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How to watch Overwatch’s 2019 Yule Log stream

Published: 24/Dec/2019 1:20

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch’s greatest holiday tradition is coming back, so get your cookies and milk ready for this year’s Yule Log stream with Jeff Kaplan and possibly more personalities from the game.

The tradition started back in 2017, when Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan sat in front of a crackling fireplace on stream for over ten hours on Christmas Eve.

Kaplan sat silently in the first stream, only moving occasionally to bring out props and tease chat by almost taking a bite of one of the cookies next to him.

The Yule Log stream in 2018 branched out with new skits, and other Overwatch personalities like voice actors and OWL pros taking their turns in front of the fire.

Now, as we head into the week of Christmas 2019, Overwatch has officially announced that there will be a third-annual Yule Log stream starting on December 24.

2017’s stream ran for about ten hours, and the 2018 version clocked in at just under 9, but no matter how long it lasts it will make a great backdrop for an Overwatch-themed Christmas Eve gathering.

Besides some impressive new branding, we have absolutely no idea what will happen during the stream, but we do know it will have something to do with Kaplan, at least to start.

While we might not learn anything new about Overwatch 2 during the stream, Kaplan has used the Yule Log to poke fun at some of the things the community has done over the past year, and the reaction to Overwatch 2 could definitely be included.

You can catch Overwatch’s 2019 Yule Log stream on the game’s official Twitch channel, and as always you can watch along with us below:

If you’re unable to catch the Christmas Eve Yule Log stream, don’t freak out. There are always VODs and Overwatch should replay the entire stream on Christmas Day.

Christmas, and the Yule Log stream, only comes once a year, so it will be a lot of fun to see what Kaplan and the Overwatch team have cooked up for 2019.

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Cheeky Overwatch trick lets Baby D.Va score environmental kills

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to find a new lethal tactic with D.Va should look no further than this trick to surprise and tilt enemy teams.

Since 2016, Overwatch fans have taken highly to the hero D.Va, sporting countless cosplays, creating art, buying merchandise, you name it. Part of the reason for this is just how stylish the gamer-turned-mech pilot is.

As it turns out, however, even outside of her pink mech, D.Va can pack a punch and even eliminate any enemy hero in the game if the opportunity presents itself.

Most people know that D.Va’s Call Mech ability does a bit of damage if you use it directly on top of an enemy player, but not everyone realizes it also has knockback capabilities.

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D.Va is one of the most popular heroes, in and out of mech.

Boops can be one of the best ways in Overwatch to quickly deal with enemies regardless of their HP. Anyone from Roadhog to even Tracer (especially if limited by cooldowns) can fall victim to a well-timed push off the edge of a map.

As Reddit user ‘eregis’ showed, despite being at a disadvantage against a Soldier 76 who put down his Biotic Field for health restoration, the confrontation ended in their favor thanks to the knockback of Call Mech.

While on Rialto, the D.Va player had the Call Mech ability ready, but waited a bit to activate it. First, the player lured the enemy Soldier 76 to a bit of an unfavorable position on Rialto with his back to the water.

After getting the victim close enough to the ledge, the D.Va used Call Mech and sent 76 off the map and to his demise.

Of course, this trick is a bit of a high-risk play. Baby D.Va is tied with Tracer for the lowest-health hero in the game at only 150. However, unlike Tracer, D.Va does haven’t Blink or Recall to get out of tricky situations, so being able to time the Call Mech perfectly can be tough.

Next time you find yourself as Baby D.Va and an opportunity presents itself, try to see if you can secure frags with this ability. Your opponents will never see it coming.