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Genius Overwatch trap trick lets Junkrat counter Genji’s Dragon Blades

Published: 14/Aug/2020 0:55

by Michael Gwilliam

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One part of his Genji’s ever-changing kit in Overwatch that has remained untouched is Dragon Blade, and countering the ability can be the difference between winning and losing matches.

Genji has been one of the strongest Heros in Overwatch for some time now, especially after receiving a series of buffs before being toned down a bit. However, one area of focus with him remains to be the Dragon Blade, which hasn’t been patched.

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While he only has 200 HP when using Dragon Blade, Genji can output a lot of damage, especially with the Dash resets he gets after every elimination. As such, being able to trap the Hero – even literally – can be the best tool to combat the power of Dragon Blade, which is now charging a bit faster with the buffs to his damage.

Overwatch streamer FilthyFaux demonstrated how to keep him at bay and straight-up deny the powerful ability any value during a match on King’s Row.

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The Junkrat player knew the Genji had his Ultimate online and predicted that he would go straight for the Ana player and try to eliminate her first.

By putting a trap on the ground and having Ana stand on top of it, he would likely Dash directly into it as he went to attack her.

“He’s going to fly right into this trap,” the streamer smugly said, as right on schedule, that was exactly what happened and the cyborg Shimada was swiftly dealt with by a Concussion Mine.

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Another possible trick with the trap comes from Overwatch League MVP candidate Jae-hyeok ‘Carpe’ Lee. By standing directly on his own trap, even though he ended up dying to the Genji, the enemy got stuck and ended up dying to the Total Mayhem passive.

This trick is especially important to keep in mind if you ever find yourself up against a Nano Genji. Being able to trap the Hero while he’s Nano Boosted and using Blade will result in a double Ultimate counter with a single Overwatch ability.

So, the next time a Genji is giving you trouble, try and see if you can use his aggressiveness against him with some traps.

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Overwatch meets WarCraft with epic RTS custom game mode

Published: 7/Oct/2020 0:12

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch and RTS games like WarCraft and StarCraft might seem like complete opposites, but the two styles have been combined into a very promising-looking Workshop mode that lets you control multiple heroes as if they were individual units.

If we look at Blizzard games like one big family tree, then the StarCraft and Warcraft franchises could probably be considered something like Overwatch’s grandparents.

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Back in the day StarCraft especially was one of the biggest esports on the planet, but the RTS genre has sadly fallen to wayside in recent years. Both still have dedicated communities though (even after the disaster that was Reforged) and it’s safe to say a good number also play Overwatch now as well.

Irish Overwatch manager Andygmb clearly hasn’t outgrown his love for real-time strategy, not that one ever does, decided to take the top down style from those games and apply it to all of our favorite heroes using Josbird’s cursor tool in the Workshop mode.

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Demo of a MOBA / RTS style control scheme in the Workshop! The possibilities with the workshop are endless! from Overwatch

You can scroll around the map, and drag the map to select multiple units and control them all at once. Like an RTS game, you can tell them where to go, and when to attack something.

Right off the top of our heads if they ever were to make an Overwatch game like this, we’d wager that Roadhog rush would be a great opening build to start with.

But it doesn’t take much to imagine a League of Legends-style game as well being made playable with this type of game either. Sure, Blizzard already has Heroes of the Storm, but that only features a few Overwatch heroes to choose from, where this could add the whole roster.

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Overwatch has over 30 different heroes that could make all kinds of different units.

With Heroes of the Storm already existing (and producing cooler skins for D.Va than Overwatch itself) our chances of seeing an official RTS featuring the game’s heroes are unfortunately slim to none.

That has never stopped players before though, so we’d keep our eyes out for some kind of League clone to appear before too long on the Custom Game browser. Until then, you can always waste more time playing Among Us there as well.