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Overwatch footage shows how incredibly powerful McCree has become

Published: 1/Mar/2019 16:11 Updated: 1/Mar/2019 16:48

by David Purcell


Blizzard included a brand new buff for Overwatch‘s McCree in the game’s latest update, but not many players would have expected his Ultimate to be as devastating as it’s become. 

The dust has barely settled on the developer’s February 26 patch, which included some big changes for several characters, but clips of McCree using Deadeye prove just how effective the increase to its damage per second has been.

However, while some fans of the game might be getting excited by the buff, it seems that not even shields can stop him – which could be a future cause for concern. 

Blizzard EntertainmentOverwatch also saw the addition of a new hero, Baptiste, during the February 26 PTR update.

In a post to the Overwatch subreddit, user Raxyx7 has shared a clip that shows a number of different heroes fall at the hands of McCree, but they are all standing behind a full HP shield. 

To make matters worse, each of the characters were also being protected by Lúcio’s Sound Barrier, which is an ability that provides 750HP to all teammates within 30 meters. 

McCree’s Ult can now kill players behind full HP shields – even with Sound Barrier! from r/Overwatch

While the change has certainly come as a shock to some Overwatch players, others seem to believe that it’s quite understandable. 

“When you think about the amount of counters, CC & mobility cool downs throughout the hero pool, even a main tank player like myself can understand this change,” one redditor explained. 

“Lot of freaking out here, but considering it takes his entire duration or near enough to do it, it won’t be as damning as this makes it look like,” another said.

Whether or not this becomes an issue for the online community in the future remains to be seen. 


Overwatch YouTuber discovers how much weight Junkrat carries per game

Published: 30/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam


An Overwatch YouTuber has done a lot of research to determine how much weight Junkrat carries on him in a single round of Overwatch.

The destructive Australian hero has an insane amount of equipment on his person. His frag launcher, grenades, two mines, a bear trap and of course, his Riptire ultimate on his back.

While it’s not very realistic for a hero to carry around that much on his person, the hero himself isn’t very realistic to begin with, as he literally walks around on one leg and uses his own mines for vertical mobility.

Firstly, the YouTuber had to go through all the items and find some real word comparisons beginning with Riptire.

Junkrat on Temple of Anubis
Blizzard Entertainment
Junkrat carries a lot of weight on him during a round of Overwatch.

For this, Fraglrokt decided to use the tire fellow YouTuber Colin Furze made, which is 16 inches and powered by a chainsaw engine. Once factoring the weight of the tire, its rims and the engine, it comes to a whopping 74 pounds.

And that’s only for a single tire. Junkrat’s ultimate comes up pretty fast, so it’s likely that he’ll be carrying at least three per round.

When it comes to Junkrat’s grenades, Fraglrokt decided they were close enough to the M67. With five grenades per reload, we’re looking at 4.4 pounds.

After looking over former Overwatch League pro Jake ‘Jake’ Lyon’ and average players to see how often they reload per round. It was determined that Jake reloads around 35 times while average players do so 57 times. This equals out to being 44 times a round, which when multiplied by 4.4 comes out to 202.4 pounds.

Moving onto the trap, Fraglrokt took the middle ground after looking at a couple of options and decide that Junkrat’s is probably 36 pounds. With players using an average of 13 traps per round, it comes to 468 LBS.

Finally, moving onto Junkrat’s mines, seeing as they resemble anti-tank mines, that’s what Fraglrokt decided on for his real-world comparison. With players using 35-42 mines per round, that comes out to a staggering 1058.75 pounds.

Junkrat equipment weight
Junkrat carries 2000 pounds on him in one round.

After factoring all the results, including the Total Mayhem passive, it was determined that the hero carries approximately 2,000 pounds every single round of Overwatch.

Of course, the whole video was just for fun, but it really puts the absurdity of Overwatch in perspective.