Overwatch League player gets hilariously destroyed by flying Reinhardt - Dexerto
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Overwatch League player gets hilariously destroyed by flying Reinhardt

Published: 13/Nov/2018 0:11 Updated: 13/Nov/2018 0:12

by Joe O'Brien

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An unlikely sequence of events resulted in a surprising death for an Overwatch player on Route 66.

Overwatch has a huge variety of hero interactions. Abilities involving various types of stuns, knock-backs, jumps, and dashes can all clash and combine, occasionally creating some unusual and hilarious results.

One such set of interactions resulted in a rather unfortunate end for u/toxicisdead, who was on the receiving end of a Reinhardt charge that came as a surprise to both parties.

Playing as Widowmaker, u/toxicisdead was merely trying to leave the offensive spawn. After grappling over the broken train, they hadn’t even hit the ground before being impaled by the flying Reinhardt.

Blizzard EntertainmentNobody expects the flying Reinhardt flank.

The kill cam revealed that the Reinhardt had originally been battling in the tunnel that cuts through the first corner when he had been sent flying into the air, a combination of what seems to have been a Doomfist and a Roadhog using his Whole Hog ultimate.

The two knock-backs synchronized to send Reinhardt flying into the air and possibly even to his death, but fortunately – for him at least – he had his charge available, giving him some forward momentum to stay on the map and dive back towards the fight.

Reinhardt’s salvation proved the death of Widowmaker, however, as on his way back he bounced off of the top of the train, intersecting perfectly with u/toxicisdead in mid-air and crushing them against the wall.

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Overwatch players freak out at Baptiste’s huge new Amplification Matrix

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Baptiste was the recipient of plenty of buffs in the latest Overwatch Experimental Card, including a major change to the size of his Amplification Matrix that is freaking out the game’s community.

The October 22 patch increased the width of the Haitian hero’s ultimate by a whopping four meters – up to nine from its previous five.

Now, Baptiste’s “window” as the community calls it, looks more like a garage door bigger than any shield in the game by a fair margin.

Keep in mind that the whole purpose of the Amplification Matrix is to double the damage or healing of any shot fired through it. Now, it’s extremely unlikely that teammates will ever have a reason to not shoot through the ultimate as it’s near impossible to miss.

The community has been joking about the size increase. On Reddit, LukarWarrior joked, “Baptiste, now available in IMAX,” suggesting that it’s not as big as a movie theater screen.

Others, such as educational content creator SVB noted how the ultimate is wider than the streets on King’s Row.

That said, it has plenty of uses on other maps where its entire width can be put to good use. BlazeBubble9 documented how there are so many chokes where the new window can come in handy.

Baptiste on Numbani
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Baptiste’s new Amp Matrix can come in handy on Numbani.

For instance, while defending or attacking first point on Numbani, the new ultimate can take up a whole spot on the high ground letting a whole team fire at will onto the objective doing double damage.

In another, you can see how trying to gain or prevent access to the bridge on Eichenwalde second is a breeze with the new ultimate as it perfectly fits within the choke.

Baptiste's ultimate on Eichenwalde
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Pushing into Eichenwalde just got a bit easier.

Of course, because the change is on the Experimental Mode there’s a chance it doesn’t hit the live game, but in the past many of the buffs tested there end up going through, so players should prepare regardless.

Only time will tell if this ultimate buff changes how often players decide to pick the support in their matches.