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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


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.


How to find cute new Overwatch Halloween easter egg at Chateau Guillard

Published: 23/Oct/2020 1:47

by Theo Salaun


During the spookiest time of the year, Overwatch’s fans have discovered a cute, quaint easter egg in the game’s Chateau Guillard map, which has enjoyed a Halloween makeover.

Overwatch’s developers over at Blizzard do not take October’s biggest holiday for granted, as they celebrate the costume and candy festivities each year with reworked maps and new cosmetics.

This year, players have taken to exploring the Halloween version of Chateau Guillard, and are appreciating the various adjustments.

Now set under moonlight, the extensive French chateau most popularly known for deathmatch custom games is also becoming known for spooky Halloween details. Having released in 2018’s event, players are still making discoveries in the version of Chateau Guillard at night.

Normally, people get distracted by the fog and darkness, or maybe the jack-o’-lanterns and subterranean coffin.

But, taking a trip to the red study room, Redditor ‘YHJ_JYG_Kryptlock’ has discovered a neat little Overwatch easter egg involving candle wicks.

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The new Halloween easter egg appears in Chateau Guillard’s red study room.

As they demonstrate in the clip below, if you shoot each wick of the candelabra, the candles will briefly light. It’s nothing crazy, but that doesn’t stop it from being a neat addition to an already detailed revamped map.

To find this easter egg, you’ll first need to find the red study room.

If you’re facing inward to the chateau from the outdoor area with a jump pad and statue, this room will be toward the back right as you enter. If you’re on the opposite end, at the balcony’s health pack, this will be to your left as you enter the chateau.

How to find Chateau Guillard’s Halloween easter egg

  1. Head to the red study room
  2. Locate the standing candelabra, in the back right of the room at the corner near the bookshelf
  3. Shoot the candle wicks
  4. Enjoy the lit candles
  5. Make a wish?

If you shoot the candles wicks in Château Guillard (Halloween) you will light them on fire. from Overwatch

Ultimately, it’s a very simple easter egg, but a cute one. In a map covered in so much dreary darkness thanks to Halloween, lighting candles is a nice contrast.

Of course, it also makes for a decent party trick. So if you load into custom games, feel free to impress your friends by showing off your detailed map knowledge.