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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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How to unlock exclusive Symmetra sprays in Overwatch on Twitch

Published: 19/Nov/2020 13:39

by Lauren Bergin

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Twitch are giving away limited edition Symmetra sprays if you link your Blizzard account to your Twitch account during Symmetra’s Restoration Challenge.

Symmetra is one of Overwatch’s most mysterious heroes, so when the new challenge elected her to be its prime focus, Overwatch fans went wild.

Released alongside a comic which spills some invaluable lore regarding India’s greatest hero’s relationship with Zenyatta, the omnic robot turned Buddhist monk, fans have started to give both heroes the attention that they deserve.

With Symmetra’s Restoration Challenge well underway and a host of rewards available, Twitch are offering even more in-game goodies if you follow a few simple steps.

New Symmetra event
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Winning 9 games unlocks the new Marammat skin, as well an icon and spray, but more sprays are available.

Twitch and Blizzard are giving fans more sprays

Twitch and Blizzard have teamed up in order to provide fans with more limited edition Symmetra sprays in return for watching some of your favourite Overwatch content creators.

There are six exclusive sprays on offer via the Twitch campaign, which makes a total of seven sprays on offer during the Symmetra event that are just sitting there for players to get their hands on.

The fun thing about these Twitch sprays are that they aren’t just Symmetra: they include Zenyatta as well for support mains who are a little upset seeing the DPS hero steal the spotlight.

How to get the Twitch exclusive skins

The process is pretty simple: the more hours you watch of participating streams, the more skins you get. However, it is essential that your Twitch account is linked to your Blizzard one, otherwise you won’t receive your skins.

Here are all of the steps for you to follow:

  1. Visit Twitch Connections.
  2. Click ‘Connect’ next to your Blizzard Battle.net account and sign in.
  3. Accept the terms and conditions regarding linking your Twitch and Blizzard account.
  4. Watch any of the participating streamers and earn drops for every 2, 4 and 6 hours of content watched.

Each new spray can be seen below as well as the viewership times required to earn them:

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Participating streamers and their stream times are below:

Broadcaster Spotlight Date / Time (PST) Channel
Jay3 Nov 17 (11:00 – 21:00) twitch.tv/Jay3
Holiwhirl Nov 18 (04:00 – 11:00) twitch.tv/Holiwhirl
Somjuu Nov 19 (10:00 – 17:00) twitch.tv/Somjuu
harbleu Nov 20 (12:00 – 19:00) twitch.tv/harbleu
SINotFound Nov 21 (16:00 – 20:00) twitch.tv/SINotFound
violet Nov 22 (10:00 – 22:00) twitch.tv/violet
Jayne Nov 23 (05:00 – 17:00) twitch.tv/Jayne
Fitzyhere Nov 24 (08:00 – 16:00) twitch.tv/Fitzyhere
Mushu Nov 25 (07:00 – 14:00) twitch.tv/Mushu
SVB Nov 26 (08:00 – 16:00) twitch.tv/OWSVB
mL7support Nov 27 (06:00 – 14:00) twitch.tv/mL7support
Daniel Fenner Nov 28 (06:00 – 15:00) twitch.tv/DanielFenner
EeveeA Nov 29 (07:00 – 19:00) twitch.tv/EeveeA
Flats Nov 30 (09:00 – 17:00) twitch.tv/Flats

So, what are you waiting for? By participating and supporting content creators one of the most difficult times of their careers, you’re doing the entire gaming sector an amazing service.

Oh, and you also get cool sprays. There’s that too.