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Overwatch: How to land powerful Ana set grenades on every map

Published: 27/May/2019 13:45 Updated: 27/May/2019 14:24

by Joe O'Brien

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Overwatch YouTuber KarQ has produced a guide showing off a useful pre-set Ana grenade line-up for every map.

Ana’s Biotic Grenade is a unique and powerful ability, as not only does it deal a significant amount of area-of-effect damage, it also prevents affected players from being healed for a short time, giving Ana’s team a massive advantage.

Given that Biotic Grenade is also Ana’s means of burst healing multiple team-mates and also her only way of healing herself, however, it’s very important that she uses it to maximum effect, as having the ability on cooldown significantly reduces the options available to her.

Preset grenades are a powerful tactic for Ana players as it means not only do they have the opportunity of starting an engagement with a significant advantage, it’s also a fairly low-cost, high-reward play.

Blizzard EntertainmentAna’s Biotic Grenade is one of her defining abilities.

Due to the travel time of most preset grenade paths, assuming Ana’s team attacks as the grenade lands the ability’s cooldown should be almost reset. As a result, even if the initial grenade does nothing, she should be able to follow it up with either a secondary offensive grenade or a defensive grenade as necessary.

KarQ shows off one preset grenade spot for each map, focusing on hitting locations that are commonly populated by enemies where the grenade can have the biggest impact on a potential push.

Naturally, these grenade spots are mostly focused on the attacking perspective where applicable, as it’s the offensive side that typically has control over how and when an engagement takes place.

Practicing Ana grenade spots

As KarQ mentions at the start of the video, thanks to the Workshop and prolific creator u/DarkyPaky, players can now identify and perfect Ana grenade spots – along with a variety of other projectile abilities – with a purpose-built practice tool.

The Ana Nade Tool lets players see exactly where their grenades will land, making it much easier to identify the correct line-up without having to adjust by trial and error to find out what works.

Players wishing to try out the Ana Nade Tool can do so with share code QHQ8E.

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Overwatch player shows that the Blizzard World roller coaster is deadly

Published: 3/Dec/2020 11:26

by Lauren Bergin

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Thanks to a player hopping over the pond to the Blizzard World rollercoaster, Overwatch fans can finally get an insight into how the ride works. 

Blizzard World has become one of Overwatch’s most iconic maps. Featuring a whole host of little Easter Eggs such as the Heroes of the Storm Arcade, Diablo themed castle and Hearthstone Tavern, there’s one thing that fans have always wanted to take a look at: the roller coaster.

Decked out in the Hoarde themed banners featured in World of Warcraft, the roller coaster forms the perfect background to the Blizzard World battleground. When you’re not busy destroying the competition as Doomfist, it’s fun to take a moment to consider what a real-life Blizzard theme park would look like.

Well, as shown by one Reddit user, the roller coaster maybe isn’t something you’d want to take a spin on.

Overwatch Blizzard World Heroes Arcade
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The Heroes Arcade is just one of many Blizzard references.

How to get to the Blizzard World roller coaster

One user on Reddit decided that while exploring as Pharah, they would jump jet all the way across the lake to take a closer look at the mysterious WoW themed carnival ride.

User MrIconicPlus posted a video showing himself sitting on one of the castle parapets across from the Hearthstone Tavern. From here, they use Pharah’s jump jet to weave around obstacles to reach the roller coaster.

Providing us with a bird’s eye view, MrIconicPlus’ video sees the roller-coaster plunge into the ground and take incredibly sharp corners at high speeds, things that would most likely leave riders in a tricky spot.

This is how the roller coaster functions in Blizzard World from r/Overwatch

The comments are full of fans reacting to Blizzard’s slightly lackluster animations.

One user wrote a warning to the park management to fix their ride otherwise they ‘might get shut down for this’.

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Another fan claimed that the roller coaster ‘needs a nerf’, because it’ll likely be one-shotting park goers left, right and center.

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Finally, one player reminisced over their time creating virtual theme parks in the iconic Roller Coaster Tycoon, where often park attendees would fall out of roller coasters that were designed to go too fast or too high.

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So while the Blizzard World roller coaster may look like a fun ride for thrill-seekers, it may not be the best idea to give it a whirl if the park is ever built in real life. It’s certainly a fun one for fans of Warcraft to look at, but riding it may bring you a little bit too close to becoming Forsaken and joining the Hoarde.