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Overwatch console players have a problem with Baptiste’s Immortality Field

Published: 10/Jun/2019 21:49 Updated: 10/Jun/2019 22:02

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch players on console have been having a hard time taking out Baptiste’s Immortality Field due to the aim assist feature on Playstation and Xbox.

Aim assist provides a slight lock on to enemies for console players, since aiming with joysticks on a controller is typically far less precise than using a mouse.

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Usually it isn’t much of an issue, and you almost forget aim assist is even there after a while, but players have discovered that it gets really annoying when trying to take out Baptiste’s Immortality field.

Blizzard EntertainmentBaptiste’s Immortality Field prevents any allies within range from being eliminated while active.

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Since Baptiste hit the scene, there have been several threads and posts from console players about how aim assist can make taking out the Immortality Field generator, or lamp, much more challenging.

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The lamp is a pretty small target that aim assist doesn’t lock on to, and is usually surrounded by a group of tightly-packed enemy players, which activate the feature.

So when you’re aiming at Baptiste’s generator while enemies are around on console, your crosshairs will have a tough time staying on target due to aim assist.

Console players have been asking for an option to decrease or disable aim assist, which would ironically make aiming easier in a lot of situations, and Overwatch’s Lead Software Engineer Bill Warnecke said they were working on a fix for the next patch.

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Blizzard EntertainmentSo far, there’s been no word on any upcoming aim assist changes.

What’s coming to Overwatch?

Overwatch’s 2019 Anniversary event ends Monday, June 10, but Director Jeff Kaplan has teased a new hero and more new content coming later this Summer.

Console players are still waiting for the new Replay feature to make it into the main game from the PTR, since console players still don’t have access to it.

Whether the aim assist issue ever gets fixed is entirely up to Blizzard, but it’s encouraging to see that they’re aware of the problem affecting console players.

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Insane Overwatch Wrecking Ball Tracer combo obliterates enemy teams

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:14

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to find some new synergy between two unlikely heroes should look no further than a lethal combination with Tracer and Wrecking Ball.

Wrecking Ball can be one of the most annoying heroes in the game to deal with, constantly booping people away while remaining in his ball form.

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Meanwhile, Tracer can do very much of the same, buzzing in the backline, harassing supports and just being a general menace to deal with thanks to her Blinks, Recall and small hit box.

Together, the threat of Tracer and Wrecking Ball can really dominate uncoordinated teams, but with a little coordination on their own part, the two can destroy entire groups with a neat ultimate attack.

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Wrecking Ball piledrives enemies on Junkertown
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Wrecking Ball can be a major threat in the back line.

As demonstrated by Twitch streamer ‘rene_ow,’ the Masters ranked Hammond player spotted a pack of enemies all grouped up on the Busan map.

After grappling to go in for a major boop on the four, the player’s allied Tracer blinked in and stuck her Pulse Bomb on the McCree.

With the McCree booped into the rest of the adversaries, the result ended up being a massive quad kill, with both supports and DPS heroes on the enemy team eliminated swiftly.

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The insane combo was well-received by the team, which celebrated the quad kill. “That was nuts!” they cried with glee.

Perhaps the best part of this combo is that you don’t need the stick to connect. In theory, you can have Wrecking Ball knock the enemies towards Tracer or her Pulse Bomb radius to secure the frags.

This type of team play may take some serious effort to get right, but if you have a partner you synergize well with, it’s always possible that this combination can help you win Overwatch games, and rank up in style.

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