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Overwatch: How to unlock more mobility with Roadhog using creative trick

Published: 26/Jun/2019 7:58 Updated: 26/Jun/2019 8:15

by Joe O'Brien

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An Overwatch player has discovered a creative trick for getting more mobility with Roadhog.

Roadhog might not be known as the most mobile of heroes, but an Overwatch player has discovered a technique that allows him to make it across gaps that he otherwise couldn’t jump.

When Roadhog hooks an enemy over a gap – or at least into the air such that they fall beneath him – he can use them as a makeshift jump pad, jumping off of them as they fall to give himself a secondary mid-air jump and allow him to pull off jumps he otherwise wouldn’t be able to.

As demonstrated by u/PlasmaNapkin, this means that Roadhog can actually make it across the gap between the center of Lijiang Gardens and the area on the other side of the bridge, a jump that usually requires some sort of movement ability to pull off.

via Gfycat

This isn’t the first time that a player has used this trick to reposition, however. Overwatch player u/Ryrybread5 used it on Rialto after catching out an enemy Bastion near the attacking spawn, dragging them over the water and then using them as a jump point to reposition for a Whole Hog that annihilated the enemy team.

Treating Bastion as a Yoshi from r/Overwatch

While the applications of this trick are obviously quite niche – and of course requires catching an enemy with the hook in the right place to begin with – it’s conceivable that it could be used to catch enemies off guard by repositioning in a way that the enemy may not realize is possible.

If used in the opposite direction to the original clip, for instance, it allows Roadhog to reach the control point without crossing the bridge, which could set up a flank that otherwise wouldn’t be possible.

This use of the hook is certainly worth keeping in mind for Roadhog players, as it could open up some creative plays that might help turn the tide of a game.

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Overwatch battle pass? Blizzard teases major changes for franchise

Published: 29/Oct/2020 23:00

by Nate Searl

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An Activision Blizzard investor reveals that the Overwatch franchise is in for some major innovations that should help bring in consistent revenue. It sounds like the game might be getting a Battle Pass. 

Overwatch has been one of the most consistent games since its release back in 2016 with a very basic business model. The game has a set cost and the only microtransactions are loot boxes that provide cosmetic items.

New cosmetic items only come out during seasonal events, which are the same every year, and there isn’t currently any form of Battle Pass. According to an Activision Blizzard investor, the business model is going to change soon.

Is Overwatch getting a Battle Pass?

Most popular online multiplayer games like Fortnite, League of Legends, Valorant, etc. are free to play and have some form of Battle Pass that helps them bring in money. Overwatch never did this, and currently relies on game sales and loot box sales to bring in revenue.

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What the Battle Pass looks like in Fortnite.

With Overwatch 2 on the horizon, Activision Blizzard will likely change their business model for the game. A Battle Pass would be a great solution. It gives players new cosmetics along with an extra incentive to play, and it gives Activision Blizzard a new way to profit off the franchise.

Battle Passes are generally great ways to get players involved in a game by giving them quests and other incentives to play while offering players exclusive cosmetic content to flex on their opponents with. In Overwatch, this could be skins, sprays, voice lines, highlight intros, or new items that haven’t been revealed yet.

Overwatch 2 surveys

Activision Blizzard has also sent out surveys about Overwatch 2. YouTuber Stylosa went over the survey, which asks questions about potential different features and editions of the game. It seems like they are mulling over several different ideas.

In addition to a potential Battle Pass, it seems like Overwatch 2 will have new ways to customize skins. This could mean changing the color of the skins or maybe changing clothing items or weapons like in Dota 2.

If Overwatch goes free-to-play when Overwatch 2 comes out, a Battle Pass seems inevitable. We will undoubtedly learn more about it in the coming months.