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Overwatch player creates amazing interactive hero damage chart

Published: 9/Nov/2018 21:05

by Joe O'Brien

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An Overwatch player has created an interactive database explaining hero damage.

The interactive chart made by u/7x11x13is1001 is a phenomenal resource for players looking to understand the game in-depth.

Overwatch features heroes that deal damage in a variety of different ways. From the massive, precise impact of a Widowmaker headshot to the consistent drain of Winston’s Tesla Cannon, there’s a lot to learn about exactly how dangerous (or otherwise) every hero is in any given circumstance.

Not only that, but the calculations are further complicated by a variety of modifiers, both for mitigating damage or amplifying it.

The chart not only takes into account all of these factors, but allows you to apply them in different combinations.

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Want to know how much damage each shot of McCree’s Peacemaker will do at 15 metres? What about if you’re being damage boosted by Mercy? And if the enemy has armor? You can even adjust for exactly where on the enemy body the shots are landing.

As well as the pure numbers, the interactive chart also offers a clear visualization of the various damage profiles. You can easily see the differences between heroes with sustained damage versus burst, for instance.

If you’re looking to improve on a particular hero, it can be incredible useful to figure out these nuances. If you know exactly how much damage you can land in a given time-frame it can help you make decisions about when and how to attack. It also pays to know which heroes are most heavily impacted by different damage reductions or boosts.

The interactive chart can be accessed here

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Overwatch dev hints at Kraków, Poland map for Overwatch 2

Published: 20/Jan/2021 2:33

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Overwatch players have been dying to know more details about Overwatch 2, but while the developers have remained tight-lipped on the details, they hinted that one of the new maps could take place in Kraków, Poland.

Overwatch 2’s development is still a mystery in many ways. It’s been delayed time and time again, with no release date in sight. To make matters worse, a series of job listings suggest it’s still far from completion. However, Dexerto’s Bill Cooney is confident that a delay could be a blessing in disguise.

Either way, fans are dying for more information. Fortunately, the developers have finally started dropping some hints, but it has nothing to do with an official release date. Instead, it has to do with a potential new map in Overwatch 2.

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It feels like an eternity has passed since Overwatch 2 was first announced back in 2019.

A team of developers talked about the new map, Kanezaka, in a recent interview on the official website. They discussed the inspiration for the map along with its design and what players can expect. 

The interviewer then asked them, “If you could choose any location for a new Overwatch map, where would it be?” They probably expected to get a simple answer. Instead, they got a bombshell.

“You’ll see in Overwatch 2!” said the developers. One dove a little deeper and added, “Kraków, Poland. This is a city that I visited a few times and fell in love with. The medieval architecture is beautiful and well preserved, the city has very pleasant plazas and open spaces, with lots of interesting shapes and colors!”

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Tracer would have a field day blinking through the infrastructure of Kraków, Poland.

At this stage, it’s nothing more than a hint. However, it’s a pretty strong one and a sign that it could be in the works.

Overwatch fans would love to see more locations in the sequel, and there’s no doubt that Kraków would be a great addition.

Hopefully, it’s the first of many more hints and the developers will reveal more details on what players can expect in Overwatch 2.