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Overwatch streamer lies to team about falling off the map

Published: 29/Nov/2018 0:58 Updated: 29/Nov/2018 1:07

by Bill Cooney

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Falling off of the map in Overwatch is always embarrassing, so when it happened to streamer Jeff ‘emongg’ Anderson he just decided to tell his team he got booped off.

The streamer has had an interesting week after Twitch chat took his comments hilariously out of context during another stream on  November 28.

Emongg recently took part in Blizzard’s stream partner program, where he got to stream from Blizzard HQ with Overwatch developers.

As his team attacked near the end of the second point, emongg helped his team clear out the point before going to check the door just next to the drop-off.

But he overestimated his landing spot and ended up eliminating himself in one of the most embarrassing ways possible in Overwatch.

“I got booped, it was Lucio,” emongg tells his confused teammates as they finish up pushing the payload.

Even though he may have lied to his teammates, at least emongg didn’t give any free ultimate charge to the enemy team.

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Overwatch players freak out at Baptiste’s huge new Amplification Matrix

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Baptiste was the recipient of plenty of buffs in the latest Overwatch Experimental Card, including a major change to the size of his Amplification Matrix that is freaking out the game’s community.

The October 22 patch increased the width of the Haitian hero’s ultimate by a whopping four meters – up to nine from its previous five.

Now, Baptiste’s “window” as the community calls it, looks more like a garage door bigger than any shield in the game by a fair margin.

Keep in mind that the whole purpose of the Amplification Matrix is to double the damage or healing of any shot fired through it. Now, it’s extremely unlikely that teammates will ever have a reason to not shoot through the ultimate as it’s near impossible to miss.

The community has been joking about the size increase. On Reddit, LukarWarrior joked, “Baptiste, now available in IMAX,” suggesting that it’s not as big as a movie theater screen.

Others, such as educational content creator SVB noted how the ultimate is wider than the streets on King’s Row.

That said, it has plenty of uses on other maps where its entire width can be put to good use. BlazeBubble9 documented how there are so many chokes where the new window can come in handy.

Baptiste on Numbani
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Baptiste’s new Amp Matrix can come in handy on Numbani.

For instance, while defending or attacking first point on Numbani, the new ultimate can take up a whole spot on the high ground letting a whole team fire at will onto the objective doing double damage.

In another, you can see how trying to gain or prevent access to the bridge on Eichenwalde second is a breeze with the new ultimate as it perfectly fits within the choke.

Baptiste's ultimate on Eichenwalde
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Pushing into Eichenwalde just got a bit easier.

Of course, because the change is on the Experimental Mode there’s a chance it doesn’t hit the live game, but in the past many of the buffs tested there end up going through, so players should prepare regardless.

Only time will tell if this ultimate buff changes how often players decide to pick the support in their matches.