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More heroes can now sing karaoke on the Overwatch PTR

Published: 24/Oct/2018 17:29 Updated: 24/Oct/2018 17:35

by Joe O'Brien


More heroes can now use the Busan karaoke machine on the Overwatch PTR.

The latest PTR update made a series of hero balance changes, but players are now discovering that it also added some new Easter eggs.

In one of the spawn rooms on the Downtown section of Busan, there’s a karaoke machine. As far as most heroes are concerned it just plays background noise, but if you’re Reinhardt there’s an option to sing along.

The Easter egg is one of the most epic and popular in the game, and it seems Blizzard have recognized that popularity and are expanding it. Shortly after the new PTR patch went up, players discovered that Torbjörn can now also take part

Torbjörn isn’t the only new hero jumping on the mic, however. After players discovered that Blizzard had added more karaoke, further tests revealed that McCree can now also sing a few lines in Busan.

Unfortunately, for the moment these seem to be the only new additions, but with how popular the feature has been even when it was only available to Reinhardt, it seems likely that more will be added further down the line.

Though the karaoke changes will undoubtedly be the most popular aspect of the patch, the new PTR update also makes substantial hero changes. Significant buffs for Roadhog highlight the balance adjustments, but Mercy’s ultimate, Reaper’s shotguns and life steal, and Symmetra’s Photon Projector also received buffs.


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

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:32

by Michael Gwilliam


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.