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How to improve your Doomfist play with expert Overwatch tips

Published: 28/Nov/2019 10:01

by Joe O'Brien

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KarQ’s latest Overwatch tips video offers viewers tips and tricks for Doomfist from one of the hero’s most experienced players, ChipSa.

KarQ is a popular Overwatch YouTuber with a running series of videos designed to show off a range of expert tips and tricks for each Overwatch hero, and his latest brings in ChipSa for an up-to-date look at Doomfist.

ChipSa is one of the game’s best-known Doomfist specialists, having put a huge amount of time into playing the hero as a full-time Overwatch streamer since his release. Not only has he made a name for himself on Twitch, but in the coming year he’ll also be trying his hand as a competitive player, having recently signed for the Philadelphia Fusion.

With so much experience on Doomfist, ChipSa is able to explain not only mechanical tips and tricks, but also strategies for taking on different heroes that depend on how those players typically react.

For instance, against Ashe, ChipSa highlights that if you engage with Seismic Slam, it is very possible for her to avoid the ability’s damage by knocking Doomfist back with her Coach Gun. Instead, ChipSa recommends using Rocket Punch to get in range followed by a Rising Uppercut – then, when Ashe uses her Coach Gun, Seismic Slam can be used to both chase her down and land its damage.

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More generally, ChipSa makes sure to highlight that it’s important for Doomfist players to not only consider their engage and damage capacity, but also how they’re going to escape. If you go in with Rocket Punch, for instance, you should try to ensure you’re able to use Rising Uppercut and Seismic Slam to escape, or vice versa.

This calculation naturally changes somewhat when your ultimate is available, as it can be used itself to engage or disengage, but also as a means of simply buying time to allow the rest of Doomfist’s abilities to come off cooldown.

Doomfist can be one of the trickier heroes in the game to play successfully, as failing to make the most of his abilities can leave him feeling quite ineffective. When piloted well, however, he can also be one of the most disruptive and impactful in the game.

Though there’s no real substitute for experience, aspiring Doomfist players can undoubtedly benefit from taking notes of these tips and implementing them in their own game.

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Overwatch dev hints at Kraków, Poland map for Overwatch 2

Published: 20/Jan/2021 2:33

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Overwatch players have been dying to know more details about Overwatch 2, but while the developers have remained tight-lipped on the details, they hinted that one of the new maps could take place in Kraków, Poland.

Overwatch 2’s development is still a mystery in many ways. It’s been delayed time and time again, with no release date in sight. To make matters worse, a series of job listings suggest it’s still far from completion. However, Dexerto’s Bill Cooney is confident that a delay could be a blessing in disguise.

Either way, fans are dying for more information. Fortunately, the developers have finally started dropping some hints, but it has nothing to do with an official release date. Instead, it has to do with a potential new map in Overwatch 2.

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It feels like an eternity has passed since Overwatch 2 was first announced back in 2019.

A team of developers talked about the new map, Kanezaka, in a recent interview on the official website. They discussed the inspiration for the map along with its design and what players can expect. 

The interviewer then asked them, “If you could choose any location for a new Overwatch map, where would it be?” They probably expected to get a simple answer. Instead, they got a bombshell.

“You’ll see in Overwatch 2!” said the developers. One dove a little deeper and added, “Kraków, Poland. This is a city that I visited a few times and fell in love with. The medieval architecture is beautiful and well preserved, the city has very pleasant plazas and open spaces, with lots of interesting shapes and colors!”

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Tracer would have a field day blinking through the infrastructure of Kraków, Poland.

At this stage, it’s nothing more than a hint. However, it’s a pretty strong one and a sign that it could be in the works.

Overwatch fans would love to see more locations in the sequel, and there’s no doubt that Kraków would be a great addition.

Hopefully, it’s the first of many more hints and the developers will reveal more details on what players can expect in Overwatch 2.