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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.


Overwatch update gives Winston Sombra and D.Va new Karaoke voice lines

Published: 29/Nov/2020 0:26

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch’s last patch on November 19 has finally given Sombra, Winston, and D.Va new Easter Egg karaoke voice lines on the Busan map.

The ability for certain heroes to sing on Busan isn’t exactly a secret, but it is a fun little Easter Egg hidden away. Devs have apparently been hard at work adding heroes to this exclusive club recently as well.

A few months ago Ashe, Baptiste, and Widowmaker joined the club, and, just before 2020 wraps up, Winston, Sombra, and D.Va have finally been let in on the fun as well.

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The karaoke spawn room on Busan lets Overwatch heroes sing their hearts out.

Apparently added during the November 19 patch, these new voice lines weren’t found by players until a few days later when videos started to pop up. Sure enough, all three have new voice lines, though we wouldn’t exactly call what Sombra is doing “singing.”

Instead of laying down any bars, Sombra simply discusses the merits of hacking, pays off all of the neighbors’ bills (how nice), and changes the Karaoke bar landlord’s WiFi password (not so nice).

Winston’s two lines play on him being both a great ape and a great scientist. One has him explaining the first law of thermodynamics to players: “energy cannot be created or destroyed.” His other is about clapping with his hands and feet since, you know, he’s a gorilla.

Finally, the pièce de résistance, at least for all of the D.Va players out there, are her new Karaoke lines. In Overwatch lore, Hana ‘D.Va’ Song is both an esports champion and K-POP star, so you’d think she would have gotten her lines much sooner than she did.

If the Tank singing “Pew Pew Pew” isn’t adorable enough, she also proudly proclaims, “someone has to save the world, it might as well be me,” along with another line in her native tongue, Korean.

This brings the number of heroes who can sing on Busan up to 17 with Winston, Sombra, and D.Va; which is officially more than half of the 32 heroes currently in the game.