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Overwatch 2 concept explores how Ashe and B.O.B. could work in co-op

Published: 4/Jan/2020 23:08

by Bill Cooney


Ever since Overwatch 2 was officially announced at BlizzCon 2019, fans have been wondering about what abilities each hero will get in the new PvE mode, and one player decided to explore one possibility for Ashe and B.O.B.

Ashe and her Omnic sidekick B.O.B. were introduced at BlizzCon 2018, and she’s since become one of the favorite DPS heroes in the game.

Developers have already said that every hero will be getting a new set of tiered abilities for Overwatch 2’s PvE mode, so Reddit user cal-nomen-official decided to come up with some ideas for Ashe and B.O.B.

Blizzard - OverwatchHero 29 in Overwatch, Ashe was added to the game in November of 2018.

We know from the game’s reveal that each hero will have different abilities available as they level up in the new PvE story mode, but apart from the heroes in the demo at BlizzCon, we don’t have any idea about what abilities there will be.

The unlocks would benefit Ashe and B.O.B. and sometimes both, like at level 20 with a trait allowing the Omnic to stay on the field until his health reaches zero.

cal-nomen-officialB.O.B. finally gets to use his road sign from the concept art in cal-nomen’s idea.

At level 10, B.O.B. gets to pull out his road sign, which would be a really cool ability to see actually added to Overwatch.

Ashe would also be able to deal more AOE damage at level 50 with the “Nitro” perk, which adds a napalm effect that sets the area around her dynamite explosion on fire.

As we said earlier these are just ideas, and we still have no idea what Ashe’s abilities will actually be in Overwatch 2, but there’s no harm in thinking about it in the time we have before the new game comes out.

Cal-nomen has been hard at work coming up with ideas for Overwatch 2 abilities already, earlier they came up with concepts for Orisa and everyone’s favorite tank D.Va.

It will be interesting to see how close cal-nomen and other Overwatch players get with their ideas when the actual details are revealed, whenever that happens.


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.