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Overwatch Players Create Their Own Summer Games Ahead of In-Game Event

Published: 7/Aug/2018 0:51 Updated: 7/Aug/2018 0:56

by Joe O'Brien

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Overwatch players have been getting ready for this year’s Summer Games by creating their own in-game sports.

The Summer Games event is arriving on August 9, an in-game celebration of summer and sports originally created in honor of the 2016 Olympic Games.

With the exception of Lúcioball, which is only available as a Brawl in-game for the Summer Games, Overwatch doesn’t have any “official” modes that bear any resemblance to traditional sports, so to get into the sporting spirit some players have come up with their own alternatives.

With a bit of co-operation and some custom rules, one group of players managed to create a game of volleyball, Overwatch-style. Reinhardt’s shield acts as a net, and two Genji duos attempt to deflect Tracer’s Pulse Bomb over the top, keeping the ball in the air for as long as possible.

They weren’t the only ones coming up with creative games, however, as another group also showed off another style of game on a similar theme. In their version, two Mercy players set a “bar”, over which the conveniently-spherical Wrecking Ball is knocked back and forth by two Doomfist players.

As well as re-introducing Lúcioball, this year’s Summer Games event will also bring a new range of cosmetic items, of which four legendary skins have been revealed.

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New Overwatch Shield Bash tech makes Brigitte even more powerful

Published: 22/Jan/2021 21:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Overwatch trick has just been discovered that could make Brigitte an even bigger threat on the battlefield than she already is.

Brigitte has been one of the game’s most controversial heroes since release thanks to her high levels of sustain, crowd control, armor, and healing. Despite multiple nerfs and reworks, she remains one of the best heroes in the right hands.

Now, players have found a completely new trick with her that is sure to make many players rage and call for nerfs to the Swedish shield maiden.

The trick, which was posted to a Korean YouTube account, shows that if Brigitte Shield Bashes at the exact same time she’s hit with an enemy’s attack that does knockback, she can travel far distances.

Shield Bash already has some slight movement advantages, but when combined with an enemy’s attack, she can torpedo across the map and even clear gaps that other heroes are unable to.

As you can see, when Brigitte gets hit in the back by Sigma’s Hyper Spheres, they do just enough knockback to allow the hero to use them to her advantage.

With this trick, Brigitte can even go from one side of Rialto’s bridge to the other in one swift movement, although it will take some getting used to if players want to pull it off in an actual game.

That said, enemy players could potentially use this to their own advantage, such as by hitting Brigitte with a melee attack right as she Shield Bashes.

In this clip by Overwatch streamer Aspen, she goes flying all over the map on Hollywood and had no idea why. As it turns out, it was because she was hit by a melee from a Tracer player just before bashing.

If timed right, this could cause Brigitte players to go flying off of maps with environmental hazards such as Nepal Sanctum.

Of course, with this new discovery, there also comes the possibility that Blizzard decides to patch it out. Only time will tell how the developers decide to handle it.