Overwatch player shows how to get free kills with Lúcio on Lijiang - Dexerto
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Overwatch player shows how to get free kills with Lúcio on Lijiang

Published: 30/Oct/2019 9:06 Updated: 30/Oct/2019 9:25

by Joe O'Brien

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An Overwatch player showed off an epic Lúcio rollout on Lijiang Gardens to open the round with two quick kills.

Lúcio’s movement is fundamental to his playstyle, and a significant part of that are the various ‘rollouts’ that are possible on different maps – wall-riding routes that Lúcio can take to get from his spawn to a particular point as quickly as possible.

Often, Lúcio’s rollouts are most useful for returning to the objective after a death, or simply scouting the enemy at the start of a game – Lúcio doesn’t have many offensive tools, so being far ahead of his team at the beginning of a round isn’t always helpful.

Blizzard EntertainmentLúcio can pull off fast ‘rollouts’ on many of the game’s maps.

In some areas, however, there are opportunities for Lúcio to use his Soundwave to score environmental kills by knocking enemies off of the map, and reddit user frashspirit showed off a rollout on Lijiang Gardens that leads perfectly into such an opportunity.

The route sees Lúcio travel directly to the control point and in through the window, before coming out the other side to land on the bridge commonly taken by players looking to contest the point, just as the enemy team is arriving there, allowing frashspirit to knock two of them off to secure two kills and a massive advantage for his team at the start of the round.

Peak of my Lucio career from r/Overwatch

Obviously, pulling this off relies on the other team to some extent – if they’re slower reaching the bridge, or take a different route entirely, the opportunity may not be there.

While this rollout is only shown from one spawn side, the same can be achieved from the opposite side, although the building near the spawn point is on the left side instead of the right.

Though frashspirit may not be the first player to make use of this rollout, it’s still one that’s worth learning for Lúcio players who don’t already have it in their arsenal, as it can often be a source of easy kills on unsuspecting enemies to open up the round.

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Genius Overwatch trick lets Mercy escape fights on Numbani

Published: 24/Nov/2020 2:51 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 3:55

by Brad Norton

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Mercy has a new path to safety on Numbani thanks to an extremely clever Overwatch trick that lets her glide away from intense teamfights.

If you’re ever stuck in a pickle as Mercy, you can always fall back on her Guardian Angel ability to get you out of trouble. Moving from one spot to another in the blink of an eye can easily keep you alive when things are looking grim.

Angelic Descent also comes in handy, enabling Mercy as one of the more mobile Supports in the game. Her kit might be limited in terms of offensive output. However, she can move through the air like no other hero. It turns out her movement abilities might even be more useful than you’d first think.

A genius new spot on the first point of Numbani can have you gliding to safety in no time at all. Here’s what you need to know so you can execute it for yourself.

Overwatch Numbani gameplay
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Directly behind the Payload is where you want to line up for this unique trick.

If you’re positioned towards the back of the first capture point, you might be familiar with the often-deadly drop. It can be all too easy to get booped and fall to your death in this position. Whether it’s a Lucio flying overhead or a Wrecking Ball crashing into your team, you’ve likely experienced some pain in this location.

However, playing near this spot is worth the risk for this particular reward with Mercy. A simple tree beyond the railing is actually the perfect distance to jump right into. Once wedged between the branches, you can quickly walk forward and navigate up the front of the tree.

While you might think there’s nowhere to go from here, Mercy’s Angelic Descent completely changes the game. With a perfectly timed jump, you can slowly glide around the corner. This lets you rotate all the way behind the first point and land safely next to the street.

There’s a Mega health pack waiting for you upon landing as well. Just in case you get tagged up while making your escape.

First Point Escape Option |Numbani| For anyone who didn’t know you could do this as Mercy from Overwatch

It might not come in handy for every team fight, but if things are looking dire, it could be the perfect way to get out with your life.

Not feeding the enemy team is often just as important as building your own Ultimates. So keep this unique trick in mind the next time Numbani appears in rotation. It’s just another next-level tactic for Support mains to have at the ready.