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Overwatch fans slam Blizzard over “garbage” Summer Games event

Published: 17/Jul/2019 19:33 Updated: 18/Jul/2019 0:04

by Michael Gwilliam


It’s summer and once again Overwatch has begun its Summer Games event. While the skins have been a big hit, like always, the player base is beginning to feel the event is too repetitive and similar to previous years.

A post on r/Overwatch titled “Four years in and ‘Summer Games’ is still just ‘Summer Game’” has been upvoted over 7,000 times. The post title is a reference to the fact Lucio Ball – the big exclusive game mode of the event – has remained the only game mode since the event’s inception. 

“I don’t mean to insult Jeff and the team. I know you guys wake up every day and go to work trying to make something that we will find entertaining. But what you keep providing for the Summer ‘Games’ isn’t it,” the post reads. 

“Between Year 1 and Year 2 you made some gameplay changes. Sure. That’s fine. Lucioball was well received Year 1. Refine it and see how it goes. But Year 2 to Year 3 just had Competitive. That’s not interesting. And now Year 3 to Year 4 just offers weekly challenges. That’s new, but it’s not interesting,” user thepuppeter wrote.

“Winter Wonderland got a completely new minigame between Year 1 and Year 2 due to player response. How is it, that after 4 years, there’s still been nothing done in response to Summer Games?” the post continued. 

Blizzard EntertainmentOverwatch fans are loving the Summer Games skins – but the event itself not so much

One reason for this could be the fact that the original Summer Games event started on August 2, three days before the 2016 Olympic Games. Skins for the first event were more geared towards each character’s country of origin.

YouTuber Blame the Controller also voiced his displeasure on Twitter. 

“Here’s the thing about @PlayOverwatch #SummerGames being garbage. If @Blizzard_Ent has something big to release later then they should have come out and said as much,” the YouTuber complained.

He suggested that Blizzard should at least keep players informed with their plans, and make some promises that there will be better content to come, to save prolonged disappointment.

Team UK GM and content creator Stylosa made a video on his UnitLost channel voicing his disappointment with the event.  

“This year the amount of skins we got is very low,” he said. “We do have the insane Torbjorn skin… but that’s all we really get. Then we get the three mini weekly events. The current one that’s running right now, you can unlock the amazing, and I’m not saying this sarcastically, it is a pretty good skin, the American Reaper skin. You just have to win 9 games… but are you going to play Lucio Ball? I mean, am I going to play Lucio Ball? I played it to record footage for this video, but that’s kind of it.” 

This continues a pattern of Overwatch events not feeling fresh. Even the last Archives event, which did provide a new story mission in the form of Storm Rising was criticized by the community as not being long enough or as engaging as previous missions.

With rumours of Overwatch 2 being announced at Blizzcon in November, it will be interesting to see what the future holds is for Overwatch’s event schedule.

The next event, unless Blizzard changes its release schedule or introduces something new, will most likely be Halloween Terror.


Genius Overwatch trick lets Mercy escape fights on Numbani

Published: 24/Nov/2020 2:51 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 3:55

by Brad Norton


Mercy has a new path to safety on Numbani thanks to an extremely clever Overwatch trick that lets her glide away from intense teamfights.

If you’re ever stuck in a pickle as Mercy, you can always fall back on her Guardian Angel ability to get you out of trouble. Moving from one spot to another in the blink of an eye can easily keep you alive when things are looking grim.

Angelic Descent also comes in handy, enabling Mercy as one of the more mobile Supports in the game. Her kit might be limited in terms of offensive output. However, she can move through the air like no other hero. It turns out her movement abilities might even be more useful than you’d first think.

A genius new spot on the first point of Numbani can have you gliding to safety in no time at all. Here’s what you need to know so you can execute it for yourself.

Overwatch Numbani gameplay
Directly behind the Payload is where you want to line up for this unique trick.

If you’re positioned towards the back of the first capture point, you might be familiar with the often-deadly drop. It can be all too easy to get booped and fall to your death in this position. Whether it’s a Lucio flying overhead or a Wrecking Ball crashing into your team, you’ve likely experienced some pain in this location.

However, playing near this spot is worth the risk for this particular reward with Mercy. A simple tree beyond the railing is actually the perfect distance to jump right into. Once wedged between the branches, you can quickly walk forward and navigate up the front of the tree.

While you might think there’s nowhere to go from here, Mercy’s Angelic Descent completely changes the game. With a perfectly timed jump, you can slowly glide around the corner. This lets you rotate all the way behind the first point and land safely next to the street.

There’s a Mega health pack waiting for you upon landing as well. Just in case you get tagged up while making your escape.

First Point Escape Option |Numbani| For anyone who didn’t know you could do this as Mercy from Overwatch

It might not come in handy for every team fight, but if things are looking dire, it could be the perfect way to get out with your life.

Not feeding the enemy team is often just as important as building your own Ultimates. So keep this unique trick in mind the next time Numbani appears in rotation. It’s just another next-level tactic for Support mains to have at the ready.