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Insane Overwatch replay shows how Junkrat spam can instantly kill tanks

Published: 14/Jul/2020 22:40

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch players looking to avoid random deaths at the hands of Junkrat spam should probably stay far away from ledges, and a new clip shows exactly why.

Junkrat’s grenades are extremely dangerous, dealing 130 damage for a direct hit. They also have some knockback potential, and as one player found out, this can be super deadly.

In a clip posted to Twitter by ‘BigLoadBen,’ the player showcased a series of events from an Overwatch match on Eichenwalde.

With some help from the replay viewer, the player showed how some random Junkrat grenades from all the way near the beginning of the second point found themselves behind a Roadhog near the castle.

As you can see in the clip, the Junkrat grenades bounced off some of the castle walls and made another couple hops until they found themselves behind the tank.

The Roadhog was likely fishing for an environmental kill of his own and had no idea he would end up being the victim of a random grenade that happened to traverse the entire map and result in a miracle hit.

The crazy thing is that, because of the projectile’s knockback and where the Roadhog was positioned, it ended up knocking the Hog off the map and to his death completely out of nowhere.

Junkrat stares at his grenade
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Junkrat’s grenades have knockback properties.

While the Junkrat player was already at 95% to his Riptire Ultimate, had he been something like 40%, the environmental kill credit onto the Roadhog would have been even more significant – and would have likely resulted in a ton of Ultimate charge going his way.

Next time you’re in a match, you should be extremely careful about enemy projectiles. This is exactly why.


Dafran shows off incredible Overwatch Dynamite tactic with Ashe

Published: 4/Dec/2020 0:04

by Michael Gwilliam


Twitch streamer-turned-farmer Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca showed that he is still insane at Overwatch by utilizing a simple trick with the hero Ashe.

Dafran has long been considered one of the best Overwatch players on the planet, despite only spending one stage in OWL back in season 2. While he was known mostly for his sensational McCree, Soldier, and Tracer plays, the Danish DPS star can also frag out on Ashe.

During a December 3 broadcast, Dafran found himself attacking on Junkertown and in a prime position to help his team capture Point B.

On the Ashe, Dafran noticed all sorts of enemies were grouping in a small room they need to funnel through to get into the streets phase area. With his Widowmaker ally using her ultimate to fully reveal their location, Francesca decided to take matters into his own hands.

Ashe leads her team on Rialto
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Ashe can be a big threat with Dynamite.

With his B.O.B active on the other side of the room and the enemies waiting for the big Omnic butler to disappear before they made their move, Dafran threw his Dynamite barely inside.

Ashe’s Dynamite can be one of the most impactful abilities in Overwatch, dealing massive damage upon the explosion and then a bit more over time. Those closest to the explosion take 50 damage with 100 burn damage coming over time.

Once the Dynamite exploded, the enemy Ashe, Baptiste, Zenyatta and Widowmaker were at his mercy. Speaking of Mercy, the Dane had one pocketing him, making sure he inflicted extra damage.

With some simple hip firing, he was able to eliminate the three targets before ADSing to dink the Widow for the quadruple kill – plus, 60% in brand new ultimate charge for another B.O.B.

“That’s an Overwatch League play, dude!” he exclaimed. “Holy f**k, dude.”

The best part about the whole sequence is just how simple it really was, and there is no reason you can’t replicate it in your games. Just remember how easy Ashe’s Dynamite can be to land if you don’t overcomplicate the toss and opt to just hip fire.

It may not be the flashiest, but it can win entire team fights with relative ease. Give it a shot next time you queue up as DPS.