Overwatch streamer "breaks the game" with Echo - Dexerto
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Overwatch streamer “breaks the game” with Echo

Published: 6/May/2020 0:41

by Bill Cooney

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Echo is the newest hero to join the Overwatch roster, and one streamer has pulled off a play with the character that he simply described as “breaking the game.”

With her ultimate allowing her to duplicate any hero on the battlefield, Echo can easily be considered one of the strongest heroes in the game.

Now, a new clip from Overwatch streamer Samito shows just how much potential Echo, her kit, and her ultimate actually have.

In the clip, Samito is able to basically wipe out an entire enemy team with Echo before her ultimate runs out – and when it does, he’s already halfway to another Duplicate.

“I shot my sticky bombs, and swapped [transformed] before they detonated,” Samito explained. “And it did half the health of everyone on their team.

A Mercy Damage-Boosted Firestrike takes out a few members of the enemy team, and the follow-up Earthshatter basically finishes them off.

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Echo’s ultimate copy’s another character in the match and charges their ultimate super fast.

“I shatter their team, kill them all,” he explained. “And then I come out of the ultimate, with 45 percent ultimate, because of the Damage Boost sticky bomb into the Grav. I broke Overwatch.”

Certainly, coming out of your ultimate with the next one basically half charged already would be unheard of for any other hero besides Echo.

Samito himself followed up and said he couldn’t believe that this was something developers intended to happen when they designed the hero, but as we can see, it’s happening right there in front of us.

Echo has already seen several nerfs since being released, but this clip does raise the question of whether or not she still needs to be tweaked.

Regardless, it’s just another example of how powerful Echo is in the current Overwatch meta, so be sure to lock her in as soon as you can when you finally make it into a game after waiting in the DPS queue.

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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.