Hidden Overwatch stalling spot secures easy wins on Hanamura - Dexerto
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Hidden Overwatch stalling spot secures easy wins on Hanamura

Published: 11/Apr/2020 18:12

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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A sneaky Overwatch player has discovered a way to stall Hanamura’s capture point A while their teammates on the attacking team get back on their feet, buying them time to get back to the action without losing the match to the defenders.

There’s nothing worse in Blizzard’s hero shooter than when you’ve managed to take two-thirds of a capture point, but then your whole team is killed and you run out of time to make it back and contest it – especially if you’re right on the edge and you just need one more second to reach it.

You might never have this happen again on Hanamura, though, as one player has found a way to contest point A with Sombra without being spotted by opponents, buying their teammates valuable time to get back into the fight and battle their way to B.

Sneaky Sombra stalling spot

Reddit user EchoPLAYER shared their method on April 10, schooling fellow OW fans on the best way to win the Japan-based map’s first capture zone. “Cheeky stalling method on Hanamura, got us the point,” they captioned the video.

In the clip, the fan takes control of DPS hero Sombra as she sits atop a ledge on the building that oversees the point. While it’s not shown how she got up there, it’s assumed she used her Translocator while cloaked to teleport to the position without being seen.

Once in position, the hacker then uncloaked herself to start the stalling process, with the enemy team clueless as to why the zone was being contested, the opposing Reinhardt swinging his hammer around wildly like a headless chicken.

Sombra then fired at the foes in order to build her ultimate up, before unleashing EMP right as one of her teammates reached the point, after which a Zarya popped her Graviton Surge which locked the enemies into place.

After picking some opponents off, the remaining players suddenly spotted the hero, but it was too late. Fighting until there was just a single Mercy left, she swiftly won the brawl and captured A for her team.

While this stalling strategy might not be new for everyone, it really does show the power of a cloaked Sombra, and proves why players should always look up just in case there’s someone lurking on a hidden ledge.

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Terrifying Hanzo skin concept transforms Overwatch’s favorite archer

Published: 3/Dec/2020 15:49

by Lauren Bergin

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Most Overwatch players will admit that they barely ever play a game without either Hanzo or Genji making an appearance. This new skin idea, however, makes Hanzo even more terrifying. 

Of all the phrases players don’t want to hear in Overwatch, Hanzo’s “ryuuga wagateki wo kurau!” has to be the most hated. It’s literally panic incarnated, especially as you and your team scramble to escape from the jaws of the oncoming dragons and, by doing so, make yourselves easy pickings for the other enemy players.

Love him or hate him, however, Hanzo has become one of Overwatch’s most iconic characters, and his brother Genji is hot on his heels as another fan favorite. Both have been transferred into Blizzard’s MOBA Heroes of the Storm due to their popularity, and feature in several of the game’s animated stories.

Hanzo’s recent Halloween skin mades him even more terrifying, but one fan has went a step further to create a skin for the archer that represents exactly what his enemies see him as: Satan himself.

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Hanzo’s Legendary Dai-Tengu skin is certainly spooky, but this concept even creepier.

A cool concept from Overwatch player luke2377 sees Hanzo recreated as a devilish version of himself, and it’s something that really would strike fear into the hearts of the enemy team.

Pictured with bright red skin, dark eyes and protruding horns that you can almost imagine animated to glow with smoking embers, the archer is both recognisable yet entirely different.

Luke should be commended for ensuring that the skin is true to form and doesn’t lose all of the characteristics that make Hanzo so unique.

Devil Hanzo Skin Concept by me! from r/Overwatch

Overwatch fans react

The comment section has some pretty hilarious quips from various fans scattered throughout, but ultimately r/Overwatch has given luke2377’s skin an overwhelming thumbs up.

One fan expressed more than just approval; they admitted that they ‘love it’. No doubt this was music to the artist’s ears, because you don’t get much higher praise than that! A second comment suggest that Blizzard actually replace the recent Halloween skin with this one next spooky season.

One final comment literally summed up the thoughts of Overwatch fans everywhere (except for Hanzo players of course): ‘Hanzo doesn’t need a skin to be the devil’.

So is this Hanzo skin better than Blizzard’s own design? Reddit certainly seems to think so, and the amount of detail that the artist has put into creating the skin certainly makes it a viable alternative.

We’ll see what happens next Halloween, but until then keep ducking and diving because there’s a Hanzo somewhere ready to land that headshot.