Overwatch player gets a response from Blizzard over their hilarious username - Dexerto

Overwatch player gets a response from Blizzard over their hilarious username

Published: 21/Nov/2018 22:30 Updated: 21/Nov/2018 23:45

by Bill Cooney


The player, who said they’ve had an Overwatch account named “bob” for the last two years, posted about the amount of attention the name has gotten from other players since the release of Overwatch’s newest hero Ashe.

B.O.B. is Ashe’s Omnic butler, and comes out to act as her ultimate after she yells “B.O.B.! Do something!” which is exactly what players have been telling the user with the same name.

“Literally every game I join now, the first thing they say is “Bob, do something.” It was funny the first couple times on the PTR but it has to stop [please] lol. I don’t even play Ashe,” user TheMoralPotato wrote in the post on Reddit.

“The story behind my name isn’t even interesting,” MoralPotato wrote. “When the client told me to put in my name I just threw Bob out there figuring it’d be taken but alas, I am now stuck with Bob.”

The player’s unique predicament even caught the eye of Overwatch Lead Software Engineer Bill Warnecke.

“I’ll admit I’m laughing at this post, but really if you contact customer support and link them this post I think they can change your battle tag,” Warnecke wrote in the comments. “Cheers Bob! :)”

Blizzard Entertainment“B.O.B.! Do something!”

B.O.B. has quickly become a favorite for Overwatch fans, even being more popular for some players than Ashe herself.

MoralPotato thanked Warnecke for his help, but it’s not clear if they really intend to change their suddenly-popular name on Battle.net.


Overwatch players freak out at Baptiste’s huge new Amplification Matrix

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:30

by Michael Gwilliam


Baptiste was the recipient of plenty of buffs in the latest Overwatch Experimental Card, including a major change to the size of his Amplification Matrix that is freaking out the game’s community.

The October 22 patch increased the width of the Haitian hero’s ultimate by a whopping four meters – up to nine from its previous five.

Now, Baptiste’s “window” as the community calls it, looks more like a garage door bigger than any shield in the game by a fair margin.

Keep in mind that the whole purpose of the Amplification Matrix is to double the damage or healing of any shot fired through it. Now, it’s extremely unlikely that teammates will ever have a reason to not shoot through the ultimate as it’s near impossible to miss.

The community has been joking about the size increase. On Reddit, LukarWarrior joked, “Baptiste, now available in IMAX,” suggesting that it’s not as big as a movie theater screen.

Others, such as educational content creator SVB noted how the ultimate is wider than the streets on King’s Row.

That said, it has plenty of uses on other maps where its entire width can be put to good use. BlazeBubble9 documented how there are so many chokes where the new window can come in handy.

Baptiste on Numbani
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Baptiste’s new Amp Matrix can come in handy on Numbani.

For instance, while defending or attacking first point on Numbani, the new ultimate can take up a whole spot on the high ground letting a whole team fire at will onto the objective doing double damage.

In another, you can see how trying to gain or prevent access to the bridge on Eichenwalde second is a breeze with the new ultimate as it perfectly fits within the choke.

Baptiste's ultimate on Eichenwalde
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Pushing into Eichenwalde just got a bit easier.

Of course, because the change is on the Experimental Mode there’s a chance it doesn’t hit the live game, but in the past many of the buffs tested there end up going through, so players should prepare regardless.

Only time will tell if this ultimate buff changes how often players decide to pick the support in their matches.