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How to earn Free Echo cosmetics along with her Overwatch release

Published: 14/Apr/2020 23:38 Updated: 15/Apr/2020 1:28

by Bill Cooney

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Echo is the newest hero to grace the Overwatch roster, and Blizzard is giving players the chance to unlock exclusive rewards for her just by watching Twitch.

The last hero to be added before Overwatch 2 eventually arrives, Echo, along with all of her skins and cosmetics, was added in an update on April 14.

As a high-flying DPS character, the wait will be plenty long to get into Quick Play and Competitive matches to use her – but luckily, Blizzard has given us a way to earn sprays and pass the time while we queue.

To celebrate the arrival of Echo, players will be able to unlock up to six exclusive skins by watching Overwatch on Twitch, just like during one of the mini-events.

You can earn the sprays by watching any streamer in the Overwatch category, from now until April 20. As always, it’s important to note that your Twitch account must be linked to the Blizzard account you play Overwatch on in order to receive the drops.

As with other Twitch Overwatch promotions, two hours will get you one spray, four hours unlocks two more, and six hours unlocks the final three, including what might be one of Overwatch’s best sprays yet of Genji reenacting the famous Spider-Man impostor meme.

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“Only a Shimada can control the dragons.” Buddy, have we got some bad news for you.

In addition to the exclusive Twitch sprays, Overwatch is also putting on an Open Division tournament that any player can compete in called the Flash Ops: Echo Showdown, with a prize pool of $50,000 split between Europe and NA.

The competition will take place from April 18-19, and all teams will be required to have an Echo on their team at all times. If you have five Overwatch-playing friends and want to give it a shot, you can get more information and sign up right here.

The exclusive Echo sprays are only around for less than a week, so be sure to tune into Overwatch on Twitch to pick them up for free while you wait in queue for your chance to play the newest hero.

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Overwatch YouTuber discovers how much weight Junkrat carries per game

Published: 30/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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An Overwatch YouTuber has done a lot of research to determine how much weight Junkrat carries on him in a single round of Overwatch.

The destructive Australian hero has an insane amount of equipment on his person. His frag launcher, grenades, two mines, a bear trap and of course, his Riptire ultimate on his back.

While it’s not very realistic for a hero to carry around that much on his person, the hero himself isn’t very realistic to begin with, as he literally walks around on one leg and uses his own mines for vertical mobility.

Firstly, the YouTuber had to go through all the items and find some real word comparisons beginning with Riptire.

Junkrat on Temple of Anubis
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Junkrat carries a lot of weight on him during a round of Overwatch.

For this, Fraglrokt decided to use the tire fellow YouTuber Colin Furze made, which is 16 inches and powered by a chainsaw engine. Once factoring the weight of the tire, its rims and the engine, it comes to a whopping 74 pounds.

And that’s only for a single tire. Junkrat’s ultimate comes up pretty fast, so it’s likely that he’ll be carrying at least three per round.

When it comes to Junkrat’s grenades, Fraglrokt decided they were close enough to the M67. With five grenades per reload, we’re looking at 4.4 pounds.

After looking over former Overwatch League pro Jake ‘Jake’ Lyon’ and average players to see how often they reload per round. It was determined that Jake reloads around 35 times while average players do so 57 times. This equals out to being 44 times a round, which when multiplied by 4.4 comes out to 202.4 pounds.

Moving onto the trap, Fraglrokt took the middle ground after looking at a couple of options and decide that Junkrat’s is probably 36 pounds. With players using an average of 13 traps per round, it comes to 468 LBS.

Finally, moving onto Junkrat’s mines, seeing as they resemble anti-tank mines, that’s what Fraglrokt decided on for his real-world comparison. With players using 35-42 mines per round, that comes out to a staggering 1058.75 pounds.

Junkrat equipment weight
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Junkrat carries 2000 pounds on him in one round.

After factoring all the results, including the Total Mayhem passive, it was determined that the hero carries approximately 2,000 pounds every single round of Overwatch.

Of course, the whole video was just for fun, but it really puts the absurdity of Overwatch in perspective.