Overwatch players discover secret Junkrat buff in latest patch - Dexerto

Overwatch players discover secret Junkrat buff in latest patch

Published: 21/Mar/2019 22:05 Updated: 21/Mar/2019 22:39

by Bill Cooney


The latest Overwatch patch brought a ton of updates to the game, and players have discovered Junkrat seems to have gotten an unnoted buff as well.

The Overwatch patch on March 19 brought a new support hero, Baptiste, into the game, and also updates for over half of the game’s heroes, including Junkrat, who had his primary fire damage increased from 40 to 50 damage per grenade.

It also changed how knockbacks and momentum work in the game, and it appears this change seems to have given Junkrat a secret buff.

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Besides the obvious heroes who benefit from the change, like Pharah and Lucio, Reddit user Bajef said in a post they noticed Junkrat’s grenade launcher seemed to knock enemies back more and jumping with his mine was better as well.

“His nades now noticeably move enemies upon impact, making it feel like the CC/knockback from his primary fire actually do something,” Bajef wrote. “Mine jumping feels way better, especially when you need to act quick.”

Players in the comments of Bajef’s post agreed that the Australian seemed to be more mobile and disruptive after the update, not just because of the increase to damage, but also the increased knockback from primary fire as well.

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Along with the buffs, Junkrat did get one nerf: his ultimate now takes 10% more charge to become available, but with the additional damage from primary fire, this shouldn’t be too big of an issue

The latest Overwatch update is still fresh, so players are sure to discover more “secret” update as time goes on.


Simple Overwatch trick lets any hero reach King’s Row high ground

Published: 26/Oct/2020 23:34

by Bill Cooney


A surprisingly simple Overwatch trick is making the rounds that lets any hero in the game reach the high ground of the King’s Row attacking spawn.

King’s Row might be one of the original Overwatch maps, but it has definitely stood the test of time and is still one of players’ favorites when it comes up in the queue.

One of the most popular features on the map is the little sniper’s nest platform located at the very top of the first attacking spawn that gives a commanding view of everything up to the capture point.

It seems like only heroes with movement abilities like Pharah, Widow, or D.Va for example could get up there, but there is a way to get any hero in the game up to the position as well.

King's Row Attacking spawnThe sniper’s nest has been there since day one, but not every hero has been able to get up there, until now.

The person we have to thank for this technique is Reddit user jordensmet who somehow discovered that you can use a more mobile character to reach the space, then quickly change to another.

First, they select Baptiste and use his Exo Boots to boost up to the second-highest level, just under the top platform. Once there, they position themselves on top of the scaffolding in front of the main exit and jump again while barely touching the spawn room.

If you pull up the Hero Select menu at the right time, you’ll be able to switch to any hero you like. So if you’ve never had the chance to try out Ana, McCree, or whoever else from on high, now’s your chance.

I found a way to get the highground on the attacking side of King’s row for Ana (or other characters that usually can’t get there). from Overwatch

For instance, if you really want to catch an aggressive enemy team off-guard, why not take Reinhardt for a spin and hit them with a charge from the very top rope. For those wondering, yes, a Rein charge out of the top window will get you all the way to Mondatta’s statue, so make sure your team is ready to push!

One final note to add is that doesn’t necessarily have to be Baptiste that you use for this trick either, Echo and Pharah would both work, and if you’re really fast and in need of a challenge, you can even get it to go with Sombra’s Translocator as long as your timing is absolutely perfect.