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New Overwatch Soldier: 76 shortcut makes traversing Dorado a breeze

Published: 7/Nov/2019 2:40 Updated: 7/Nov/2019 2:58

by Brad Norton


Defending the first point on Dorado in Overwatch can be quite a challenge but this new Soldier: 76 strategy might just give you the upper hand in combat, quite literally.

While not the most utilized DPS hero in the current meta, Soldier: 76 certainly offers some unique advantages in the midst of team-fights.

One often-neglected feature when playing the hero is his ability to ‘rocket-jump’ and propel himself off the ground. Thanks to one crafty player, a new spot on Dorado might have DPS mains rocket-jumping far more frequently than ever before.

In a November 6 breakdown, Reddit user ‘bundoe’ explained how they “discovered something amazing” while playing on Dorado.

A high-ground spot that all manner of highly mobile heroes have been able to access since Overwatch was first released in 2016, now appears easily accessible to the otherwise grounded Soldier: 76.

Blizzard - OverwatchOne of the oldest heroes in the game, Soldier: 76 is never one to shy away from fresh tactics.

How to Rocket Jump with Soldier: 76

Aiming directly at the ground and firing a Helix Rocket will simply damage your hero with no reward. Jumping right as the explosive hits the ground however, will boost your momentum and essentially double your default jumping altitude. 

Just be careful not to overuse this advanced technique since the rockets obviously deal a good amount of damage. If a support hero isn’t nearby to boost you back up, it might result in your demise so do be careful.

Previously, if players wanted to set up their defenses on this untraditional vantage point, they would have to carefully rocket-jump a total of three times to cover the distance. Missing a single jump could find you on the ground right as the enemy team emerges from their spawn.

Thanks to this newly discovered technique however, Soldier: 76 is actually able to navigate to the high-ground with a cheeky wall-gliding maneuver.

Blizzard - OverwatchActivating the Tactical Visor ultimate from this high-ground spot could overwhelm the enemy team.

Making their way behind the rooftop, the player demonstrated how one quick rocket-jump can boost you to the slanted architecture alongside the high-ground. 

Holding their movement forward, they were then able to simply glide across the surface and efficiently land on the potentially devastating vantage point. 

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Typically, attacking teams often push the payload as early as possible and prepare to do battle with enemies set up on the high ground around the first corner. Therefore, utilizing this devious spot could catch the opposition completely by surprise and net you some early eliminations.

With some truly insane abilities having been unveiled for Overwatch 2, it’ll be fascinating to see how players might manipulate the movement of Soldier: 76 with his own unique upgrades in the near future.


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.