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Here’s the Overwatch hero with the most average damage per match during Season 13

Published: 3/Jan/2019 20:56 Updated: 3/Jan/2019 21:15

by Bill Cooney

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During Overwatch Season 13, top Zarya players averaged almost 3,000 more damage per match than DPS heroes, like Soldier and Ashe did.

DPS heroes are typically expected to have the most damage output during an Overwatch match, but it looks like the GOATs meta, which basically consists of three tanks and three healers, is giving Zarya a chance to shine.

GOATs became popular after an Open Division team of the same name went undefeated using the strategy for the first time. Since then, it has replaced Dive as the go-to team comp for most professional teams.

According to user Chief-TR on /r/Competitive Overwatch, using data taken from Overbuff, the top 10 Zarya players averaged 23,042 damage per match during Season 13.

This is almost 3,000 more damage per match than the top Ashe players, who averaged 20,790, or elite Hanzo mains, who averaged 20,435 damage per match.

Because of the way GOATs is played, Chief-TR and other users came to the conclusion that it is the prevalence of GOATs that allows Zarya to deal so much damage.

Blizzard EntertainmntZarya averaged about 23,000 damage per match among top players during Season 13.

Some users said in the comments that it wasn’t actually GOATs, but the change to close-range brawl team compositions once Brigitte was introduced into the game, that allows Zarya to gain charge and deal more damage than anyone else.

Since this data is only from the top 10 players for each hero, Zarya might not actually be the highest damage dealer in say, gold or platinum ranks, but when it comes to top 500, she definitely is.

Even though it’s a small sample size, these numbers do a good job of showing the niche that Zarya has against high damage-dealing compositions, like GOATs.

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Overwatch dev hints at Kraków, Poland map for Overwatch 2

Published: 20/Jan/2021 2:33

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Overwatch players have been dying to know more details about Overwatch 2, but while the developers have remained tight-lipped on the details, they hinted that one of the new maps could take place in Kraków, Poland.

Overwatch 2’s development is still a mystery in many ways. It’s been delayed time and time again, with no release date in sight. To make matters worse, a series of job listings suggest it’s still far from completion. However, Dexerto’s Bill Cooney is confident that a delay could be a blessing in disguise.

Either way, fans are dying for more information. Fortunately, the developers have finally started dropping some hints, but it has nothing to do with an official release date. Instead, it has to do with a potential new map in Overwatch 2.

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It feels like an eternity has passed since Overwatch 2 was first announced back in 2019.

A team of developers talked about the new map, Kanezaka, in a recent interview on the official website. They discussed the inspiration for the map along with its design and what players can expect. 

The interviewer then asked them, “If you could choose any location for a new Overwatch map, where would it be?” They probably expected to get a simple answer. Instead, they got a bombshell.

“You’ll see in Overwatch 2!” said the developers. One dove a little deeper and added, “Kraków, Poland. This is a city that I visited a few times and fell in love with. The medieval architecture is beautiful and well preserved, the city has very pleasant plazas and open spaces, with lots of interesting shapes and colors!”

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Tracer would have a field day blinking through the infrastructure of Kraków, Poland.

At this stage, it’s nothing more than a hint. However, it’s a pretty strong one and a sign that it could be in the works.

Overwatch fans would love to see more locations in the sequel, and there’s no doubt that Kraków would be a great addition.

Hopefully, it’s the first of many more hints and the developers will reveal more details on what players can expect in Overwatch 2.