Hidden Overwatch spot makes Reinhardt's Earthshatter ability overpowered - Dexerto
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Hidden Overwatch spot makes Reinhardt’s Earthshatter ability overpowered

Published: 8/Nov/2020 17:44

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to get even more value from Reinhardt’s Earthshatter can look no further than a secret spot on Blizzard World where the tank can slam his hammer down.

Reinhardt’s Earthshatter is one of the best abilities in Overwatch. Once activated, Reinhardt will jump into the air and spike his hammer on the ground creating a quake that knocks enemies off their feet.

While they’re stunned, Rein or the rest of his team can easily follow-up on the damage and win team fights in the process.

Plus, it has a very high charge rate, which means it comes up online faster than other ultimates. By landing Fire strikes, pins and hammer swings, it’s quite easy to earn the ultimate charge.

Reinhardt earthshatter on Hollywood
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Earthshatter’s big weakness is shields.

However, Earthshatter’s biggest weakness is how it can be canceled. Barriers can completely nullify the ability and Reinhardt is vulnerable to stuns or other forms of crowd control while activating the ultimate.

This is where the Blizzard World spot comes into play. As shown by user CptHippiehTF on Reddit, the trick is designed to catch enemies off guard as they’re in a group on second point.

After climbing to the top of one of the Siege Tanks in the StarCraft section of the map, Reinhardt can charge and find himself on high ground while out of the enemy’s line of sight.

This shatter spot is quite fun (never used it in a real game yet, see you when that happens :D) from Overwatch

As you can see in the video, CptHippiehTF is completely hidden from the enemy and is able to land a big Earthshatter that even connects onto the low ground below.

Hiding in this spot could be much to your advantage if the enemy team has pushed the payload deeper towards the second checkpoint and need to regroup.

Reinhardt charges on Temple
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Pinning a target can earn a lot of ultimate charge.

Best of all, the enemy is unlikely to look in this location, which should give you the element of surprise to really get the jump on them.

Next time you’re on Blizzard World and want to hold point B, remember this spot and ambush your opponents with ease.

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Overwatch player’s dad goes viral after recreating every hero emote

Published: 24/Nov/2020 22:50

by Bill Cooney

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One Overwatch player’s dad has gone viral for recreating emotes for all of the game’s original heroes and has given us inspiration for a fantastic Reinhardt skin idea all at the same time.

Over the years the emotes of Overwatch heroes have been recreated and memed countless times, but you don’t often see the kind of dedication required to attempt one from each hero in a single go.

But, that’s just what one YouTuber Nick Luciano and his dad did in a video using various household items that’s once again making the rounds on Reddit, and we have to say that Reinhardt impression is still one of the best we’ve ever seen.

Masterfully replacing the rocket hammer for an electric weed wacker, Luciano’s father knocks it out of the park with moves that could have been the motion capture for the character himself, before realizing his neighbor was watching and trying to laugh it off with a casual “hey Carl!”

To be fair the clip at the top of the game’s subreddit is more than three years old at this point, but pops has been hard at work recreating all kinds of emotes and poses from various titles on YouTube since, Overwatch included.

What you won’t see in the Reddit post are the additional emotes performed by Luciano’s dad, released a year later. Who knew that all it took was a back pillow to make a perfect D.Va costume in just a few seconds?

Obviously, he’s not a professional YouTuber, so there’s no real regular upload schedule or any kind of consistency, but for this kind of great content, that’s just fine. He probably has dad stuff to do as well, such as mowing the lawn, and organizing various shelves in the garage.

With Overwatch 2 right on the horizon, and hopefully a new game’s worth of emotes coming along with it, Luciano and his pops will hopefully find the time to record even more hilarious imitations in the backyard.