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Hilarious Overwatch glitch allows Hammond to grapple in “crab form”

Published: 23/May/2020 21:11

by Meg Bethany Koepp


A funny Overwatch trick allows Wrecking Ball to use his grappling hook while in his “crab form,” making for some hilarious entertainment that could distract your enemies enough to score a victory.

There are many tricks in Overwatch that many players don’t know about until they discover them online, admittedly some being more useful than others – like this one that lets support heroes charge up their Ultimate for free.

A hilarious, albeit useless, technique that lets Hammond use his grappling hook while in “crab mode” is cracking players up, and is a good way of causing a distraction for the opposing team so your squad can push for a win while they stand there asking themselves “what the heck is that?!”

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Some players refer to Wrecking Ball’s mech form as his “crab mode.”

Reddit user ‘Willyknickers’ shared the comical trick, and shared how to perform it on the Blizzard World shark (who has become somewhat of a meme at this point), though you can probably pull it off wherever you like, as long as it’s with something Hammond can grapple onto.

The bizarre form can be achieved if you melee and then immediately press the keys for Ball’s ball form and grappling hook at the same time – that’s V, then SHIFT and right-click on PC.

How to use Hammond’s grappling hook while in crab form. from Overwatch

As Redditor ‘moomerator‘ put it, it is “actually a really key tech to maximizing Hammond’s potential” because “normally your team tilts at the very start of the game because “ball bad” and you look like a bad teammate for not swapping. So instead you whip this out so that they’re so busy being wow’d that they don’t flame you.”

The best strategy is a distraction.

Obviously this isn’t something you’d want to use while in the middle of a “sitting on the edge of your seat” intense-style Competitive match, but it’s something to busy yourself with while in Skirmish and waiting for a game.

If nothing else, it’s just a hilarious bug to show your friends, or to distract your enemies with, but still pretty cool nonetheless.


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

Published: 24/Nov/2020 22:50

by Bill Cooney


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.