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How to win an Overwatch duel against any hero with Echo

Published: 29/Jun/2020 20:49

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch YouTuber KarQ has a brand new tip video for the game’s newest hero, Echo, and how to dominate against the rest of the cast.

The tips were presented by former Contenders player and Florida Mayhem streamer Sam ‘Samito’ Dawahare, who is one of the best DPS players in ranked.

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In addition to general tips about combating every hero in the game, he also revealed whether or not Echo should use her Duplicate Ultimate on them giving them a “pass” or “fail” grade.

Against D.Va, she is has a huge hitbox that you can easily farm Ultimate charge from. Once Defense Matrix goes down, the hero can be free to use Sticky Bombs and do huge damage.

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One thing that’s important to note is that Baby D.Va is a good target to use Focusing Beam on earlier as she’s only 150 HP, and the beam will deal 200 damage per second on any target under half health.

When fighting an Orisa, you can force her to use Fortify early by pounding her with Sticks Bombs, causing her to panic. Due to Fortify’s long cooldowns, you can take advantage with yours coming back online and finish her off. Like D.Va, the tank is an excellent target to Duplicate because of how impactful her Bongos can be.

Against Reinhardt, one of the best things you can do is break his shield with Sticky Bombs or Focusing Beam to force him to play more defensively.

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Echo activates Focusing Beam.
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Focusing Beam is a very powerful ability.

Sigma can be one of the best Duplicate targets, but Samito suggests doing so from the high ground so you can guarantee some of your primary attacks will hit, therefore making sure you can activate Gravitic Flux.

“If you don’t set yourself up well to start it’s going to be very tough to get that Flux in time,” he warned.

Moving onto DPS, when fighting Ashe, you want to get as close as possible without using Fly before you pounce. Use Sticky Bombs and pop Focusing Beam fast to guarantee the kill. She also gets a “Pass” as a Duplicate if you can land Dynamites and get BOB quickly.

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You want to keep your momentum to get into Ashe’s face.

She is one of Doomfist’s biggest counters as you’re free to punish him in the sky. While he’s charging Rocket Punch or stuck in the air with Uppercut, he can be a very easy target. Not to mention he’s a prime candidate to be cloned and the best DPS to swap to, according to Samito.

In the Echo vs Echo duel, it all comes down to who gets value from Focusing Beam. Taking them out is a must before engaging on the rest of the enemy team.

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A really neat trick when fighting McCree is to clone him or anyone on his team right as he is activating Deadeye. The brief transformation will make her immune to damage so it will guarantee your survival.

Echo using Duplicate
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You can use Duplicate to dodge Deadeye.

Torbjorn is a tough hero to fight because his turret can be a pain to deal with. Once he’s used Overload, it’s best to get aggressive with Focusing Beam. He’s also a prime Duplicate target with Molten Core being a strong Ultimate and the turret functioning as a seventh man.

With the Supports, Ana is a bit of an easy kill if you can get her to below half health. Focusing Beam can kill her even through Bionade. She’s also a great target to clone, especially if you can do so on high ground and land a grenade on the whole enemy team.

Baptiste can be tough because of the Immortality Field. Getting him to use that ability is the key part of the matchup. Once that’s done, you can be free to score the elimination.

Echo uses Duplicate on Winston
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Duplicate is one of the most powerful Ultimates.

Moving onto the “worst character ever implemented in any video game ever created,” with Brigitte it’s best to Sticky Bomb the center of her shield so even if she drops it, they will still stick to her hand. If you stay out of her swing range, you should be able to win out with ease.

Hopefully, these tips help you improve your Echo gameplay, know what you’re up against, and earn that sweet, sweet SR.

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Overwatch meets WarCraft with epic RTS custom game mode

Published: 7/Oct/2020 0:12

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch and RTS games like WarCraft and StarCraft might seem like complete opposites, but the two styles have been combined into a very promising-looking Workshop mode that lets you control multiple heroes as if they were individual units.

If we look at Blizzard games like one big family tree, then the StarCraft and Warcraft franchises could probably be considered something like Overwatch’s grandparents.

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Back in the day StarCraft especially was one of the biggest esports on the planet, but the RTS genre has sadly fallen to wayside in recent years. Both still have dedicated communities though (even after the disaster that was Reforged) and it’s safe to say a good number also play Overwatch now as well.

Irish Overwatch manager Andygmb clearly hasn’t outgrown his love for real-time strategy, not that one ever does, decided to take the top down style from those games and apply it to all of our favorite heroes using Josbird’s cursor tool in the Workshop mode.

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Demo of a MOBA / RTS style control scheme in the Workshop! The possibilities with the workshop are endless! from Overwatch

You can scroll around the map, and drag the map to select multiple units and control them all at once. Like an RTS game, you can tell them where to go, and when to attack something.

Right off the top of our heads if they ever were to make an Overwatch game like this, we’d wager that Roadhog rush would be a great opening build to start with.

But it doesn’t take much to imagine a League of Legends-style game as well being made playable with this type of game either. Sure, Blizzard already has Heroes of the Storm, but that only features a few Overwatch heroes to choose from, where this could add the whole roster.

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Overwatch has over 30 different heroes that could make all kinds of different units.

With Heroes of the Storm already existing (and producing cooler skins for D.Va than Overwatch itself) our chances of seeing an official RTS featuring the game’s heroes are unfortunately slim to none.

That has never stopped players before though, so we’d keep our eyes out for some kind of League clone to appear before too long on the Custom Game browser. Until then, you can always waste more time playing Among Us there as well.