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.


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.