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McCree Overwatch Workshop mode helps players master the Flashbang

Published: 26/Jun/2019 18:22 Updated: 26/Jun/2019 18:35

by Bill Cooney

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A new June 18 update increased the speed of his primary fire to allow him to deal more damage and turned him into an absolute killing machine.

Now, Overwatch Workshop guru DarwinStreams has made a training mode that shows players the exact range of his Flashbang ability to help them get their stuns on point.

Blizzard EntertainmentMcCree’s Flashbang is one of his most powerful moves.

“Hold up now”

McCree’s Flashbang has a 3 meter area of effect when thrown, and stuns enemies for just under one second (0.7 seconds, to be exact). 

It’s one of the most powerful tools in his kit, so DarwinStreams’ training mode has come at the perfect time for players looking to get into McCree.

In the mode, McCree has no cooldown on Flashbang, and the abilities’ range of effect is displayed as a purple orb, which seems slightly larger than what players might expect. Using the Flashbang orb, players can experiment with stunning opponents in different areas on a map, and really just get the general feel for how to use the ability effectively.

There’s no Workshop code available for the mode yet, but Darwin said it was “part of my upcoming “Range tool” that will visualize range of every ability in the game, and trust me, you’d be surprised with a lot of them.”

Big changes coming to Overwatch?

Along with the massive June 18 patch, there was also a report on June 24 that the Overwatch League would be switching to a 2-2-2 role lock for Stage 4 of the current season.

This would be one of the biggest changes the League and Overwatch Competitive play has seen since the game came out, and it could be an indicator of what’s to come for the rest of us eventually.

Besides a potential role lock, Overwatch’s Hero 31 will be coming out sometime this summer, according to Jeff Kaplan. Fans have plenty of theories about the identity of the newest hero, but so far, we don’t know anything for sure.

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Best Overwatch tricks to dominate any hero as Tracer

Published: 18/Nov/2020 0:07

by Michael Gwilliam

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Tracer has been one of the best Overwatch heroes for quite some time with a tremendously high skill ceiling. However, in 2020, the character has some new tools up her sleeve that players should really take advantage of, especially with Overwatch 2 in development.

In a new video by educational YouTuber Nathan ‘KarQ’ Chan, Overwatch League pro and Tracer specialist Dante ‘Danteh’ Cruz shared his best tips to battle each of the game’s heroes.

As a general tip, he advises that players learn map geometry to better navigate your way around to confirm frags. Remember, an earlier patch in 2020 made it so Tracer can Blink upwards onto ledges allowing for some vertical mobility.

Knowing where these spots are and traversing sneakily will reward your gameplay and make you a huge threat to any enemy backline.

Roadhog secondary primary fire on King's Row
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Understanding Hog’s primary and secondary fire is key.

Moving onto individual matchups, one of the most interesting tips that Danteh has for facing a D.Va is to Recall a bit earlier when she uses Self-Destruct. While most guides suggest to do so right away, he advises to do so earlier so you have even more time to secure a kill onto her in Baby form.

Against Roadhog, aside from staying away from his Hook, understanding how his primary and secondary fire operates will pay dividends. If you can play around both distances, you’ll have a much easier time to farm Ultimate charge off of him.

If the enemy has a Sigma, it’s best to open up the engagement with Pulse Bomb so he doesn’t have time to use Kinetic Grasp and eat it. After that, you should be free to melee him to death or use primary fire to secure the kill.

When dealing with an Ashe or Widowmaker, this is where the map geometry really comes into play. Use your map knowledge to get near those hitscan heroes and go in for the kill, especially if they’re already scoped in.

Doomfist can be a massive pain for a lot of heroes, but not for Tracer. Because he’s so cooldown reliant, you can easily get away from his abilities. If you’re able to focus him every chance you get, he won’t be able to do much.

Thanks to Tracer’s range buff, she can easily stay out of range from McCree’s Flash Bang while pressuring him. Use this to your advantage to negate his best tool in the 1v1.

Tracer sticks Baptiste with Pulse Bomb
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Don’t be afraid to just stick Baptiste.

For Pharah, she can be a bit tricky to deal with, but keep in mind that she is often run alongside a Mercy pocket, which means the other enemy support may not have peel if you can focus on them. Make us of this and pressure the enemy backline to render the Pharah pick useless.

Against Baptiste, a lot of players like to wait until he’s already used Immortality Field before going for a Pulse Bomb. However, Danteh doesn’t agree. If you can stick Baptiste, even if he gets lamp out, it will be destroyed by the Bomb and leave him with a mere 40 HP. Don’t be afraid to just go for it.

Tracer can be a very rewarding character to play when you know what you’re doing. Keep these tips in mind next time you Blink into battle and watch your SR rise as you climb the Overwatch ladder.