Overwatch players are still getting used to Torbjorn's new ultimate ability - Dexerto

Overwatch players are still getting used to Torbjorn’s new ultimate ability

Published: 12/Oct/2018 18:01 Updated: 12/Oct/2018 19:01

by Bill Cooney


Torbjörn’s newly introduced ultimate ability sprays a layer of molten slag onto the map that damages enemies, but some players, like ones in the clip below, are having a tough time realizing the damage it can cause.

The team attacking in the clip, posted to Reddit by a user named Frejky, seemed to be doing everything right; they had taken the fight to the point and looked like they might capture until they decided to ignore Tornjörn’s new ultimate.

Right after putting out his ultimate, the Torbjörn is slain by a Tracer and seconds later, his ultimate immediately wipes out an Ana and Mei who thought a stroll through some molten metal would be like a walk in the park.

Brigitte is the next to burn as she doesn’t seem to realize her shield does nothing against the molten slag sitting at her feet.

Hanzo, probably feeling left out, hops right on in and is the fourth player to die because they weren’t thinking about Torbjörn’s new ability, or they didn’t take it seriously.

Four players total fell to one Torbjörn ultimate and ended up giving him play of the game because they either weren’t paying attention or didn’t take it seriously enough to avoid.

Torbjörn’s new kit came in on the latest patch, along with Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event and his ultimate looks to be scarier than any of the new skins so far.

His new kit has already seen Torbjörn’s pick rate increase significantly, whether this continues or is just a result of players trying his new abilities out on unsuspecting enemies remains to be seen.


Dafran shows off incredible Overwatch Dynamite tactic with Ashe

Published: 4/Dec/2020 0:04

by Michael Gwilliam


Twitch streamer-turned-farmer Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca showed that he is still insane at Overwatch by utilizing a simple trick with the hero Ashe.

Dafran has long been considered one of the best Overwatch players on the planet, despite only spending one stage in OWL back in season 2. While he was known mostly for his sensational McCree, Soldier, and Tracer plays, the Danish DPS star can also frag out on Ashe.

During a December 3 broadcast, Dafran found himself attacking on Junkertown and in a prime position to help his team capture Point B.

On the Ashe, Dafran noticed all sorts of enemies were grouping in a small room they need to funnel through to get into the streets phase area. With his Widowmaker ally using her ultimate to fully reveal their location, Francesca decided to take matters into his own hands.

Ashe leads her team on Rialto
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Ashe can be a big threat with Dynamite.

With his B.O.B active on the other side of the room and the enemies waiting for the big Omnic butler to disappear before they made their move, Dafran threw his Dynamite barely inside.

Ashe’s Dynamite can be one of the most impactful abilities in Overwatch, dealing massive damage upon the explosion and then a bit more over time. Those closest to the explosion take 50 damage with 100 burn damage coming over time.

Once the Dynamite exploded, the enemy Ashe, Baptiste, Zenyatta and Widowmaker were at his mercy. Speaking of Mercy, the Dane had one pocketing him, making sure he inflicted extra damage.

With some simple hip firing, he was able to eliminate the three targets before ADSing to dink the Widow for the quadruple kill – plus, 60% in brand new ultimate charge for another B.O.B.

“That’s an Overwatch League play, dude!” he exclaimed. “Holy f**k, dude.”

The best part about the whole sequence is just how simple it really was, and there is no reason you can’t replicate it in your games. Just remember how easy Ashe’s Dynamite can be to land if you don’t overcomplicate the toss and opt to just hip fire.

It may not be the flashiest, but it can win entire team fights with relative ease. Give it a shot next time you queue up as DPS.