Has Houston Outlaws star JAKE abandoned his signature hero? - Dexerto

Has Houston Outlaws star JAKE abandoned his signature hero?

Published: 28/Nov/2018 1:00 Updated: 28/Nov/2018 1:16

by Wyatt Donigan


With the release of Overwatch’s newest hero Ashe into competitive play, it looks like one player has decided to change affiliations after putting some time in with her.

While Overwatch League players must be able to swap between different heroes depending on the situation, some players have been known to gravitate towards particular characters more often than not. 

On such player, Houston Outlaws DPS player Jacob ‘JAKE’ Lyon, has made a name for himself by playing Junkrat at an incredibly high level during his career.

Despite often being called ‘Jakerat’ because of his use of the hero, JAKE looks to have set his sights on a new hero to main in Overwatch.  

Just hours after Ashe went live in Overwatch’s competitive playlist, JAKE announced on Twitter that he was saying goodbye to his signature character.

As you can imagine, this came as quite the shock to many in the Overwatch community as JAKE and Junkrat have been tied together for as long as we can remember.

The Tweet garnered some incredibly hilarious reactions as everyone struggled to understand what was happening.

Overwatch League

Houston Outlaws

One fan even claimed to have predicted the whole thing weeks ago when Ashe was first announced.

There’s still plenty of time until Season 2 of the Overwatch League starts, which means that Jakerat fans can still hold out hope that he hasn’t abandoned his signature character for good.

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If he does end up leaving Junkrat in the dust for Ashe, though, it will no doubt go down as one of the biggest betrayals of all time.


How to use OP Torb turret placement in Overwatch Junkenstein’s Revenge

Published: 28/Oct/2020 0:20

by Bill Cooney


Junkenstein’s Revenge is one of the best ways to earn loot boxes during Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event, and there are a few spots for Torbjorn’s turret you should probably know about.

Halloween in Overwatch means plenty of new skins to unlock, including the Ragdoll Echo skin, which is now available until the event ends on November 3.

The only way to unlock the DPS hero’s new skin though is to win 9 games in any mode. If you stick to quick play and competitive this could easily take one or even two whole days, but if you simply grind them out in Junkenstein’s Revenge, the wins will only take a couple of hours instead.

Even though the seasonal PvE survival mode goes quicker than regular matches, you can definitely still lose if you don’t have the right team comp. This means that at all difficulty levels, Torbjorn is still a must-pick for his turret and it’s constant damage output.

Torbjorn Halloween Terror skin
Blizzard Entertainment
You won’t get far in the harder difficulties of Junkenstein’s without Torb.

As for where to put this powerful, Zomnic-slaying device, there are several options that all work quite well, and are all fairly easy to pull off too – like on top of the overturned cart right down the middle lane. It has a commanding line of sight for the middle and left staircase spawns, and even covers part of the pond on the right side.

The best part of this spot might be the fact that it’s too close for Zombardiers to immediately target it, and it will hold boss aggro for as long as it’s around.

Next, placing the turret on the railing right on top of the left-hand stairs also gives it a great shot at all three spawns instead of just two, and gives you the ability to run up there and repair it when needed.

Finally, if you’re looking for something extra flashy to really impress your teammates, there’s even a way to get the turret up to the wooden platform just above the door where Widow and Ashe usually hang out.

Step by step for best turret placement in JR from Overwatch

Like in the clip above, head up the stairs to the right and go on to the platform they lead to (the place we all used to place the turret). Then head to the ledge closest to the door and aim at the ridge on the tower above the platform, straight up from the bush on the right side.

Another option is to jump from the edge and throw it at the apex of Torb’s leap if you have trouble getting it there while standing still. Toss it up, and your little guy is all set to rain down death on the army of undead charging the gates, and hopefully unlock that Echo skin a little bit quicker.