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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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Overwatch player exposes how broken map points really are

Published: 25/Oct/2020 16:15

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch YouTuber and Twitch streamer Nathan ‘KarQ’ Chan has exposed why contesting or capturing points in the game can feel a bit off. As it turns out, the game doesn’t accurately tell you where the point really begins.

If you’ve ever played Overwatch, chances are you’ve had a game where you swore you were on the point at the last moment, but the game didn’t count it. This is because the objective’s visual identifier is much cleaner than the game would lead you to believe.

The first thing that KarQ explains is that he’s using a Workshop mode called Patriq’s Tool [WNSY6] to show a map’s true properties.

As visualized by a little rope, the true point begins once a character’s model crosses over that line. Additionally, green orbs indicate high ground locations that heroes can still be standing on to either contest or capture an objective.

Hanamura's point B dead zones
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Hanamura has a weird dead zone by the stairs.

Starting with Hanamura, KarQ explains how the first point is slightly more extended than the visuals suggest. The second point, meanwhile has some wonky positions where for smaller heroes, they cannot contest near the right side’s stairs as there is a dead zone.

Temple of Anubis also has some glaring issues with dead zones that will prevent some smaller heroes such as Tracer from being able to contest. The defender’s right-hand corner on the second point features a massive dead zone that can even keep stall heroes like Mei from being able to contest. This is a big deal and something to keep in mind in-game.

Volskaya’s second point is completely busted with a single aerial spot on the point counting as a dead zone. This means that despite the capture point’s height being 8.70 meters, a random mid-air spot doesn’t count.

Moving onto King of the Hill maps, for Ilios Ruins, players can actually contest above every single ledge and corner above the point. This is important because it means that there’s no reason to throw yourself onto the objective and risk your life in overtime.

Meanwhile, Ilios Well, despite being a mirrored back, gives one side an unfair advantage because the point starts four stairs up on one section and only three on the other. One section of the map even features two random dead spots while the other side has potted plants where those dead zones are.

Ilios Well is a broken map
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Ilios Well isn’t even mirrored.

This isn’t to say some of the maps aren’t well-made. Hollywood’s first point is nearly perfect on all sides, which makes one wonder why not all of them are like that.

With Overwatch 2 in development, hopefully, the team can adjust all the older maps to make the visual identifier more consistent so players know exactly where they can and can’t contest.