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.

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

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.

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.


Genius Overwatch trick lets Mercy escape fights on Numbani

Published: 24/Nov/2020 2:51 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 3:55

by Brad Norton


Mercy has a new path to safety on Numbani thanks to an extremely clever Overwatch trick that lets her glide away from intense teamfights.

If you’re ever stuck in a pickle as Mercy, you can always fall back on her Guardian Angel ability to get you out of trouble. Moving from one spot to another in the blink of an eye can easily keep you alive when things are looking grim.

Angelic Descent also comes in handy, enabling Mercy as one of the more mobile Supports in the game. Her kit might be limited in terms of offensive output. However, she can move through the air like no other hero. It turns out her movement abilities might even be more useful than you’d first think.

A genius new spot on the first point of Numbani can have you gliding to safety in no time at all. Here’s what you need to know so you can execute it for yourself.

Overwatch Numbani gameplay
Directly behind the Payload is where you want to line up for this unique trick.

If you’re positioned towards the back of the first capture point, you might be familiar with the often-deadly drop. It can be all too easy to get booped and fall to your death in this position. Whether it’s a Lucio flying overhead or a Wrecking Ball crashing into your team, you’ve likely experienced some pain in this location.

However, playing near this spot is worth the risk for this particular reward with Mercy. A simple tree beyond the railing is actually the perfect distance to jump right into. Once wedged between the branches, you can quickly walk forward and navigate up the front of the tree.

While you might think there’s nowhere to go from here, Mercy’s Angelic Descent completely changes the game. With a perfectly timed jump, you can slowly glide around the corner. This lets you rotate all the way behind the first point and land safely next to the street.

There’s a Mega health pack waiting for you upon landing as well. Just in case you get tagged up while making your escape.

First Point Escape Option |Numbani| For anyone who didn’t know you could do this as Mercy from Overwatch

It might not come in handy for every team fight, but if things are looking dire, it could be the perfect way to get out with your life.

Not feeding the enemy team is often just as important as building your own Ultimates. So keep this unique trick in mind the next time Numbani appears in rotation. It’s just another next-level tactic for Support mains to have at the ready.