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How to get across the Hanamura gap with any Overwatch hero

Published: 6/Sep/2019 21:29 Updated: 6/Sep/2019 22:03

by Bill Cooney

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A new video shows that it is possible for any Overwatch hero to clear the Hanamura gap from defender’s spawn to Point A, but players do have to be careful.

The gap on the side of Hanamura is often used a shortcut for players coming from the defending spawn to Point A, but often it’s only heroes with higher mobility that make the jump.

This doesn’t mean they’re the only ones who can do it though, as a new video from Reddit user Tan-Man-182 shows making the jump is actually possible with every hero in the game.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe gap is often a faster route to Point A than going through the castle’s courtyard.

How to make the Hanamura leap of faith

Tan-Man uses less mobile heroes like Zenyatta, Orisa and Roadhog to show that the jump is doable with any hero in the game.

To pull it off, players need to stand at the very edge of the corner on the wooden side, before leaping off for the low ground on the stone side.

Quick Tip: Any hero can cross the gap on Hanamura while defending, even the very immobile heroes! from r/Overwatch

It honestly doesn’t seem like any of the heroes will make it during the jump, but somehow they come out unscathed on the other side.

While the move isn’t too complicated, it would probably be best to test it out in Quick Play, so you don’t fall off of the map during an important Point A fight.

Blizzard EntertainmentJust make sure the enemy Pharah is far away when you attempt the jump.

Could Overwatch on Switch mean cross-platform play?

In other Overwatch news, Nintendo recently announced that the game would be coming to the Switch in October.

The Switch version of Overwatch will include motion controls and it has a lot of people talking about the possibility of cross-platform play for the game as well.

nintendo / blizzardOverwatch on Switch means we can finally play anywhere we want.

So, practice those jumps before October and you could be one step closer to breaking into the top 500 on Switch.

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Overwatch battle pass? Blizzard teases major changes for franchise

Published: 29/Oct/2020 23:00

by Nate Searl

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An Activision Blizzard investor reveals that the Overwatch franchise is in for some major innovations that should help bring in consistent revenue. It sounds like the game might be getting a Battle Pass. 

Overwatch has been one of the most consistent games since its release back in 2016 with a very basic business model. The game has a set cost and the only microtransactions are loot boxes that provide cosmetic items.

New cosmetic items only come out during seasonal events, which are the same every year, and there isn’t currently any form of Battle Pass. According to an Activision Blizzard investor, the business model is going to change soon.

Is Overwatch getting a Battle Pass?

Most popular online multiplayer games like Fortnite, League of Legends, Valorant, etc. are free to play and have some form of Battle Pass that helps them bring in money. Overwatch never did this, and currently relies on game sales and loot box sales to bring in revenue.

Overwatch Battle Pass
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What the Battle Pass looks like in Fortnite.

With Overwatch 2 on the horizon, Activision Blizzard will likely change their business model for the game. A Battle Pass would be a great solution. It gives players new cosmetics along with an extra incentive to play, and it gives Activision Blizzard a new way to profit off the franchise.

Battle Passes are generally great ways to get players involved in a game by giving them quests and other incentives to play while offering players exclusive cosmetic content to flex on their opponents with. In Overwatch, this could be skins, sprays, voice lines, highlight intros, or new items that haven’t been revealed yet.

Overwatch 2 surveys

Activision Blizzard has also sent out surveys about Overwatch 2. YouTuber Stylosa went over the survey, which asks questions about potential different features and editions of the game. It seems like they are mulling over several different ideas.

In addition to a potential Battle Pass, it seems like Overwatch 2 will have new ways to customize skins. This could mean changing the color of the skins or maybe changing clothing items or weapons like in Dota 2.

If Overwatch goes free-to-play when Overwatch 2 comes out, a Battle Pass seems inevitable. We will undoubtedly learn more about it in the coming months.