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Overwatch players are already creating nicknames for Baptiste’s abilities

Published: 22/Mar/2019 20:16 Updated: 22/Mar/2019 21:00

by Bill Cooney


Baptiste has been live in Overwatch for less than a week, and players are already coming up with names for the heroes long ability names.

Baptiste was released to PC, Xbox, and PS4 on March 19 after spending roughly a month on Overwatch’s PTR.

Now that players have had the chance to try the newest support hero and his abilities out, some are already coming up with more convenient ways of referring to his abilities.

Blizzard EntertainmentScreaming “Matrix, Matrix!” in chat could get a little confusing.

Possible nicknames for Immortality Field

A good number of players on Reddit, judging by upvotes, seem to think xlShadylx’s suggestion to call Baptiste’s Immortality Field “lamp” is a good start, plus it provides plenty of opportunity for “I love lamp” jokes mid game.

The lamp name, Shady wrote, was inspired by Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan stories of Baptiste’s early development, when a literal lamp was used as the model for the Immortality Field generator.

“In a game last night, not even thinking about it, I said “hit the lamp!” as our Rip Tire was being sent in and everyone around instinctively started shooting at it,” Shady wrote on Reddit. “Afterwards they continued to call it the lamp. Quick and easy to say.”

Another popular suggestion for the abilities nickname was “drone”, which also makes plenty of sense, as far as nicknames go.

Blizzard EntertainmentBaptiste, looking for a place to drop lamp (probably).

What is Immortality Field?

Immortality Field is one of Baptiste’s abilities, and it deploys a floating generator that prevents any ally within range from dying for eight seconds. 

Whether or not the lamp nickname will catch on is up to Overwatch players, but it’s certainly easier to say than “Immortality Field”.

Baptiste won’t be available in competitive until Tuesday, April 2, which is plenty of time for players to figure out how they want to refer to both the hero and his kit.


Crafty Overwatch spot can give you the drop on Lijiang Tower

Published: 30/Nov/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney


A new perch where Overwatch players can hang out has been discovered on Lijiang Tower’s Night Market stage, and it’s somewhere the enemy team will never think to look.

There are plenty of out the way and unexpected spots you can post up on in Overwatch, and the stages of Lijiang Tower contain a good number of them.

With plenty of roofs, walkways, nooks, and crannies, there are plenty of places to lay in wait for unsuspecting enemies, but this one discovered by Reddit user InfamousHandy on a whole other level.

Overwatch Lijang Tower Night market spot ( IDK if this spot was shown before) from Overwatch

In the area just outside the spawn room, there’s a building to the right (or left depending on which side you’re on) that’s covered in dark awnings. As you can see, with an ability like Reaper’s Shadowstep it’s actually possible to get up there and chill as long as you like.

If you can get up to this spot on the enemy side with your ult without being seen or destroyed, you have a chance to drop down and score some eliminations while the other team is still regrouping.

It’s not just Reaper who can reach it either, Echo, Pharah, and Lucio also can on their own, and any hero can as well with the help of Symmetra’s Teleporter. Just imagine what it would be like to get a Bastion up there.

The only downside is that to have any chance in a regular match of getting kills with this, you will most likely have to make your way to the enemy side of the map, which can be a challenge all on its own sometimes.

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Side corridors are your friend for sneaking around on Night Market, shown here, ironically, during the day.

To increase your chances of making it across undetected, we’d suggest using the side corridors, if you lack a movement ability that lets you avoid the ground altogether, like Lucio.

With the Lunar New Year event coming right up after Winter Wonderland though, this strat might be worth keeping in your back pocket for those special Capture the Flag modes.