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Overwatch streamer makes a terrifying prediction on the future of competitive play

Published: 31/Oct/2018 18:08 Updated: 31/Oct/2018 18:30

by Bill Cooney

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Just in time for Halloween, Overwatch streamer Redshell shared his terrifying vision of what Overwatch Competitive play could end up turning into.

Redshell predicts a new hero will come in and completely break the game “The new hero dude, his name is called Dog, Dog is a tank, it’s a tank that counters every single player in the game.”

Then the consequences of this new hero are truly horrifying “Overwatch is dead, there’s no more fucking games.”

This would mean the end of Competitive play as well, the streamer tells viewers “Competitive Overwatch is over dude, the top ten players are Brigitte players and Dog mains.”

But he had one final terrifying prediction to leave viewers with “And before you know it dude, you open Twitch.tv to watch your favorite streamers, and the only thing you can see: Evil Toaster, 24/7, on 60 different channels.”

There could be a new hero announced at BlizzCon this weekend, but hopefully it won’t be one that aligns with Redshell’s terrifying prophecy.

Hopefully the prediction isn’t accurate and Overewatch Competitive play is able to survive, that or we’ll all just have to start practicing Dog as soon as it’s announced.

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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.