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Improve your Doomfist play with Overwatch parkour Workshop mode

Published: 30/Nov/2019 16:55

by Joe O'Brien

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An Overwatch player showed off a “Doomfist Parkour” Workshop mode that helps players improve their movement mechanics with the hero.

The Workshop mode involves using Doomfist to traverse across the map without hitting the floor, and Reddit user Epidermis_OW showed off their completion of the Hanamura course with a blistering time of just over two minutes.

The mode starts off the player in a circular zone, from which they must move to the next zone without touching the floor. If the player touches the floor before they reach the target zone, they’re reset back to the start point. In this way, the player must move across the map from zone to zone.

In some cases, simply using Doomfist’s abilities in the right order isn’t sufficient – you also need to use some clever tricks to get the most out of them, such as hitting surfaces at an angle with Rocket Punch in order to “bounce” off of them and gain height or distance. In some cases, it’s even necessary to use the roofs to stall while abilities come back off of cooldown.

Doomfist Parkour: Hanamura Difficulty 2 in 138 seconds from r/Overwatch

While ‘Doomfist Parkour’ acts as an interesting challenge in its own right for those that wish to test how fast they can traverse the map’s course, it’s also a useful training tool.

Movement is a key aspect of Doomfist’s kit, with the ability to dive in and out of the enemy lines key to maximizing his impact as an assassin and general disruptive force. Completing this course requires a great degree of precision as well as an understanding of various movement tricks, so practicing it will inevitably hone your mechanics with the hero.

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For those who wish to try out the mode, you can do so by importing it with the share code QH2C9.

Watching Epidermis_OW’s demonstration on Hanamura might also be worthwhile, as not only do many of the challenges require a specific sequence and timing but in some cases, it might not be entirely clear how it’s even possible to make it from one point to the next.

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Overwatch players discover secret Reaper buff in new patch

Published: 24/Feb/2021 20:50

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players with Reaper in their hero repertoire will be happy to know the Talon DPS was on the receiving end of a powerful quality-of-life change that buffs the shotgun-wielding damage dealer.

Undocumented changes aren’t exactly anything new in Overwatch, but it’s always a bit surprising when a hero receives a buff that wasn’t listed in the official patch notes.

The latest Overwatch update on February 18 brought in some changes for Reaper that saw his range increase at the cost of some damage reduction. Although the changes were a net buff, there was something else lurking in the update that further increases his strength.

As noticed by player ‘TheeNinjaBanana’ on Reddit, Reaper can now cancel his reload to use Shadow Step – something that he previously was unable to do.

Reaper poses with a box of fireworks
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Reaper mains are celebrating the new buff.

Most heroes in Overwatch are already able to cancel their reload animations through the use of abilities, but, for whatever reason, Reaper was unable to until now.

Shadow Step isn’t exactly the most powerful ability in Overwatch, but it does have some uses, especially when it comes to quickly traversing maps and gaining access to the high ground.

Perfectly-timed Shadow Steps can also be used to attain a brief moment of invincibility, which can save Reaper from ultimates such as D.Va’s Self-Destruct or Junkrat’s Riptire in the event his Wraith Form is on cooldown.

Reaper on Hanamura
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Reaper can be a bigger threat when he’s off the map.

It’s also extremely useful as a way to get back on the map if he ever gets booped off. Previously, if Reaper was reloading and got knocked off, it would be lights out, but now, he can teleport back freely.

Overall, players seem pleased with the buff. “I did this by accident the other day yesterday, pretty happy with this change,” one user commented.

“It’s a great change because that was literally the only ability in the whole game that couldn’t cancel reload,” another remarked.

For anyone who mains Overwatch’s edgelord, be sure to remember this buff as it could end up paying dividends if you find yourself in a tough situation off the map.