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Overwatch player discovers new technique to increase Baptiste’s movement speed

Published: 24/Apr/2019 21:37 Updated: 24/Apr/2019 21:57

by Bill Cooney

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Baptiste is Overwatch’s newest hero and one player seems to have discovered a trick that increases his movement speed.

Introduced to Overwatch from the game’s PTR on March 19, Baptiste and his kit are being tirelessly put to the test as players try to find unique ways of using his abilities.

As players known, his passive ability allows Baptiste to move vertically pretty quickly, but Reddit user Zezombye seems to have found a way to increase his movement on the ground as well.

Blizzard EntertainmentBaptiste is Overwatch’s newest hero.

Just call him bunny hop Baptiste

All the technique takes to pull off, apparently, is bunny hopping with Baptiste while moving forward, which makes him move slightly faster.

To prove that he does indeed move faster, Zezombye tested the technique against another Baptiste moving normally on the ground.

After starting behind the other Baptiste, Zezombye does indeed catch up to them after a few seconds of hopping.

Just how useful this would be in an actual game remains to be seen, but jumping around constantly would make a harder target to hit, so it can’t hurt to try.

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Will it get patched out?

This definitely doesn’t seem like an intended passive for Baptiste, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see Blizzard do something about it in an upcoming patch.

Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan announced a new Workshop mode on April 24 that will let players have Baptiste move as fast as they want him to, even if the technique does get patched out.

The new Workshop mode came out the same day as it’s developer update and players are already coming up with all kinds of crazy new game modes, like Overwatch battle royale.

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Cheeky Overwatch trick lets Baby D.Va score environmental kills

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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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.