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Overwatch League pro Architect takes matters into his own hands during tense match

Published: 24/Nov/2018 1:06 Updated: 24/Nov/2018 1:26

by Bill Cooney

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During an Overwatch match, a teammate of San Francisco Shock player Min-ho ‘Architect’ Park missed him with a Nanoboost, but that didn’t stop the dps player from taking the battle against the enemy team into his own hands.

Ana’s Nanoboost is one of the most useful ultimates in the game, and combined with Genji’s Dragonsblade ultimate, it has the potential to wipe out entire teams in a few seconds.

So when an Ana player misses a Nano shot, it can spell disaster for the team’s strategy going into the fight, that is, unless you have a player like Architect on your team.

As his team battles on Nepal’s Village map, Architect calls for the Nanoboost to combine with his Genji’s ultimate, instead, the Ana accidentally sends it out to Winston.

Not to be deterred, Architect takes out his blade, hops to the top of the tower and starts hacking away at the enemy Pharmercy.

After clearing the skies, he moves on to clean up the rest of his team while his teammates are left somewhat speechless by the sudden burst of offense.

The enemy Mercy and Pharah probably weren’t expecting to be taken out by a marauding Genji like that, but for Architect it seemed like just a walk in the park.

Thanks to some quick thinking, Architecht’s team was able to cruise to a victory, even if the Ana missed her Nano.

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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.