First look at Overwatch Hero 31 'Sigma' revealed by Seagull - Dexerto
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First look at Overwatch Hero 31 ‘Sigma’ revealed by Seagull

Published: 23/Jul/2019 16:37 Updated: 24/Jul/2019 17:47

by Bill Cooney

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origin story was revealed on July 22 and besides being awesomely creepy, it left fans with more questions than answers.

One of the biggest questions floating around was when we would be able to finally try out Sigma on the PTR. Thanks to Seagull, who’s birthday was also today, it turns out that the maniacal scientist will be playable pretty soon.

Nesskain/Blizzard EntertainmentSigma and his balls have driven the Overwatch Community wild.

How to watch Seagull try out Sigma

Seagull announced on July 23 that he would be streaming the first ever Sigma gameplay reveal live from Blizzard HQ with Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan the same day.

Since it’s Seagull’s birthday too, Jeff and the Overwatch team decided to take Sigma live on the PTR as an amazing birthday present to the streamer and everyone else who plays the game.

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New Overwatch Shield Bash tech makes Brigitte even more powerful

Published: 22/Jan/2021 21:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Overwatch trick has just been discovered that could make Brigitte an even bigger threat on the battlefield than she already is.

Brigitte has been one of the game’s most controversial heroes since release thanks to her high levels of sustain, crowd control, armor, and healing. Despite multiple nerfs and reworks, she remains one of the best heroes in the right hands.

Now, players have found a completely new trick with her that is sure to make many players rage and call for nerfs to the Swedish shield maiden.

The trick, which was posted to a Korean YouTube account, shows that if Brigitte Shield Bashes at the exact same time she’s hit with an enemy’s attack that does knockback, she can travel far distances.

Shield Bash already has some slight movement advantages, but when combined with an enemy’s attack, she can torpedo across the map and even clear gaps that other heroes are unable to.

As you can see, when Brigitte gets hit in the back by Sigma’s Hyper Spheres, they do just enough knockback to allow the hero to use them to her advantage.

With this trick, Brigitte can even go from one side of Rialto’s bridge to the other in one swift movement, although it will take some getting used to if players want to pull it off in an actual game.

That said, enemy players could potentially use this to their own advantage, such as by hitting Brigitte with a melee attack right as she Shield Bashes.

In this clip by Overwatch streamer Aspen, she goes flying all over the map on Hollywood and had no idea why. As it turns out, it was because she was hit by a melee from a Tracer player just before bashing.

If timed right, this could cause Brigitte players to go flying off of maps with environmental hazards such as Nepal Sanctum.

Of course, with this new discovery, there also comes the possibility that Blizzard decides to patch it out. Only time will tell how the developers decide to handle it.