Overwatch streamer hits an insane sleep dart with Ana - Dexerto
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Overwatch streamer hits an insane sleep dart with Ana

Published: 15/Nov/2018 0:06 Updated: 15/Nov/2018 0:13

by Bill Cooney

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Trick shots with Ana’s Sleep Darts make for some great Overwatch highlights, and Romanian streamer Mihai ‘mL7’ Lupascu managed to capture one of the most impressive sleep dart plays ever.

While defending the point with his team on Oasis Gardens, mL7 sees a Genji take out his blade and head his way.

As the enemy Genji dashes to strike, the streamer casually falls to the low ground and hits the cyborg ninja, behind him at this point, with a no-look sleep dart.

After casually telling his team the Genji is asleep, mL7 continues on like he didn’t just hit a once-in-a-lifetime Sleep Dart.

The streamer doesn’t seem to process what’s just happened until after his team has won the fight when he starts laughing about the ridiculous play.

“That was probably the sickest sleep I’ve ever done,” mL7 announces. “180 sleep, holy shit.”

mL7 streams Overwatch pretty regularly on Twitch, he has competed in Overwatch’s tier 2 professional scene in the past, but mostly sticks to streaming and, apparently, hitting sick sleep darts.

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Overwatch players discover Reinhardt is “broken” with new hammer buff

Published: 4/Dec/2020 23:18

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new buff to Reinhardt on the Overwatch Experimental Card may be a bit too strong after players did some testing with his hammer.

The December 3 Overwatch patch brought in some big changes to three different heroes with Baptiste getting a nerf to Immorality Field, D.Va’s health getting reconfigured and Reinhardt seeing an increase to his hammer swing damage.

With his swing damage improved from 75 damage to 85, these has opened up some new damage breakpoints when factoring in Mercy and Zenyatta damage boosts.

The key thing to keep in mind with most Overwatch buffs is how they are influenced by other modifiers. With most heroes being at 200 HP, the sooner your damage can exceed that, the better.

Reinhardt on Hollywood
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Reinhardt’s damage got a nice buff.

In the case of Reinhardt, his damage increase from 75 to 85 may not seem too insane until you start to factor in damage boosts. Mercy’s damage boost amplifies a hero’s attacks by 30% while Zenyatta’s Discord Orb makes it so any hero who is discorded takes 30% extra damage.

Previously, with 75 damage, one swing by Reinhardt while damage boosted or attacking a discorded target would deal 97.5. Now, however, when factoring in the 10 additional damage, that number becomes 110.5.

All it takes now is just two swings onto a 200 HP hero for Reinhardt to delete them, making the buff extra strong when he’s paired with a Mercy or Zenyatta.

Plus, there are a couple of extra elements to factor in. Reinhardt’s hammer deals cleave damage, which means that he can hit multiple enemies with a single blow. If he’s damage boosted by Mercy, he could take down teams with ease.

Not only that, but the Experimental patch also gave Reinhardt 50 extra health, meaning he has a bit more room to swing and live to tell the tale. This doesn’t even include the additional ultimate charge he will generate by doing more damage.

As you can see in the short clip, with the boost, Reinhardt can delete the 200 HP practice range bot in just one second, prompting Jon to caption the video: “Rein is broken.”

Reinhardt holds shield up
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Reinhardt is a much more deadly tank with these buffs.

Others agreed. “Buffing Rein and D.Va when they don’t need it instead of nerfing overpowered heroes isn’t good man,” a user replied.

“I don’t think this is the answer we are looking for but I guess it’s better than what we got?” Florida Mayhem content creator Samito further chimed in referring to the state of the meta.

It will be interesting to see what the devs decide to do with these Reinhardt buffs and if they make it through to the live game after the experimental period ends.