Overwatch players have discovered an unusual interaction that allows Symmetra to gain ultimate charge from Wrecking Ball’s ultimate.
Wrecking Ball’s ultimate ability, Minefield, deploys a field of proximity mines that explode upon coming into contact with an enemy.
As the mines are long-lasting, they must be cleared out by the opposing team if they are to reclaim the area, either by shooting them or having a hero who can take the hit simply run through them – either a Zenyatta who happens to be in transcendence, or heroes using Zarya’s protective bubble, for instance.
Wrecking Ball’s ultimate lays down a field of deadly proximity mines.
Symmetra’s turrets are already one of the better ways of clearing out a Minefield. While they cannot be directed at particular targets, they will default to targeting out the mines if no enemy is within reach, meaning if placed appropriately they can be used to clear Wrecking Ball’s ultimate quickly without requiring the direct attention of a player.
It seems, however, that there’s another reason for Symmetra players to prioritize targeting the Minefield. Unlike most heroes, Symmetra can earn ultimate charge by using her turrets to destroy the mines.
This interaction appears to make Symmetra the only hero in the game who can gain ultimate charge in this way. In theory, ultimate charge can only be earned by dealing damage to enemy heroes, but this seems to be the exception.
As a result, it’s very possible that this falls into the category of bug, and will likely be patched at some point in the future. In the meantime, however, Symmetra players can make the most of it by keeping an eye out for minefields, as clearing them with turrets is not only fast and effective, but also efficient for your own ultimate gain.
The Overwatch League season has wrapped up for 2020, but the off-season roster shuffles are only just beginning. Ahead of the 2021 season, be sure to keep your eyes right here on Dexerto as we cover all of the major OWL moves you need to know.
San Francisco walked away from the 2020 Overwatch League season as the league’s first two-time, back-to-back winners. While it was an interesting season, to say the least, the NA squad once again proved why they are the most dominant team in Overwatch history.
However, in 2021, that could all change. After all, the off-season is a wacky and wild time where players could land anywhere.
The Shock went back-to-back in OWL 2020, taking down Seoul Dynasty in the final 4-2.
We saw big movers and shakers in the likes of the Vancouver Titans and Washington Justice in 2020, and what happens in 2021 is anyone’s guess.
Before we get stuck into the big moves, there’s a few key dates in the Overwatch League transfer period you need to be weary of.
Oct. 12, 2020: Teams may begin submitting player trades for League Office review. All player trades are subject to League Office approval prior to becoming effective. Teams may also begin extending or otherwise signing their current players to standard contracts.
Oct. 16, 2020: Deadline by which teams must exercise any options to extend existing contracts which were initially executed in 2020.
Oct. 23, 2020: PSAs signed using the 2020 PSA template that are not extended terminate and such Players become free agents. Players who are signed using the 2020 PSA template whose contracts extend into the 2021 Season begin receiving Base Salary at the 2021 Season rate.
Oct. 24, 2020: Teams may begin signing free agents to contracts for the 2021 Season.
Nov. 13, 2020: Deadline by which teams must exercise any team options to extend existing contracts which were initially executed in 2019.
Nov. 20, 2020: Players whose contracts that are not extended become free agents. Teams and players also may mutually agree to an early release from contracts prior to this date.
Jan. 4, 2021: Deadline for all teams to have a minimum of seven players signed to season-long contracts for the 2021 season. (See below for changes to player contract terms for the 2021 season.)
Players who were born on or before June 30, 2003, are eligible to sign Overwatch League contracts for the 2021 season.
October 14: London Spitfire announces the release of seven players: ALTHOUGH, Babel, Clestyn, Highly, Jihun, Krillin, and Schwi.
It is with heavy hearts that we must announce that we must bid farewell to our players. We have offered free agency to most of our players to ensure that they can find a new team to thrive in with the least amount of resistance. #AcesHighpic.twitter.com/PqRIKHGAEn
Both players joined the Uprising amid a turbulent season & we're thankful for their adaptability, resilience & hard work along the way. We wish them success in 2021 & beyond! pic.twitter.com/4q3Z3mntxM
October 6: uNKOE retires from professional Overwatch to pursue Valorant.
I can finally announce that i'm LFT on VALORANT. I would like to join an EU team. I'm not ready yet for a twitlonger, will explain later what happened this season to me. And explain why i stop OW.https://t.co/KNm62mv3ym
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