Overwatch player demonstrates a useful movement trick with Junkrat - Dexerto
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Overwatch player demonstrates a useful movement trick with Junkrat

Published: 21/Nov/2018 16:49 Updated: 21/Nov/2018 17:52

by Joe O'Brien

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An Overwatch player showed off how a key change to Junkrat opens up a useful movement trick.

Originally, Junkrat’s grenade launcher could damage himself, meaning that he had to be just as wary of his own grenades as the enemy team.

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Though this was changed some time ago, a side-effect that many players may not be conscious of gives Junkrat a useful trick to add to his toolkit.

The change was presumably intended as a more general quality-of-life update for Junkrat – more so than any other hero, the rebounding nature of Junkrat’s grenades made avoiding self-damage particularly awkward if he found himself in confined spaces.

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However, although the self-damage was removed from his grenades, the knock-back still effects Junkrat. As a result, he can use them for his own version of a rocket-jump.

Junkrat also originally suffered damage from his own Riptire, resulting in many mishaps for Junkrat players.

There are a variety of jumps in the game that can only be made with the assistance of some sort of knock-back, assuming no ability is used that directly provides vertical movement. The likes of Soldier: 76 and Zarya are particularly known for being able to make use of their abilities for the necessary boost.

Thanks to the self-damage change, Junkrat can also make use of an assisted jump by timing his jump with the explosion of a grenade, as u/Playur1 demonstrates.

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via Gfycat

via Gfycat

Playur1 explains that when firing the grenade at a destructible object, as in the second clip, the explosion is immediate, but when the grenade hits a non-destructible object like in the first clip it will bounce three times before blowing up.

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Obviously, Junkrat has a movement option in his Concussion Mine, but considering the value of the ability both for movement and damage, and the fact that it has a cooldown after use, expending it for jumps that only need a slight boost isn’t ideal.

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Overwatch fans want to honor player who died saving woman from attacker

Published: 7/Oct/2020 23:55

by Michael Gwilliam

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The Overwatch community is rallying behind a 26-year-old player who passed away earlier in October after defending a woman from a man who allegedly broke into her home with a knife.

Tiago de Souza, who reportedly played thousands of hours and mained Hanzo, Pharah, Sigma, McCree and Doomfist, reportedly gave his life to save a friend and her daughters.

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According to Brazilian media, Tiago was at the woman’s house when her ex-partner broke in with a knife in-hand, trying to attack her.

Investigators say the suspect beat the woman with punches. When Tiago tried to interfere, he was allegedly stabbed and died on the spot.

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Overwatch player Tiago
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Tiago died protecting a woman.

The suspect later went to the police station in Prudentópolis on his own accord and was detained.

A petition on the website Avaaz describes Tiago as “very fond of science and questioning the mysteries of the universe.”

“He liked several games, but undoubtedly his passion was Overwatch,” the petition continued, noting how he had unlocked four golden guns for different heroes through competitive play.

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Tiago enjoyed playing as Hanzo.

“Tiago was an incredible, selfless and generous person, who gave his life to save someone else’s,” the petition said. “We, friends and family, do not want your courageous attitude to be forgotten, and nothing better to honor you than with a tribute in your favorite game.”

So far, over 2,000 people have signed the petition asking Blizzard to honor the player, though they didn’t specify on how they would like the company to pay tribute to Tiago.

Potentially, if Blizzard were going to honor the player, they could do so on the Brazilian Lucio Ball map for the Summer Games event, or even something from Overwatch 2, whenever that game is released.

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Blizzard might honor the player on a Brazilian Lucio Ball map.

Blizzard does have a decent track record of honoring its players. Notably, Blizzard immortalized the streamer Reckful by adding a Rogue Trainer NPC with his gamer tag in World of Warcraft.

Hopefully, Blizzard can continue this trend an honor the Brazilian player.

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