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Insane Overwatch trick lets Lucio use Sound Barrier on opponents’ heads

Published: 6/Mar/2020 19:29

by Michael Gwilliam


Although Lucio’s Sound Barrier is one of Overwatch’s most powerful support Ultimates, granting teammates 750 temporary shield health, it has one fatal flaw: it can be interrupted while being cast. Luckily, new tech has been discovered that can fix this problem.

Streamer ‘GreenThyme’ was riding walls as Lucio during a Rialto attack phase. His team had pushed the payload through A and were midway through the second point when an enemy Genji decided to strike.


The opposing Genji dashed towards GreenThyme and activated his Dragon Blade Ultimate, ready to rip the attackers to shreds.

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Lucio can be a tricky hero to pin down.

Sound Barrier is normally a great counter to Dragon Blade, but being so high up in the air while wall riding, there was a good chance that the streamer could be cut up and eliminated before he could even hit the ground to activate the ability.


Nevertheless, the Lucio player opted to use his Ultimate – and much to his surprise, he was able to “break it down” immediately by landing on the cyborg ninja’s head.

“Ahh!” the support cried. “I beated on his head!”

While the player never intended for his Sound Barrier to work this way, it was one heck of a move, and something that could potentially be used on purpose in the future – much to the chagrin of Genji mains everywhere.


Overwatch’s hit detection and player model interactions between enemy heroes is quite interesting, to say the least: For instance, while McCree can’t stand on top of a friendly Pharah, he can stand on top of an enemy one.

This video from 2017 shows a McCree and enemy Pharah in skirmish mode working together to allow the cowboy player to reach new heights, thanks to Pharah’s jetpack.

The end result is a McCree so high in the sky, he can use his Deadeye to kill everyone on the map, including his ride.


Those exact same attributes and hit detection are being applied to the Lucio beat drop. Next time you’re in a bind and need to get your Sound Barrier off quickly, try to land on an enemy’s head for a quick activation.


Buzz Lightyear Baptiste concept turned into awesome 3D Overwatch skin

Published: 17/Oct/2020 22:21

by Bill Cooney


Some awesome new 3D Overwatch skin ideas turn Baptiste into Buzz Lightyear and Soldier: 76 into a toy soldier from Toy Story.

There’s no shortage of new skins in Overwatch right now with the 2020 Halloween Terror event in full swing, but Soldier and Baptiste weren’t included with the heroes who got new cosmetics.


Perhaps sensing that the pair might feel left out, an Irish Overwatch coach and Workshop Mode maestro, Andy ‘andygmb’ Bohan, took the time to render them two fantastic skins straight out of Toy Story.

The idea of Baptiste cast as Buzz Lightyear was actually a skin idea created earlier in 2020, but Andy took it to the next level with a full 3D model that would actually make a decent Baptiste Halloween skin itself.


The support hero actually looks spot-on as the boisterous spaceman, with white and green armor perfectly matching the designs worn by Woody’s partner.

Neither Baptiste nor Buzz can technically fly either, but both manage to get airborne in other ways, either by jumping in the Overwatch hero’s case, or various ways of “falling in style.”

Soldier, appropriately enough, has been turned into one of the green army men every kid had in their toy box growing up. Though, how he’s be able to sprint with a plastic base locking his feet is something we want to see.

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These two would fit right in with LEGO Bastion as well.

While Andy created the renders, he said it was a team effort, with artist ‘stealthii‘ helping out with rendering and Overwatch Workshop guru ‘DarwinStreamscontributing his talents as well.

As with any Overwatch crossover that involves a big-name brand like Toy Story, the chances of it actually happening are sadly pretty slim. We did see a LEGO collaboration for Bastion so it might not be entirely out of the question, but we wouldn’t hold our breath.

While Buzz Lightyear Baptiste and Toy Soldier: 76 might just be awesome ideas for now, you can pick up some awesome new skins during the Halloween Terror event while it’s still going on.