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Insane Overwatch rooftop flank on Hollywood destroys enemy teams

Published: 16/Nov/2020 17:50

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch players looking for a sure-fire way to catch the enemy squad off guard and earn themselves a team kill should look no further than this insane rooftop flank on Hollywood Point A.

Hollywood is one of Overwatch’s oldest maps, but players keep finding new ways to innovate. Now, with the improved elevator mechanics, certain strategies are far more practical such as some rooftop parkour with the tank Reinhardt.

One of the best things about the elevator update is how it’s no longer seemingly random. Players who stand on the lift will now automatically be going up as opposed to it being on a timer.

As such, for the elevator on Point A, players can now easily go use it even the enemy is grouping up for a big attack.

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Reinhardt has some slick moves if given the chance.

In this clip by Reddit user NjTacticsXx, the enemy team has only a minute left to secure Point A, but the Reinhardt player took to the elevator to begin his sneaky flank.

Once at the top, he actives the hero’s charge and flies over the rooftops and eventually behind the enemy team, preoccupied with trying to survive in a Zarya Graviton surge.

With the Reinhardt now in position, he’s able to use his Earthshatter ultimate and absolutely obliterate the red team as he slides down the last roof.

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In an older patch, this would be an even riskier play because the elevator may not be at a good enough height to warrant going up there to begin with. But now, it can easily be justified and as you can see, paid dividends.

Of course, this flank would be possible with other heroes too such as Doomfist, Winston or D.Va, but very few would be able to have as much of an impact as an Earthshatter in the backline.

Next time you’re playing Reinhardt on Hollywood and want to hold Point A, be sure to give this a try.

Assassin's Creed

3 Assassin’s Creed Valhalla easter eggs you need to see

Published: 25/Nov/2020 18:07

by Alex Garton


Assassin’s Creed Valhalla might not strike you as a game that blends the worlds of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, but if you look in the right place, these easter eggs can be found. 

Ubisoft’s game released alongside the Xbox Series X|S and since launch players have searched every inch of the game’s expansive world. In doing so, a number of exciting crossovers to other major franchises have been found.

Although the world of Valhalla may be set in the age of the Vikings, which is nothing remotely like the grounds of Hogwarts, there are some things you can find that blur the lines.

Valhalla’s easter eggs are spread across various regions of the game’s world.

Best easter eggs in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Harry Potter easter egg

This easter egg is located in Lunden, south-east of St Paul’s Cathedral in a small thatched building.

The building is guarded by a snake and a key is required to unlock the door. Use your Odin Sight and you’ll see a white indicator that marks the location of the key on the balcony of a nearby building.

Players will enter what looks to be Voldemort’s hideout.

Once inside, players will find an eerily dark lit room filled with strange objects. On the table directly opposite the door, there’s a readable note for players that lists each of Voldemort’s Horcruxes from the Harry Potter films. These were, of course, the powerful objects in the Deathly Hallows, which contained a hidden fragment of a wizard or witch’s soul.

Despite the room only containing the ‘Strange list’, it’s a great easter egg to discover. For any fans of the Harry Potter franchise, this is one you can’t afford to skip.

Dark Souls easter egg

It’s hard to find an open-world RPG that doesn’t have a reference to From Software’s legendary franchise. There are no complaints from fans, though, as it’s always exciting to discover a Dark Souls easter egg, especially if it’s the iconic bonfire.

Here’s exactly where to find the Dark Souls easter egg.

The bonfire is located in east Ledecestrescire in the ruins of a building. We’ve seen the same bonfire reference in countless titles and it still never gets boring. Luckily, as long as you remember to save regularly, you won’t be spawning back at the bonfire when you die.

Lord of the Rings easter egg

It would have been a missed opportunity to not include a reference to Tolkien’s Middle-Earth in the world of Valhalla. Lucky for us, Ubisoft didn’t disappoint and even added one of the Rings of Power into the game.

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Here’s exactly where to find the Lord of the Rings easter egg.

The easter egg is located west of Glowecestre on the edge of the river in a small house. Players will need to locate the nearby hidden key with their Odin Sight and enter the building.

Inside there’s a readable note that reads “One of the little folk asked me to make the door smaller, as he wants to keep unruly houseguests from his house.” This is a clear reference to Tolkien’s character Bilbo Baggins.

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It’s amazing Ubisoft actually added a Ring of Power to the game.

Next to the note, the developers have even added a small ring in reference to the Rings of Power. It’s unfortunate that players can’t equip the ring, but honestly that’s probably for the best.