Little-known environmental spot for Lucio discovered in Overwatch - Dexerto

Little-known environmental spot for Lucio discovered in Overwatch

Published: 5/May/2020 19:49

by Bill Cooney


A new clip has revealed a spot on Lijiang Tower’s Gardens stage that’s blowing the minds of even the most seasoned Lucio players.

As anyone who’s spent a little time playing Lucio can tell you, environmental kills using his ‘boops’ are some of the most satisfying plays you can make.

The Gardens on Lijiang are usually a pretty decent map for this too, with an open pit surrounding the point and open areas around the bridges – but now, another spot where environmental kills are possible has been unearthed.

Lucio mains have been booping enemies off of Lijiang since the release of Overwatch in 2016.

A video of the little-known spot was posted to Reddit by Lucio enthusiast ‘skeptah,’ who claimed it was the first time they had come across the spot in over 500 hours of playing the hero.

“NO idea this BOOP was possible,” skeptah wrote, and based on the number of responses the video has gotten, it seems most people didn’t realize it, either.

The spot is actually on the high ground near the room with a health pack on the closed-off side of the point. The ledge there is a favorite for snipers and other heroes trying to get the drop on unsuspecting teams, but as we can see that plan can backfire with a well-placed boop.

500+ lucio hours, NO idea this BOOP was possible. from r/Overwatch

Lucio boops the Reaper over the back wall just after they finish teleporting, which causes him to fall to his doom in the very well-hidden open area that exists back there.

If the Lucio player wasn’t even expecting this Bbop to happen, you have to imagine how surprised the Reaper was that they actually died from it.

Of course, this boop won’t work if your on the same level as your target, you need a pretty substantial angle to get the right trajectory in order to yeet them over the wall, so sticking to the ground level of Lijiang as Lucio might be a good plan if your backline is getting destroyed.

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Lucio’s Boop is truly the ability that just keeps on giving.

The next time you find yourself on Lijiang gardens, think twice before taking the high ground if the enemy Lucio seems like they actually know what they’re doing.


Overwatch’s tank mains want nerfs as Echo & Zenyatta make ranked “hell”

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:44

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch tanks have been on the receiving end of some major nerfs lately with Sigma and Wrecking Ball on the chopping block, but now players are calling for changes to two heroes responsible for making ranked “hell” for them.

Tanks in Overwatch are critical pieces of any team composition and while they’ve seemed overpowered for quite some time, now, Echo and Zenyatta seem to be on the receiving end of fury from the playerbase.

Notably, Echo’s ability to delete targets with ease thanks to her ammo count and powerful Focusing Beam makes her a dangerous foe while Zenyatta’s Discord Orb shreds tanks.

When applied, Discord Orb causes an opponent to receive 30% extra damage. As such, large health pool tanks can be obliterated when focused down thanks to Zen’s utility.

Echo using Focusing Beam
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Echo has a lot of tools to be a pain for enemy teams.

Players on Reddit have been vocal in calling for changes. “Tanks f**king suck to play right now and the sigma nerfs just solidified that for me,” wrote user HaMx_Platypus.

“None of the tanks actually feel like tanks at all when you’re going up against 30% Discord,” they added.

Redditors chimed in with their own thoughts. “Completely agree, Discord should be taken back down to 25% at least,” one wrote.

Zenyatta attacks

“Echo’s issue is that her clip is too big,” another pointed out. “The Sticky [cool down] doesn’t matter, the issue is she can often use them again before having to reload.”

“It’s bonkers that she can combine all 3 abilities (right click, throw out a few left clicks and then immediately use beam) to stack the damage, as it will literally kill any hero in the game if you land the stickies,” a fan blasted.

Another took their criticism of Echo and Discord to another level. “Discord is simply too powerful. It’s literally like 6 Mercy boosts at a time and 90% of the time that’s going onto the main tank. Plus you add the spam damage that Zen does and it’s just unreal,” they slammed.

“Echo was poorly designed. I couldn’t tell upon release but it’s much clearer now. She just has too many tank-busting abilities and not enough punishability,” the user further remarked.

With so many players voicing their frustration, it may be a sign for Blizzard to consider some slight nerfs on the Experimental Mode in the coming weeks.