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How to get Orisa’s Ultimate almost instantly in Overwatch

Published: 29/Nov/2019 18:13 Updated: 8/Dec/2019 20:54

by Michael Gwilliam

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Building your ultimate in Overwatch is key to victory due to the power of these special moves. While doing damage to enemies and healing teammates are the traditional ways to build up your special attack, environmental kills are by far the fastest, as shown by an Orisa player on Volskaya.

Redditor The_Superstarman posted a video on November 28 showing him about to start defending Point A on Volskaya Industries. Attackers have four possible options after leaving spawn. They can either go right, through the building in front of the library, over the building or far left. The latter, as the red team discovered, is extremely dangerous.

By going left, the attackers are put at risk of being booped, hooked or knocked off the map, resulting in their instant demise. In this game, five attackers died to a single Halt by Superstarman.

This is officially the peak of my luck from Overwatch

It’s not uncommon for Orisa players to send out a Halt and activate it just as the enemy appears to try to get a cheeky kill. But five is bonkers. And the lottery-winning player clearly understood this as he titled his video “This is officially the peak of my luck.”

What makes this even crazier is that it came only 8 seconds into the game.

If you look at his ultimate charge, it goes from 0 to 100, real quick. Well, almost. Sorry, Drake fans. The single move resulted in a whopping 95% charge.

Why did Orisa get so much ultimate charge?

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In Overwatch, scoring an environmental kill nets you the equivalent of ultimate charge you would have otherwise gotten if you shot an enemy normally. So, if you booped a 600 health Roadhog off the map, you would receive 600 HP worth of ultimate charge as if you had done 600 points of damage.

What makes this particular play all the much better for Superstarman’s team is the fact that Orisa’s ultimate, Super Charger, buffs the damage of all allies within its line of sight by 50%. This makes it one of the best ultimates to help teammates build their ultimates.

The play may be one of the best Orisa halts in the game yet, as it was only one player away from a team kill.

For any Orisa player, it’s never a bad idea to shoot your shot on defense just in case.

Of course, depending on what heroes the enemy team is running, you could even find yourself with a a full ultimate online if they opt to run characters with large health pools.

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Overwatch players discover secret Reaper buff in new patch

Published: 24/Feb/2021 20:50

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players with Reaper in their hero repertoire will be happy to know the Talon DPS was on the receiving end of a powerful quality-of-life change that buffs the shotgun-wielding damage dealer.

Undocumented changes aren’t exactly anything new in Overwatch, but it’s always a bit surprising when a hero receives a buff that wasn’t listed in the official patch notes.

The latest Overwatch update on February 18 brought in some changes for Reaper that saw his range increase at the cost of some damage reduction. Although the changes were a net buff, there was something else lurking in the update that further increases his strength.

As noticed by player ‘TheeNinjaBanana’ on Reddit, Reaper can now cancel his reload to use Shadow Step – something that he previously was unable to do.

Reaper poses with a box of fireworks
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Reaper mains are celebrating the new buff.

Most heroes in Overwatch are already able to cancel their reload animations through the use of abilities, but, for whatever reason, Reaper was unable to until now.

Shadow Step isn’t exactly the most powerful ability in Overwatch, but it does have some uses, especially when it comes to quickly traversing maps and gaining access to the high ground.

Perfectly-timed Shadow Steps can also be used to attain a brief moment of invincibility, which can save Reaper from ultimates such as D.Va’s Self-Destruct or Junkrat’s Riptire in the event his Wraith Form is on cooldown.

Reaper on Hanamura
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Reaper can be a bigger threat when he’s off the map.

It’s also extremely useful as a way to get back on the map if he ever gets booped off. Previously, if Reaper was reloading and got knocked off, it would be lights out, but now, he can teleport back freely.

Overall, players seem pleased with the buff. “I did this by accident the other day yesterday, pretty happy with this change,” one user commented.

“It’s a great change because that was literally the only ability in the whole game that couldn’t cancel reload,” another remarked.

For anyone who mains Overwatch’s edgelord, be sure to remember this buff as it could end up paying dividends if you find yourself in a tough situation off the map.