Overwatch leak reveals dates for upcoming free-to-play promotion - Dexerto

Overwatch leak reveals dates for upcoming free-to-play promotion

Published: 12/Apr/2019 23:56 Updated: 13/Apr/2019 0:08

by Bill Cooney


One enterprising Storm Rising is the latest Archives event in Overwatch, and like Uprising and Retribution, it will feature a PvE mission for players.

It looks like Blizzard is hoping to use all the new content to encourage new players to try the game or old players to come back, with a free week beginning at the same time as Storm Rising.

Free to play, you say?

According to an image from Xbox Live posted to Reddit by Findlaya11 the free trial will run for one week, beginning with the start of Storm Rising on April 16.

Storm Rising runs until May 6, but the free trial only lasts until April 23, so to keep playing beyond that point, people will have to buy the game.

With a ton of new content coming for Storm Rising, including a possible new map, there’s no better time to try and attract new players or get old ones back.

We still don’t know whether the promotion will only be available in certain regions but it should be available on Xbox, PS4, and PC.


What else do we know about Storm Rising?

So far Overwatch has revealed five new skins for the event, so far for McCree, Moira, Baptiste, Junkrat and Hammond.

A new map, Havana, has been teased leading up to the event and in all of the skin reveals so far, but no exact details are known about it yet.

We do know that a new PvE event is coming, something that makes the Archives event something players look forward to every year.


Simple Overwatch trick gives Sombra a huge advantage on Hollywood

Published: 1/Dec/2020 11:35

by Lauren Bergin


Hollywood is one of Overwatch’s most iconic maps, but it’s also one of its most challenging. Here’s a fun translocator trick for Sombra that’ll help you out on both attack and defence. 

Sombra has become one of Overwatch’s most notorious heroes both in terms of lore and as a playable character. The Mexican cyber queen is known for her flexibility: she works beautifully as a flanker, has enough raw power to dominate from the backline and can even become a support DPS.

One of the maps that sees the hacker played regularly is Hollywood, where often DPS players jump on Widowmaker or Hanzo to pop some heads. Sombra’s invisibility makes her perfect for dodging out of this full frontal sniper assault.

Another aspect of her kit that makes her the perfect Hollywood pick is her translocator, and one reddit user has a nifty trick to help you dodge attacks but still be impactful in fights.

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The Hollywood wild west set is one of the area’s most deadly to try and navigate.

Sombra translocator trick on Hollywood

Since the nerf to Sombra’s translocator which meant that it could no longer be placed on slanted surfaces, it’s been difficult to find an impactful spot to drop the tiny teleporter on Hollywood. The second area of the map — the Western themed set — is notorious for the slanted rooftops of the fake houses.

Reddit user TheOneLlama has come to the rescue though, and has given Sombra players a nice little translocator trick. If Sombra throws her translocator onto the Pioneer Hotel’s roof across from the walkway between the Bank and the Saloon, the device will land on the peak of the roof which is a flat surface.

From here, Sombra has a perfect eagle-eye view of the upcoming payload. This is perfect for defence because it means she’s there to pick off enemies, but also on attack so that she can disrupt the enemy backline.

nifty little translocate/invis spot I’d thought I should share from r/Overwatch

So, as if Hollywood’s back alleys and passageways weren’t good enough for Sombra, this little trick makes her even more dominant on one of her strongest maps. Try it out and see; you’ll be turning out the enemy’s lights in no time.