Overwatch streamer explains why the game's endorsement system is pointless - Dexerto

Overwatch streamer explains why the game’s endorsement system is pointless

Published: 25/Oct/2018 22:59 Updated: 25/Oct/2018 23:09

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch’s endorsement system seems to have lost some of the appeal it had when it was first added to the game earlier in 2018, and now Philadelphia Fusion streamer Jeff ‘emongg’ Anderson explained that the inconsistency of the system is what makes it seem almost pointless.

Endorsements are a way for Overwatch players to acknowledge other players after a match in a positive way, and players can get up to level endorsement level five.

The streamer explained that in his experience, every time he got up to level four endorsement, he would quickly drop back down to level three, going back and forth between the two all the time.

“Here’s how I feel about endorsements: Hey I’m level four, yay I got level four endorsement level,” emongg imitated for fans. “‘Your endorsement level has gone from four to three,’ yay I lost an endorsement level.”

He went back and forth between the two a few times before he clarified it was this inconsistency with the system that he had a problem with.

“I don’t know what, they literally need to redo their system,” he told viewers. “It feels pointless at this point, that’s endorsements.”

Endorsements came out earlier in 2018 to a lot of fanfare from some people in the Overwatch community, with some even going so far as to claim the system had “saved” the game.

Overwatch has a lot in the works right now, but whether or not that includes a rework to the endorsement system anytime in the near future hasn’t been revealed.


Crafty Overwatch spot can give you the drop on Lijiang Tower

Published: 30/Nov/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney


A new perch where Overwatch players can hang out has been discovered on Lijiang Tower’s Night Market stage, and it’s somewhere the enemy team will never think to look.

There are plenty of out the way and unexpected spots you can post up on in Overwatch, and the stages of Lijiang Tower contain a good number of them.

With plenty of roofs, walkways, nooks, and crannies, there are plenty of places to lay in wait for unsuspecting enemies, but this one discovered by Reddit user InfamousHandy on a whole other level.

Overwatch Lijang Tower Night market spot ( IDK if this spot was shown before) from Overwatch

In the area just outside the spawn room, there’s a building to the right (or left depending on which side you’re on) that’s covered in dark awnings. As you can see, with an ability like Reaper’s Shadowstep it’s actually possible to get up there and chill as long as you like.

If you can get up to this spot on the enemy side with your ult without being seen or destroyed, you have a chance to drop down and score some eliminations while the other team is still regrouping.

It’s not just Reaper who can reach it either, Echo, Pharah, and Lucio also can on their own, and any hero can as well with the help of Symmetra’s Teleporter. Just imagine what it would be like to get a Bastion up there.

The only downside is that to have any chance in a regular match of getting kills with this, you will most likely have to make your way to the enemy side of the map, which can be a challenge all on its own sometimes.

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Side corridors are your friend for sneaking around on Night Market, shown here, ironically, during the day.

To increase your chances of making it across undetected, we’d suggest using the side corridors, if you lack a movement ability that lets you avoid the ground altogether, like Lucio.

With the Lunar New Year event coming right up after Winter Wonderland though, this strat might be worth keeping in your back pocket for those special Capture the Flag modes.