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Overwatch players won’t stop torturing the Blizzard World shark

Published: 6/Apr/2020 22:06

by Bill Cooney

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Recently, Overwatch players found out that you could seriously mess with the shark hanging behind the first point on Blizzard World, and they haven’t given him a break since.

Blizzard World was added to Overwatch after being revealed at BlizzCon 2017 and one of the first things players discovered was that the hanging shark could be moved.

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However, by the time Wrecking Ball came out in July of 2018, people seemed to forget about the shark (which is actually an homage to Booty Bay in World of Warcraft), until a few days ago.

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On April 3 a Reddit user by the name of Thad1121 posted a clip of what they called a “new Hammond rollout” when it was actually just Wrecking Ball and Mei breaking the game’s physics with the shark.

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The hamster tank can use his grapple to hook on to the giant fish and swing around, but that’s only half of what’s required to make things get weird.

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Next, you need Mei to put her Ice Wall up on the shark, which when done at the same time Hammond is hanging on, will cause it to swing around wildly and stretch out like a rubber band.

But that didn’t go far enough for another Reddit user named Zday89, who decided to see what happens if you attach more than one Wrecking Ball and try the same thing.

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Shark abuse from r/Overwatch

Honestly, there doesn’t seem to be too huge of a difference between one and three Hammonds, although it’s still hilarious to see just how far the shark can stretch.

The elastic monster can practically reach Murloc Island to one side and could easily go as far as the first point to the other. It can even get stuck and pop its head through the wall to greet you in the second attacking spawn inside of Snaxxramas.

Before we get mad at Blizzard for putting a dead shark in their game, and at players for abusing it, it’s important to remember that it’s not a real shark.

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Obviously it’s just a video game, yes, but think about it: Blizzard World is a theme park in the world of Overwatch that recreates various Blizzard games, so why would they have a real-life shark on display? When they could use, say, a rubber or plastic one that could stretch out and be just fine after.

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Insane Overwatch Wrecking Ball Tracer combo obliterates enemy teams

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:14

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to find some new synergy between two unlikely heroes should look no further than a lethal combination with Tracer and Wrecking Ball.

Wrecking Ball can be one of the most annoying heroes in the game to deal with, constantly booping people away while remaining in his ball form.

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Meanwhile, Tracer can do very much of the same, buzzing in the backline, harassing supports and just being a general menace to deal with thanks to her Blinks, Recall and small hit box.

Together, the threat of Tracer and Wrecking Ball can really dominate uncoordinated teams, but with a little coordination on their own part, the two can destroy entire groups with a neat ultimate attack.

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Wrecking Ball can be a major threat in the back line.

As demonstrated by Twitch streamer ‘rene_ow,’ the Masters ranked Hammond player spotted a pack of enemies all grouped up on the Busan map.

After grappling to go in for a major boop on the four, the player’s allied Tracer blinked in and stuck her Pulse Bomb on the McCree.

With the McCree booped into the rest of the adversaries, the result ended up being a massive quad kill, with both supports and DPS heroes on the enemy team eliminated swiftly.

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The insane combo was well-received by the team, which celebrated the quad kill. “That was nuts!” they cried with glee.

Perhaps the best part of this combo is that you don’t need the stick to connect. In theory, you can have Wrecking Ball knock the enemies towards Tracer or her Pulse Bomb radius to secure the frags.

This type of team play may take some serious effort to get right, but if you have a partner you synergize well with, it’s always possible that this combination can help you win Overwatch games, and rank up in style.

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