Overwatch streamer explains how to get the most out of Lúcio's speed boost - Dexerto
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Overwatch streamer explains how to get the most out of Lúcio’s speed boost

Published: 26/Nov/2018 17:35 Updated: 23/Nov/2020 6:24

by Bill Cooney

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Lúcio’s Speed Boost is really what sets him apart from every other support in the game, and recently Overwatch streamer and coach Spilo gave some tips on using the ability to it’s full potential.

Speed Boost allows Lúcio to give him team a significant movement speed increase, and even more of one when it’s combined with his Amp It Up ability.

This also makes Lúcio a near constant fixture in the GOATS meta, basically consisting of three tanks and three supports, because Speed Boost allows for hard and fast engagements with the enemy team while also providing the ability to disengage quickly.

Spilo explains that while most Lúcio players know to boost and Amp It Up out of spawn on King of the Hill maps, on Escort and Control maps though, going fast right out of spawn might not be the best strategy.

“If you amp speed from spawn, a lot of the time you won’t have amp when you get to the choke, when it’s important,” Spilo explained to viewers in the clip.

Instead, on maps where there’s usually a choke point the attacking team has to get through – such as Eichenwalde or Temple of Anubis – it’s better for players to use Speed Boost along with Amp It Up, to get their team quickly through the choke.

Given how often Lúcio is played at all levels of Overwatch, it will be interesting to see if more players adopt this strategy.

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Genius Overwatch trick lets Mercy escape fights on Numbani

Published: 24/Nov/2020 2:51 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 3:55

by Brad Norton

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Mercy has a new path to safety on Numbani thanks to an extremely clever Overwatch trick that lets her glide away from intense teamfights.

If you’re ever stuck in a pickle as Mercy, you can always fall back on her Guardian Angel ability to get you out of trouble. Moving from one spot to another in the blink of an eye can easily keep you alive when things are looking grim.

Angelic Descent also comes in handy, enabling Mercy as one of the more mobile Supports in the game. Her kit might be limited in terms of offensive output. However, she can move through the air like no other hero. It turns out her movement abilities might even be more useful than you’d first think.

A genius new spot on the first point of Numbani can have you gliding to safety in no time at all. Here’s what you need to know so you can execute it for yourself.

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Directly behind the Payload is where you want to line up for this unique trick.

If you’re positioned towards the back of the first capture point, you might be familiar with the often-deadly drop. It can be all too easy to get booped and fall to your death in this position. Whether it’s a Lucio flying overhead or a Wrecking Ball crashing into your team, you’ve likely experienced some pain in this location.

However, playing near this spot is worth the risk for this particular reward with Mercy. A simple tree beyond the railing is actually the perfect distance to jump right into. Once wedged between the branches, you can quickly walk forward and navigate up the front of the tree.

While you might think there’s nowhere to go from here, Mercy’s Angelic Descent completely changes the game. With a perfectly timed jump, you can slowly glide around the corner. This lets you rotate all the way behind the first point and land safely next to the street.

There’s a Mega health pack waiting for you upon landing as well. Just in case you get tagged up while making your escape.

First Point Escape Option |Numbani| For anyone who didn’t know you could do this as Mercy from Overwatch

It might not come in handy for every team fight, but if things are looking dire, it could be the perfect way to get out with your life.

Not feeding the enemy team is often just as important as building your own Ultimates. So keep this unique trick in mind the next time Numbani appears in rotation. It’s just another next-level tactic for Support mains to have at the ready.