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Overwatch Lead Designer responds to criticisms about the game’s current state

Published: 17/Nov/2018 19:17 Updated: 17/Nov/2018 19:19

by Vincent Genova

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Overwatch is experiencing a lull as a number of top streamers and players complain about the current meta of the game.

Former Overwatch pro Seagull vented his frustrations with the game in a YouTube video, calling out the “rock paper scissors” meta of having too many hard-counters.

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New character Brigitte is a cause for most of these issues, as her presence on the enemy team makes it near impossible to play as some DPS heroes, notably Tracer.

Blizzard Entertainment“Nothing personal, Tracer.”

Other game mechanics leading to frustration are crowd control abilities, with many heroes having knock backs and stuns.

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Geoff Goodman, the lead designer of Overwatch, has heard the criticisms and announced that his team will be taking a look at the prevalence of crowd control, saying “we’re looking carefully at the amount of crowd control abilities (such as stuns and knockbacks that remove air control) and seeing if we can remove or reduce some of the effectiveness of some of these.”

The quote was shared by esports reporter Slasher.

A number of Overwatch characters have a knock back or a stun, but Doomfist and Brigitte have both, which may be where the balance team will look first. The two characters received minor nerfs in the October patch, reducing Brigitte’s shield health and making Doomfist’s Hand Cannon less effective at range.

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But with Goodman acknowledging the community’s concerns about crowd control, these nerfs may not have been enough.

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Clever trick lets Overwatch players counter Doomfist’s ult

Published: 19/Oct/2020 14:07

by Lauren Bergin

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Overwatch players have discovered a new way to counter Doomfist’s pesky ultimate, Meteor Strike.

Overwatch has a host of colorful characters for players to get their hands on, but Doomfist stands out as one of the most popular heroes on offer in the game. A force to be reckoned with, the hero has come to dominate both the casual and competitive Overwatch scene.

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Multiple Doomfist tactics have become popular recently, including the infamous Blizzard World flank that has been wreaking havoc across the Overwatch world.

Also, his ultimate Meteor Strike remains one of the most impactful ultimates in the game.

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Looking for a Doomfist counter? Well, this Reddit user might have found one of the best yet.

Doomfist ultimate counter discovered

Overwatch players collectively sigh as they watch Doomfist soar high into the air before crashing back down to earth and unleashing a blast of energy which obliterates your entire team.

Yet, his reign of terror may be coming to an end due to a discovery by Reddit user Genji and Ana main.

Their post showcases how Reinhardt’s Charge ability can interrupt Meteor Strike, making it useless.

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How to counter Doomfist’s ult (twice) from Overwatch

Just as Doomfist connects with the ground, a perfectly timed Reinhardt Charge can knock him out of his ultimate, subsequently seeing him get pinned to Reinhardt and demolished against a wall. Genji and Ana main demonstrates this a couple of times, proving that the infamous Meteor Strike can be countered if the player gets their timing just right.

This neat trick is a game changer. While he remains a staple DPS for many Overwatch players, Reinhardt has equally risen in priority due to his strength and mobility. If Reinhardt continues to dominate him in the 1 v 1, Doomfist players will have to change up their strategy.

Is this the end of this infamous hero’s dominance? Only time will tell. In the meantime though, it’s worth giving this a spin.

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