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Overwatch streamer pulls off a hilarious Widowmaker bait during match

Published: 17/Jan/2019 1:23 Updated: 17/Jan/2019 1:37

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch streamer ‘qadRaT’ managed to pull off one of the most satisfying Widowmaker baits ever seen – especially seeing as it was against a Winston.

Winston is usually a good counter for snipers like Widow in Overwatch, as he can use his jump pack to quickly close the distance, landing on top of them to melt them down with his Tesla Cannon.

…that is, unless the Widowmaker manages to get into a spot that’s tough to get to – which is exactly what ‘qadRaT’ did.

While attacking on Dorado, the streamer was running Widowmaker to the right of spawn, when a flanking enemy Winston spotted what appeared to be an easy pick.

After grappling onto a nearby roof, qadRaT saw the Winston flying towards him, but it seems like their calculations were just a little off, and they fell to their death instead of taking out Widow.

After it happened, all qadRaT could do was laugh, assuring the Winston he just embarrassed that he didn’t actually see anything.

Environmental kills are some of the most satisfying things that happen to a player in Overwatch, as long as they’re on the right side of them, and it’s extremely rare to see a Widowmaker make environmental kill at all.

Even though ‘qadRaT’ didn’t technically knock the Winston off, he did bait them up to his position, so we’ll count this as a Widowmaker environmental kill for the streamer.

There’s sure to be plenty of impressive Widowmaker play when the Overwatch League’s Second Season gets going on February 14.

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Crafty Overwatch spot can give you the drop on Lijiang Tower

Published: 30/Nov/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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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.