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Overwatch clip proves how powerful Doomfist can really be on Hanamura

Published: 4/Jan/2020 20:18 Updated: 4/Jan/2020 20:20

by Bill Cooney


A clip gaining popularity on Reddit shows why Doomfist is one of the most powerful DPS heroes in Overwatch right now, especially on 2CP maps like Hanamura.

Doomfist can definitely cause headaches in the backline with his high damage output and comparatively high mobility, but he can do more than harass enemy healers and tanks.

Assault, or 2CP maps, are usually the ones players love to complain about most since they can definitely be challenging, but it seems like Doomfist is able to put his talents to work, making things a little easier.

A new clip from Reddit user impe_ that’s currently making the rounds goes to show how powerful Doomfist can really be on 2CP maps when the enemy isn’t paying attention.

After their team caps point A, impe takes Doomfist on a quick trip to Point B while his team distracted by the retreating defenders.

Immediately after the first point is capped, impe makes a beeline towards the second point using his kit to get over the small gap on the back route of Hanamura.

Apparently, the entire enemy team except for Ashe forgot they had another point to defend, so all Doomfist had to do was take her out to finish the sneaky back cap.

This kind of play probably wouldn’t be possible with more attentive defenders, but it does a good job of showing just how much Doomfist’s mobility can add to his playstyle.

Blizzard EntertainmentDoomfist isn’t all Rocket Punches, he also has impressive mobility.

Speaking of Overwatch hero kits and abilities, one sharp-eyed fan may have found a hint for the weapon of the upcoming hero Echo, putting together a forum post from a developer and the OW2 trailer.

Whether Echo, or any other hero, will be as mobile as Doomfist though remains to be seen, but at this point he definitely seems to be one of the most powerful and mobile DPS heroes in the game right now.


Overwatch player discovers secret counter to Mei’s Cryo-Freeze

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:32 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 6:03

by Michael Gwilliam


Mei’s Cryo-Freeze has to be one of the most annoying abilities in Overwatch, granting the hero complete invincibility for its duration. Now, a player has discovered a brilliant trick to counter the ice-themed hero.

In Overwatch, there are few abilities as unique as Cryo-Freeze. It places Mei inside of an ice cube that heals her and cleanses any status effects such as Ana’s biotic grenade.

However, the most annoying thing about the ability is how it makes Mei completely invulnerable. For the few seconds she has it activated, she can survive anything from point-blank D.Va bombs to Sigma’s Gravitic Flux.

Some players have found ways to “time” abilities so they connect with Mei as she exits her ice cube cocoon, such as Tracer’s Pulse Bomb or a Reinhardt charge. However, this tactic is reliant on the Mei using Cryo-Freeze’s whole duration. If she cancels it early, then there’s a chance that she’ll end up surviving or dodging the oncoming attack.

Mei uses ice block in Overwatch
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Mei’s ice block is extremely powerful.

Luckily, a new technique has been discovered which should make countering Mei a breeze. As shown by Reddit user bleubey, Junkrat can actually place his trap directly on top of Mei’s ice cube.

This trick should guarantee that the Chinese environmentalist hero gets trapped and is extremely vulnerable to any attacks. With any luck, you can even catch the Mei player completely off-guard and force out her ultimate.

That exact thing happened in bleubey’s clip. After coming out of the cube, the Mei found herself trapped and ended up wasting her Blizzard in the process, only to be taken out of the picture by a damage-boosted Junkrat grenade.

I find it amusing that you can put a junk trap on top of Mei’s head while she’s an ice cube from Overwatch

Users on the site were shocked to see that such a trick even existed. “I’m almost gold border and I never knew this,” wrote marioaprooves.

“I’m GM and I never knew this sh*t. Holy f**k,” stated another, clearly shocked at what they had witnessed.

Mei freezes Roadhog
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Mei has a lot of tricks up her sleeve.

Bleubey responded in turn that they only found out by complete accident, proving that such a tactic really went under the radar for a long time.

The next time there is a Mei giving your team trouble, try swapping to Junkrat and taking her out with this neat trap hat maneuver.