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Overwatch players have noticed problems with multiple heroes damage

Published: 8/Mar/2019 23:20 Updated: 8/Mar/2019 23:34

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch players have discovered apparent inconsistencies with how multiple heroes deal damage using their primary fire, an issue that the game’s developers have addressed before.

Recently, Overwatch Developers revealed they had plans to balance the way heroes like Zarya, Symmetra, Winston and Moira deal damage with their primary fire.

Now, Overwatch fans seem to have demonstrated why these heroes, and more, could use another look at their main weapons.

In a Reddit post, user EversorA wrote about how they tested Zarya and Winston’s damage in a custom game and found that the heroes appear do much more damage when the primary fire is tapped repeatedly instead of held.

Besides apparently doing more damage, tapping seems to actually use less ammunition than holding down the primary fire.

“The question is,” EversorA asked in their post “Why does tap firing not always use 1 ammo per tick, while holding does?”

EversorA also posted a video showing the inconsistencies when attacking with Zarya primary beam fire.

Overwatch Developer Geoff Goodman addressed the inconsistencies in the so-called “tick” damage that heroes like Zarya and Winston use, and said that there were times the damage wasn’t put out consistently.

Players in the comments also attributed it to packet loss between individual’s ISPs and Blizzard when playing Overwatch, which is why Zarya’s in Overwatch League seem to deal more consistent damage.

Whatever the cause may be, it seems the developers have a plan to try and deal with the issue, but when that will be implemented remains to be seen.


Overwatch pro Super returns on Jimmy Fallon: When to watch

Published: 22/Oct/2020 12:17

by Lauren Bergin


OWL star Matthew “Super” DeLisi has been added as a guest on the show for the second time, linking up with popular presenter Jimmy Fallon. 

The Overwatch League is full of shining personalities, but it’s safe to say that the captain of reigning back-to-back champions San Francisco Shock is one of the league’s boldest and brightest.

The 20-year-old main tank player has certainly won the hearts of OWL fans, not only because his plays are the definition of brilliance, but because in every interview he features in his enthusiasm for the game is infectious.

This is likely why Jimmy Fallon has elected to bring back the OWL star for the 26 October episode of the classic American talkshow, The Tonight Show.

San Francisco Shock champs
Robert Paul/Blizzard Entertainment
Super is the enigmatic captain of back-to-back OWL champions San Francisco Shock.

This isn’t Super’s first time on The Tonight Show

Back in 2019 Super made his inaugural television appearance alongside former Overwatch flex player turned Valorant star Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won. Both players provided America’s viewers with insight into how the esports world works, discussing their rigorous schedules and sharing how many hours they sink into the game.

Super’s guest appearance on the show coincided with the team’s 2019 victory over the Vancouver Titans in the OWL finals, therefore it makes a lot of sense that Super has been asked to return to the show following a dominant performance over Seoul Dynasty.

When to watch and why

It’s nice to see esports becoming more prominent in mainstream media, so it’s worth tuning in to support the growth of esports, as well as learn a little bit about Overwatch as well. Super certainly knows the game inside out.

You can tune in to watch The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm ET on NBC on Monday, 26 October to see Super alongside superstars Sterling K. Brown and Zoe Lister-Jones.