Overwatch dives into Anniversary 2020 with Submarine Wrecking Ball skin - Dexerto
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Overwatch dives into Anniversary 2020 with Submarine Wrecking Ball skin

Published: 18/May/2020 20:35

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch’s 2020 Anniversary begins on May 19, and has been revealing some new skins in the lead up to the popular event, with the latest being for Wrecking Ball.

In a short Twitter video, Overwatch showed off Submarine Wrecking Ball, which transforms the ball mech into a neat-looking aqua craft.

With a neat propeller on the back and squid-like logo near its upper body, the artists did a fine job at turning the giant hamster ball into Red October.

The best part about the skin, however, has to be how Hammond has become the submarine’s captain with the attire and hat to boot.

Now, if only his robotic voice will come with a “Look at me, I’m the captain now” voice line it could be one of the best skins ever.

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“Look at me, I’m the captain now.”

“Dive into battle as Submarine Wrecking Ball (Legendary)!” the Overwatch Twitter account wrote while unveiling the skin.

Due to its “legendary” classification, the skin will set players back 3,000 coins, unless they get lucky and pull it in an Anniversary loot box.

Hammond’s isn’t the only special skin revealed for the Anniversary either. Blizzard has also shown off Little Red Ashe (which pays homage to Little Red Riding Hood), the long-awaited Masquerade Reaper, an Aztec-themed Zenyatta, and Dragoon Mercy.

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Dragoon Mercy has been a bit controversial.

While the others have been well-received, many were unhappy with the green colors for Dragoon Mercy and made their own versions with blue, red, purple and black.

That said, fans are still excited for the event and to be able to replay classic modes in limited time brawls such as Junkenstein’s Revenge and Lucio Ball.

The 2020 Anniversary Event begins on May 19 and will run until June 9, so fans will have plenty of time to unlock all the neat new cosmetics.

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New Overwatch Shield Bash tech makes Brigitte even more powerful

Published: 22/Jan/2021 21:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Overwatch trick has just been discovered that could make Brigitte an even bigger threat on the battlefield than she already is.

Brigitte has been one of the game’s most controversial heroes since release thanks to her high levels of sustain, crowd control, armor, and healing. Despite multiple nerfs and reworks, she remains one of the best heroes in the right hands.

Now, players have found a completely new trick with her that is sure to make many players rage and call for nerfs to the Swedish shield maiden.

The trick, which was posted to a Korean YouTube account, shows that if Brigitte Shield Bashes at the exact same time she’s hit with an enemy’s attack that does knockback, she can travel far distances.

Shield Bash already has some slight movement advantages, but when combined with an enemy’s attack, she can torpedo across the map and even clear gaps that other heroes are unable to.

As you can see, when Brigitte gets hit in the back by Sigma’s Hyper Spheres, they do just enough knockback to allow the hero to use them to her advantage.

With this trick, Brigitte can even go from one side of Rialto’s bridge to the other in one swift movement, although it will take some getting used to if players want to pull it off in an actual game.

That said, enemy players could potentially use this to their own advantage, such as by hitting Brigitte with a melee attack right as she Shield Bashes.

In this clip by Overwatch streamer Aspen, she goes flying all over the map on Hollywood and had no idea why. As it turns out, it was because she was hit by a melee from a Tracer player just before bashing.

If timed right, this could cause Brigitte players to go flying off of maps with environmental hazards such as Nepal Sanctum.

Of course, with this new discovery, there also comes the possibility that Blizzard decides to patch it out. Only time will tell how the developers decide to handle it.