Here are the Overwatch heroes that benefit the most from the new armor nerfs - Dexerto

Here are the Overwatch heroes that benefit the most from the new armor nerfs

Published: 8/Jan/2019 18:23 Updated: 8/Jan/2019 18:34

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch’s latest PTR patch makes substantial changes to Reaper, Brigitte and D.Va, but it also takes the amount of damage reduced by armor down from -5 to -3.

This means that heroes will be able to deal more damage against characters with high armor, especially DPS heroes, who should have an easier time taking down tanks after the update.

The changes could even end up reducing the viability of the GOATs team composition, which relies heavily on tanks.


To show the change in damage for each hero after the patch, Reddit user ClumsyLi put together a graph showing the change in damage per single shot for heroes and posted it to /r/CompetitiveOverwatch.

The hero that gets the highest damage increase is Hammond, who does 40 percent more damage on headshots after the changes to armor.

Orisa and Moira both see their damage against armor increased by just under 35 percent, although Orisa is still able to put out a little more damage per second than Moira.

Already, some users are predicting that this change will mean more of Hammond in the meta, since his mobility and increased damage could potentially make him an alternative to Winston.

The latest PTR patch went live on Monday, January 7, after being mentioned by Jeff Kaplan on the official Overwatch forums over the weekend.

Blizzard gave no indication of when the update would make it into the main game, but it should go live on all platforms before the beginning of the Overwatch League on February 14.


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.