Original Overwatch 2 idea gives Zenyatta improved support abilities - Dexerto

Original Overwatch 2 idea gives Zenyatta improved support abilities

Published: 21/Jan/2020 0:22

by Bill Cooney


A new original concept explores what abilities and upgrades Zenyatta might see in Overwatch 2 when it comes out.

Overwatch 2 was announced at BlizzCon 2019, and while we don’t know exactly when the new game will be releasing, we did get a preview of things to come when it was revealed.

Besides the heroes that were featured at the BlizzCon preview, we don’t have any idea about the new abilities coming for everyone, which is why some fans have started to explore what abilities other characters could get in the new game.

Overwatch 2 Tracer, Reinhardt and Mei next to a healing beacon
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Overwatch 2 will bring a new game mode, a story mode and more when it comes out.

Reddit user cal-nomen-official has already come up with several new ability ideas for heroes in Overwatch 2, and now they’re back with a new look at what Zenyatta’s new PvE abilities might be in the new game.

His level one abilities have traits that Zenyatta players probably wish were in-game now, such as “Comfort” which allows Harmony Orb to move through walls to heal allies.

The other level one ability is “Nirvana” which gives allies in range a 50% damage boost while using Transcendence, which could even be the type of change that would work in the main game to make Zen more viable, but a 50% increase may be a little much.

cal-nomen’s idea for what Zenyatta’s Overwatch 2 abilities could look like.

At level 10, Orb Volley’s alternate fire is able to pierce through enemies and barriers, and the very powerful “Ascension” that makes allies invulnerable and speeds up resurrections in the ability’s aura.

Obviously these abilities would be way too powerful for PvP, but in a PvE campaign, raid boss-type experience, they could work just fine.

For instance with “Despair” at level 20, the target that has Discord orb would take three times the damage from critical shots instead of two times.

It will be interesting to see what kind of abilities Zenyatta actually gets in Overwatch 2 PvE.

An interesting concept for level 50 is “Ying and Yang”, which allows both orbs to be sent to an ally or enemy, healing 75/sec of an allies health or increasing damage received when on enemies by 75%.

Again, these aren’t leaks or anything like that, they are just fan-made concepts looking at what kind of abilities could be coming in Overwatch 2, and while they may not be legit, they are pretty interesting to think about what kinds of abilities heroes will be getting in the new game.


Cheeky Overwatch trick lets Baby D.Va score environmental kills

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:30

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch players looking to find a new lethal tactic with D.Va should look no further than this trick to surprise and tilt enemy teams.

Since 2016, Overwatch fans have taken highly to the hero D.Va, sporting countless cosplays, creating art, buying merchandise, you name it. Part of the reason for this is just how stylish the gamer-turned-mech pilot is.

As it turns out, however, even outside of her pink mech, D.Va can pack a punch and even eliminate any enemy hero in the game if the opportunity presents itself.

Most people know that D.Va’s Call Mech ability does a bit of damage if you use it directly on top of an enemy player, but not everyone realizes it also has knockback capabilities.

D.va from Overwatch looking cool
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D.Va is one of the most popular heroes, in and out of mech.

Boops can be one of the best ways in Overwatch to quickly deal with enemies regardless of their HP. Anyone from Roadhog to even Tracer (especially if limited by cooldowns) can fall victim to a well-timed push off the edge of a map.

As Reddit user ‘eregis’ showed, despite being at a disadvantage against a Soldier 76 who put down his Biotic Field for health restoration, the confrontation ended in their favor thanks to the knockback of Call Mech.

While on Rialto, the D.Va player had the Call Mech ability ready, but waited a bit to activate it. First, the player lured the enemy Soldier 76 to a bit of an unfavorable position on Rialto with his back to the water.

After getting the victim close enough to the ledge, the D.Va used Call Mech and sent 76 off the map and to his demise.

Of course, this trick is a bit of a high-risk play. Baby D.Va is tied with Tracer for the lowest-health hero in the game at only 150. However, unlike Tracer, D.Va does haven’t Blink or Recall to get out of tricky situations, so being able to time the Call Mech perfectly can be tough.

Next time you find yourself as Baby D.Va and an opportunity presents itself, try to see if you can secure frags with this ability. Your opponents will never see it coming.