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Overwatch streamer gets four accounts to rank 1 with surprising hero

Published: 6/Nov/2019 22:34 Updated: 6/Nov/2019 23:26

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch streamer Violet has shocked the competitive landscape by managing to not only get four different accounts to Top 500, but by getting the top four spots all by maining one hero.

Violet is an up-and-coming LGBT streamer who took a liking to the divisive Brigitte so much so that they dominated with the hero even after her rework that came packaged with the addition of role queue. 

The reason why Violet’s rankings are so shocking is because many players have felt that Brigitte has become underwhelming and less durable since been reworked. 

Blizzard EntertainmentBrigitte hasn’t been considered “meta” since her rework.

For instance, her barrier’s health dropped substantially down to 250 HP, and her repair pack was changed from a 150 HP heal burst to three packs that heal 120 HP over two seconds.

Some players found that these changes butchered Brigitte who had been a dominant force prior to the implementation of role queue. However, Violet found a way to take the hero in a new direction and dominated with her. 

To end Season 18, the full-time Twitch streamer finished with four support accounts over 4600 SR. His final placing were: 4653, 4645, 4613, and 4610.

In a video with Toronto Defiant content creator KarQ, Violet explained all the ways to play the reworked Brigitte against every other hero in the game, showcasing matchup knowledge. 

With Season 19 coming in hot, it will be fun to see if the streamer can recreate the impressive feat or even surpass it. 

The Twitch streamer is also hoping to get picked up by an organization following the impressive display in the competitive rankings. 

What’s new in Season 19? 

Overwatch Season 19 brings in a long-requested rotating map pool. In Season 19, only three maps from each game mode will be playable. Notably, two of the game’s most detested maps: Paris and Horizon Lunar Colony have gotten the boot for this season. 

Additionally, a new patch has Baptiste and Torbjorn, so it will be interesting to see if the meta shifts in their direction as double barrier continues to reign supreme.

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Insane Wrecking Ball trick in Overwatch lets you get easy Oasis kills

Published: 2/Dec/2020 16:11

by Lauren Bergin

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Overwatch’s Wrecking Ball is very much a love or hate hero: tanks love to play him, but every other player hates him. This easy trick will help you dominate as the furry hero on Oasis.

When players see a Wrecking Ball in their game, their either excited that he’s on their team instead of the enemy one or, alternatively, their heart sinks. The iron clad furball can make or break a game, especially in areas where environmental kills are all too easy.

A recent discovery that Tracer and Wrecking Ball can be partnered together to cause chaos with a boop and Pulse Bomb has led to players testing out all different Hammond tricks.

One player, however, has discovered a trick that will make Oasis a nightmare for the enemy team.

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Wrecking Ball may be cute, but he’s deadly on several Overwatch maps.

Wrecking Ball Oasis trick gives you easy kills

When piloting the armoured death ball, Reddit user XCJRR has found a prime spot to lie in waiting for any unfortunate victims on Oasis.

If a player positions themselves just outside of the enemy spawn on Oasis behind the bright blue sign next to the palm tree, they’re in a prime position to barrel into their opponents and throw them into the highway which forms part of Oasis’ backdrop.

From there, enemies are more than likely to be one-shot by the oncoming traffic, giving you instant kills and a whole lot of pressure on the map.

These are true environmental kills. from r/Overwatch

XCJRR’s timing was literal perfection, as it seems the entire enemy team were just respawning as he launched his attack, giving him an easy triple kill. It’s easy to race around the map as Hammond, so getting there with plenty of time and waiting is the perfect trick to get an easy wipe.

A lot of players will sigh at this news, as its yet another way for Wrecking Ball to truly wreck your evening, but give it a shot and see what happens. Just remember, you didn’t hear it from us.