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How to counter Reinhardt’s Charge with Sigma’s Ultimate in Overwatch

Published: 3/Feb/2020 3:58

by Brad Norton

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Sigma is surprisingly able to counter Reinhardt’s Charge ability in a stunning way thanks to his Gravitic Flux Ultimate, and here’s how you can use the unique Overwatch trick in your next game.

Introduced in August 2019, Sigma quickly became a staple Tank hero throughout the competitive Overwatch ladder. From his versatile shield to his large health pool, the character comes in handy even at the highest ranks.

While his ultimate ability can devastate an enemy team when timed just right, it also packs a surprising function that can save Sigma from a devastating downfall at the hands of fellow core tank Reinhardt.

Sigma using his Ultimate ability in Overwatch
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Sigma’s Ultimate allows the hero to fly while holding the jump button.

Down one round in the midst of a heated match on Illios, Reddit user ‘XxMrSlayaxX’ was rushing back to the objective as Sigma. With their Ultimate at the ready, and the last potential fight already underway, it was seemingly only a matter of time before the area-of-effect ability was triggered.

Before they could activate the Gravitic Flux however, they were Charged off the side of the map by an opposing Reinhardt. With eliminations coming in from both teams, it was anyone’s fight to win at that moment.

Shifting the momentum in their favor, Sigma was let loose from Reinhardt’s clutches and triggered their Ultimate. Rather than crashing down to the ocean below, they soared through the sky and climbed straight back to the objective.

Not Today Reinhardt! from Overwatch

Using the ability to save their skin at the most clutch opportunity, they ascended back up to the team fight and even managed to catch two enemies in the Ultimate.

Slamming both the enemy Pharah and Winston back down to the ground, the opposing team must have been absolutely stunned trying to figure out just where the Sigma was even positioned.

Eventually going on to claim a 10-kill streak and all but guarantee the victory that round, the innovate play shows how Sigma can effectively counter Reinhardt’s Charge ability when taken off the map. 

Reinhardt Charges in Overwatch
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Reinhardt’s often Charge off the map to eliminate beefy Tank heroes in close battles.

While it’s not the first example we’ve seen of Sigma’s high-flying Ultimate stealing the show, this stunning maneuver on Hanamura could easily win your next match if executed properly, and at the right time.

Despite recent nerfs making the hero less of an instant-lock, it’s clear that Sigma can disrupt the flow of a match in some surprising ways to still prove useful. 

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How to find cute new Overwatch Halloween easter egg at Chateau Guillard

Published: 23/Oct/2020 1:47

by Theo Salaun

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During the spookiest time of the year, Overwatch’s fans have discovered a cute, quaint easter egg in the game’s Chateau Guillard map, which has enjoyed a Halloween makeover.

Overwatch’s developers over at Blizzard do not take October’s biggest holiday for granted, as they celebrate the costume and candy festivities each year with reworked maps and new cosmetics.

This year, players have taken to exploring the Halloween version of Chateau Guillard, and are appreciating the various adjustments.

Now set under moonlight, the extensive French chateau most popularly known for deathmatch custom games is also becoming known for spooky Halloween details. Having released in 2018’s event, players are still making discoveries in the version of Chateau Guillard at night.

Normally, people get distracted by the fog and darkness, or maybe the jack-o’-lanterns and subterranean coffin.

But, taking a trip to the red study room, Redditor ‘YHJ_JYG_Kryptlock’ has discovered a neat little Overwatch easter egg involving candle wicks.

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The new Halloween easter egg appears in Chateau Guillard’s red study room.

As they demonstrate in the clip below, if you shoot each wick of the candelabra, the candles will briefly light. It’s nothing crazy, but that doesn’t stop it from being a neat addition to an already detailed revamped map.

To find this easter egg, you’ll first need to find the red study room.

If you’re facing inward to the chateau from the outdoor area with a jump pad and statue, this room will be toward the back right as you enter. If you’re on the opposite end, at the balcony’s health pack, this will be to your left as you enter the chateau.

How to find Chateau Guillard’s Halloween easter egg

  1. Head to the red study room
  2. Locate the standing candelabra, in the back right of the room at the corner near the bookshelf
  3. Shoot the candle wicks
  4. Enjoy the lit candles
  5. Make a wish?

If you shoot the candles wicks in Château Guillard (Halloween) you will light them on fire. from Overwatch

Ultimately, it’s a very simple easter egg, but a cute one. In a map covered in so much dreary darkness thanks to Halloween, lighting candles is a nice contrast.

Of course, it also makes for a decent party trick. So if you load into custom games, feel free to impress your friends by showing off your detailed map knowledge.