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Hidden Overwatch sniping spot in Gibraltar is perfect for Widowmaker

Published: 12/Nov/2019 1:55 Updated: 12/Nov/2019 18:07

by Bill Cooney

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A creative Overwatch and Widowmaker fan has locked down a way to reach one of the cleverest perches we’ve ever seen on Watchpoint Gibraltar.

Widowmaker can be surprisingly mobile with her Grapple Hook and she can also reach spots that most other heroes can’t get anywhere close to.

There are plenty of spots all around Overwatch that Widow can take advantage of, but just getting to the spot can be a challenge itself.

The Gibraltar spot they’ll never see coming

Reddit user xXsimonsXx laid out how to reach the spot high above the third stage on Gibraltar in a short clip on r/CompetitiveOverwatch.

On the rooftop above the back route to the Stage 3 checkpoint, players are able to grapple up to the stone archway if they stand on a certain joint on the roof.

I found a consistent line up to reach Kephrii’s spot on Watchpoint Gibraltar from r/Competitiveoverwatch

The spot definitely gives defending Widows a nice vantage point to snipe at the attacking team, until they’re discovered at least.

It could potentially be used by attackers too, even though it only gives a partial view of the third and final checkpoint.

Of course, as with any sneaky positioning, you don’t want to spend too much time in an actual game getting on your perch, so a little practice would probably be a good thing before whipping this out in Competitive.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe spot provides a nice little place to snipe from for Widow.600

A Widowmaker cosplay that will blow you away

Widowmaker is without a doubt one of the most popular characters in Overwatch, which also makes her inspiration for a good many cosplayers.

Recently, Ukrainian cosplay model le_blaaanc_cosplay took inspiration from the limited-time Sarah Kerrigan Widowmaker skin which debuted back in 2018 as part of StarCraft’s 20th birthday.

 

Everything from Kerrigan’s iconic goggles, armor, and gun were all recreated beautifully and just like the skin the cosplay is a great combination of two Blizzard fandoms.

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Insane Wrecking Ball trick in Overwatch lets you get easy Oasis kills

Published: 2/Dec/2020 16:11

by Lauren Bergin

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Overwatch’s Wrecking Ball is very much a love or hate hero: tanks love to play him, but every other player hates him. This easy trick will help you dominate as the furry hero on Oasis.

When players see a Wrecking Ball in their game, their either excited that he’s on their team instead of the enemy one or, alternatively, their heart sinks. The iron clad furball can make or break a game, especially in areas where environmental kills are all too easy.

A recent discovery that Tracer and Wrecking Ball can be partnered together to cause chaos with a boop and Pulse Bomb has led to players testing out all different Hammond tricks.

One player, however, has discovered a trick that will make Oasis a nightmare for the enemy team.

Wrecking Ball grapples
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Wrecking Ball may be cute, but he’s deadly on several Overwatch maps.

Wrecking Ball Oasis trick gives you easy kills

When piloting the armoured death ball, Reddit user XCJRR has found a prime spot to lie in waiting for any unfortunate victims on Oasis.

If a player positions themselves just outside of the enemy spawn on Oasis behind the bright blue sign next to the palm tree, they’re in a prime position to barrel into their opponents and throw them into the highway which forms part of Oasis’ backdrop.

From there, enemies are more than likely to be one-shot by the oncoming traffic, giving you instant kills and a whole lot of pressure on the map.

These are true environmental kills. from r/Overwatch

XCJRR’s timing was literal perfection, as it seems the entire enemy team were just respawning as he launched his attack, giving him an easy triple kill. It’s easy to race around the map as Hammond, so getting there with plenty of time and waiting is the perfect trick to get an easy wipe.

A lot of players will sigh at this news, as its yet another way for Wrecking Ball to truly wreck your evening, but give it a shot and see what happens. Just remember, you didn’t hear it from us.