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Overwatch 2 leak reveals Cassidy’s new Flashbang

Published: 19/Apr/2022 17:48 Updated: 19/Apr/2022 18:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Overwatch 2 leak has surfaced showing off how Cassidy’s Flashbang will work in the sequel.

The Overwatch 2 beta is quickly approaching and come April 26, players will get the chance to try out the game for themselves. Currently, however, an alpha build of the game is available to pros and certain content creators.

With the alpha available, there have already been a handful of leaks shown and now a video has been posted claiming to reveal how Cassidy’s Flashbang ability will function.

The video also features a golden gun, implying that not just skins earned in the original game will carry over to the sequel, that is if the video is real, of course. So take everything below with a grain of salt until confirmed by Blizzard themselves.

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Cassidy has been updated for Overwatch 2.

Cassidy’s new Overwatch 2 Flashbang leaked

In a post on a message board that was subsequently reposted onto the Competitive Overwatch subreddit, an anonymous user shared footage of Cassidy’s Flashbang in action.

Along with a new icon, the ability now seems to travel farther before exploding into a bold blue light upon impact, leaving some dark marks on the ground where it detonates.

“It has a longer time in the air and does a small amount of damage,” the leaker said on Reddit.

As for the damage it does, the user didn’t have exact numbers, but commented that they “believe it slows” targets and noted it “sure doesn’t cancel abilities/ults anymore.”

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Flashbang not canceling ultimates anymore is definitely a big deal and one that could greatly affect how the hero is played.

It will be fun to see how viable Cassidy is when the Overwatch 2 beta launches and just what else has changed with the game’s cast. Of note, Doomfist and Orisa have undergone immense reworks with the rest of the cast receiving minor, yet key updates.

Be sure to keep it locked to Dexerto for all things Overwatch 2 as the beta date draws near.