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Overwatch Players Use Creative Teamwork and Teleporters to Destroy the Enemy

Published: 13/Jun/2018 6:07 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Joe O'Brien

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A trio of Overwatch players showed off a new way of exploiting creativity and teamwork with the new Symmetra.

The recent Symmetra overhaul currently being tested on the PTR has significantly changed her impact on the game. From being a niche pick that rarely felt optimal, the power of Symmetra is arguably now limited only by how well her team can play around her new abilities.

The most significant change is that to her teleporter. Formerly an ultimate ability, the teleporter was only used to eliminate long runs back from the defensive spawn – powerful on certain maps, but limited in scope.

Now a regular ability, Symmetra’s new teleporter is far more versatile. In exchange for less health and shorter range, the teleporter can now be used much more frequently and create pathways within the map, rather than just from the spawn room.

The teleporter opens up a whole range of new plays. Now able to transport certain ultimates, it can drop an exploding D.Va mech into the back line, or transport a Reinhardt behind the enemy team mid-charge.

These sorts of instant-impact plays can be powerful, but the teleporter also allows for set-ups that weren’t previously possible, such as the one executed by DPSMercy (incidentally, also the Reinhardt responsible for this charge), Hanafuda, and AndyGMB (who also showed how the new turrets can be used as a defensive tool).

By placing a teleporter on top of the statue on King’s Row point A, the trio first transported an Orisa up to place a shield, before using it to place a Bastion, who then had a defended vantage point from which to devastate the enemy team.

Needless to say, this isn’t the sort of play that would have been possible prior to the Symmetra rework, and demonstrates another element to the suite of creative possibilities the overhaul has brought with it.

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Overwatch update gives Winston Sombra and D.Va new Karaoke voice lines

Published: 29/Nov/2020 0:26

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch’s last patch on November 19 has finally given Sombra, Winston, and D.Va new Easter Egg karaoke voice lines on the Busan map.

The ability for certain heroes to sing on Busan isn’t exactly a secret, but it is a fun little Easter Egg hidden away. Devs have apparently been hard at work adding heroes to this exclusive club recently as well.

A few months ago Ashe, Baptiste, and Widowmaker joined the club, and, just before 2020 wraps up, Winston, Sombra, and D.Va have finally been let in on the fun as well.

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The karaoke spawn room on Busan lets Overwatch heroes sing their hearts out.

Apparently added during the November 19 patch, these new voice lines weren’t found by players until a few days later when videos started to pop up. Sure enough, all three have new voice lines, though we wouldn’t exactly call what Sombra is doing “singing.”

Instead of laying down any bars, Sombra simply discusses the merits of hacking, pays off all of the neighbors’ bills (how nice), and changes the Karaoke bar landlord’s WiFi password (not so nice).

Winston’s two lines play on him being both a great ape and a great scientist. One has him explaining the first law of thermodynamics to players: “energy cannot be created or destroyed.” His other is about clapping with his hands and feet since, you know, he’s a gorilla.

Finally, the pièce de résistance, at least for all of the D.Va players out there, are her new Karaoke lines. In Overwatch lore, Hana ‘D.Va’ Song is both an esports champion and K-POP star, so you’d think she would have gotten her lines much sooner than she did.

If the Tank singing “Pew Pew Pew” isn’t adorable enough, she also proudly proclaims, “someone has to save the world, it might as well be me,” along with another line in her native tongue, Korean.

This brings the number of heroes who can sing on Busan up to 17 with Winston, Sombra, and D.Va; which is officially more than half of the 32 heroes currently in the game.