Insane team kill proves Baptiste is Overwatch's most overpowered hero - Dexerto
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Insane team kill proves Baptiste is Overwatch’s most overpowered hero

Published: 6/Jan/2020 22:10

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch Twitch streamer mL7 is well-known for his incredible Ana play, but that hasn’t stopped the grandmaster player from experimenting with other supports and maximizing their kit. That’s exactly what he did in a game on Ilios where he dominated the enemy team.

Baptiste is believed to be the most ridiculous support and even potentially the most overpowered hero in Overwatch at the moment, thanks to its incredible damage, strong healing, a fast-charging ultimate, Immortality Field and the ability to access high ground with ease.

The Romanian support specialist made use of every aspect of Baptiste’s kit with great success to carry his team in one of the most impactful plays on the hero we’ve seen yet.

Blizzard EntertainmentBaptiste has many tools at his disposal.

With the score tied at one, mL7 needed to keep Well in his team’s possession to earn the victory. To start things off, the Twitch streamer used Baptiste’s boots to jump into the air and take aim at an enemy Pharah.

His superb accuracy prevailed, shooting down the flying rocket menace. Soon thereafter, he placed down Amplification Matrix and with doubled damage, got kills onto a Torbjorn, Wrecking Ball and fellow Baptiste player.

Swiftly, he noticed a Zenyatta flanking behind him and placed his Immortality Field down to survive the Orbs of Destruction coming from behind. After leaping away and doing some healing, he got additional final blows onto a Sigma and the Zenyatta who had been giving him trouble.

To top it all off, the Pharah, who mL7 killed to begin the play, was once again shot out of the sky as the streamer’s team reached 100 percent of the objective and claimed victory all in a mere 30 seconds.

The dynamic performance was met with shock and awe by members of the Overwatch community including fellow streamer Fran who tweeted, “I was in this game!!! PogU” after mL7 uploaded the footage to Twitter.

Additionally, the play was uploaded to the Competitive Overwatch subreddit where it was upvoted over 1,000 times.

Blizzard EntertainmentIs Baptiste balanced? Many want to see him nerfed.

It will be very interesting to see what happens with Baptiste in the future as the support is widely regarded as being overpowered and a better version of Soldier 76.

Fellow Twitch streamer Seagull has gone on record saying he wishes that the Haitian hero to be reworked with Immortality Field changed to an ultimate ability instead of a standard skill. Only time will tell if Blizzard chooses to act and make changes to Baptiste’s kit.

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Cheeky Overwatch trick lets Baby D.Va score environmental kills

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to find a new lethal tactic with D.Va should look no further than this trick to surprise and tilt enemy teams.

Since 2016, Overwatch fans have taken highly to the hero D.Va, sporting countless cosplays, creating art, buying merchandise, you name it. Part of the reason for this is just how stylish the gamer-turned-mech pilot is.

As it turns out, however, even outside of her pink mech, D.Va can pack a punch and even eliminate any enemy hero in the game if the opportunity presents itself.

Most people know that D.Va’s Call Mech ability does a bit of damage if you use it directly on top of an enemy player, but not everyone realizes it also has knockback capabilities.

D.va from Overwatch looking cool
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D.Va is one of the most popular heroes, in and out of mech.

Boops can be one of the best ways in Overwatch to quickly deal with enemies regardless of their HP. Anyone from Roadhog to even Tracer (especially if limited by cooldowns) can fall victim to a well-timed push off the edge of a map.

As Reddit user ‘eregis’ showed, despite being at a disadvantage against a Soldier 76 who put down his Biotic Field for health restoration, the confrontation ended in their favor thanks to the knockback of Call Mech.

While on Rialto, the D.Va player had the Call Mech ability ready, but waited a bit to activate it. First, the player lured the enemy Soldier 76 to a bit of an unfavorable position on Rialto with his back to the water.

After getting the victim close enough to the ledge, the D.Va used Call Mech and sent 76 off the map and to his demise.

Of course, this trick is a bit of a high-risk play. Baby D.Va is tied with Tracer for the lowest-health hero in the game at only 150. However, unlike Tracer, D.Va does haven’t Blink or Recall to get out of tricky situations, so being able to time the Call Mech perfectly can be tough.

Next time you find yourself as Baby D.Va and an opportunity presents itself, try to see if you can secure frags with this ability. Your opponents will never see it coming.