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“Magic” Overwatch trick lets Symmetra place Teleporter behind cover

Published: 22/Jun/2020 19:04

by Michael Gwilliam

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Symmetra can be one of Overwatch’s most impactful heroes thanks to her Teleporter ability that can instantly transport a team from one area of a map to another, and a new trick can further enhance the options available to her.

In order for Symmetra to place her Teleporter, she needs to have a line of sight to put its exit down at a maximum of thirty meters away. Additionally, if it’s placed on a moving platform, it will be destroyed once it is forty meters away.

During a June 21 Overwatch League match against the Los Angeles Gladiators, the Houston Outlaws showed off a fancy Symmetra trick with Mei to safely place the Teleporter behind cover and get the whole team onto the King’s Row high ground.

While at the choke, Dante ‘Danteh’ Cruz lifted up Jiri ‘Linkzr’ Masalin with a Mei Wall and had him place the Teleporter on top of it.

Immediately thereafter, the Wall was canceled, but the Teleporter remained, letting the whole team teleport to the high ground while remaining safe behind cover. (Timestamp: 4:42:23)

“That is magic!” caster Brennon Hook exclaimed, impressed at what he was witnessing.

Amazingly too, while the whole team teleported to the high ground, all of the Gladiators focused on their opponents’ new position, and didn’t realize Linkzr wasn’t with them as he had gone back to spawn to sneakily swap to Widowmaker.

As a result, he was able to catch some members of the Gladiators off guard, pulling a trick very similar to the famous one the LA-based team did against the London Spitfire back in the Season 1 playoffs.

The bamboozle ended up working perfectly with the Outlaws able to catch their foes off guard and easily capture Point A.

While they would go on to lose the map in the end, the Texas squad managed to win the series 3-1.

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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.