Overwatch player shows how to maximize output with new hero Ashe - Dexerto

Overwatch player shows how to maximize output with new hero Ashe

Published: 8/Nov/2018 21:08

by Joe O'Brien


An Overwatch player has identified how to maximize the damage output with new hero Ashe.

Ashe is the first hero in Overwatch with a real aim-down-sight mechanic. With most heroes, players aim entirely using the reticle, while Ana and Widowmaker both have fully-fledged scopes. Ashe, however, can look down the barrel of her Viper for a more narrowed-in focus without losing peripheral vision entirely.

The use of the gun’s sights for aim isn’t the only reason to ADS, however. In addition, aiming down the sights increases the damage dealt by the Viper, in exchange for a slower fire rate than you get while shooting from the hip.

This mechanic means it’s important to know when it’s going to be most effective to use which aim style. If you’re going to combine the two, however, it turns out that which order you use makes a difference.

With an ADS shot forcing a delay before the next shot taken, regardless of whether that shot is itself a hip-fire or an ADS shot, if you want to output two shots as quickly as possible you actually need to take the hip-fire shot first, as u/AllOdds demonstrated.

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Naturally, doing so potentially comes with some trade-off of aim, as it’s likely to be tricky to hit these shots in such rapid succession against moving targets. For those with the skill to do so, however, it’s worth being aware that how you choose to take your shots will affect how quickly you can take them.


Overwatch battle pass? Blizzard teases major changes for franchise

Published: 29/Oct/2020 23:00

by Nate Searl


An Activision Blizzard investor reveals that the Overwatch franchise is in for some major innovations that should help bring in consistent revenue. It sounds like the game might be getting a Battle Pass. 

Overwatch has been one of the most consistent games since its release back in 2016 with a very basic business model. The game has a set cost and the only microtransactions are loot boxes that provide cosmetic items.

New cosmetic items only come out during seasonal events, which are the same every year, and there isn’t currently any form of Battle Pass. According to an Activision Blizzard investor, the business model is going to change soon.

Is Overwatch getting a Battle Pass?

Most popular online multiplayer games like Fortnite, League of Legends, Valorant, etc. are free to play and have some form of Battle Pass that helps them bring in money. Overwatch never did this, and currently relies on game sales and loot box sales to bring in revenue.

Overwatch Battle Pass
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What the Battle Pass looks like in Fortnite.

With Overwatch 2 on the horizon, Activision Blizzard will likely change their business model for the game. A Battle Pass would be a great solution. It gives players new cosmetics along with an extra incentive to play, and it gives Activision Blizzard a new way to profit off the franchise.

Battle Passes are generally great ways to get players involved in a game by giving them quests and other incentives to play while offering players exclusive cosmetic content to flex on their opponents with. In Overwatch, this could be skins, sprays, voice lines, highlight intros, or new items that haven’t been revealed yet.

Overwatch 2 surveys

Activision Blizzard has also sent out surveys about Overwatch 2. YouTuber Stylosa went over the survey, which asks questions about potential different features and editions of the game. It seems like they are mulling over several different ideas.

In addition to a potential Battle Pass, it seems like Overwatch 2 will have new ways to customize skins. This could mean changing the color of the skins or maybe changing clothing items or weapons like in Dota 2.

If Overwatch goes free-to-play when Overwatch 2 comes out, a Battle Pass seems inevitable. We will undoubtedly learn more about it in the coming months.