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Jeff Kaplan teases new Overwatch hero during Yule Log stream

Published: 25/Dec/2019 23:43

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan teased a possible new hero coming to the game during his annual Christmas Eve Yule Log stream.

Kaplan dutifully took his place in front of the fire to hang out with the Overwatch community on December 24 and eat cookies, build LEGO, and decorate the tree with ornaments sent in from players and fans.

While he was constructing an Overwatch LEGO set, Kaplan teased viewers by openly wondering about a hero that fans have been asking about since she was first introduced in the game’s lore: the Junker Queen.

Blizzard EntertainmentFans have been hungry for any information on the Junker Queen since she was revealed along with Wrecking Ball.

Of course, Kaplan didn’t confirm whether or not the Queen would ever be a hero, but he did speculate on what her role could be if she were added to the game.

“I wonder if the Queen is ever going to be a hero,” Kaplan said. “What would she be? She’s not going to be Support, right? That doesn’t make a lot of sense.”

With Support off of the table, Jeff did leave the door open to the Queen being a Tank or DPS, but of course, he didn’t specify which.

“Maybe she’s a tank, she could be damage, damage or a tank would be cool,” Jeff said before diligently heading back to his LEGO set.

So even though Jeff’s tease didn’t tell us exactly what the Junker Queen’s role will be, it did narrow it down to DPS and Tank, which is definitely more than we knew before.

Blizzard EntertainmentKaplan teased that Junker Queen would probably be added to Overwatch as a DPS or Tank.

Kaplan didn’t mention anything else about the Junker Queen during the stream, but it might be worth keeping an eye out for her to come out sometime during 2020.

If you missed Jeff’s Christmas Eve Yule Log stream, the full VOD is available on YouTube and there will be a replay on Twitch for Christmas day.

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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.