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Overwatch Streamer Dafran Shows How Powerful the New Hanzo Can Be

Published: 15/May/2018 16:09 Updated: 16/Oct/2020 15:24

by Joe O'Brien

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Overwatch streamer Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca showed off the power of the new Hanzo while playing a ranked game.

Hanzo recently received a major overhaul. Most significantly, Scatter Shot has been replaced with a new ability, Storm Shot, which allows Hanzo to rapid-fire up to six shots, each firing a full power but dealing reduced damage.

In addition, Hanzo has a new horizontal leap, and the rest of his kit has received some more subtle adjustments – for instance, the projectile speed of his arrows has been increased.

While Scatter Shot was one of the most criticized abilities in the game due to its random nature – making it potentially frustrating to both play with and against, depending on which player the RNG favors – it seems the replacement might still be in need of a little tuning.

Though Storm Shot deals reduced damage compared to regular arrows, landing headshots on low-health heroes can still be devastating, and in the hands of an accurate player that becomes possible at a much faster rate than ever before.

While streaming a ranked online game on Numbani, NRG Esports streamer Dafran utilized the new Hanzo to maximum effect, almost single-handedly securing the first offensive point.

Having found an early pick, Dafran pounces on the enemy back line, using Storm Shot to eliminate several opponents with amazing speed. The play ensures a quick wipe, allowing his team to capture the point and win 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.