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Overwatch player shares perfect tactic to improve Pharah’s ultimate

Published: 13/Jun/2019 23:10 Updated: 13/Jun/2019 23:21

by Eli Becht

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This Overwatch player might have discovered the secret to improving Pharah’s already potent ultimate with this simple trick.

Pharah remains a popular pick in Overwatch due to her excellent mobility and less punishing style of play, since her rockets offer a bit of splash damage for the less accurate players out there.

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Her ultimate can completely turn the tide of a match, as she’s able to lay waste to an area by raining down missiles on her enemies.

Blizzard EntertainmentPharah is one of Overwatch’s original heroes.

“Justice rains from above!”

Overwatch just celebrated its third anniversary, but there are still numerous tricks players can learn, even after all this time. This player was able to show just how to maximize Pharah’s ultimate to get the full effect out of it.

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By launching Pharah’s rocket barrage through a window, it lowers the hitbox, and allows you to focus it better on an area. One thing you’ll certainly have to watch out for is hitting the wall in front of you and actually killing yourself instead of the enemy.

Most Pharah players would use their ultimate in the air so you’ll actually be able to catch a good number of players off guard if you come through a window, instead of above.

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Overwatch features a lot of free weekends and discounts on the game, so these tips could certainly help newer players grow more acquainted with it. 

Pharah is definitely one of the easier characters to pick up and learn, but it can take a while to perfect her as you’ll definitely want to get direct shots with your rockets rather than relying on splash damage all the time.

As far as DPS heroes go, it’s hard to go wrong with Pharah in pretty much any team composition, and this tip will certainly come in handy in certain scenarios.

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Overwatch meets WarCraft with epic RTS custom game mode

Published: 7/Oct/2020 0:12

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch and RTS games like WarCraft and StarCraft might seem like complete opposites, but the two styles have been combined into a very promising-looking Workshop mode that lets you control multiple heroes as if they were individual units.

If we look at Blizzard games like one big family tree, then the StarCraft and Warcraft franchises could probably be considered something like Overwatch’s grandparents.

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Back in the day StarCraft especially was one of the biggest esports on the planet, but the RTS genre has sadly fallen to wayside in recent years. Both still have dedicated communities though (even after the disaster that was Reforged) and it’s safe to say a good number also play Overwatch now as well.

Irish Overwatch manager Andygmb clearly hasn’t outgrown his love for real-time strategy, not that one ever does, decided to take the top down style from those games and apply it to all of our favorite heroes using Josbird’s cursor tool in the Workshop mode.

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Demo of a MOBA / RTS style control scheme in the Workshop! The possibilities with the workshop are endless! from Overwatch

You can scroll around the map, and drag the map to select multiple units and control them all at once. Like an RTS game, you can tell them where to go, and when to attack something.

Right off the top of our heads if they ever were to make an Overwatch game like this, we’d wager that Roadhog rush would be a great opening build to start with.

But it doesn’t take much to imagine a League of Legends-style game as well being made playable with this type of game either. Sure, Blizzard already has Heroes of the Storm, but that only features a few Overwatch heroes to choose from, where this could add the whole roster.

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Overwatch has over 30 different heroes that could make all kinds of different units.

With Heroes of the Storm already existing (and producing cooler skins for D.Va than Overwatch itself) our chances of seeing an official RTS featuring the game’s heroes are unfortunately slim to none.

That has never stopped players before though, so we’d keep our eyes out for some kind of League clone to appear before too long on the Custom Game browser. Until then, you can always waste more time playing Among Us there as well.