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New Overwatch Paris map is now live on all platforms

Published: 19/Feb/2019 17:48 Updated: 19/Feb/2019 19:14

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch’s newest map, Paris, went live on February 19, just after images of tickets sent out to influencers by Blizzard were leaked.

Paris was released to Overwatch’s PTR on January 30, and spent just under three weeks on the test realm.

A photo of the ticket was shared on the Polish Overwatch website Overwatchgame, and it revealed when the new map would be going live.

overwatchgame.plThe ticket sent to Overwatch influencers included a time and date for when the new map went live.
https://overwatchgame.pl/mapa-paryz-juz-dzis-na-serwerach-live/

The tickets are for the Cabaret Luna, which is one of the spawns in the new map, and towards the bottom left the date 19 February is written in French.

The ticket also reads 20H, which would be 8 PM Central European Time for Poland, which matches up with the ticket Overwatchgame received, and that’s exactly when the new map went live.

Overwatch updates usually do happen on either Tuesday or Thursday, which was a pretty good sign the tickets were legit.

Paris won’t be available in Competitive until March 5, because all new Overwatch maps don’t get added to the Competitive queue until after two weeks.

Blizzard certainly isn’t wasting any time pushing out new content, and the Paris patch should wrap up the Lunar New Year event.

This will also be the first time console players get to try out the new map as well, since the PTR is not available to players not on PC.

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New Overwatch Shield Bash tech makes Brigitte even more powerful

Published: 22/Jan/2021 21:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Overwatch trick has just been discovered that could make Brigitte an even bigger threat on the battlefield than she already is.

Brigitte has been one of the game’s most controversial heroes since release thanks to her high levels of sustain, crowd control, armor, and healing. Despite multiple nerfs and reworks, she remains one of the best heroes in the right hands.

Now, players have found a completely new trick with her that is sure to make many players rage and call for nerfs to the Swedish shield maiden.

The trick, which was posted to a Korean YouTube account, shows that if Brigitte Shield Bashes at the exact same time she’s hit with an enemy’s attack that does knockback, she can travel far distances.

Shield Bash already has some slight movement advantages, but when combined with an enemy’s attack, she can torpedo across the map and even clear gaps that other heroes are unable to.

As you can see, when Brigitte gets hit in the back by Sigma’s Hyper Spheres, they do just enough knockback to allow the hero to use them to her advantage.

With this trick, Brigitte can even go from one side of Rialto’s bridge to the other in one swift movement, although it will take some getting used to if players want to pull it off in an actual game.

That said, enemy players could potentially use this to their own advantage, such as by hitting Brigitte with a melee attack right as she Shield Bashes.

In this clip by Overwatch streamer Aspen, she goes flying all over the map on Hollywood and had no idea why. As it turns out, it was because she was hit by a melee from a Tracer player just before bashing.

If timed right, this could cause Brigitte players to go flying off of maps with environmental hazards such as Nepal Sanctum.

Of course, with this new discovery, there also comes the possibility that Blizzard decides to patch it out. Only time will tell how the developers decide to handle it.