Overwatch: Super demonstrates why Bunker is even worse than GOATS - Dexerto

Overwatch: Super demonstrates why Bunker is even worse than GOATS

Published: 8/Jul/2019 8:03 Updated: 8/Jul/2019 8:45

by Joe O'Brien


San Francisco Shock main tank Matthew ‘super’ DeLisi explained why he’d rather play GOATS instead of the Bunker composition in Overwatch.

For those that haven’t been paying attention to competitive Overwatch for the last year, GOATS is a triple-tank, triple-support composition named for the Contenders team that popularized it, and has largely dominated the highest level of play since.

GOATS dominance has been so significant, in fact, that it’s prompted the Overwatch League to reportedly move to a 2-2-2 role lock for Stage 4 of Season Two in order to finally shake up the meta, as Blizzard have been unable to dethrone the composition with balance changes, despite several targeted attempts.

For most fans and players, the end of GOATS can’t come soon enough, with many not only decrying the lack of variety that GOATS’ supremacy has resulted in, but also criticizing the composition for producing much less exciting gameplay, with no room for the flashier plays most often produced by Damage heroes.

In recent months, however – particularly since the release of Support hero Baptiste – a variant of the classic Bunker composition has risen in prevalence. Bunker often relies on elements like Orisa’s shield, Baptiste’s Immortality Field, and Bastion’s consistent damage output to build a strong “bunker” that is very hard for the enemy to break.

Robert Paul / Blizzard EntertainmentSuper has been credited as a significant part of San Francisco Shock’s Season 2 success.

Unfortunately, for many players and viewers, Bunker is even less enjoyable than GOATS, as San Francisco Shock’s super demonstrated.

While playing as Orisa in a Bunker composition on Paris, super showed just how little he is required to do to make the line-up work, simply placing his shield down periodically and either mindlessly holding down his primary fire or even standing off to the side while his team fought.

“Would I rather play GOATS? Over that? Over waiting in a choke for fucking 25 seconds for [ultimates] to pass by? Yeah. Yeah I would actually.”

For those that aren’t a fan of Bunker, however, the move to a 2-2-2 role lock doesn’t seem likely to remove the composition like it will GOATS, as Bunker doesn’t require more than two heroes of any role to implement.

It seems fans will instead have to hope for either balance changes or innovation of more effective counters if they’re hoping to see Bunker drop out of the meta any time soon.


Overwatch update gives Winston Sombra and D.Va new Karaoke voice lines

Published: 29/Nov/2020 0:26

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch’s last patch on November 19 has finally given Sombra, Winston, and D.Va new Easter Egg karaoke voice lines on the Busan map.

The ability for certain heroes to sing on Busan isn’t exactly a secret, but it is a fun little Easter Egg hidden away. Devs have apparently been hard at work adding heroes to this exclusive club recently as well.

A few months ago Ashe, Baptiste, and Widowmaker joined the club, and, just before 2020 wraps up, Winston, Sombra, and D.Va have finally been let in on the fun as well.

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The karaoke spawn room on Busan lets Overwatch heroes sing their hearts out.

Apparently added during the November 19 patch, these new voice lines weren’t found by players until a few days later when videos started to pop up. Sure enough, all three have new voice lines, though we wouldn’t exactly call what Sombra is doing “singing.”

Instead of laying down any bars, Sombra simply discusses the merits of hacking, pays off all of the neighbors’ bills (how nice), and changes the Karaoke bar landlord’s WiFi password (not so nice).

Winston’s two lines play on him being both a great ape and a great scientist. One has him explaining the first law of thermodynamics to players: “energy cannot be created or destroyed.” His other is about clapping with his hands and feet since, you know, he’s a gorilla.

Finally, the pièce de résistance, at least for all of the D.Va players out there, are her new Karaoke lines. In Overwatch lore, Hana ‘D.Va’ Song is both an esports champion and K-POP star, so you’d think she would have gotten her lines much sooner than she did.

If the Tank singing “Pew Pew Pew” isn’t adorable enough, she also proudly proclaims, “someone has to save the world, it might as well be me,” along with another line in her native tongue, Korean.

This brings the number of heroes who can sing on Busan up to 17 with Winston, Sombra, and D.Va; which is officially more than half of the 32 heroes currently in the game.