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New Overwatch hero “Ashe” announced at BlizzCon

Published: 2/Nov/2018 19:19 Updated: 2/Nov/2018 20:42

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch’s next hero is “Ashe”, a DPS hero that can snipe with her rifle and throw sticks of dynamite at enemies.

Overwatch’s Hero 29, “Ashe” was revealed by Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan at the BlizzCon 2018 Opening Ceremonies.

Ashe is an “Amazing character to play, that requires high mechanical skill,” Kaplan said. “That gun is so much fun to shoot.”

Blizzard EntertainmentOverwatch’s 29th hero: Ashe.

She was introduced along with a new McCree cinematic, which revealed her to be the leader of the infamous Deadlock Gang of Route 66.

Her ultimate allows her to call out a robot henchman named Bob, who’s also featured in the short, to come and help her out.

There’ no word yet on when Ashe will be available to play or when she’ll make her debut on the PTR.

Just based on the initial reactions, it seems like Overwatch fans are hyped to welcome this new hero to the game.


Dafran shows off incredible Overwatch Dynamite tactic with Ashe

Published: 4/Dec/2020 0:04

by Michael Gwilliam


Twitch streamer-turned-farmer Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca showed that he is still insane at Overwatch by utilizing a simple trick with the hero Ashe.

Dafran has long been considered one of the best Overwatch players on the planet, despite only spending one stage in OWL back in season 2. While he was known mostly for his sensational McCree, Soldier, and Tracer plays, the Danish DPS star can also frag out on Ashe.

During a December 3 broadcast, Dafran found himself attacking on Junkertown and in a prime position to help his team capture Point B.

On the Ashe, Dafran noticed all sorts of enemies were grouping in a small room they need to funnel through to get into the streets phase area. With his Widowmaker ally using her ultimate to fully reveal their location, Francesca decided to take matters into his own hands.

Ashe leads her team on Rialto
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Ashe can be a big threat with Dynamite.

With his B.O.B active on the other side of the room and the enemies waiting for the big Omnic butler to disappear before they made their move, Dafran threw his Dynamite barely inside.

Ashe’s Dynamite can be one of the most impactful abilities in Overwatch, dealing massive damage upon the explosion and then a bit more over time. Those closest to the explosion take 50 damage with 100 burn damage coming over time.

Once the Dynamite exploded, the enemy Ashe, Baptiste, Zenyatta and Widowmaker were at his mercy. Speaking of Mercy, the Dane had one pocketing him, making sure he inflicted extra damage.

With some simple hip firing, he was able to eliminate the three targets before ADSing to dink the Widow for the quadruple kill – plus, 60% in brand new ultimate charge for another B.O.B.

“That’s an Overwatch League play, dude!” he exclaimed. “Holy f**k, dude.”

The best part about the whole sequence is just how simple it really was, and there is no reason you can’t replicate it in your games. Just remember how easy Ashe’s Dynamite can be to land if you don’t overcomplicate the toss and opt to just hip fire.

It may not be the flashiest, but it can win entire team fights with relative ease. Give it a shot next time you queue up as DPS.