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Overwatch developers address Baptiste’s biggest problems during Q&A session

Published: 13/Mar/2019 21:42 Updated: 14/Mar/2019 5:25

by Bill Cooney


Developers have answered fans questions on Overwatch’s newest hero Baptiste, less than a week before he’ll head to the main game.

Blizzard announced on Wednesday, March 13 that Baptiste would be coming to the main game and console on Tuesday, March 19.

On the same day, Developers answered fan’s questions about Baptiste’s lore and gameplay on the official Blizzard forums.

Besides answers on gameplay, Overwatch writer Alyssa Wong also gave fans some background on the game’s newest hero, and told fans Baptiste and Sombra are still good friends after meeting in Talon.

Baptiste and Sombra, BFFS?

Some players asked why Baptiste’s Immortality Field was made into a secondary ability, rather then having it as his ultimate.

Overwatch developer Geoff Goodman explained that Immortality Field has a number of disadvantages when compared to other support ultimates.

“The Immortality Field has many disadvantages compared to other support ultimates such as Transcendence and Sound Barrier,” Goodman wrote. “If a Baptiste player can work around these disadvantages they can potentially use this ability to even stop another team’s ultimate, which can be a huge advantage to his team.”

Blizzard EntertainmentBaptiste will be going live in Overwatch on March 19.

The developers also confirmed that Baptiste’s Exo Boot ability, which basically allows him to super jump, would in fact be affected by Sombra’s hack and the reason it wasn’t on the PTR was because of a bug.

Many of the gameplay questions were about the Immortality Field, which makes sense since it is such a new mechanic for many players, and developers reassured users they would keep an eye on how the ability was received and worked in the main game.

Baptiste will finally arrive to all Overwatch servers and consoles on Tuesday, March 19, so players who weren’t able to get on the PTR won’t have to wait long to try the newest hero out.


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
Blizzard Entertainment
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.