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Clever Overwatch sniping spot found for Widowmaker on Blizzard World

by Bill Cooney

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An inventive Overwatch player has discovered a spot on Blizzard World that allows Widowmaker a clear shot at the first choke point from right outside of spawn.

Widowmaker can use her Grapple Hook to access a lot of spots in the game that other heroes usually can’t, and she uses it to great affect in the Blizzard World hybrid map.

Blizzard World’s first choke point outside of the attacking spawn can be a tough nut to crack for players, but this new spot for Widow gives her a good vantage point to start sniping from.

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Blizzard Entertainment
The first choke point of Blizzard World can be a challenge for some teams.


“I have you in my sights”

Reddit user VkOverwatchSchool shared a video of their clever Widow perch for Blizzard World, saying that it was their favorite spot on the map.

In the slo-mo video, they melee the hanging sign just outside of Hearthstone Tavern, then Grapple to get on top of the now overturned sign.

My favorite widowmaker spot on Blizzard World (sorry for the potato aim) Highlight from r/Overwatch

From the spot you have a long, but clear line of sight to one half of the first choke point, and at least a window to try and get some shots off.

You won’t want to hang out too long in the spot, unless the enemy team actually pushes through the choke, but it could be used to try and score that crucial first pick.

Widow’s not the only hero who could get up to this spot though, Hanzo could also find a way up there with his wallclimb.

Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard Entertainment
Hanzo could also find his way up to Widowmakers spot on Blizzard World.


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