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Incredible Overwatch clip shows how Brigitte can survive a Roadhog ult

Published: 7/Feb/2020 17:48

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch’s Brigitte remains one of the game’s most polarizing heroes for many different reasons depending on the rank. In lower levels, many view her healing output as negligible while in higher ELOs, she’s an unstoppable maiden of death.

A new video from Top 500 player Christopher ‘Jay3’ Pavloff’ shows just how tanky Brigitte is when played properly to the point where the streamer was visibly stunned by how much damage she could take.

During a match on Volskaya Industries, Jay3’s team was attempting to hold point B with under two minutes remaining in the round. The streamer and his Mei ally began to do battle with a Brigitte and Reinhardt, but that 2v2 quickly turned into a spectacle for the ages with four ultimates were popped.

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Roadhog’s Ultimate does an insane amount of damage.

Firstly, the Brig was given a Nano Boost by a friendly Ana player, giving her fifty percent damage reduction. Secondly, she used her Rally, which gave her and teammates in the area up to 100 additional armor at the rate of thirty per second.

Mei used Blizzard to try to freeze all the oncoming targets while Pavloff used Roadhog’s Wholehog in an attempt to kill the Brigitte who was trapped in the room with him.

The end result was mind-blowing. Despite being stuck against a wall and frozen, the support player endured the entire Wholehog ultimate at practically point-blank range.

Basically, the Nano’d Brigitte was able to tank the whole attack thanks to additional Rally armor, her inspire passive giving back some health, and some prompt shield blocking to absorb enough of the damage. Not to mention the fact that he wasn’t landing very many headshots during that burst.

“She doesn’t f**king die!” the streamer screamed, unable to believe what he was witnessing. As his ultimate finished, the frozen Brigitte was still standing, prompting the Twitch star’s jaw to drop.

Finally, after several close-range primary fire headshots onto the support, he was able to eliminate his nemesis.

Overwatch's Brigitte survives a whole Roadhog Wholehog at close range during Jay3's stream
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Jay3 couldn’t believe the Brigitte would not die.

“What the f**k, dude?” he gasped. “She took all that f**king damage?! There’s no way that’s real!”

One has to wonder if Brigitte’s recent nerfs on the Overwatch PTR will be enough, especially considering the fact they won’t address her tankiness but rather her healing capabilities. Just remember in your ranked games that a Nano’d Brigitte can be a nightmare for your opponents.

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Cheeky Overwatch trick lets Baby D.Va score environmental kills

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to find a new lethal tactic with D.Va should look no further than this trick to surprise and tilt enemy teams.

Since 2016, Overwatch fans have taken highly to the hero D.Va, sporting countless cosplays, creating art, buying merchandise, you name it. Part of the reason for this is just how stylish the gamer-turned-mech pilot is.

As it turns out, however, even outside of her pink mech, D.Va can pack a punch and even eliminate any enemy hero in the game if the opportunity presents itself.

Most people know that D.Va’s Call Mech ability does a bit of damage if you use it directly on top of an enemy player, but not everyone realizes it also has knockback capabilities.

D.va from Overwatch looking cool
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D.Va is one of the most popular heroes, in and out of mech.

Boops can be one of the best ways in Overwatch to quickly deal with enemies regardless of their HP. Anyone from Roadhog to even Tracer (especially if limited by cooldowns) can fall victim to a well-timed push off the edge of a map.

As Reddit user ‘eregis’ showed, despite being at a disadvantage against a Soldier 76 who put down his Biotic Field for health restoration, the confrontation ended in their favor thanks to the knockback of Call Mech.

While on Rialto, the D.Va player had the Call Mech ability ready, but waited a bit to activate it. First, the player lured the enemy Soldier 76 to a bit of an unfavorable position on Rialto with his back to the water.

After getting the victim close enough to the ledge, the D.Va used Call Mech and sent 76 off the map and to his demise.

Of course, this trick is a bit of a high-risk play. Baby D.Va is tied with Tracer for the lowest-health hero in the game at only 150. However, unlike Tracer, D.Va does haven’t Blink or Recall to get out of tricky situations, so being able to time the Call Mech perfectly can be tough.

Next time you find yourself as Baby D.Va and an opportunity presents itself, try to see if you can secure frags with this ability. Your opponents will never see it coming.