Overwatch Player Proves Console Widowmakers Can Destroy People Too - Dexerto

Overwatch Player Proves Console Widowmakers Can Destroy People Too

Published: 18/Jul/2018 2:51 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Joe O'Brien


Overwatch player Tropix showed that he doesn’t need a keyboard and mouse wipe out the enemy team with Widowmaker.

In a game like Overwatch, which is very mechanically demanding, there’s no question that the flexibility and precision of a keyboard and mouse opens up a peak of play that controllers simply cannot match.

Those differences are maximized where precision in particular is key – where a mouse will allow pixel-perfect aim at immense speeds to those skilled enough to wield it to that degree, a thumb-stick for aim is much more difficult to control to the same degree, and at the highest level can’t physically match what a great PC player will be capable of.

That factor often results in console gamers being looked down upon by PC elitists, especially in relation to games designed primarily for PC play. While those factors do exist, however, the choice of platform will in most cases be secondary to individual skill when it comes to a player’s capabilities, and Tropix helped demonstrate that with a Widowmaker highlight worthy of any PC player.

Widowmaker is arguably the most extreme example in Overwatch of a hero to whom precision is everything, not only wielding a sniper rifle but relying on headshots for maximum output, often on small and fast-moving targets.

While playing on Rialto, a well-positioned Tropix was able to eliminate five members of the enemy team single-handedly to allow his team to advance. Though it may lack the flair of the likes of Kim ‘Pine’ Do-hyeon, hitting the requisite headshots for such a play is no joke no matter what you’re aiming with.


How to use OP Torb turret placement in Overwatch Junkenstein’s Revenge

Published: 28/Oct/2020 0:20

by Bill Cooney


Junkenstein’s Revenge is one of the best ways to earn loot boxes during Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event, and there are a few spots for Torbjorn’s turret you should probably know about.

Halloween in Overwatch means plenty of new skins to unlock, including the Ragdoll Echo skin, which is now available until the event ends on November 3.

The only way to unlock the DPS hero’s new skin though is to win 9 games in any mode. If you stick to quick play and competitive this could easily take one or even two whole days, but if you simply grind them out in Junkenstein’s Revenge, the wins will only take a couple of hours instead.

Even though the seasonal PvE survival mode goes quicker than regular matches, you can definitely still lose if you don’t have the right team comp. This means that at all difficulty levels, Torbjorn is still a must-pick for his turret and it’s constant damage output.

Torbjorn Halloween Terror skin
Blizzard Entertainment
You won’t get far in the harder difficulties of Junkenstein’s without Torb.

As for where to put this powerful, Zomnic-slaying device, there are several options that all work quite well, and are all fairly easy to pull off too – like on top of the overturned cart right down the middle lane. It has a commanding line of sight for the middle and left staircase spawns, and even covers part of the pond on the right side.

The best part of this spot might be the fact that it’s too close for Zombardiers to immediately target it, and it will hold boss aggro for as long as it’s around.

Next, placing the turret on the railing right on top of the left-hand stairs also gives it a great shot at all three spawns instead of just two, and gives you the ability to run up there and repair it when needed.

Finally, if you’re looking for something extra flashy to really impress your teammates, there’s even a way to get the turret up to the wooden platform just above the door where Widow and Ashe usually hang out.

Step by step for best turret placement in JR from Overwatch

Like in the clip above, head up the stairs to the right and go on to the platform they lead to (the place we all used to place the turret). Then head to the ledge closest to the door and aim at the ridge on the tower above the platform, straight up from the bush on the right side.

Another option is to jump from the edge and throw it at the apex of Torb’s leap if you have trouble getting it there while standing still. Toss it up, and your little guy is all set to rain down death on the army of undead charging the gates, and hopefully unlock that Echo skin a little bit quicker.