Player discovers a clever Overwatch trick to guarantee they always pick Ashe - Dexerto

Player discovers a clever Overwatch trick to guarantee they always pick Ashe

Published: 6/Nov/2018 17:19 Updated: 6/Nov/2018 17:45

by Bill Cooney


Everyone logging into Overwatch’s PTR is doing so for the same reason: to play the new hero Ashe, and one player has shared their ingenious technique that used a piece of card taped to their monitor to ensure they almost always get the new hero.

The method, posted to Reddit by user gomminator, has a card cut into an arrow, and taped on the bottom of the monitor pointing at where Ashe’s character card will show up on the hero select screen.

Once the queue finds a match, the player starts furiously clicking at the point indicated by the arrow even before the hero icons load, once they do, Ashe is immediately locked in with a double-click.

Because of the fast preemptive clicking, there’s almost no chance someone would be able to get Ashe, or any hero the technique was used on, unless another player was doing the same thing, trying to get the same hero, which might not be that rare on the PTR right now.

For obvious reasons, this method can only work on PC, since the vast majority of console players use controllers instead of mouse and keyboard, which makes hero selection less efficient on console.

Hacking the system to get ashe first from r/Overwatch

Ashe was revealed during the BlizzCon 2018 opening ceremonies as Overwatch’s 29th hero, and was released on the PTR just a few days later on Monday, November 5.

Players can’t get enough of Ashe and with this new technique floating around, they might need all the luck they can get if they want to play her outside of No Limits.


Genius Overwatch trick lets Mercy escape fights on Numbani

Published: 24/Nov/2020 2:51 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 3:55

by Brad Norton


Mercy has a new path to safety on Numbani thanks to an extremely clever Overwatch trick that lets her glide away from intense teamfights.

If you’re ever stuck in a pickle as Mercy, you can always fall back on her Guardian Angel ability to get you out of trouble. Moving from one spot to another in the blink of an eye can easily keep you alive when things are looking grim.

Angelic Descent also comes in handy, enabling Mercy as one of the more mobile Supports in the game. Her kit might be limited in terms of offensive output. However, she can move through the air like no other hero. It turns out her movement abilities might even be more useful than you’d first think.

A genius new spot on the first point of Numbani can have you gliding to safety in no time at all. Here’s what you need to know so you can execute it for yourself.

Overwatch Numbani gameplay
Directly behind the Payload is where you want to line up for this unique trick.

If you’re positioned towards the back of the first capture point, you might be familiar with the often-deadly drop. It can be all too easy to get booped and fall to your death in this position. Whether it’s a Lucio flying overhead or a Wrecking Ball crashing into your team, you’ve likely experienced some pain in this location.

However, playing near this spot is worth the risk for this particular reward with Mercy. A simple tree beyond the railing is actually the perfect distance to jump right into. Once wedged between the branches, you can quickly walk forward and navigate up the front of the tree.

While you might think there’s nowhere to go from here, Mercy’s Angelic Descent completely changes the game. With a perfectly timed jump, you can slowly glide around the corner. This lets you rotate all the way behind the first point and land safely next to the street.

There’s a Mega health pack waiting for you upon landing as well. Just in case you get tagged up while making your escape.

First Point Escape Option |Numbani| For anyone who didn’t know you could do this as Mercy from Overwatch

It might not come in handy for every team fight, but if things are looking dire, it could be the perfect way to get out with your life.

Not feeding the enemy team is often just as important as building your own Ultimates. So keep this unique trick in mind the next time Numbani appears in rotation. It’s just another next-level tactic for Support mains to have at the ready.