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Immortality Field saves Overwatch player from dead controller

Published: 21/Nov/2019 23:00 Updated: 21/Nov/2019 23:05

by Michael Gwilliam

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Baptiste’s Immortality Field is easily one of the most powerful non-ultimate abilities in Overwatch, and as one Hanzo player found out, it even has the capacity to keep him alive through a dead controller.

Taking to Reddit, user “BreakfastMargs” posted a video of his Xbox One gameplay on the King’s Row hybrid map. While defending the third and final point, an enemy Hanzo was Nano Boosted by his Ana, and proceeded to pop his Dragon Strike ultimate.

Unfortunately for BreakfastMargs, his controller died right as he jumped off the high ground and directly into the enemy dragon coming straight for him.

“Please reconnect the Xbox One wireless controller,” a message prompt read, blocking both the incoming action and red dragon being summoned before his very eyes.

Immortality is so strong it can save you from a dead controller from Overwatch

While this attack would normally have been enough to completely wipe his mere 200 HP, BreakfastMargs was in luck, as his allied Baptiste tossed out an Immortality Field to keep the archer alive in the fight. He then either activated another controller or found more juice in his existing one, because he was back in the fray shortly thereafter.

Not wanting to put his new chance at life to waste, the Hanzo player took advantage of his Zarya’s Gravitational Surge, which locked the enemy in place by firing his own Ultimate down the middle and scored a triple kill in the process.

The Hanzo player then capped the play off with an arrow right to the skull of his fellow bowman, leading to a fourth kill and halting the enemy’s advances.

Blizzard EntertainmentDead controller? No problem.

Immortality Field has been nerfed in the past, with its health dropping from 250 to 200 – but that hasn’t stopped players from continuing to make good use of the ability with the second longest cooldown in the game.

At 20 seconds, the only ability with a longer cooldown is Mercy’s Resurrection at a whopping 30 seconds.

Of course, the cooldown and value isn’t the only controversy surrounding Immortality Field: as shown by South Korea in the Overwatch World Cup, players can reset the cooldown by changing heroes in spawn and then swapping back to Baptiste when the drone is destroyed.

Blizzard EntertainmentYou don’t need Seven Dragon Balls to summon this beast.

Only time will tell if Blizzard wants to further evaluate the life-saving Frisbie, as its value remains undeniably high to the point where even dead controllers can be saved.

Until then, Baptiste’s kit remains one of the strongest in the entire game.

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

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:32

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.

Mei uses ice block in Overwatch
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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.

Mei freezes Roadhog
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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.