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Overwatch players discover ingenious D.Va Bomb trick on Oasis

Published: 30/May/2020 0:16

by Theo Salaun

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An Overwatch fan has shared a particularly sneaky way to surprise opponents with D.Va’s bomb on the Gardens section of the Oasis control map.

When utilized correctly, D.Va has one of Overwatch’s most devastating ultimates with the potential to wipe entire teams. And correct usage often requires one, or a combination, of three things: 1) the surprise factor, 2) team coordination and 3) a distracted opposing team.

In addition, D.Va’s ultimate necessitates certain mechanical knowledge to maximize its potential—as the character’s mech interacts with the game’s map designs in unique ways while demanding experience with its launch trajectories.

 

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While a variety of crafty D.Va bombs have been made famous by Overwatch League professionals like Gael ‘Poko’ Gouzerch and Jun-ho ‘Fury’ Kim, a particularly nifty one has now been demonstrated by Reddit’s ‘ezeshining,’ who has revealed their trick to shocking opponents with a perfectly placed ultimate on Oasis: Gardens.

For the trick, you need to boost as high as possible along one of the towers that sits between the point and spawns, then slide down the facade until your boost returns, at which point you can boost back up at an angle and send the bomb toward the point.

 

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Oasis: Gardens, showing the heights that the trick bomb should descend from.

When done properly, the ultimate will detonate near the middle of the point and explode before it has time to hit the ground, but not so high that it doesn’t eliminate players down there.

This is a particularly nifty example of understanding how the mech navigates the map’s terrain to get a jump on unsuspecting opponents and, of course, the situation is helped by your team engaging with the enemies so that they remain contesting the point after hearing the ultimate’s voice line.

Like much of Overwatch, making sure to practice specific mechanics in custom games is essential to ensuring you don’t simply whiff on plays like this.

 

Overwatch fans are no strangers to complicated bomb techs, as Fury demonstrated another sneaky one back in March when he threw his mech along the curb just past King’s Row’s first point so that his destruction cleanly curved into the enemies.

Now ‘ezeshining’ can be added to the list of creative D.Va players that find bizarre tricks we can all struggle to emulate.

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Overwatch Nov 19 update buffs Ana and Hanzo, nerfs Brigitte: patch notes

Published: 19/Nov/2020 19:30 Updated: 19/Nov/2020 19:37

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Overwatch update is now available on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, bringing in a bunch of buffs and nerfs to multiple heroes.

The big winners this patch are Ana and Hanzo, who receive some much-needed quality-of life-buffs that could end up paying dividends for their viability.

For Ana, her Biotic Grenade will now function similar to her primary fire, in that it will completely pass through allies if they are at full health.

This is an incredible buff, because it will mean that allies who run in front of Ana can no longer stop the grenade and make Ana players waste their powerful cooldown. It also means that Ana players can use their own teammates to “mask” their own position and throw the grenade through their bodies onto enemies.

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Ana got a nice buff to her Biotic Grenade.

Keep in mind, any enemy hit with Biotic Grenade can’t be healed and allies receive double healing for its duration. This buff simply makes one of the game’s best tools even more powerful.

Next up, Hanzo is now going to be able to cancel his Storm Arrows manually. This will be useful as players don’t have to spam the ability to opt back to the standard bow.

Mei can now cancel her Ice Wall while in the spawn room, which is a nice new feature in the event she dies while the wall is up.

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Mei’s Ice Wall got a nice little change.

Finally, Brigitte has been smashed with a HP nerf. After seeing her health go up by 25 in a recent patch, Blizzard has brought it right back down after community backlash.

Hopefully, the game can enter a nice spot with this latest update and the devs keep up the momentum.

Full patch notes:

GENERAL UPDATES

General

  • Support heroes no longer say “Group up with me” when they are missing health and request healing

HERO UPDATES

Ana

Biotic Grenade

  • Projectile now passes through allies with full health

Developer Comments: A significant number of Biotic Grenades are blocked by allies accidentally intercepting it. Having it collide with allies in the same manner as Ana’s primary fire will enable more deliberate placement of the ability.

Brigitte

General

  • Base health reduced from 175 to 150

Developer Comments: Brigitte was a likely candidate when looking at close range heroes to receive a health adjustment while experimenting with 25 HP increments. This ended up being too powerful when combined with her self-healing and barrier.

Hanzo

Storm Arrows

  • Can now be manually canceled

Mei

Ice Wall

  • Can now be manually destroyed while dead

Moira

Biotic Grasp

  • Healing resource consumption rate lowered from 14 to 12.5

Developer Comments: Moira could use a small bump in healing efficiency after recent changes made maintaining her high healing output more challenging.

Symmetra

Teleporter

  • Can now be manually destroyed while dead

Torbjörn

Deploy Turret

  • Turret can now be manually destroyed while dead