Hysterical Overwatch clip shows why you should never underestimate Mercy - Dexerto
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Hysterical Overwatch clip shows why you should never underestimate Mercy

Published: 8/Jan/2020 20:42

by Bill Cooney

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A new Overwatch clip is a great example of why you should never forget about Mercy’s mobility, and a reminder to always keep someone on the payload.

Mercy has been in Overwatch since day one and she’s been able to fly between teammates, alive or dead, since the very beginning with her Guardian Angel ability.

Even though she’s not the most mobile support hero, once players get the hang of the move Mercy can be pretty slippery, as a new clip from Reddit user Richmexx shows.

Blizzard EntertainmentGuardian Angel allows Mercy to fly between teammates.

The clip starts out towards the end of Watchpoint Gibraltar, as Mercy desperately tries to keep her team alive to finish pushing the payload.

Despite a timely resurrection, the healer’s team eventually gets cut down, so she starts backing up like she’s getting ready to retreat.

After Bastion and Roadhog fall, Reaper starts chasing Mercy, leaving no defenders on the payload with just under 2 meters to go.

But just as Reaper seems poised to finish Mercy off, she flies to the payload using Bastion’s corpse as a jumping-off point.

The payload almost immediately reaches the end and finishes the round as soon as she gets close enough, despite a desperate attempt by the defenders to try and stop it.

But it was only the first round of the match, so we don’t have any idea if this tricky Mercy maneuver was the key to a win or not.

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She’s no Sombra, but Mercy can be pretty sneaky herself.

In other Mercy news, she’ll be getting at least two new skins for the Overwatch League 2020 season thanks to the Florida Mayhem and Los Angeles Valiant’s new rebrands.

Whether or not we’ll actually see any Mercy play when the OWL returns on February 8 remains to be seen, but thanks to Richmexx, we know great Mercy plays are still possible.

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Dafran shows off incredible Overwatch Dynamite tactic with Ashe

Published: 4/Dec/2020 0:04

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch streamer-turned-farmer Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca showed that he is still insane at Overwatch by utilizing a simple trick with the hero Ashe.

Dafran has long been considered one of the best Overwatch players on the planet, despite only spending one stage in OWL back in season 2. While he was known mostly for his sensational McCree, Soldier, and Tracer plays, the Danish DPS star can also frag out on Ashe.

During a December 3 broadcast, Dafran found himself attacking on Junkertown and in a prime position to help his team capture Point B.

On the Ashe, Dafran noticed all sorts of enemies were grouping in a small room they need to funnel through to get into the streets phase area. With his Widowmaker ally using her ultimate to fully reveal their location, Francesca decided to take matters into his own hands.

Ashe leads her team on Rialto
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Ashe can be a big threat with Dynamite.

With his B.O.B active on the other side of the room and the enemies waiting for the big Omnic butler to disappear before they made their move, Dafran threw his Dynamite barely inside.

Ashe’s Dynamite can be one of the most impactful abilities in Overwatch, dealing massive damage upon the explosion and then a bit more over time. Those closest to the explosion take 50 damage with 100 burn damage coming over time.

Once the Dynamite exploded, the enemy Ashe, Baptiste, Zenyatta and Widowmaker were at his mercy. Speaking of Mercy, the Dane had one pocketing him, making sure he inflicted extra damage.

With some simple hip firing, he was able to eliminate the three targets before ADSing to dink the Widow for the quadruple kill – plus, 60% in brand new ultimate charge for another B.O.B.

“That’s an Overwatch League play, dude!” he exclaimed. “Holy f**k, dude.”

The best part about the whole sequence is just how simple it really was, and there is no reason you can’t replicate it in your games. Just remember how easy Ashe’s Dynamite can be to land if you don’t overcomplicate the toss and opt to just hip fire.

It may not be the flashiest, but it can win entire team fights with relative ease. Give it a shot next time you queue up as DPS.