Overwatch reveals Kkachi Echo skin & highlight for Lunar New Year event - Dexerto
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Overwatch reveals Kkachi Echo skin & highlight for Lunar New Year event

Published: 3/Feb/2021 23:51

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch has announced yet another skin and highlight intro ahead of the 2021 Lunar New Year event scheduled to begin on February 4, this time in the form of Kkachi Echo.

The beautiful new skin transforms Echo into the bird of the same name, normally found in Russia and China, but most well-known in Korea.

According to the BBC, the kkachi is the “national bird of Korea” and is said to bring good fortune, as well as being a provider of prosperity and development.

The neat-looking skin is packed with dark blue and gray feathers, which, in a way, invert nicely with Echo’s original color scheme.

Considering that Echo is still the newest Overwatch hero and will probably remain so until the game’s sequel is released, it makes sense that she’s received yet another skin to help her catch up with the rest of the roster.

Perhaps the best part of the announcement, however, is the cool highlight intro, which has Echo perform a neat dance with fans made out of light.

The twirl she does followed by the close-up of her face makes it one of the best for the hero yet. We can’t wait to see players equip it and score some amazing POTGs to show it off.

Echo duplicating Overwatch targets
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It’s always nice to see a new Echo skin.

Like most Legendary tier skins, expect to spend around 3,000 in-game coins for Echo kkachi. That said, you can also try your luck at unlocking it by earning some lootboxes.

Previously, Overwatch had announced a cool Tiger Huntress Ashe skin for the event, but given the fact it’s Year of the Ox, it’s more than possible that Orisa is given a skin, too. After all, her horse-like appearance could work nicely as an ox-inspired costume.

We’ll know all of the new skins, cosmetics and gameplay features the new event has to offer when the Lunar New Year finally kicks off on February 4, 2021.

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TFT b-patch 11.4 notes: Olaf nerfs, Nasus & Nidalee buffs

Published: 25/Feb/2021 2:28

by Andrew Amos

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A small update for Teamfight Tactics is here with TFT b-patch 11.4. Riot is finetuning some adjustments after their big changes, with the February 24 patch including nerfs to Olaf, as well as buffs to Nasus and Nidalee.

TFT patch 11.4 drastically shook up the game’s meta. Reroll comps were nerfed into the ground, leading to the rise of Slayers and Vanguard-Mystic Neeko.

However, the changes went a bit too far. With Olaf becoming the number one comp instantly, Riot are keen to draw back his power in a big way. On the other hand, Nasus and Nidalee were hit a bit too hard for the devs’ liking.

TFT b-patch 11.4 includes changes for all of these units, and more.

Olaf AD increased, but Runaan’s change is huge nerf

Olaf has quickly risen to the number one carry in TFT with the big nerfs to all his rivals in TFT patch 11.4. Paired with Runaan’s Hurricane, he could cleave through entire teams 1v9. Now, that interaction is changing.

“Hurricane has proved to be too synergistic with Olaf, making him too powerful with the item, but too weak without it. We’re removing the Hurricane interaction, but will be giving him some AD to compensate and open up other build paths,” TFT dev Rodger ‘Minionsrpeople2’ Caudill said in the amended patch notes.

The loss of the Runaan’s proc on his ultimate makes his damage output significantly weaker. While an increase in AD will help balance out the nerf, Olaf forcers will certainly feel the change.

Nidalee in TFT Fates
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Nidalee was hit the hardest in TFT patch 11.4, so Riot are giving her a bit of love.

Nasus & Nidalee get compensation buff after early nerfs

On the other side of the equation, after getting nuked in the last update, reroll carries Nasus and Nidalee are getting some assistance. Nasus’ mana is getting decreased so he can cast more readily, while Nidalee’s damage at two and three-star is also up.

The changes may not make either comp S-Tier in the meta, but it’s a handy buff. Talon is also getting a huge bugfix that keeps his mana bar full if a target dies midway through his ability animation.

Quicksilver and Runaan’s bugs have also been squashed in the b-patch. You can find the full TFT b-patch 11.4 notes below, courtesy of Riot.

TFT b-patch 11.4 notes

Champions

Tier 1

Nasus

  • Mana: 0/80 ⇒ 0/70

Nidalee

  • Nidalee Javelin Toss Damage: 100/150/250 ⇒ 100/175/300

Tier 4

Olaf

  • Ragnarok Cleave effect no longer triggers on Runaan’s Hurricane bolts
  • Attack Damage: 80 ⇒ 90

Talon

  • Fixed a bug where Talon would lose his Mana if his target died as he reached full Mana

Items

Quicksilver

  • Fixed a bug where Quicksilver was preventing damage from Nasus’s Wither and blocking some non-CC debuffs (e.g. Grievous Wounds, mana reave)

Runaan’s Hurricane

  • Fixed a bug where Runaan’s Hurricane’s bolt was benefiting from damage amp (e.g. Slayer, Giantslayer, Hand of Justice)