Overwatch player discovers powerful Widowmaker spot on Rialto - Dexerto
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Overwatch player discovers powerful Widowmaker spot on Rialto

Published: 7/Dec/2018 11:56 Updated: 7/Dec/2018 12:08

by Joe O'Brien

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An Overwatch player has demonstrated a useful trick for Widowmakers on Rialto.

Using what looks like a max-range Grappling Hook onto a tiny ledge, u/__Lucht demonstrated a spot that offers a defending Widowmaker valuable vision across the third stage.

The spot gives line-of-sight over a row of buildings to the offensive spawn for stage three, opening up opportunities for early picks if the defensive team has enough control to allow this set-up.

Both spawn doors are visible, so Widowmakers that are fast and accurate enough are guaranteed at least a chance to hit returning enemies.

Though the location offers no real cover from counter-fire, it’s far enough away and obscure enough that it’s likely that Widowmakers utilizing it should get a decent number of shots before the enemy figures out where they’re being sniped from and are able to respond.

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While holding at the spawn doors is rarely going to be viable for too long, a quick kill on an enemy support, for example, could lead to an easier fight and an earlier advantage for the defending team, shaving valuable time off the clock and gaining an edge in ultimate charge.

Players hoping to take advantage of this position should do so quickly – it wouldn’t be the first time that a powerful Widowmaker sight-line was patched out by Blizzard as an “unintended location”.

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New Overwatch Shield Bash tech makes Brigitte even more powerful

Published: 22/Jan/2021 21:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Overwatch trick has just been discovered that could make Brigitte an even bigger threat on the battlefield than she already is.

Brigitte has been one of the game’s most controversial heroes since release thanks to her high levels of sustain, crowd control, armor, and healing. Despite multiple nerfs and reworks, she remains one of the best heroes in the right hands.

Now, players have found a completely new trick with her that is sure to make many players rage and call for nerfs to the Swedish shield maiden.

The trick, which was posted to a Korean YouTube account, shows that if Brigitte Shield Bashes at the exact same time she’s hit with an enemy’s attack that does knockback, she can travel far distances.

Shield Bash already has some slight movement advantages, but when combined with an enemy’s attack, she can torpedo across the map and even clear gaps that other heroes are unable to.

As you can see, when Brigitte gets hit in the back by Sigma’s Hyper Spheres, they do just enough knockback to allow the hero to use them to her advantage.

With this trick, Brigitte can even go from one side of Rialto’s bridge to the other in one swift movement, although it will take some getting used to if players want to pull it off in an actual game.

That said, enemy players could potentially use this to their own advantage, such as by hitting Brigitte with a melee attack right as she Shield Bashes.

In this clip by Overwatch streamer Aspen, she goes flying all over the map on Hollywood and had no idea why. As it turns out, it was because she was hit by a melee from a Tracer player just before bashing.

If timed right, this could cause Brigitte players to go flying off of maps with environmental hazards such as Nepal Sanctum.

Of course, with this new discovery, there also comes the possibility that Blizzard decides to patch it out. Only time will tell how the developers decide to handle it.