to split up the healing from a Zenyatta and his team.

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A well-placed Winston bubble can prevent healing too.

Additionally, if the enemy team is in a Grav and has a Lucio instead of a Zenyatta, you could act quickly and position your shield before he is able to use Sound Barrier as that ability requires line of sight to give teammates the extra health.

Next time you’re in a ranked game, be mindful of what Ultimates your opponent has and try this tactic out. If you can deny enemy support abilities their value, there’s a good chance you’ll be winning the game.


How to find cute new Overwatch Halloween easter egg at Chateau Guillard

Published: 23/Oct/2020 1:47

by Theo Salaun


During the spookiest time of the year, Overwatch’s fans have discovered a cute, quaint easter egg in the game’s Chateau Guillard map, which has enjoyed a Halloween makeover.

Overwatch’s developers over at Blizzard do not take October’s biggest holiday for granted, as they celebrate the costume and candy festivities each year with reworked maps and new cosmetics.

This year, players have taken to exploring the Halloween version of Chateau Guillard, and are appreciating the various adjustments.

Now set under moonlight, the extensive French chateau most popularly known for deathmatch custom games is also becoming known for spooky Halloween details. Having released in 2018’s event, players are still making discoveries in the version of Chateau Guillard at night.

Normally, people get distracted by the fog and darkness, or maybe the jack-o’-lanterns and subterranean coffin.

But, taking a trip to the red study room, Redditor ‘YHJ_JYG_Kryptlock’ has discovered a neat little Overwatch easter egg involving candle wicks.

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The new Halloween easter egg appears in Chateau Guillard’s red study room.

As they demonstrate in the clip below, if you shoot each wick of the candelabra, the candles will briefly light. It’s nothing crazy, but that doesn’t stop it from being a neat addition to an already detailed revamped map.

To find this easter egg, you’ll first need to find the red study room.

If you’re facing inward to the chateau from the outdoor area with a jump pad and statue, this room will be toward the back right as you enter. If you’re on the opposite end, at the balcony’s health pack, this will be to your left as you enter the chateau.

How to find Chateau Guillard’s Halloween easter egg

  1. Head to the red study room
  2. Locate the standing candelabra, in the back right of the room at the corner near the bookshelf
  3. Shoot the candle wicks
  4. Enjoy the lit candles
  5. Make a wish?

If you shoot the candles wicks in Château Guillard (Halloween) you will light them on fire. from Overwatch

Ultimately, it’s a very simple easter egg, but a cute one. In a map covered in so much dreary darkness thanks to Halloween, lighting candles is a nice contrast.

Of course, it also makes for a decent party trick. So if you load into custom games, feel free to impress your friends by showing off your detailed map knowledge.