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Overwatch League Analysts tease Role Lock after Stage 3 Finals

Published: 16/Jul/2019 0:37 Updated: 16/Jul/2019 0:44

by Bill Cooney


The about a possible Role Lock coming to Overwatch League’s Stage 4 that would force teams to run two supports, two tanks and two DPS (or 2-2-2).

The Leauge has yet to say anything officially on whether or not the change is coming, but the desk team threw in what could be a little hint that it’s actually happening as they signed off.


Blizzard EntertainmentDoes Soe know something about Stage 4 that we don’t?

2-2-2 confirmed?

After every Overwatch League game day Watchpoint, hosted by the desk talent, examines each of the days matches in-depth on Twitch.

After going into the Shanghai Dragon’s impressive Stage Finals win during the post-match Watchpoint segment, the desk crew signed off in a way they never have before.


Blizzard Entertainment/Robert PaulWhat secrets are you hiding Sideshow?

As the camera pulled out,  Soe Gschwind, Josh “Sideshow” Wilkinson and Brennon “Bren” Hook all threw up peace signs which, when we put our tinfoil hats on, seems to indicate that a 2-2-2 role lock is indeed on the way.

On top of that, host Chris “Puckett” Puckett said that the pre-Stage 4 Watchpoint would be a “special” one, hopefully special enough to give us solid answers on whether 2-2-2 is actually happening or not.

We should know whether or not a 2-2-2 lock is actually going to happen in Stage 4 before it gets going, but plenty of players are also wondering whether or not it will be headed to the main game as well.


Big changes coming to Overwatch?

Even though we don’t know whether a 2-2-2 lock will happen to all Overwatch players, we do know that Summer Games and Hero 31 are both on their way.

In a recent Developer Update Kaplan told fans that Hero 31 would be arriving later than past Summer heroes had, so we could possibly see him arrive after Summer Games.

Blizzard EntertainmentSummer Games 2019 will start earlier than in previous years.

As for Summer Games, the event will start earlier than it has in the past, according to Kaplan, which means we could see it start before the end of July.


Insane Overwatch Wrecking Ball Tracer combo obliterates enemy teams

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:14

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch players looking to find some new synergy between two unlikely heroes should look no further than a lethal combination with Tracer and Wrecking Ball.

Wrecking Ball can be one of the most annoying heroes in the game to deal with, constantly booping people away while remaining in his ball form.


Meanwhile, Tracer can do very much of the same, buzzing in the backline, harassing supports and just being a general menace to deal with thanks to her Blinks, Recall and small hit box.

Together, the threat of Tracer and Wrecking Ball can really dominate uncoordinated teams, but with a little coordination on their own part, the two can destroy entire groups with a neat ultimate attack.

Wrecking Ball piledrives enemies on Junkertown
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Wrecking Ball can be a major threat in the back line.

As demonstrated by Twitch streamer ‘rene_ow,’ the Masters ranked Hammond player spotted a pack of enemies all grouped up on the Busan map.

After grappling to go in for a major boop on the four, the player’s allied Tracer blinked in and stuck her Pulse Bomb on the McCree.

With the McCree booped into the rest of the adversaries, the result ended up being a massive quad kill, with both supports and DPS heroes on the enemy team eliminated swiftly.


The insane combo was well-received by the team, which celebrated the quad kill. “That was nuts!” they cried with glee.

Perhaps the best part of this combo is that you don’t need the stick to connect. In theory, you can have Wrecking Ball knock the enemies towards Tracer or her Pulse Bomb radius to secure the frags.

This type of team play may take some serious effort to get right, but if you have a partner you synergize well with, it’s always possible that this combination can help you win Overwatch games, and rank up in style.