Overwatch YouTuber KarQ has teamed up with top-500 ranked Lúcio player Eskay to offer some tactics for reaching the objective faster on every map.
Mobility is key for successful Lúcio play, and one of the major aspects for mastering the hero is learning ‘roll-outs’ – wall-riding routes between the spawn and the objective that Lúcio can take to maximize his speed.
KarQ and Eskay detail Lúcio roll-outs for every map that are designed not only to be effective, but also reliable and recoverable if you make a mistake. Pulling off a very technical and complicated route perfectly in the heat of a match is likely to be very difficult, but these routes are designed to be consistent and with less risk of costly errors.
Before getting into map-specific roll-outs, however, Eskay details a crucial technique for Lúcio players to keep up their momentum if they ever come off of the wall, either by accident or because the route they’re taking demands it.
Hitting the ground and continuing to run will cost Lúcio all of his additional wall-ride speed almost immediately, but there is a way to continue the momentum – by “bunny-hopping” as you hit the ground.
Instead of losing all of your speed, you’ll instead only get a small reduction with each jump, and it’s even possible to use Lúcio’s weapon animation to help time the jump properly and reliably.
If you want to practice your Lúcio movement, there’s a handy Workshop mode that will help you keep track of how you’re doing. The wall riding mode gives you a velocity indicator that tells you how fast you’re going, so you can figure out whether you’re maintaining the most speed possible and where you’re losing momentum.
Players wishing to practice with the wall riding Workshop mode can do so by importing it with the share code 6MDYW.
The video then details an effective roll-out for every single map, with explanations of exactly which walls you need to hit, how many times you want to make contact, and other key points such as how to recover the route if you miss a wall.
Not only are these specific roll-outs very powerful tricks to have up your sleeve if you’re a Lúcio player, but in learning them you may also pick up some other mechanical tricks that can be applied more generally, such as ducking under doorways by looking directly down in order to avoid a collision.