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Overwatch player discovers powerful Brigitte trick

Published: 17/Sep/2018 23:15 Updated: 17/Sep/2018 23:16

by Joe O'Brien

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An Overwatch player has discovered an amazing new technique with Brigitte.

Twitch streamer arek247 showed off the powerful technique after it was discovered by his friend CapyOW.

By using some of Brigitte’s abilities in combination, CapyOW discovered a way to perform a boosted jump, allowing Brigitte to travel further and faster than she otherwise would.

Arguably the most versatile support hero, Brigitte’s kit only really lacks for mobility options. As a result, tricks like this can be incredibly powerful, allowing players to catch their opponents of guard or join in on a dive more effectively.

CapyOW and arek247 also tested out some of the capabilities of this trick, finding a variety of spots on different maps at which it could allow Brigitte to traverse the map either more quickly or in a different way than would usually be possible.

In some cases, the use of this trick could be legitimately game changing. On Junkertown, for instance, Brigitte is able to launch herself over to the high-ground where teams often set up, which could be used to immediately disrupt a composition designed to place and defend a Bastion.

The method also allows for an edge-boost similar to that which could be done with Brigitte’s Shield Bash on the PTR before her release. Hitting certain edges at the right angle sends Brigitte upwards, allowing her to reach locations or take shortcuts she otherwise couldn’t.

Unfortunately, it’s quite likely that this technique will be fixed in a patch once Blizzard becomes aware of it, as the original Shield Bash boost was. In the meantime, however, this could be a very valuable trick to hit unsuspecting enemies with.

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Overwatch players discover secret Reaper buff in new patch

Published: 24/Feb/2021 20:50

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players with Reaper in their hero repertoire will be happy to know the Talon DPS was on the receiving end of a powerful quality-of-life change that buffs the shotgun-wielding damage dealer.

Undocumented changes aren’t exactly anything new in Overwatch, but it’s always a bit surprising when a hero receives a buff that wasn’t listed in the official patch notes.

The latest Overwatch update on February 18 brought in some changes for Reaper that saw his range increase at the cost of some damage reduction. Although the changes were a net buff, there was something else lurking in the update that further increases his strength.

As noticed by player ‘TheeNinjaBanana’ on Reddit, Reaper can now cancel his reload to use Shadow Step – something that he previously was unable to do.

Reaper poses with a box of fireworks
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Reaper mains are celebrating the new buff.

Most heroes in Overwatch are already able to cancel their reload animations through the use of abilities, but, for whatever reason, Reaper was unable to until now.

Shadow Step isn’t exactly the most powerful ability in Overwatch, but it does have some uses, especially when it comes to quickly traversing maps and gaining access to the high ground.

Perfectly-timed Shadow Steps can also be used to attain a brief moment of invincibility, which can save Reaper from ultimates such as D.Va’s Self-Destruct or Junkrat’s Riptire in the event his Wraith Form is on cooldown.

Reaper on Hanamura
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Reaper can be a bigger threat when he’s off the map.

It’s also extremely useful as a way to get back on the map if he ever gets booped off. Previously, if Reaper was reloading and got knocked off, it would be lights out, but now, he can teleport back freely.

Overall, players seem pleased with the buff. “I did this by accident the other day yesterday, pretty happy with this change,” one user commented.

“It’s a great change because that was literally the only ability in the whole game that couldn’t cancel reload,” another remarked.

For anyone who mains Overwatch’s edgelord, be sure to remember this buff as it could end up paying dividends if you find yourself in a tough situation off the map.