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Overwatch player makes an insane prediction play to save a team-mate

Published: 12/Oct/2018 18:51

by Joe O'Brien

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An Overwatch player made an incredible prediction play to save their Support from almost certain death.

Unliked was playing as Reindhardt on the defensive side of Volskaya industries when they heard the “fire in the hole” line that warns of approaching doom for squishy heroes.

Reinhardt’s ability to protect his team-mates is usually predicated on holding a shield between them and the enemy. In some cases, a well-timed charge can also be life-saving. In this case, however, Unliked was a significant distance and a level of elevation removed from his vulnerable team-mate.

Fortunately for the Ana in question, Unliked pulled off a remarkable play to stop the Riptire in its tracks. Identifying its location and inevitable target with a quick spin, the Reinhardt’s only option was to send a fire strike to intercept.

Fortunately for Ana, Unliked judged the timing and trajectory perfectly, eliminating the Junkrat ultimate mere milliseconds before it would have assassinated the support sniper.

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Though the fight for the point had already been won by the time Unliked made this epic play, it still may have been crucial to the game.

The defensive spawn is a very long way away from point A, especially for a hero with no movement abilities, so the team would very likely have been playing without one of their supports when the next assault arrived had Reinhardt not pulled off an incredible save.

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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.