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Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan headlines incredible Twenty One Pilots tribute

Published: 10/Aug/2019 23:40 Updated: 10/Aug/2019 23:56

by Bill Cooney


One creative Overwatch fan has used the power of video editing software to make the game’s director Jeff Kaplan sing Twenty One Pilots smash hit “Stressed Out”.

Kaplan has been the face of Overwatch for many since the game’s release, through his Developer Updates and his annual Yule Log stream on Twitch – to name a few.

He’s also one of the most popular memes in the Overwatch community by far and clipping Kaplan to sing popular songs has become an art form all it’s own.

Credit to NeilBeale on YouTube for the masterpiece below.

Wish we could turn back time

YouTuber Overwatch musician has made a number of Jeff covers for popular songs, but the latest of Kaplan covering Twenty One Pilots might be one of their best.

As with all other Jeff covers, they used various clips cut together to make him sing the song, which was almost everywhere when it came out in 2015.

Blizzard Entertainment“Uncle” Jeff is the real-life personification of Overwatch for a lot of fans.

Overwatch musician admitted they had some trouble putting this together, but other than some rough transitions in the first half of the video, it’s definitely a work of art.

What could Jeff be reminiscing about? When Mercy had Rez as her ultimate, or maybe he’s thinking about when the game used to be entirely no limits? 

The world may never know.

Never change, Overwatch fans

It’s been a good week for hilarious, original Overwatch content, like the players who recreated Hanzo and Genji’s “Dragons” cinematic entirely in-game.

The project was only possible by using the Overwatch Workshop, which has already produced mountains of content since it’s release and shows no signs of slowing down.

If anything, the past week is just more confirmation of the fact that Overwatch fans continue to be some of the most creative out there.


Overwatch players discover Reinhardt is “broken” with new hammer buff

Published: 4/Dec/2020 23:18

by Michael Gwilliam


A new buff to Reinhardt on the Overwatch Experimental Card may be a bit too strong after players did some testing with his hammer.

The December 3 Overwatch patch brought in some big changes to three different heroes with Baptiste getting a nerf to Immorality Field, D.Va’s health getting reconfigured and Reinhardt seeing an increase to his hammer swing damage.

With his swing damage improved from 75 damage to 85, these has opened up some new damage breakpoints when factoring in Mercy and Zenyatta damage boosts.

The key thing to keep in mind with most Overwatch buffs is how they are influenced by other modifiers. With most heroes being at 200 HP, the sooner your damage can exceed that, the better.

Reinhardt on Hollywood
Blizzard Entertainment
Reinhardt’s damage got a nice buff.

In the case of Reinhardt, his damage increase from 75 to 85 may not seem too insane until you start to factor in damage boosts. Mercy’s damage boost amplifies a hero’s attacks by 30% while Zenyatta’s Discord Orb makes it so any hero who is discorded takes 30% extra damage.

Previously, with 75 damage, one swing by Reinhardt while damage boosted or attacking a discorded target would deal 97.5. Now, however, when factoring in the 10 additional damage, that number becomes 110.5.

All it takes now is just two swings onto a 200 HP hero for Reinhardt to delete them, making the buff extra strong when he’s paired with a Mercy or Zenyatta.

Plus, there are a couple of extra elements to factor in. Reinhardt’s hammer deals cleave damage, which means that he can hit multiple enemies with a single blow. If he’s damage boosted by Mercy, he could take down teams with ease.

Not only that, but the Experimental patch also gave Reinhardt 50 extra health, meaning he has a bit more room to swing and live to tell the tale. This doesn’t even include the additional ultimate charge he will generate by doing more damage.

As you can see in the short clip, with the boost, Reinhardt can delete the 200 HP practice range bot in just one second, prompting Jon to caption the video: “Rein is broken.”

Reinhardt holds shield up
Blizzard Entertainment
Reinhardt is a much more deadly tank with these buffs.

Others agreed. “Buffing Rein and D.Va when they don’t need it instead of nerfing overpowered heroes isn’t good man,” a user replied.

“I don’t think this is the answer we are looking for but I guess it’s better than what we got?” Florida Mayhem content creator Samito further chimed in referring to the state of the meta.

It will be interesting to see what the devs decide to do with these Reinhardt buffs and if they make it through to the live game after the experimental period ends.