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Overwatch: How to improve your Ana shots

Published: 12/Sep/2019 4:42 Updated: 12/Sep/2019 5:44

by Brent Koepp


A neat Overwatch trick could help players to improve their Ana play by taking advantage of one of the character’s key moves.

Ana is one of the harder Overwatch heroes to master, as her shots require precise aim and a quick trigger finger to deal damage to enemies. For those who prefer a less accurate style of play, she can prove difficult.


One genius fan has discovered an exploit of sorts that could help players to improve their gameplay with the hero, and it’s simple but effective.

How to improve your Ana shots

YouTuber ‘Hexicity’ uploaded a tutorial video on September 11 that shows the simple trick, using the game’s Practice Range to describe it in depth.


In the clip, the fan revealed that if you use Ana’s melee attack right before going into her scope to take a shot, it actually makes the animation instant, therefore speeding it up.

He then demonstrated the discovery on some training bots, and shows the difference in pacing when using the technique and without.

Shooting fast with the hero is key, so shaving off some time – no matter how small – could prove to be a great advantage in battle.


Improving Ana’s grenades

Another skill some Overwatch players struggle with is landing Ana’s Biotic Grenade with precision – whether that’s to heal a teammate or impair an enemy.

Reddit user and infamous creator ‘DarwinStreams‘ made the perfect tool to help players perfect their throw with the hero’s grenade by using the game’s Workshop mode.

In the mode, players can practise their Ana throws by using a collision marker that shows exactly where the projectile will land, while also detailing how long it will take.


Overwatch fans wanting to try out the mode can do so with the code QHQ8E.

Overwatch is headed to the Nintendo Switch on October 15, making its handheld debut for the very first time. 


It will also feature motion controls, which could also provide a more precise shot when aiming down Ana’s sights.


Overwatch meets WarCraft with epic RTS custom game mode

Published: 7/Oct/2020 0:12

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch and RTS games like WarCraft and StarCraft might seem like complete opposites, but the two styles have been combined into a very promising-looking Workshop mode that lets you control multiple heroes as if they were individual units.

If we look at Blizzard games like one big family tree, then the StarCraft and Warcraft franchises could probably be considered something like Overwatch’s grandparents.


Back in the day StarCraft especially was one of the biggest esports on the planet, but the RTS genre has sadly fallen to wayside in recent years. Both still have dedicated communities though (even after the disaster that was Reforged) and it’s safe to say a good number also play Overwatch now as well.

Irish Overwatch manager Andygmb clearly hasn’t outgrown his love for real-time strategy, not that one ever does, decided to take the top down style from those games and apply it to all of our favorite heroes using Josbird’s cursor tool in the Workshop mode.


Demo of a MOBA / RTS style control scheme in the Workshop! The possibilities with the workshop are endless! from Overwatch

You can scroll around the map, and drag the map to select multiple units and control them all at once. Like an RTS game, you can tell them where to go, and when to attack something.

Right off the top of our heads if they ever were to make an Overwatch game like this, we’d wager that Roadhog rush would be a great opening build to start with.

But it doesn’t take much to imagine a League of Legends-style game as well being made playable with this type of game either. Sure, Blizzard already has Heroes of the Storm, but that only features a few Overwatch heroes to choose from, where this could add the whole roster.

Overwatch heroes 2020
Blizzard Entertainment
Overwatch has over 30 different heroes that could make all kinds of different units.

With Heroes of the Storm already existing (and producing cooler skins for D.Va than Overwatch itself) our chances of seeing an official RTS featuring the game’s heroes are unfortunately slim to none.

That has never stopped players before though, so we’d keep our eyes out for some kind of League clone to appear before too long on the Custom Game browser. Until then, you can always waste more time playing Among Us there as well.