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Overwatch player turns Genji’s ultimate into epic finishing move

Published: 21/May/2020 1:41

by Bill Cooney


One creative Overwatch fan has taken Genji’s Dragonblade to the next level by turning it into a cinematic finishing mode worthy of a Final Fantasy character.

Dragonblade is definitely one of the most memed abilities in Overwatch, but it can do some serious damage when used at the right time by a player who knows what they’re doing.

However, sensing an opportunity to add a bit more style to Genji’s signature move, Reddit user ColourfulSky took to the Workshop and turned his ultimate up to 11.

Normally, Dragonblade lasts for six seconds, during which time Genji deals 120 damage per swing of his katana. ColorfulSky didn’t seem to change the length of the ability, but they did change how the cyber ninja deals with his victims.

In their new version (which Colorful admitted was definitely not balanced) Genji locks on to a hero and raises them up into the sky before dealing a number of quick airborne strikes. You can even switch between heroes to deal damage to multiple enemies at once.

I made a custom ult for Genji. It’s not balanced, but it is fun 🙂 from r/OverwatchCustomGames

A 10-attack combo with Dragonblade like this would deal 1200 damage under normal circumstances, which is more than enough to wipe most, if not all, of an enemy team.

If this were made into an actual rework of Genji’s ult, the damage-per-swing would definitely need to be nerfed to keep this from being the most OP Overwatch move yet.

He’s also zipping around incredibly fast, so killing him while he’s performing the move would also be tough, unless you have a Brigitte naturally gifted with quick reflexes.

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It does make Genji seem like much more of a ninja, though.

All things considered, we probably won’t see a rework like this happening to Genji any time soon – but it does sound like a lot of fun to have a Genji-only deathmatch with this as his ultimate.

We already know that Overwatch 2 will give players the ability to customize hero abilities and ultimates, so maybe Genji will get a similarly flashy ability when it finally releases.


Overwatch players discover Reinhardt is “broken” with new hammer buff

Published: 4/Dec/2020 23:18

by Michael Gwilliam


A new buff to Reinhardt on the Overwatch Experimental Card may be a bit too strong after players did some testing with his hammer.

The December 3 Overwatch patch brought in some big changes to three different heroes with Baptiste getting a nerf to Immorality Field, D.Va’s health getting reconfigured and Reinhardt seeing an increase to his hammer swing damage.

With his swing damage improved from 75 damage to 85, these has opened up some new damage breakpoints when factoring in Mercy and Zenyatta damage boosts.

The key thing to keep in mind with most Overwatch buffs is how they are influenced by other modifiers. With most heroes being at 200 HP, the sooner your damage can exceed that, the better.

Reinhardt on Hollywood
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Reinhardt’s damage got a nice buff.

In the case of Reinhardt, his damage increase from 75 to 85 may not seem too insane until you start to factor in damage boosts. Mercy’s damage boost amplifies a hero’s attacks by 30% while Zenyatta’s Discord Orb makes it so any hero who is discorded takes 30% extra damage.

Previously, with 75 damage, one swing by Reinhardt while damage boosted or attacking a discorded target would deal 97.5. Now, however, when factoring in the 10 additional damage, that number becomes 110.5.

All it takes now is just two swings onto a 200 HP hero for Reinhardt to delete them, making the buff extra strong when he’s paired with a Mercy or Zenyatta.

Plus, there are a couple of extra elements to factor in. Reinhardt’s hammer deals cleave damage, which means that he can hit multiple enemies with a single blow. If he’s damage boosted by Mercy, he could take down teams with ease.

Not only that, but the Experimental patch also gave Reinhardt 50 extra health, meaning he has a bit more room to swing and live to tell the tale. This doesn’t even include the additional ultimate charge he will generate by doing more damage.

As you can see in the short clip, with the boost, Reinhardt can delete the 200 HP practice range bot in just one second, prompting Jon to caption the video: “Rein is broken.”

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Reinhardt is a much more deadly tank with these buffs.

Others agreed. “Buffing Rein and D.Va when they don’t need it instead of nerfing overpowered heroes isn’t good man,” a user replied.

“I don’t think this is the answer we are looking for but I guess it’s better than what we got?” Florida Mayhem content creator Samito further chimed in referring to the state of the meta.

It will be interesting to see what the devs decide to do with these Reinhardt buffs and if they make it through to the live game after the experimental period ends.