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Korean Overwatch player shows off some truly insane Doomfist tech

Published: 24/Jan/2020 6:57

by Dustin Steiner

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Doomfist has become one of the most meta-defining characters in today’s Overwatch, but one Korean YouTuber named Lee Cross has shown off some deadly tech can make the bruiser even more menacing. 

Overwatch montages may be getting a bit old, but every once in a while one comes along that will teach you a thing or two about how obscure mechanics in the game can come together to create something truly magical.

Take this montage, for example, called BBANGFIST from Lee Cross.

Thanks to the way Overwatch handles ramping, being airborne, and sliding along surfaces that you aren’t supposed to be able to land on, Cross took full advantage of these things to ramp up the damage on Doomfist’s Seismic Slam to maximum from heights that should have only done about half damage.

This led to situations where he would drop from a second story to do maximum damage to multiple targets, effectively wiping out most of their hit points and making them easy to clean up.

Not only that, but the way surfaces interact leads to some interesting routes to use with Doomfist’s Rocket Punch and Rising Uppercut in conjunction. If you angle your Rocket Punch slightly upward and hit a corner of a surface, your forward momentum will shoot you off of that surface almost like a ramp.

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Small tech like these lead to situations that allows Doomfist to get across the map like Pharah, and can really catch snipers and teams trying to hold choke poitns off guard, as seen multiple times in the video.

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Some of the flanking routes shown off in this montage are truly jawdropping.

The entire video really must be seen to be believed, as this montage contains some of the most jaw-dropping moments of Overwatch gameplay, some that even professional Doomfist players could likely learn a thing or two from.

Some of the routes shown might be unpractical against a very well-coordinated team, but if mastered, it will surely aid your climb to Diamond or even higher on the Overwatch ranked ladder.

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Overwatch battle pass? Blizzard teases major changes for franchise

Published: 29/Oct/2020 23:00

by Nate Searl

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An Activision Blizzard investor reveals that the Overwatch franchise is in for some major innovations that should help bring in consistent revenue. It sounds like the game might be getting a Battle Pass. 

Overwatch has been one of the most consistent games since its release back in 2016 with a very basic business model. The game has a set cost and the only microtransactions are loot boxes that provide cosmetic items.

New cosmetic items only come out during seasonal events, which are the same every year, and there isn’t currently any form of Battle Pass. According to an Activision Blizzard investor, the business model is going to change soon.

Is Overwatch getting a Battle Pass?

Most popular online multiplayer games like Fortnite, League of Legends, Valorant, etc. are free to play and have some form of Battle Pass that helps them bring in money. Overwatch never did this, and currently relies on game sales and loot box sales to bring in revenue.

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What the Battle Pass looks like in Fortnite.

With Overwatch 2 on the horizon, Activision Blizzard will likely change their business model for the game. A Battle Pass would be a great solution. It gives players new cosmetics along with an extra incentive to play, and it gives Activision Blizzard a new way to profit off the franchise.

Battle Passes are generally great ways to get players involved in a game by giving them quests and other incentives to play while offering players exclusive cosmetic content to flex on their opponents with. In Overwatch, this could be skins, sprays, voice lines, highlight intros, or new items that haven’t been revealed yet.

Overwatch 2 surveys

Activision Blizzard has also sent out surveys about Overwatch 2. YouTuber Stylosa went over the survey, which asks questions about potential different features and editions of the game. It seems like they are mulling over several different ideas.

In addition to a potential Battle Pass, it seems like Overwatch 2 will have new ways to customize skins. This could mean changing the color of the skins or maybe changing clothing items or weapons like in Dota 2.

If Overwatch goes free-to-play when Overwatch 2 comes out, a Battle Pass seems inevitable. We will undoubtedly learn more about it in the coming months.