Overwatch trick perfectly negates Baptiste's Immortality Field - Dexerto

Overwatch trick perfectly negates Baptiste's Immortality Field

Published: 6/Apr/2019 19:55

by Alan Bernal


The latest hero entry to Overwatch, Baptiste, made waves when fans found out about his incredibly useful Immortality Field. Though that part of his kit could be a bit overpowered, some players have already found a way around the ability.

Fans of Blizzard’s team shooter have routinely found creative ways for utilizing the abilities from various heroes in the game to surprising effects.

The latest such exploit uses Mei’s Ice Wall to essentially negate the incredible safeguard radius that Baptiste’s Immortality Field provides.

BlizzardBaptiste came into Overwatch with tons of use for potential comps, but the latest trick could cancel out one of his most useful abilities.

Negating the Immortality Field

In a Reddit post, user ‘mimjob’ showed how a strategically placed Ice Wall would spell doom for any opposing player relying on its effects to stay alive.

The video shows Mei placing an Ice Wall in between the drone and players on the other team. With the wall up, Mei can be seen shooting and eliminating two players inside of the Immortality Field’s radius.

It seems like the newest hero’s ability uses a line-of-sight type effect, meaning it will prevent any friendly character from dying, as intended, as long as there’s nothing obstructing the view of Baptiste’s drone to the player.

Upon experimentation, mimjob found that placing the wall negates Baptiste’s infamous ability, saying: “… As long as the wall is between the disc and enemy it will cancel out.”

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Adding to mimjob’s findings, other commenters suggested that the Immortality Field could be completely neutralized “so you [could] kill enemies on all sides of the wall.”

“You can put the (ice) wall directly under [Baptiste’s Immortality Field] and it will completely block it by engulfing it,” Redditor wamp01742 said.

Some commenters even said the same idea can be reproduced to great effect with other hero abilities such as “Reinhardt’s shield, Winston’s bubble or just about everything that removes (Line of Sight) from the [Immortality Field’s drone.]”

Blizzard EntertainmentBaptiste brings a lot to the table, but the new exploit makes his kit way more manageable.

Overwatch players who have been having a tough time coping with Baptiste’s annoying ability in the heat of battle might find comfort knowing there are some clever ways of nullifying its effects.


Cheeky Overwatch trick lets Baby D.Va score environmental kills

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:30

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch players looking to find a new lethal tactic with D.Va should look no further than this trick to surprise and tilt enemy teams.

Since 2016, Overwatch fans have taken highly to the hero D.Va, sporting countless cosplays, creating art, buying merchandise, you name it. Part of the reason for this is just how stylish the gamer-turned-mech pilot is.

As it turns out, however, even outside of her pink mech, D.Va can pack a punch and even eliminate any enemy hero in the game if the opportunity presents itself.

Most people know that D.Va’s Call Mech ability does a bit of damage if you use it directly on top of an enemy player, but not everyone realizes it also has knockback capabilities.

D.va from Overwatch looking cool
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D.Va is one of the most popular heroes, in and out of mech.

Boops can be one of the best ways in Overwatch to quickly deal with enemies regardless of their HP. Anyone from Roadhog to even Tracer (especially if limited by cooldowns) can fall victim to a well-timed push off the edge of a map.

As Reddit user ‘eregis’ showed, despite being at a disadvantage against a Soldier 76 who put down his Biotic Field for health restoration, the confrontation ended in their favor thanks to the knockback of Call Mech.

While on Rialto, the D.Va player had the Call Mech ability ready, but waited a bit to activate it. First, the player lured the enemy Soldier 76 to a bit of an unfavorable position on Rialto with his back to the water.

After getting the victim close enough to the ledge, the D.Va used Call Mech and sent 76 off the map and to his demise.

Of course, this trick is a bit of a high-risk play. Baby D.Va is tied with Tracer for the lowest-health hero in the game at only 150. However, unlike Tracer, D.Va does haven’t Blink or Recall to get out of tricky situations, so being able to time the Call Mech perfectly can be tough.

Next time you find yourself as Baby D.Va and an opportunity presents itself, try to see if you can secure frags with this ability. Your opponents will never see it coming.