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Overwatch devs respond to bug that nerfs Reaper’s shotguns

Published: 27/Sep/2020 17:51

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch fans may have noticed that Reaper’s shotguns have been a bit less consistent despite new Experimental Changes going through that were supposed to decrease the randomness of the spread. Now, the devs have responded to complaints from Reaper mains.

Reaper’s shotguns have some of the highest damage potential in the game when barrel-stuffed into an enemy hero’s face at point-blank range.

In total, the hero can do 140 damage with a single body shot if all 20 pellets connect. When taking headshots into account, that number skyrockets to 280 damage with a single shot – enough to delete any DPS or support hero in the game.

While these numbers are good on paper, the spread can have some inaccuracies and be random at times which hurts the weapons’ consistency.

Reaper shrugs his shoulders
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Reaper mains have noticed their shotgun spread is still a bit random.

This was supposed to be changed in a recent patch that buffed every shotgun in the game by making them less random. However, it seems like Reaper didn’t have his shotguns adjusted.

In a post on the official Overwatch forums, user Silver accused Blizzard of ‘doing Reaper dirty.’

“The shotgun spread change was nice.” the user wrote. “As a Reaper main, I felt like I could finally do consistent damage and secure kills without praying to RNGesus for good random spread. Then Blizzard covertly took away the set spread from Reaper ONLY and hoped nobody would notice. Nothing in the patch notes, no notification whatsoever.”

Overwatch forum post by Josh Noh
Blizzard Entertainment
Overwatch devs plan on fixing the bug.

This eventually led to Overwatch Developer Josh Noh to comment and confirm that Reaper’s shotguns are indeed bugged: “The spread changes not going through for Reaper is indeed a bug. We’ll get it fixed, thanks for the report!”

For everyone who dislikes playing against Reaper, it seems like he’s going to be even more of a threat in your backline whenever the next patch goes live and this bug is finally fixed. You’ve been warned.


How to complete Talisca Rulebreakers SBC in FIFA 21: cheapest solutions

Published: 27/Oct/2020 19:29 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 19:31

by Nate Searl


Another Squad Building Challenge is live for FIFA 21 Ultimate Team’s Rulebreakers – this time for Anderson Talisca – and we’ve got the requirements, solutions, in-game stats, and everything else you need to unlock it.

FIFA 21’s Rulebreakers cards are introducing new ways to play with certain players. The latest edition to the Rulebreakers club is Anderson Talisca, the Brazilian CAM for Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao F.C.

Talisca has always been a relatively popular card in FIFA considering the league he plays in; many love the versatility of the Brazilian and all of the attacking prowess he possesses.

Talisca Rulebreakers: in-game stats

FIFA 21 Talisca Rulebreakers SBC
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In-game stats for Talisca’s Rulebreakers SBC card in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team FUT

Normally an 82-rated CAM, Talisca’s base gold card gets a big upgrade to an 84-rated CAM. The Rulebreakers item has an impressive 87 pace with a 91 Acceleration. and given how important pace is in FIFA 21, this helps give him a huge edge over defenders.

The Brazilian also gets a slight increase in his shooting, passing, defense, and dribbling attributes, which should more than compensate for the slight hit to his physical attribute. As a CAM, thse offensive upgrades are certainly desirable.

Talisca Rulebreakers SBC requirements, solutions, cost

This SBC only has one squad you need to build, and FIFA database website FUTBIN estimates it to cost around 60,000 coins on PS4, 70,000 on Xbox One, and 70,000 on Origin PC.

Anderson Talisca:

  • Number of players from Brazil: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 60
  • Number of players in the squad: 11

Here is the cheapest solution for the SBC which doesn’t use any position-change cards and doesn’t require loyalty:

FIFA 21 Anderson Talisca SBC FUT
Cheapest solution for the Anderson Talisca Rulebreakers SBC in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team FUT

Is this SBC worth doing?

Talisca’s Rulebreakers card is definitely good individually, but unfortunately, he plays in a region that isn’t commonplace in FUT. Still, he is Brazilian so he has some good chemistry links with popular players like Neymar Jr, and he’s also a CAM with a high pace attribute, which is always valuable.

Ultimately, this Rulebreaker card is very good, and probably worth investing in. You should be able to find uses for it and get some decent chemistry links with his Brazilian nationality.

You don’t have to make a decision right away; the SBC is around until Tuesday, November 3, so you have a week to decide if you think he’s worth the investment.