Nine-year-old Overwatch player pulls off insane Widowmaker headshot - Dexerto

Nine-year-old Overwatch player pulls off insane Widowmaker headshot

Published: 19/Jan/2020 19:44

by Eli Becht


Overwatch is a hard game to master for even the best of players, but this nine-year-old made it look so simple with this crazy Widowmaker headshot.

From the outside looking in, Overwatch looks like a pretty easy game where all you’ll have to do is work with a team and eliminate the enemies.

However, once you spend even a couple of minutes with the FPS, you’ll quickly realize there’s a whole more to it than just that.

Widowmaker Overwatch
Widowmaker can be hard to master.

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You wouldn’t know that from watching this nine-year-old girl play though, as her flicks are extremely on point, leading many to believe that she has a bright future ahead with the game if she sticks with it.


In a clip posted to Reddit by speakeasyow, viewers are able to get a glimpse of this user’s daughter using Widow’s grapple ability to reach higher ground before calmly flicking her crosshair over to an enemy to pull off a clean headshot.

Daughter(9) getting the first pick is what she thought was her first official tourney…. Turns out we weren’t in and brackets weren’t set, but still proud of her challenging herself against the best. from Overwatch

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Anyone who’s played 1v1 in Overwatch for an extended period of time will no doubt know that getting a headshot is hard enough on its own, but can be even harder when you’re trying not to be outsniped by your opponent.

This type of move can take a lot of work to master, so she’s well ahead of the curve already and she’s doing it on PC no less. While it’s not exactly the craziest shot we’ve seen, it becomes more impressive once you factor in the age of the player.


Overwatch Widowmaker Snipe
It’s just a flick of the wrist.

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Pulling off flicks, even ones that aren’t super quick, require a fast reflex time, and younger players are able to do things of this nature with more frequency, but it usually isn’t someone this young that’s performing it.

With Overwatch 2 presumably right around the corner, we might see this young player blossom into something great in the future. For the rest of us, we will just have to keep on practicing our flicks so we can hope to become half as good as her.