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Overwatch dev responds to concerns over healers “always” getting POTG

Published: 5/Apr/2020 22:45

by Michael Gwilliam


An Overwatch developer has confirmed that some changes will be coming to the Play of the Game algorithm after complaints about support heroes constantly obtaining the match highlight.

The “Play of the Game” highlight plays at the end of an Overwatch match and shows off what is supposedly the top sequence of the round.

Normally the play consists of either a large number of kills, a tremendous amount of healing, or a couple of “boop” eliminations as they tend to be worth more when the game determines the top clip.

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Have supports been getting too many POTGs?

Recently, Overwatch players have taken issue with supports getting “too many” POTGs.

In a post on the official forums, user Roguebantha compiled all the complaints into one thread titled “Aggregating all ‘POTG’s always go to healers’ bug reports.”

The post linked back to numerous complaints by Overwatch players about certain heroes always getting their highlight played.

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Players took issue with Brigitte getting a lot of POTGs.

Most users found that the algorithm caused Moira and Brigitte to frequently getting POTG. “I’ve gotten multiple quads and quintuples but it’s always been taken over by some dumb Brigitte just swinging her weapon and getting assists,” one user wrote.

“Seems like in every game there is a Moira and someone does a big play, the Moira gets the POTG because she threw a damage orb and healed someone. This is really annoying,” another stated.

Now, according to developer Matt Whited, the team is working on a fix. “We are testing a fix and hope to resolve the issue with our next release (1.47),” he replied.

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Moira’s healing has earned her many POTG highlights.

It’s unclear when this patch will be and what else will be included in it. Currently, the game’s newest hero, Echo, is still undergoing testing on the PTR and a series of hero nerfs and buffs are being tried out in the Experimental Mode.

Only time will tell if they go live alongside the fix to support POTGs.


How to use OP Torb turret placement in Overwatch Junkenstein’s Revenge

Published: 28/Oct/2020 0:20

by Bill Cooney


Junkenstein’s Revenge is one of the best ways to earn loot boxes during Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event, and there are a few spots for Torbjorn’s turret you should probably know about.

Halloween in Overwatch means plenty of new skins to unlock, including the Ragdoll Echo skin, which is now available until the event ends on November 3.

The only way to unlock the DPS hero’s new skin though is to win 9 games in any mode. If you stick to quick play and competitive this could easily take one or even two whole days, but if you simply grind them out in Junkenstein’s Revenge, the wins will only take a couple of hours instead.

Even though the seasonal PvE survival mode goes quicker than regular matches, you can definitely still lose if you don’t have the right team comp. This means that at all difficulty levels, Torbjorn is still a must-pick for his turret and it’s constant damage output.

Torbjorn Halloween Terror skin
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You won’t get far in the harder difficulties of Junkenstein’s without Torb.

As for where to put this powerful, Zomnic-slaying device, there are several options that all work quite well, and are all fairly easy to pull off too – like on top of the overturned cart right down the middle lane. It has a commanding line of sight for the middle and left staircase spawns, and even covers part of the pond on the right side.

The best part of this spot might be the fact that it’s too close for Zombardiers to immediately target it, and it will hold boss aggro for as long as it’s around.

Next, placing the turret on the railing right on top of the left-hand stairs also gives it a great shot at all three spawns instead of just two, and gives you the ability to run up there and repair it when needed.

Finally, if you’re looking for something extra flashy to really impress your teammates, there’s even a way to get the turret up to the wooden platform just above the door where Widow and Ashe usually hang out.

Step by step for best turret placement in JR from Overwatch

Like in the clip above, head up the stairs to the right and go on to the platform they lead to (the place we all used to place the turret). Then head to the ledge closest to the door and aim at the ridge on the tower above the platform, straight up from the bush on the right side.

Another option is to jump from the edge and throw it at the apex of Torb’s leap if you have trouble getting it there while standing still. Toss it up, and your little guy is all set to rain down death on the army of undead charging the gates, and hopefully unlock that Echo skin a little bit quicker.