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Insane Overwatch ‘rocket jump’ trick is a game-changer for Bastion mains

Published: 22/Feb/2020 22:57

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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A clip from a skilled Overwatch player highlights exactly why Bastion mains should learn his ‘rocket jump’ trick, as it can mean the difference between winning and losing a match.

Bastion has a long history in Overwatch. Once viewed as one of the most overpowered heroes in the game due to his ability to melt through health and shields like a hot knife through butter, he’s since received many nerfs to make him more in line with the other characters.

This doesn’t stop him from being a formidable foe, though, and can be a very unpredictable pick if his ‘rocket jump’ trick is learned, allowing him to reach new heights and leap over obstacles that many players would think to be impossible.

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Bastion’s “real” name is SST Laboratories Siege Automaton E54.

Bastion’s rocket jump move

While some players are already skilled in the ways of the rocket jump, it’s still a widely unknown trick. Reddit user ‘CrippledAnimal‘ showed it off in a crazy video that saw the robot leap out of a block attempt and straight into the fire.

In the clip, Bastion is set up in his Sentry mode where he uses his turret to rain down hell on the enemy team on Temple of Anubis, at the top of some stairs just past the archway before the first capture point.

When this fails and the opponents manage to get past the DPS, the player pops off his Configuration Tank ultimate and heads off to score some skills with his powerful blasts.

In what would usually be seen as an incredibly frustrating moment, an enemy Mei erects her Ice Wall at an attempt to stop him and block his ultimate completely – but little did she know, the crafty player had a little trick up their sleeve.

Aiming and shooting his ultimate at the ground below Bastion allowed the robot to soar up into the air and completely clear the wall, where he landed onto the other side safely before wreaking havoc onto the opponent team.

There, he got a triple kill before his ultimate timed out and he returned to his normal Recon mode where he tried his best to take out the pesky Mei.

It’s hard to imagine just how powerful the DPS would be if he could jump full-time because even being able to do so in an eight second window is truly game-changing and somewhat terrifying.

While this isn’t a new trick by any means, Bastion mains looking for a way to avoid being blocked by Ice Wall or just to simply reach a higher point where they can set up as a turret would greatly benefit from learning it.

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Overwatch players discover Reinhardt is “broken” with new hammer buff

Published: 4/Dec/2020 23:18

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new buff to Reinhardt on the Overwatch Experimental Card may be a bit too strong after players did some testing with his hammer.

The December 3 Overwatch patch brought in some big changes to three different heroes with Baptiste getting a nerf to Immorality Field, D.Va’s health getting reconfigured and Reinhardt seeing an increase to his hammer swing damage.

With his swing damage improved from 75 damage to 85, these has opened up some new damage breakpoints when factoring in Mercy and Zenyatta damage boosts.

The key thing to keep in mind with most Overwatch buffs is how they are influenced by other modifiers. With most heroes being at 200 HP, the sooner your damage can exceed that, the better.

Reinhardt on Hollywood
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Reinhardt’s damage got a nice buff.

In the case of Reinhardt, his damage increase from 75 to 85 may not seem too insane until you start to factor in damage boosts. Mercy’s damage boost amplifies a hero’s attacks by 30% while Zenyatta’s Discord Orb makes it so any hero who is discorded takes 30% extra damage.

Previously, with 75 damage, one swing by Reinhardt while damage boosted or attacking a discorded target would deal 97.5. Now, however, when factoring in the 10 additional damage, that number becomes 110.5.

All it takes now is just two swings onto a 200 HP hero for Reinhardt to delete them, making the buff extra strong when he’s paired with a Mercy or Zenyatta.

Plus, there are a couple of extra elements to factor in. Reinhardt’s hammer deals cleave damage, which means that he can hit multiple enemies with a single blow. If he’s damage boosted by Mercy, he could take down teams with ease.

Not only that, but the Experimental patch also gave Reinhardt 50 extra health, meaning he has a bit more room to swing and live to tell the tale. This doesn’t even include the additional ultimate charge he will generate by doing more damage.

As you can see in the short clip, with the boost, Reinhardt can delete the 200 HP practice range bot in just one second, prompting Jon to caption the video: “Rein is broken.”

Reinhardt holds shield up
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Reinhardt is a much more deadly tank with these buffs.

Others agreed. “Buffing Rein and D.Va when they don’t need it instead of nerfing overpowered heroes isn’t good man,” a user replied.

“I don’t think this is the answer we are looking for but I guess it’s better than what we got?” Florida Mayhem content creator Samito further chimed in referring to the state of the meta.

It will be interesting to see what the devs decide to do with these Reinhardt buffs and if they make it through to the live game after the experimental period ends.