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Overwatch hero Baptiste’s ultimate creates insanely powerful combinations

Published: 21/Mar/2019 15:39 Updated: 21/Mar/2019 15:54

by Joe O'Brien

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Overwatch’s 30th

hero, Baptiste, has finally arrived on the live servers, and players are beginning to figure out what he’s capable of.

Baptiste is a Support hero with a unique kit, bearing a Biotic Launcher that acts as both burst rifle and grenade launcher, Exo Boots that allow him to jump higher and an Immortality Field that acts like nothing else currently in the game.

His ultimate ability, Amplification Matrix, certainly isn’t the only ability in the game that offers a damage or healing boost to friendly players, but it does deliver its boost in a unique way, placed in a stationary location and then amplifying all damage or healing that passes through it.

The Amplification Matrix in particular can be game-changing alone, but when coordinated with some other heroes’ abilities it can make for some truly spectacular damage output.

Blizzard EntertainmentBaptiste is the 30th hero to join the Overwatch roster.

As u/balzz662 demonstrates, using the Amplification Matrix together with Orisa’s Supercharger and Soldier: 76’s Tactical Visor makes for a particularly deadly combination.

Baptiste’s ultimate increases damage through it by 100% while Orisa’s boosts it a further 50%. As Soldier: 76’s own ultimate acts essentially as an aim-bot, ensuring perfect aim for the duration, with this combination he shreds through enemies with incredible speed.

Just got this. Orisa Ult+Baptiste Ult+Soldier Ult = Melting folks. from r/Overwatch

What’s even more intimidating about the possibilities that Baptiste opens up is that this isn’t even the biggest damage boost combination possible. Both Amplification Matrix and Supercharger can increase damage from multiple players at once, but the likes of Mercy’s Caduceus Staff and Ana’s Nano Boost – which offer a 30% and 50% damage boost respectively – could also in theory be stacked on a single player.

Exactly what combinations will work best with Baptiste remains to be seen, and many will likely look to his arrival in Stage Two of the Overwatch League from April 4 to see how the world’s best players implement him, but it certainly seems that he could be the key to some massive power spikes in the right composition.

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Genius Overwatch trick lets Mercy escape fights on Numbani

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

by Brad Norton

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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
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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.