Overwatch commentator gives away box of xQc's Dallas Fuel gear during World Cup Broadcast - Dexerto
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Overwatch commentator gives away box of xQc’s Dallas Fuel gear during World Cup Broadcast

Published: 2/Nov/2018 23:42 Updated: 2/Nov/2018 23:45

by Mitch Reames

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Former Overwatch pro Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel left the Dallas Fuel in the middle of the Overwatch League season on rocky terms.

Apparently, his departure was so hasty that he left behind a bunch of his clothes and even a keyboard.

The gear has sat unused, taking up space, but the broadcast team at the Overwatch World Cup at Blizzcon came up with a good way to get rid of it.

They gave it to fans. Overwatch commentator Brennon Hook took the box onto the analyst desk and decided to just leave in the middle of the segment.

He came out to where xQc was being interviewed as a player for Team Canada and just started throwing shirts into the crowd. Some fan even got the box it all came in.

This seems like a great idea for a planned segment, but the reactions from his fellow analysts actually seemed like they were taken by surprise.

Alex Mendez, the host, and Josh Wilkinson even offered words of protest as Hook made his leave from the stage.

They welcomed Hook back with open arms, and if that segment wasn’t planned out, it worked surprisingly well in the incredibly structured world of broadcast.

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Intriguing Overwatch ability idea turns Sombra into a Support DPS

Published: 24/Oct/2020 23:03

by Bill Cooney

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One Overwatch fan has come up with an alternate version of Sombra’s Hack ability that would allow her to provide powerful support to her team, much in the same way that Symmetra was once considered a “Utility” hero.

Any player with more than a few games under their belt knows that there are few things more annoying than getting Hacked by the Mexican stealth hero.

Under its effects, you can’t use any abilities, and passives like Lucio’s Wallride are unavailable as well. But what if it could be used to aid allies as well?

A similar line of thought must have occurred to ‘Jupit’ on Twitter, who came up with an alternate hack that can be used on teammates to reduce their ability cooldowns instead.

In the clip, which is not made with Overwatch itself, Sombra selects Mercy’s resurrect ability while hacking, which reduces the cooldown so she can bring back Tracer even faster.

Obviously this is just a rough (but well-visualized) concept for an ability – so it’s lacking in specifics such as how much the cooldown would be reduced by, what abilities can be hacked, and how it would interfere with her normal abilities, just to name a few.

As one of the most powerful DPS heroes out there right now, not many people are arguing that Sombra needs another incredibly strong ability. But it’s not hard to imagine how this could work if it did get added.

For example, unlike Moira who can switch between beams at a moment’s notice, the technologically blessed hacker would probably need to choose between either hacking an ally or enemy each cooldown, which could open doors to vastly different playstyles that could be developed by players.

Sombra activates EMP
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Sombra is already one of Overwatch’s most powerful DPS heroes, so she might not need such a powerful new ability.

What this does make us think of is Overwatch 2, which will feature customizable skill trees that will let us upgrade hero abilities to make them more powerful as you progress through the single-player portion of the game.

Who’s to say that Sombra won’t have a similar buff to her hack available when the sequel does roll around and Jupit is just lightyears ahead of everyone else? For all we currently know about OW2 (which isn’t much), it’s certainly plausible at least.