How to counter Wrecking Ball's Roll in Overwatch - Dexerto

How to counter Wrecking Ball’s Roll in Overwatch

Published: 10/Mar/2019 13:09 Updated: 10/Mar/2019 13:27

by Connor Bennett


Overwatch players already know the havoc that Hammond, otherwise known as Wrecking Ball, can cause in-game when it goes on a roll – however, one fan has discovered an ingenious counter-play.

The hero, the game’s 28th, was released back in July of 2018, and has already had an immediate impact on the game’s meta as one of the newest in-game Tanks – as its disruption can cause headaches for opponents if not dealt with properly.

Fans have already seen some epic plays with the hero in the Overwatch League, but now, there looks to be a way to stop the ball in its tracks before it can be used to devastating effect in a bid to win games.

Blizzard EntertainmentWrecking Ball can cause absolute devastation with it’s roll ability

In a post to the Overwatch subreddit, user paulnyc20 showcased how Doomfist can quite easily counter the Wrecking Ball’s roll. Playing on the map Busan, the Doomfist waited for the Roll to come across its path before immediately delivering a powerful punch – sending the ball straight off the map.

Before the Wrecking Ball even had a chance to grapple back across and save itself, it was run over by the speeding bullet train that sits just outside the map – leading to immediate death and a kill for the Doomfist.

The timing is perfect from r/Overwatch

While knocking the ball into the path of a train may not be a viable strategy on every Overwatch map, it certainly looks like it is on Busan.

However, if you’re going to play as Hammond on that particular map, make sure you look right and left before trying to grapple back to safety. 

World of Warcraft

Overwatch players discover fun Torbjorn Easter Egg in WoW

Published: 30/Nov/2020 16:35

by Lauren Bergin


With the release of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, players are getting to explore even more of the WoW universe than ever before. One player has found a cheeky little Overwatch Easter Egg while exploring. 

There’s a lot of different things to see in the new World of Warcraft expansion Shadowlands. There’s everything from magical chests to the huge tower seen in the trailer, Torghast, but there are also some fun little touches that are quintessentially Blizzard.

Whether it’s giving Widowmaker a skin that matches that of her Starcraft equivalent Nova in Overwatch, or the fact that you can own a baby Winston pet in WoW, the Blizzard universe is full of fun little Easter Eggs – if you know where to look.

Well, Blizzard have done it yet again in WoW, where a fun little Easter Egg will have Overwatch fans hyped.

WoW Shadowlands castle
The WoW: Shadowlands universe is pretty intense, but it’s still got some little fun Easter Eggs.

Player finds Torbjorn Easter Egg in WoW

One player on Twitter has discovered a cheeky little Overwatch reference in the Halls of Valor which, while it’s existed since the Wrath of the Lich King expansion, has risen to prominence yet again due to this Twitter post about Shadowlands.

User Jay3OW, a streamer for Overwatch League team Florida Mayhem, posted a screenshot of himself in the Halls of Valor standing in front of two NPCs: King Tor and King Bjorn, who just happen to be positioned right next to each other.

It goes without saying that this is a subtle nod to the Overwatch hero Torbjorn, who Jay3 has no doubt played once or twice. He taunts Blizzard for successfully having ‘deciphered the coded message’ and seems over the moon with his fun little discovery.

So while it’s just a seemingly silly little detail, it’s great to see how much effort that Blizzard to go into every game they create to give it their own stamp of authenticity.

Will we find more of these throughout the Shadowlands? Who knows, but it’ll be fun to look for them either way!