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Overwatch players coming up with inventive ways to bait Tracers

Published: 16/Jun/2019 18:49 Updated: 16/Jun/2019 19:00

by Bill Cooney

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Tracer can be one of the most annoying heroes to deal with in Overwatch, but now players are starting to get clever with how they take on the flank-happy DPS.

Tracer, thanks to her Blink and Recall abilities, can sneak around to flank enemy teams pretty easily and can just be difficult to take out in general when she’s being played by an experienced player.

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Overwatch players who are sick of putting up with a Tracer in their backline every game have come up with some creative ways to ‘jebait’ Tracer and take her out.

Pictured: the last thing you want to see in your backline.

No more sneaking up on McCree

Reddit user ‘Xotaic‘ posted a video of their costly Tracer bait, which involves sacrificing McCree’s Deadeye to bring the Tracer out of hiding.

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Just after Xotaic activates Deadeye, they turn around and cancel the ability before hitting Tracer with a Flashbang and deleting her.

Sacrificing your ultimate might seem like a high price to pay for some payback, but it’s a good last resort when that enemy Tracer has been bugging you all game.

Widowmaker is sick of Tracer too

Another Reddit user named ‘Jeyzor‘ posted a video of their own way to deal with annoying Tracers, this time as Widowmaker.

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Widowmaker doesn’t have any stun abilities, so Jeyzor has to convince the Tracer they’re not paying attention by firing shots towards the enemy team, before taking up the perfect position to eliminate Tracer.

What’s the deal with Tracer?

Tracer is still one of the most annoying heroes in Overwatch to play against, even if her ultimate got nerfed from dealing 400 max damage to 300 in April of 2018.

McCree on the other hand, has a major buff on the PTR that increases the rate of his primary fire and turns him into an absolute DPS monster.

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With Xotaic’s McCree strategy gaining popularity on Reddit and a major buff coming soon, Tracer players may want to think twice before sneaking up on McCree.

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Overwatch meets WarCraft with epic RTS custom game mode

Published: 7/Oct/2020 0:12

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch and RTS games like WarCraft and StarCraft might seem like complete opposites, but the two styles have been combined into a very promising-looking Workshop mode that lets you control multiple heroes as if they were individual units.

If we look at Blizzard games like one big family tree, then the StarCraft and Warcraft franchises could probably be considered something like Overwatch’s grandparents.

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Back in the day StarCraft especially was one of the biggest esports on the planet, but the RTS genre has sadly fallen to wayside in recent years. Both still have dedicated communities though (even after the disaster that was Reforged) and it’s safe to say a good number also play Overwatch now as well.

Irish Overwatch manager Andygmb clearly hasn’t outgrown his love for real-time strategy, not that one ever does, decided to take the top down style from those games and apply it to all of our favorite heroes using Josbird’s cursor tool in the Workshop mode.

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Demo of a MOBA / RTS style control scheme in the Workshop! The possibilities with the workshop are endless! from Overwatch

You can scroll around the map, and drag the map to select multiple units and control them all at once. Like an RTS game, you can tell them where to go, and when to attack something.

Right off the top of our heads if they ever were to make an Overwatch game like this, we’d wager that Roadhog rush would be a great opening build to start with.

But it doesn’t take much to imagine a League of Legends-style game as well being made playable with this type of game either. Sure, Blizzard already has Heroes of the Storm, but that only features a few Overwatch heroes to choose from, where this could add the whole roster.

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Overwatch has over 30 different heroes that could make all kinds of different units.

With Heroes of the Storm already existing (and producing cooler skins for D.Va than Overwatch itself) our chances of seeing an official RTS featuring the game’s heroes are unfortunately slim to none.

That has never stopped players before though, so we’d keep our eyes out for some kind of League clone to appear before too long on the Custom Game browser. Until then, you can always waste more time playing Among Us there as well.