Limited time Brigitte GOAT skin announced by Overwatch League - Dexerto
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Limited time Brigitte GOAT skin announced by Overwatch League

Published: 16/Jan/2020 21:25 Updated: 17/Jan/2020 0:15

by Michael Gwilliam

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Season 3 of the Overwatch League is right around the corner, and to celebrate the 2020 opening weekend, the league has announced a special edition Brigitte skin.

The special skin, dubbed GOAT Brigitte, will be available starting February 6, and will be vaulted on the 19th.

“GOAT” is not just a reference to the popular “greatest of all time” acronym: In professional Overwatch, a team named GOATS pioneered a special composition that consisted of three tanks and three supports, using Brigitte as a mainstay. This composition would go on to dominate three stages of Overwatch League play, and became known as the GOATS comp.

Blizzard unveils the limited edition legendary Brigitte GOAT skin to celebrate Overwatch League's opening weekend
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The limited time Brigitte GOAT skin is coming February 6.

Of course, the advent of 2-2-2 role lock prevented the composition from ever being played again, but its legacy remains, and will be celebrated within this special Brigitte skin.

As seen in the announcement video, Brigitte’s skin transforms her from a shieldmaiden to a warrior in more than just a simple palette swap.

Notably, her hair has turned from a dark red to purple, while her old battle armor is replaced with a sleek white coat.

Meanwhile, her shield has a menacing goat face on it, which is bound to scare foes away, out of fear of getting shield bashed and stunned.

So far it’s not known how many special League Tokens the skin will cost, but previous special skins, such as Jjonak’s MVP “Zen-Nakji” Zenyatta and the London Spitfire Flying Ace Winston skin, set users back 200.

Tokens can be earned by watching the Overwatch League with a Battlenet linked account, or by simply purchasing them.

Overwatch League MVP Jjonak's special Zenyatta skin
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Jjonak’s “Zen-Nakji” Legendary skin cost players 200 tokens.

This isn’t the only special Overwatch League skin coming in 2020: As Dexerto previously reported, 2019 season MVP Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won revealed that he would be getting a special Zarya skin, similar to Jjonak’s own exclusive skin in celebration of his stellar 2018 season.

While it hasn’t been confirmed yet, it’s likely that, just like the London Spitfire, the San Francisco Shock will get their own skin for becoming league champions.

Season 3 of the Overwatch League kicks off Saturday, February 8, with matches in Dallas and New York.

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Overwatch player discovers secret counter to Mei’s Cryo-Freeze

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:32

by Michael Gwilliam

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Mei’s Cryo-Freeze has to be one of the most annoying abilities in Overwatch, granting the hero complete invincibility for its duration. Now, a player has discovered a brilliant trick to counter the ice-themed hero.

In Overwatch, there are few abilities as unique as Cryo-Freeze. It places Mei inside of an ice cube that heals her and cleanses any status effects such as Ana’s biotic grenade.

However, the most annoying thing about the ability is how it makes Mei completely invulnerable. For the few seconds she has it activated, she can survive anything from point-blank D.Va bombs to Sigma’s Gravitic Flux.

Some players have found ways to “time” abilities so they connect with Mei as she exits her ice cube cocoon, such as Tracer’s Pulse Bomb or a Reinhardt charge. However, this tactic is reliant on the Mei using Cryo-Freeze’s whole duration. If she cancels it early, then there’s a chance that she’ll end up surviving or dodging the oncoming attack.

Mei uses ice block in Overwatch
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Mei’s ice block is extremely powerful.

Luckily, a new technique has been discovered which should make countering Mei a breeze. As shown by Reddit user bleubey, Junkrat can actually place his trap directly on top of Mei’s ice cube.

This trick should guarantee that the Chinese environmentalist hero gets trapped and is extremely vulnerable to any attacks. With any luck, you can even catch the Mei player completely off-guard and force out her ultimate.

That exact thing happened in bleubey’s clip. After coming out of the cube, the Mei found herself trapped and ended up wasting her Blizzard in the process, only to be taken out of the picture by a damage-boosted Junkrat grenade.

I find it amusing that you can put a junk trap on top of Mei’s head while she’s an ice cube from Overwatch

Users on the site were shocked to see that such a trick even existed. “I’m almost gold border and I never knew this,” wrote marioaprooves.

“I’m GM and I never knew this sh*t. Holy f**k,” stated another, clearly shocked at what they had witnessed.

Mei freezes Roadhog
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Mei has a lot of tricks up her sleeve.

Bleubey responded in turn that they only found out by complete accident, proving that such a tactic really went under the radar for a long time.

The next time there is a Mei giving your team trouble, try swapping to Junkrat and taking her out with this neat trap hat maneuver.