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Overwatch pro has some strong feelings on Brigitte

Published: 1/Dec/2018 19:26 Updated: 1/Dec/2018 19:33

by Bill Cooney

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Brigitte is probably the most controversial hero in Overwatch right now, and Contenders player Kim ‘DELETEBRIG’ Han-Byeol has made his own statement on the hero with his username.

Contenders has been under the spotlight recently after being criticized for changes that some say are making it more difficult for players to make it as a professional Overwatch player.

Despite this recent controversy, at least one player is using the opportunity to let his feelings on one pesky character be known. 

During a match between ReStart and Flag Gaming, Reddit user ryancentral noticed a player named ‘DELETEBRIG’ and posted a screenshot to Reddit.

Han-Byeol has previously played in Contenders under the name ‘Raphael’, but apparently changed his name because he had a point to make.

What’s really interesting is DELETEBRIG is competing on a team in Contenders, which is owned and operated by Blizzard, which definitely does not look kindly on this kind of statement.

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Time will tell, but DELETEBRIG might not last much longer because Blizzard will probably ask him to change the name.

Blizzard have been no strangers to requiring players in their leagues to abide by certain rules, even forcing Atlanta Reign pro Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca to remove the controversial Pepe emotes from his Twitch channel after joining the Overwatch League. 

Still, it does send a message that even players in one of the top Overwatch competitions aren’t satisfied with the current state of the game.

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Overwatch players freak out at Baptiste’s huge new Amplification Matrix

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Baptiste was the recipient of plenty of buffs in the latest Overwatch Experimental Card, including a major change to the size of his Amplification Matrix that is freaking out the game’s community.

The October 22 patch increased the width of the Haitian hero’s ultimate by a whopping four meters – up to nine from its previous five.

Now, Baptiste’s “window” as the community calls it, looks more like a garage door bigger than any shield in the game by a fair margin.

Keep in mind that the whole purpose of the Amplification Matrix is to double the damage or healing of any shot fired through it. Now, it’s extremely unlikely that teammates will ever have a reason to not shoot through the ultimate as it’s near impossible to miss.

The community has been joking about the size increase. On Reddit, LukarWarrior joked, “Baptiste, now available in IMAX,” suggesting that it’s not as big as a movie theater screen.

Others, such as educational content creator SVB noted how the ultimate is wider than the streets on King’s Row.

That said, it has plenty of uses on other maps where its entire width can be put to good use. BlazeBubble9 documented how there are so many chokes where the new window can come in handy.

Baptiste on Numbani
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Baptiste’s new Amp Matrix can come in handy on Numbani.

For instance, while defending or attacking first point on Numbani, the new ultimate can take up a whole spot on the high ground letting a whole team fire at will onto the objective doing double damage.

In another, you can see how trying to gain or prevent access to the bridge on Eichenwalde second is a breeze with the new ultimate as it perfectly fits within the choke.

Baptiste's ultimate on Eichenwalde
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Pushing into Eichenwalde just got a bit easier.

Of course, because the change is on the Experimental Mode there’s a chance it doesn’t hit the live game, but in the past many of the buffs tested there end up going through, so players should prepare regardless.

Only time will tell if this ultimate buff changes how often players decide to pick the support in their matches.