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How to get infinite Immortality Fields as Baptiste with Overwatch exploit

Published: 3/Nov/2019 16:50 Updated: 3/Nov/2019 17:03

by Michael Gwilliam

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Team USA won the 2019 Overwatch World Cup in dominating fashion and one of their best moments came when they had to fight through waves of Immortality Fields after South Korea made use of a Baptiste exploit.

Immortality Field is one of the game’s most powerful abilities as it keeps everyone within its line of sight alive, even through attacks that should result in an elimination. Because of its power, it has the second-longest cooldown in the game at 20 seconds. The only ability with a longer cooldown is Mercy’s resurrect at 30 seconds. 

Normally players have to wait the full duration of the cooldown for the ability to come back online, however, as shown by South Korea’s Ho-jin “iDK” Park, there are ways around this. 

Blizzard EntertainmentBaptiste was the 30th hero added to Overwatch.

During Map 3 of the World Cup semi-finals, Team USA was pushing the payload towards the end of Watchpoint Gibraltar and were scoring kills, resulting in a big man advantage.

IDK, who was playing the Lucio, swapped onto Baptiste and threw an Immortality Field onto the payload from his own spawn to try and keep his team alive. 

The moment the drone was destroyed, the smart-thinking support main swapped to Brigitte and then back to Baptiste to reset the cooldowns and threw yet another Immortality Field at the payload. 

Once the second drone was destroyed, he swapped to Ana and then once more back to Baptiste for a third Immortality Field that was yet again demolished. 

Unfortunately for South Korea, the Americans had superior focus fire and by the time a fourth Immortality Field was used, there wasn’t even anyone on the cart to protect with it.

Even commentator Mitch ‘Uber’ Leslie was impressed with iDK’s “clever little trick” and noted it was a “cheeky tech”. 

Blizzard EntertainmentImmortality Field can keep your team alive from pretty much anything.

Long cooldowns in Overwatch are as long as they are for a reason. Many within the community have asked Blizzard to take a look at this exploit and fix it, but it doesn’t seem like the company has any intention of patching out this tech just yet. 

Next time you’re in a bind on ladder and want to help your team stall out the point, this easy trick could be the difference between sweet victory and bitter defeat. Unless, of course, you’re against Team USA. 

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New OWL season 4 start date may hint at Overwatch 2 release window

Published: 23/Nov/2020 20:48

by Michael Gwilliam

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In a new video, Overwatch League Vice President Jon Spector revealed that the fourth season of OWL will be beginning a bit later than normal, possibly hinting at a release of the game’s sequel.

Overwatch 2 was first announced at BlizzCon 2019 and since then fans have really been in the dark with the devs refusing to release any new information.

With the Overwatch League gearing up for its fourth season, fans have grown accustomed to seasons beginning in January or February, but that all changes going forward.

According to Jon Spector, the fourth season will be kicking off in the spring. While he chalked this up to the global health crisis, it’s also possible that Overwatch 2 could be influencing the decision a little bit as well.

Lucio in Overwatch 2
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Overwatch 2 will have a full campaign.

“Our 2021 season will start in the spring. That gives us a little more time to plan versus when we typically started in February,” he said. “It gives us and the teams a little bit more of an opportunity to deal with all the logistics and be ready to hit 2021 running when the season begins.”

With BlizzCon 2020 scrapped and moved to an online event in February, many fans believe that this will be where Blizzard shows off more from the long-awaited sequel including a release date.

Overwatch community figure Naeri tweeted, “The 2021 Overwatch League is officially set to be back in the spring. Therefore, it seems that you can check the exact release of Overwatch 2 on BlizzConline 2021.”

This isn’t the only evidence either. As Dexerto previously reported, streamer Metro, who leaked information about the sequel before it was made official claimed that the game will most likely be getting a beta if not a full release in 2021.

It would make sense that the league would want teams and players to be familiar with everything Overwatch 2 has to offer such as new heroes, maps and modes before the season begins.

Furthermore, there have been some rumors that season 4 will have a pre-season. This seems like another indicator that we’ll be looking at a completely new game.

Until then, we’ll have to keep our eyes open and see what the future holds once BlizzCon kicks off in February.