Neat Overwatch jump trick allows Sigma to reach new heights - Dexerto
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Neat Overwatch jump trick allows Sigma to reach new heights

Published: 12/Jan/2020 0:38

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch players have figured out how to take advantage of the knockback from Sigma’s primary fire to boost his jumping abilities.

Sigma’s “Hyperspheres” (aka Orbs) serve as his primary weapon dealing damage on a direct hit as well as splash damage, and apparently, a tiny bit of knockback.

As Reddit user Toddeh_ shows in a new video posted to the Overwatch subreddit, the orbs can be utilized to get the tank hero to higher ground, at least on Hanamura.

The user shows that normally, Sigma can’t reach the high ground by the upper door in the first choke point on Hanamura – like a lot of other heroes he can’t make the jump.

But, by sending primary fire straight down while jumping they’re able to keep him in the air long enough for him to clear the gap and reach the high ground.

This spot gives the hero a good view of the choke point, and could even allow him to get off a sneaky rock or two, depending on how attentive your opponents are.

A similar move can be done with Sigma’s rock by also aiming it straight down during a jump, but the orbs don’t require a charge up, and you won’t be wasting your Accretion cooldown in the process.

His primary fire does deal a small amount of damage to himself if he’s hit by them, but the amount you take while jumping over the gap shouldn’t be enough to really worry about.

There’s only one spot where this move is shown in the video, but it does have the potential to be used on multiple maps in similar situations.

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Sigma didn’t get any updates in the January 9 PTR patch which mainly focused on Orisa, Baptiste, Mei, and D.Va.

Even though the tank didn’t get any updates, he’ll probably still be around in plenty of matches, but it will be interesting for players to see how other heroes changes affect him as well.

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

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:32 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 7:03

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.

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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.

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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.