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Husband and wife dominate Overwatch with incredible chemistry

Published: 12/Nov/2019 23:37

by Michael Gwilliam

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Throughout Overwatch’s lifespan, many people have formed relationships playing Blizzard’s hero shooter or strengthened existing ones. A new clip shows that couples who play together win together.

Posting to r/Overwatch on Reddit, user Dodog33 uploaded a video of his Soldier gameplay on Watchpoint Gibraltar as his team pushed the payload into third on the popular escort map.

The poster’s wife, playing Baptiste, put down the Amplification Matrix ultimate doubling any damage that came through it just as he activated 76’s Tactical Visor to aimbot the enemy team.

With such insane damage output, Dodog33 was able to score a quintuple kill with his team’s Winston picking up a kill for the complete elimination of the enemy and a team kill.

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Dodog33 went all out as Soldider 76 with help from his wife.

As some users in the thread were quick to point out, the increased damage output was also the result of an Orisa using Super Charger which added an addition 50% to every teammate’s shot.

As such, Soldier pretty much turned into Sentry Mode Bastion with an aimbot with so much firepower.

For anyone looking to climb in ranked, finding yourself a wife who can game with you could be your ticket to increased SR.

Overwatch couples are all over

Earlier this month, Dexerto reported on a couple that met each other through Overwatch. Despite the fact user You-Done lived in Germany and her affection was down under in Australia, the two fell in love.

My wife and I make a great combo (wife is baptiste main) from Overwatch

After meeting for the first time in person, You-Done’s future husband decided to hand in his work notice, pack a suitcase and live with her in Germany.

The two were married in August 2018 and had their first child a year later.

For whatever reason, Overwatch seems to be the game that brings future partners together in ways that no other game ever has before. Only time will tell if the trend continues whenever Overwatch 2 finally launches.

Currently, there’s no release date for the ‘sequel’, with Blizzard’s own Jeff Kaplan admitted they had “no idea” when it’s coming out.

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Overwatch player discovers secret counter to Mei’s Cryo-Freeze

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:32 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 6:03

by Michael Gwilliam

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Mei’s Cryo-Freeze has to be one of the most annoying abilities in Overwatch, granting the hero complete invincibility for its duration. Now, a player has discovered a brilliant trick to counter the ice-themed hero.

In Overwatch, there are few abilities as unique as Cryo-Freeze. It places Mei inside of an ice cube that heals her and cleanses any status effects such as Ana’s biotic grenade.

However, the most annoying thing about the ability is how it makes Mei completely invulnerable. For the few seconds she has it activated, she can survive anything from point-blank D.Va bombs to Sigma’s Gravitic Flux.

Some players have found ways to “time” abilities so they connect with Mei as she exits her ice cube cocoon, such as Tracer’s Pulse Bomb or a Reinhardt charge. However, this tactic is reliant on the Mei using Cryo-Freeze’s whole duration. If she cancels it early, then there’s a chance that she’ll end up surviving or dodging the oncoming attack.

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Mei’s ice block is extremely powerful.

Luckily, a new technique has been discovered which should make countering Mei a breeze. As shown by Reddit user bleubey, Junkrat can actually place his trap directly on top of Mei’s ice cube.

This trick should guarantee that the Chinese environmentalist hero gets trapped and is extremely vulnerable to any attacks. With any luck, you can even catch the Mei player completely off-guard and force out her ultimate.

That exact thing happened in bleubey’s clip. After coming out of the cube, the Mei found herself trapped and ended up wasting her Blizzard in the process, only to be taken out of the picture by a damage-boosted Junkrat grenade.

I find it amusing that you can put a junk trap on top of Mei’s head while she’s an ice cube from Overwatch

Users on the site were shocked to see that such a trick even existed. “I’m almost gold border and I never knew this,” wrote marioaprooves.

“I’m GM and I never knew this sh*t. Holy f**k,” stated another, clearly shocked at what they had witnessed.

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Mei has a lot of tricks up her sleeve.

Bleubey responded in turn that they only found out by complete accident, proving that such a tactic really went under the radar for a long time.

The next time there is a Mei giving your team trouble, try swapping to Junkrat and taking her out with this neat trap hat maneuver.