Overwatch player figured out how to get Reinhardt up to high ground on King's Row - Dexerto
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Overwatch player figured out how to get Reinhardt up to high ground on King’s Row

Published: 24/Oct/2018 23:58 Updated: 25/Oct/2018 0:06

by Bill Cooney

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Reinhardt doesn’t really need to get to the high ground of the attacking spawn on King’s Row for any reason, but that didn’t stop one player from making it happen.

The clip, posted to Reddit by user DPS__Mercy, starts out in spawn with the player on Wrecking Ball and grappling on a chandelier.

As they swing towards the high ground, right before they leave the hero change area, the player quickly switches to Reinhardt and just like that, the crusader has the high ground.

Why Reinhardt would ever need to get up that high, other than to mess with unsuspecting teammates, is unknown. There’s a chance a charge could connect from there, but it would have to be calculated perfectly.

DPS__Mercy gives an example of Reinhardt’s charge from the high ground, and he’s able to reach the first checkpoint no problem, but this could be an unwise move though if the player gets caught all by themselves.

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Overwatch players are known for being able to find bugs and exploits in-game and sometimes even use them to their advantage.

Only time will tell if we see this strategy actually used during a match or if it’s just a fun little exploit, but there’s still a few months for pros to try it out before Overwatch League’s second season starts in February 2019.

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Overwatch players demand fix for controversial Halloween map

Published: 21/Oct/2020 19:49

by Michael Gwilliam

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It’s Halloween time again, and that means the Overwatch Halloween Terror event is in full swing – and with it come some unique map changes on Eichenwalde, Blizzard World, and Hollywood. However, not everyone is on board with the new decorations.

While the maps may look nice with their Halloween horror makeover, there are some significant issues with them, primarily on Eichenwalde streets phase.

The German hybrid map can be one of the more challenging points for attackers, as they need to push the payload up a narrow bridge towards the castle.

At this juncture, players used to the normal version of the map tend to use abilities that boop opponents to secure environmental kills. Sadly, the Halloween variant makes doing so nearly impossible right by the left-side doors.

The Halloween version of Eichenwalde places a fence that prevents players from being booped off the map. Normally, Winston players will activate their Primal Rage ultimate and knock enemies off the map as they push from out of the left doors to contest the point.

23-year-old South Korean tank main Sang-hoon ‘Kaiser’ Ryu took to Twitter to voice his frustration with the map’s redesign.

“3 years and this fence still exists in this Halloween map,” he said, posting a picture of the annoying fence. “Am I the only person who complains about this?”

Other players agreed with Kaiser. “The fact that the event maps make actual changes to the map that alter the gameplay is pretty dumb in a competitive game,” one replied.

The complaints aren’t anything new either. Famously, former Overwatch League pro Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel raged after the fence prevented him from knocking a Zarya off the map.

Halloween Sombra on Overwatch's Hollywood
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The changes to Hollywood are not as controversial.

While it’s nice to have special event versions of maps, as xQc noted in his clip, the competitive integrity of the game is damaged by major changes such as this.

Hopefully, Blizzard takes note of this when Overwatch 2 is released or Halloween 2021 rolls around and finally tears the fence down.