"Magic" Overwatch trick lets Symmetra place Teleporter behind cover - Dexerto

“Magic” Overwatch trick lets Symmetra place Teleporter behind cover

Published: 22/Jun/2020 19:04

by Michael Gwilliam


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.


Overwatch update gives Winston Sombra and D.Va new Karaoke voice lines

Published: 29/Nov/2020 0:26

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch’s last patch on November 19 has finally given Sombra, Winston, and D.Va new Easter Egg karaoke voice lines on the Busan map.

The ability for certain heroes to sing on Busan isn’t exactly a secret, but it is a fun little Easter Egg hidden away. Devs have apparently been hard at work adding heroes to this exclusive club recently as well.

A few months ago Ashe, Baptiste, and Widowmaker joined the club, and, just before 2020 wraps up, Winston, Sombra, and D.Va have finally been let in on the fun as well.

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The karaoke spawn room on Busan lets Overwatch heroes sing their hearts out.

Apparently added during the November 19 patch, these new voice lines weren’t found by players until a few days later when videos started to pop up. Sure enough, all three have new voice lines, though we wouldn’t exactly call what Sombra is doing “singing.”

Instead of laying down any bars, Sombra simply discusses the merits of hacking, pays off all of the neighbors’ bills (how nice), and changes the Karaoke bar landlord’s WiFi password (not so nice).

Winston’s two lines play on him being both a great ape and a great scientist. One has him explaining the first law of thermodynamics to players: “energy cannot be created or destroyed.” His other is about clapping with his hands and feet since, you know, he’s a gorilla.

Finally, the pièce de résistance, at least for all of the D.Va players out there, are her new Karaoke lines. In Overwatch lore, Hana ‘D.Va’ Song is both an esports champion and K-POP star, so you’d think she would have gotten her lines much sooner than she did.

If the Tank singing “Pew Pew Pew” isn’t adorable enough, she also proudly proclaims, “someone has to save the world, it might as well be me,” along with another line in her native tongue, Korean.

This brings the number of heroes who can sing on Busan up to 17 with Winston, Sombra, and D.Va; which is officially more than half of the 32 heroes currently in the game.