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Overwatch League “celebrates” GOATS meta by bringing live goats on stage

Published: 16/Mar/2019 22:51 Updated: 16/Mar/2019 23:00

by Eli Becht


Overwatch‘s meta has been three tanks and three support for quite some time now and the Overwatch League has embraced this by bringing live goats out on stage.

The current stage of competitive Overwatch has grown a bit stale, to put it modestly. If you’re an Overwatch player then you’ve probably heard the term “GOATS” some way or another and you’re probably actually sick of it.

This refers to the current three tanks, three support meta that’s currently in the game.

While the Overwatch League initially distanced themselves from the stale meta, they have now embraced it completely by bringing actual live goats onto the stage.

“We want to celebrate and immortalize the meta with some very special friends today,” said the host MonteCristo.

After this, we saw two goats brought out, conveniently named Lucio and Brigitte.

Lucio and Brigitte are two of the staples of this meta which is why the two goats were named that way. 

The third support can be switched out at will so that’s probably why we were only treated with two goats instead of three.

This meta has come under fire because of its longevity. Blizzard adds new heroes into the game with semi-regularity but it hasn’t really shaken up the meta at all.

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The GOATS meta dates all the way back to May 2018 so we’re coming up on almost a year since this meta has been in place.

BlizzardActual goats were brought out to celebrate the GOATS meta.

The current Public Test Realm is testing out various changes that will hope to weaken the GOATS meta and open the door for other team compositions.

These changes are being spearheaded by new hero Baptiste, who is set to debut on the live servers on March 19.


Overwatch player shows advantage of “confirm Duplication” as Echo

Published: 29/Oct/2020 16:43

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch’s newest hero Echo has proven to be a very complex yet powerful character since her debut. Now, players are finding new ways to take advantage of the Duplicate ultimate, primarily its “confirm” function.

Because Echo has the ability to transform into any enemy hero on the battlefield, assuming they’re alive, there’s always a chance that in the heat of the moment, players Duplicate a hero they didn’t intend on copying.

This can be a real pain, because there are some heroes that are much better Duplicate prospects than others. However, the confirm Duplication option can ensure no mistakes are made.

There are other benefits to having the confirm option on too, such as being able to get in a much better position when the actual Duplicate is initiated.

Echo using Focusing Beam
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Echo has a lot of tools to be a pain for enemy teams.

As Redditor Hard-Light_Hackerman shows, by selecting the Symmetra as a target and then flying towards the Rialto high ground, they’re able to put themselves in a prime position to get the most out of the ultimate.

Once on the high ground and out of the enemy’s line of sight, they’re able to place down multiple turrets and a teleporter to tele-bomb the opponent’s backline and become a massive threat.

Right away, they’re able to take down both of the enemy supports and build up Symmetra’s Photon Barrier to protect themselves while continuing to pressure the tanks and Hanzo.

Why the Confirm Duplication option is superior. from Overwatch

Overall, the play itself is extremely well done and results in five kills going the way of the Echo player and the payload reaching the first checkpoint.

Had the confirm Duplication option been off, then it’s possible that Symmetra would never have been able to begin the attack on the high ground and not be anywhere near as effective.

If you enjoy playing Echo or are thinking of maining her, be sure to change your settings to have confirm Duplication on to ensure that you’re copying the right hero and that you can make use of Echo’s mobility before transforming.