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Incredible Sigma flank can catch Overwatch teams off guard on King’s Row

Published: 23/Jul/2020 18:49

by Michael Gwilliam

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Sigma’s Gravitivc Flux is one of the most powerful Ultimates in Overwatch, and a nasty flank route on King’s Row can use it to completely dominate the opposition.

Gravitic Flux is unique in that it lets Sigma float into the sky for a bit and send enemies within a chosen radius up into the air. When they’re lifted, they only take 50 damage, but once they come crashing down, they’re in for a world of hurt.

The “drop” of the Ultimate will deal damage equal to half of a target’s total base health – so if an enemy is 200 HP, the drop will take away 100.

That said, the movement ability that comes with Gravitic Flux is what makes this trick on King’s Row so impactful.

Sigma hits opponents with Gravitic Flux on Vokskaya Industries
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Time for Gravitic Flux!

For attackers trying to push the payload into the third checkpoint, there’s a little bit of an open space players need to be wary of for environmental kills. It’s also possible to go underneath the platform and come out on the other side.

Redditor ‘JoelTheTroll6-9’ showed how this can work to his advantage. First, he dropped under the platform and quickly activated his Ultimate so he wouldn’t fall to his doom.

Next, he emerged from underneath on the other side of the checkpoint, completely catching the enemy team off guard.

One of my best sigma plays thought i would share it from Overwatch

With some help from a friendly Sombra EMP, Joel was able to lift up multiple members of the enemy squad, sending them into the air and primed to be hit with Hyperspheres.

From there, he was able to clean up the remaining kills and manage to score a whopping five final blows.

The neat feature about this flank is that it can be done defensively too, with Sigma’s trying to stop the payload going in reverse to stop the cart early in the third point.

Next time you’re playing Sigma on King’s Row, don’t be afraid to try your luck with this trick, as it can be the difference between victory and defeat.

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Overwatch dev hints at Kraków, Poland map for Overwatch 2

Published: 20/Jan/2021 2:33

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Overwatch players have been dying to know more details about Overwatch 2, but while the developers have remained tight-lipped on the details, they hinted that one of the new maps could take place in Kraków, Poland.

Overwatch 2’s development is still a mystery in many ways. It’s been delayed time and time again, with no release date in sight. To make matters worse, a series of job listings suggest it’s still far from completion. However, Dexerto’s Bill Cooney is confident that a delay could be a blessing in disguise.

Either way, fans are dying for more information. Fortunately, the developers have finally started dropping some hints, but it has nothing to do with an official release date. Instead, it has to do with a potential new map in Overwatch 2.

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It feels like an eternity has passed since Overwatch 2 was first announced back in 2019.

A team of developers talked about the new map, Kanezaka, in a recent interview on the official website. They discussed the inspiration for the map along with its design and what players can expect. 

The interviewer then asked them, “If you could choose any location for a new Overwatch map, where would it be?” They probably expected to get a simple answer. Instead, they got a bombshell.

“You’ll see in Overwatch 2!” said the developers. One dove a little deeper and added, “Kraków, Poland. This is a city that I visited a few times and fell in love with. The medieval architecture is beautiful and well preserved, the city has very pleasant plazas and open spaces, with lots of interesting shapes and colors!”

Tracer blinks into Overwatch 2
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Tracer would have a field day blinking through the infrastructure of Kraków, Poland.

At this stage, it’s nothing more than a hint. However, it’s a pretty strong one and a sign that it could be in the works.

Overwatch fans would love to see more locations in the sequel, and there’s no doubt that Kraków would be a great addition.

Hopefully, it’s the first of many more hints and the developers will reveal more details on what players can expect in Overwatch 2.