Overwatch League pro hits out at DPS players not pulling their weight - Dexerto

Overwatch League pro hits out at DPS players not pulling their weight

Published: 6/Dec/2018 20:12 Updated: 6/Dec/2018 20:16

by Bill Cooney


There’s been a lot of talk in Overwatch recently about one-tricks, or players who only pick one hero during competitive matches, no matter what; now L.A. Valiant player Scott ‘Custa’ Kennedy has explained how DPS players unwilling to switch are basically “shooting themselves in the foot.”

Ever since former Dallas Fuel player Brandon ‘Seagull’ Larned put out a video on the state of Overwatch, there has been a steady discussion about what could be done to improve the ranked play experience.

Some players have complained about one-tricks and even suggested implementing some sort of system to force players to play a certain role for a team, but Custa explains that DPS players unwilling to switch off of DPS are just as much of a problem as one-tricks.

During a Twitch stream on December 6, Custa explained to viewers that DPS players who complained about one-tricks but were unwilling to switch off of DPS themselves are essentially the same thing they’re complaining about.

“If you’re not willing to play like Zarya in GOATs and shit like that, then your essentially a one-trick and you’re part of the problem,” he told viewers.

“It’s like people shooting themselves in the foot, and then they’re like ‘wow, I shot myself in the foot, this life sucks,’” Custa continued. “Yeah, that’s definitely what happens when you shoot yourself in the foot!”

Custa will be on the Los Angeles Valiant’s roster going into Season Two of the Overwatch League and will face off against the new Hangzhou Spark team at 3 PM PST on Saturday, February 16, 2019.


Simple Overwatch trick lets any hero reach King’s Row high ground

Published: 26/Oct/2020 23:34

by Bill Cooney


A surprisingly simple Overwatch trick is making the rounds that lets any hero in the game reach the high ground of the King’s Row attacking spawn.

King’s Row might be one of the original Overwatch maps, but it has definitely stood the test of time and is still one of players’ favorites when it comes up in the queue.

One of the most popular features on the map is the little sniper’s nest platform located at the very top of the first attacking spawn that gives a commanding view of everything up to the capture point.

It seems like only heroes with movement abilities like Pharah, Widow, or D.Va for example could get up there, but there is a way to get any hero in the game up to the position as well.

King's Row Attacking spawnThe sniper’s nest has been there since day one, but not every hero has been able to get up there, until now.

The person we have to thank for this technique is Reddit user jordensmet who somehow discovered that you can use a more mobile character to reach the space, then quickly change to another.

First, they select Baptiste and use his Exo Boots to boost up to the second-highest level, just under the top platform. Once there, they position themselves on top of the scaffolding in front of the main exit and jump again while barely touching the spawn room.

If you pull up the Hero Select menu at the right time, you’ll be able to switch to any hero you like. So if you’ve never had the chance to try out Ana, McCree, or whoever else from on high, now’s your chance.

I found a way to get the highground on the attacking side of King’s row for Ana (or other characters that usually can’t get there). from Overwatch

For instance, if you really want to catch an aggressive enemy team off-guard, why not take Reinhardt for a spin and hit them with a charge from the very top rope. For those wondering, yes, a Rein charge out of the top window will get you all the way to Mondatta’s statue, so make sure your team is ready to push!

One final note to add is that doesn’t necessarily have to be Baptiste that you use for this trick either, Echo and Pharah would both work, and if you’re really fast and in need of a challenge, you can even get it to go with Sombra’s Translocator as long as your timing is absolutely perfect.