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Overwatch players frustrated with “broken” long tank & support queues

Published: 11/May/2020 19:48

by Michael Gwilliam


Queue times for supports and tanks in Overwatch have reportedly become absurdly lengthy causing players to quit the game as a result.

Ever since the addition of role queue, wait times for DPS players to find a match shot up significantly while supports and tanks found themselves with shorter, two-minute queues. Now, players are reporting waiting over ten minutes to find a game.

The issue, which seems to be affecting console players on PS4 and Xbox One, reportedly began when the game’s newest hero, Echo, was added.

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Users think the issue began when Echo was added to the game.

“I’m in mid-platinum on PS4, typically I can find a match as tank or healer in less than 30 seconds. It has been this way since the Echo Patch. Hopefully, this gets noticed and can be fixed,” user Aceofspadesx wrote on the official forums.

“Since last patch, queue times on PS4 have been really long at all times of day for all roles,” another user, ThirstHeron, commented. “Queuing for DPS seems to have a similar wait time as the other roles, which doesn’t seem right.”

According to ThirstHeron, they waited 12 minutes to find a game as tank – a role which was so in demand, the game would have rewarded them with a loot box.

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Support players are waiting over 10 minutes for a game.

Meanwhile, on Reddit, others have reported the same problem, with some adding that their ping has shot up as well, resulting in a poor experience.

“Matchmaking for comp is definitely broken. Long waits for all roles, high ping (150 when I usually play around 30) and teams are clearly unbalanced,” you_smell_dude claimed.

TheSmith777 also complained that, “my ping has been 2-3 times higher than normal and it’s actually significantly hurting my performance.”

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Players have also reported ping issues.

According to Overwatch developer Bill Warnecke, the team made some adjustments to help and advised players to let them know if the long queue times persist or if the problems are taken care of.

It would be a major shame if the issue continues, especially with the coveted Anniversary event potentially dropping as early as May 12.


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.