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New Overwatch class concept would completely revamp role queue

Published: 8/May/2020 17:10 Updated: 8/May/2020 17:36

by Michael Gwilliam

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Ever since the release of 2-2-2 role lock in Overwatch, players have been wondering how the concept could improve upon the feature to make queue times better for DPS players. Now there might be a solution, but it requires the creation of a brand new role.

In a post on the official forums, user GreyFalcon showcased their concept which would keep the support class the same, but make some serious modifications to DPS and tank heroes.

The concept would change the tank role to exclusively barrier tanks and move off-tanks like D.va and Zarya along with Mei to a new subclass called “Bruiser”.

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Mei would be the only DPS in the “Bruiser” role.

According to GreyFalcon, for this idea to work, it would require buffs to barrier tanks, but would drastically improve queue times for damage players.

“First Damage player to pick Bruiser prevents the other 2 Damage players from picking Bruiser,” they explained, and added that at any point the Bruiser player could change back to damage.

Additionally, the user suggested an optional “dibs queue” that would guarantee players could pick the “Bruiser” class during the hero select screen.

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Modified role queue would add a new “Bruiser” sub class.

Basically, this would be a modified version of the Triple Damage experiment that players got to try out in February. However, that mode tried turning off-tanks into main tanks with questionable results.

Another plus side of this queue would be that double barrier or double off-tank would no longer be possible, and most likely lead to better games for all involved.

That said, there would be some drawbacks, which GreyFalcon touched on. For one, off-tank players would now be added to the DPS queue and there would only be four barrier tanks for players to pick from.

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Main tanks would need to be buffed for this to work.

It’s definitely an interesting idea and one that the developers could potentially try their luck on in a future Experimental Mode update.

With Overwatch 2 in development and Game Director Jeff Kaplan himself saying more tanks are in development, this may be the ideal role lock format once the sequel eventually releases.

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Insane Wrecking Ball trick in Overwatch lets you get easy Oasis kills

Published: 2/Dec/2020 16:11

by Lauren Bergin

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Overwatch’s Wrecking Ball is very much a love or hate hero: tanks love to play him, but every other player hates him. This easy trick will help you dominate as the furry hero on Oasis.

When players see a Wrecking Ball in their game, their either excited that he’s on their team instead of the enemy one or, alternatively, their heart sinks. The iron clad furball can make or break a game, especially in areas where environmental kills are all too easy.

A recent discovery that Tracer and Wrecking Ball can be partnered together to cause chaos with a boop and Pulse Bomb has led to players testing out all different Hammond tricks.

One player, however, has discovered a trick that will make Oasis a nightmare for the enemy team.

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Wrecking Ball may be cute, but he’s deadly on several Overwatch maps.

Wrecking Ball Oasis trick gives you easy kills

When piloting the armoured death ball, Reddit user XCJRR has found a prime spot to lie in waiting for any unfortunate victims on Oasis.

If a player positions themselves just outside of the enemy spawn on Oasis behind the bright blue sign next to the palm tree, they’re in a prime position to barrel into their opponents and throw them into the highway which forms part of Oasis’ backdrop.

From there, enemies are more than likely to be one-shot by the oncoming traffic, giving you instant kills and a whole lot of pressure on the map.

These are true environmental kills. from r/Overwatch

XCJRR’s timing was literal perfection, as it seems the entire enemy team were just respawning as he launched his attack, giving him an easy triple kill. It’s easy to race around the map as Hammond, so getting there with plenty of time and waiting is the perfect trick to get an easy wipe.

A lot of players will sigh at this news, as its yet another way for Wrecking Ball to truly wreck your evening, but give it a shot and see what happens. Just remember, you didn’t hear it from us.