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Overwatch players call for Baptiste rework after insane Amp Matrix buff

Published: 20/Nov/2020 20:58

by Michael Gwilliam


After Overwatch players successfully got Blizzard to revert a HP buff to Brigitte, they’re now setting their sights on another of the game’s recently buffer support heroes: Baptiste.

Baptiste has been a powerful support since his addition to Overwatch thanks to his unique kit. Immortality Field has been considered an ultimate on cooldown by some and his Amplification Matrix just got a sizable buff – no pun intended.

In a November 17 patch, Baptiste saw his Amplification Matrix grow to the size of a garage door, increasing from 5 meters to 9.

Amplification Matrix provides the most damage or healing bonus in the game. Any shot fired through the window deals double damage or healing, and that’s not counting any other multipliers such as headshots or Zenyatta’s Discord Orb.

While this change had been tested in an Experimental Card, it didn’t go live right away because the devs wanted to add some additional art polish. However, once it did, players started freaking out.

Contenders pro Christian ‘Ojee’ Han simply tweeted a picture of the new Amplification Matrix and captioned it “incompetence.”

Meanwhile, Florida Mayhem content creator and retired pro Sam ‘Samito’ Dawahare, who was very instrumental in getting the Brigitte buffs reverted, called on Blizzard to potentially swap up the abilities.

“Let’s take a look at Immortality Field and maybe flip-flop that with his ultimate,” he suggested. “That is what I would do.”

Elsewhere, streamer ML7 was stunned when he was playing Baptiste on Blizzard World and found an incredible use for the new massive Amp Matrix.

While defending the first point, the support specialist placed the window down in such a way that it could cover two different choke points.

“Yea, this is not even broken chat. To use it like this,” the Romanian streamer sarcastically said. “Covers two choke points at the same time.”

We’ll have to see what happens with Baptiste and many of the game’s other heroes as Overwatch 2 lurks on the horizon. At the moment, it is unclear the extent to which new heroes and abilities will join the game, but fans are curious to find out how the meta will shape up until then.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends Black Friday 2020: Airship Assassin skin, Legendary Hunt

Published: 24/Nov/2020 20:18

by Bill Cooney


Some of the rarest skins in Apex Legends are making a return for the annual Black Friday sale, including Wraith’s famous Airship Assassin skin, cosmetics returning from Legendary Hunt bundles, and more.

It was heavily speculated in the runup to Thanksgiving week that Wraith’s fan-favorite skin would be returning for the second year in a row, and the shop update on November 24 confirmed those leaks and rumors.

Wraith isn’t the only hero getting some of her old skins up for sale again though, Octane’s highly sought-after Jester look will also be back, along with several from the Legendary Hunt themed event all the way back from Season 1.

Wraith Airship Assassin skin pictured in Olympus with 'November 24' in writing beside it
Respawn Entertainment
The long-awaited skin is finally returning, Respawn has confirmed.

For those who don’t know, Wraith’s Airship Assassin skin is a recolor of the pink Void Specialist skin, so you’ll need to unlock both of them in order to rock it.

In addition to the legends and weapon cosmetics, there are deals offering three, 25, or 50 Apex Packs, and a bobblehead weapon charm available during the sale, which goes from Nov. 24 to December 1.

Let’s take a look at all of the bundles available during the sale, what’s included in them, and how much each one will set you back if you’re interested.

Legend Skins

  • Void Specialist Wraith – 900 Apex Coins (Required for Airship Assassin)
  • Airship Assassin Wraith – 6,500 Legend Tokens

Jester Bundle

Octane Jester skin
Respawn Entertainment/EA
This Jester skin for Octane is certainly one of the more disturbing cosmetics in Apex.
  • Cost: 2,500 Apex Coins
  • Laughing Fool Octane Skin
  • Harlequin VK-47 Flatline Weapon Skin

Legendary Hunt Bundle

Legendary Hunt Apex skins
Respawn Entertainment
These Legendary Hunt skins will be available in the Black Friday bundle.
  • Cost: 6,000 Apex Coins

Hero Skins

  • Voices From the Past Wraith
  • Outland Warrior Bangalore
  • Tiger Blood Caustic
  • Pain Killer Lifeline
  • Snake Charmer Mirage
  • Hot Pursuit Octane
  • Sunfire Initiate Pathfinder

Weapon Skins

  • Goldmine Gremlin VK-47 Flatline
  • Bone Saw M600 Spitfire
  • Trophy Collector R-301

Apex Pack Bundles

Bobblehead Bloodhound Charm Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment
Bloodhound’s adorable bobblehead charm is available in the 3 Apex Pack bundle.

Legendary Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 1,500 Apex Coins
  • Bloodhound Bobblehead Weapon Charm
  • 3 Legendary Apex Packs

25 Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 2,000 Apex Coins
  • Bobblehead Octane Weapon Charm
  • 25 Rare Apex Packs

50 Pack Bundle

  • Cost: 4,000 Apex Coins
  • Bobblehead Revenant Weapon Charm
  • 1 Legendary Apex Pack
  • 49 Rare Apex Packs

There you have it, the full rundown of every single bundle and all the items available in the Apex store during the Annual Black Friday sale. Which even though they call it that, you’ll still need some serious Apex Coins if you haven’t been saving up.

Like we mentioned, these cosmetics and packs will only be available for one week until December 1, so don’t wait until the last minute if there’s something you know you want. As always, stay tuned in on Twitter @TitanfallBlog for all the latest Apex news, leaks, and info.