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Overwatch Streamer Shows Off the Power of the New Hanzo with Insane Team Wipe

Published: 9/May/2018 20:41 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:51

by Joe O'Brien

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Tempo Storm streamer Wraxu showed off the power of the new Hanzo during a recent stream.

A well-known Hanzo specialist, Wraxu demonstrated just what the newly-reworked hero is capable of with an epic six-kill in a ranked online game.

Hanzo’s overhaul gave him a brand-new ability in Storm Shot, a skill that allows him to rapid-fire up to six shots at maximum power but reduced damage, as well as a new movement ability, a horizontal leap called Lunge.

Perhaps just as importantly, however, Hanzo also got some more subtle changes across the board, such as an increase in the projectile speed of his arrows. The overall result is a Hanzo that is significantly improved, and in the hands of a specialist it shows.

During a match on Horizon: Lunar Colony, Wraxu was able to wipe out the entire enemy team to secure the first point. Unlike most Hanzo multi-kills of old, however, Wraxu didn’t rely on the ultimate at all, instead going to work with just his regular arrows and the new Storm Shot ability.

Among the victims of the play was LA Valiant’s Terrence ‘SoOn’ Tarlier, who was Wraxu’s first victim as the slaughter began. With his opposite number removed, Wraxu then proceeds to eliminate the entire team, barely missing a shot throughout.

Unfortunately for fans of the new Hanzo wishing to see him used at the highest level of play, it seems the changes won’t go live in the next stage of the Overwatch League.

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How to use OP Torb turret placement in Overwatch Junkenstein’s Revenge

Published: 28/Oct/2020 0:20

by Bill Cooney

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Junkenstein’s Revenge is one of the best ways to earn loot boxes during Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event, and there are a few spots for Torbjorn’s turret you should probably know about.

Halloween in Overwatch means plenty of new skins to unlock, including the Ragdoll Echo skin, which is now available until the event ends on November 3.

The only way to unlock the DPS hero’s new skin though is to win 9 games in any mode. If you stick to quick play and competitive this could easily take one or even two whole days, but if you simply grind them out in Junkenstein’s Revenge, the wins will only take a couple of hours instead.

Even though the seasonal PvE survival mode goes quicker than regular matches, you can definitely still lose if you don’t have the right team comp. This means that at all difficulty levels, Torbjorn is still a must-pick for his turret and it’s constant damage output.

Torbjorn Halloween Terror skin
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You won’t get far in the harder difficulties of Junkenstein’s without Torb.

As for where to put this powerful, Zomnic-slaying device, there are several options that all work quite well, and are all fairly easy to pull off too – like on top of the overturned cart right down the middle lane. It has a commanding line of sight for the middle and left staircase spawns, and even covers part of the pond on the right side.

The best part of this spot might be the fact that it’s too close for Zombardiers to immediately target it, and it will hold boss aggro for as long as it’s around.

Next, placing the turret on the railing right on top of the left-hand stairs also gives it a great shot at all three spawns instead of just two, and gives you the ability to run up there and repair it when needed.

Finally, if you’re looking for something extra flashy to really impress your teammates, there’s even a way to get the turret up to the wooden platform just above the door where Widow and Ashe usually hang out.

Step by step for best turret placement in JR from Overwatch

Like in the clip above, head up the stairs to the right and go on to the platform they lead to (the place we all used to place the turret). Then head to the ledge closest to the door and aim at the ridge on the tower above the platform, straight up from the bush on the right side.

Another option is to jump from the edge and throw it at the apex of Torb’s leap if you have trouble getting it there while standing still. Toss it up, and your little guy is all set to rain down death on the army of undead charging the gates, and hopefully unlock that Echo skin a little bit quicker.