Overwatch Developer Update confirms when Ashe releases on PTR - Dexerto

Overwatch Developer Update confirms when Ashe releases on PTR

Published: 5/Nov/2018 19:15 Updated: 5/Nov/2018 19:24

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan announced in a Developer’s Update on Monday that the game’s newest hero: Ashe, would be coming to the PTR the same day, Monday, November 5.

Ashe was revealed during the BlizzCon opening ceremonies in a new McCree cinematic called ‘Reunion’, which also introduced another new character, Echo.

Kaplan said Ashe will come into Overwatch as a damage or DPS hero, wielding her Viper rifle, which can be shot from the hip or zoomed in using alternate fire to look down the sights.

Kaplan describes her kit in detail in the update, including her secondary abilities, the Coach Gun, which can create distance and serve as a mobility tool for Ashe, and Dynamite, a timed explosive that deals high damage and can be shot by Ashe to explode right away.

Her ultimate calls in her Omnic butler B.O.B., who acts like a seventh hero combined with a beefier Torbjörn turret.

With Ashe coming to the PTR just one day after BlizzCon, it looks like fans didn’t have long to wait, just like when Moira was revealed at Blizzard’s annual convention.

“Have fun playing Ashe,” Kaplan wished fans at the end of the video, based on the response already to her release, that shouldn’t be a problem, Jeff.


Insane Overwatch Wrecking Ball Tracer combo obliterates enemy teams

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:14

by Michael Gwilliam


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.

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.

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.

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.