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Overwatch Player Shows Off the Power of Teamwork with the New Symmetra Teleporter

Published: 6/Jun/2018 17:44 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 15:17

by Joe O'Brien

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The Symmetra overhaul is finally available for testing on the Overwatch PTR, and already players are finding creative ways to make the most of her new kit.

After months in development, players can at last try out the new version of Symmetra, which includes significant changes to her whole suite of abilities.

One of the biggest changes is that Symmetra’s ultimate ability, the Teleporter, is no longer an ultimate but rather a standard skill. When the Teleporter was Symmetra’s ultimate ability it could of course be used far less frequently, and wherever the exit was spawned, the entrance would appear within the team’s spawn room.

Now that the Teleporter is an ability, however, it can be used with less caution, as the cost of having it destroyed is much lesser. More importantly, though, is the fact that the entry now spawns wherever Symmetra is on the map, allowing her to create pathways around the map, rather than just a fast route out of spawn.

The other change to the teleporter is the objects that can pass through it. Now, certain ultimate abilities like Junkrat’s Riptire or D.Va’s exploding mech can also travel through the teleporters, opening up new synergies that previously didn’t exist.

With those abilities specifically, it means the opportunity to use the teleporter to deliver a massive explosion into the midst of an unsuspecting enemy team.

Overwatch player NeedlesBF demonstrated just how powerful plays like that can be in a PTR game on Gibraltar. Rather than throwing the self-destruct towards the enemy team, NeedlesBF instead sent the mech in the opposite direction, into a teleported that dropped it right into the back line.

Such plays already begin to show off the implications that the new Symmetra could have, with the changes not just being a buff to her own capabilities but also creating brand-new synergies and team-play options for smart players to exploit.

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Overwatch player shows advantage of “confirm Duplication” as Echo

Published: 29/Oct/2020 16:43

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch’s newest hero Echo has proven to be a very complex yet powerful character since her debut. Now, players are finding new ways to take advantage of the Duplicate ultimate, primarily its “confirm” function.

Because Echo has the ability to transform into any enemy hero on the battlefield, assuming they’re alive, there’s always a chance that in the heat of the moment, players Duplicate a hero they didn’t intend on copying.

This can be a real pain, because there are some heroes that are much better Duplicate prospects than others. However, the confirm Duplication option can ensure no mistakes are made.

There are other benefits to having the confirm option on too, such as being able to get in a much better position when the actual Duplicate is initiated.

Echo using Focusing Beam
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Echo has a lot of tools to be a pain for enemy teams.

As Redditor Hard-Light_Hackerman shows, by selecting the Symmetra as a target and then flying towards the Rialto high ground, they’re able to put themselves in a prime position to get the most out of the ultimate.

Once on the high ground and out of the enemy’s line of sight, they’re able to place down multiple turrets and a teleporter to tele-bomb the opponent’s backline and become a massive threat.

Right away, they’re able to take down both of the enemy supports and build up Symmetra’s Photon Barrier to protect themselves while continuing to pressure the tanks and Hanzo.

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Overall, the play itself is extremely well done and results in five kills going the way of the Echo player and the payload reaching the first checkpoint.

Had the confirm Duplication option been off, then it’s possible that Symmetra would never have been able to begin the attack on the high ground and not be anywhere near as effective.

If you enjoy playing Echo or are thinking of maining her, be sure to change your settings to have confirm Duplication on to ensure that you’re copying the right hero and that you can make use of Echo’s mobility before transforming.