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Overwatch teases fans with Brigitte’s Winter Wonderland victory pose

Published: 12/Dec/2018 20:32 Updated: 12/Dec/2018 20:37

by Bill Cooney

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Brigitte’s new “Toast” victory pose for this year’s Winter Wonderland event pokes some fun at an Overwatch fan theory that was popular just before the hero was released.

Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland event introduces a ton of new skins and cosmetics for heroes this year, and may have also broken BlizzardWorld in Arcade mode.

A number of heroes got the “Toast” emote, like Tracer, enjoying a nice cup of tea, but Brigitte’s contains a little Easter Egg for eagle-eyed fans.

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Before Brigitte was released one of the popular fan theories about the next hero was that it would be a cat, wearing a jetpack on it’s back, which was a hero design Blizzard had toyed around with in the past.

In the new pose, Brigitte’s mug is in the shape of a cat, and some sharp-sighted players discovered that on the back of the mug is a small jetpack, making the mug the infamous Jetpack Cat.

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Even though fans never got a Jetpack Cat hero, at least now there’s some rocket propelled feline representation in Overwatch.

Brigitte’s Toast pose, along with the rest of the Winter Wonderland skins and cosmetics are available in loot boxes and the Hero Gallery until January 2, 2019.

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Overwatch player discovers secret counter to Mei’s Cryo-Freeze

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:32

by Michael Gwilliam

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Mei’s Cryo-Freeze has to be one of the most annoying abilities in Overwatch, granting the hero complete invincibility for its duration. Now, a player has discovered a brilliant trick to counter the ice-themed hero.

In Overwatch, there are few abilities as unique as Cryo-Freeze. It places Mei inside of an ice cube that heals her and cleanses any status effects such as Ana’s biotic grenade.

However, the most annoying thing about the ability is how it makes Mei completely invulnerable. For the few seconds she has it activated, she can survive anything from point-blank D.Va bombs to Sigma’s Gravitic Flux.

Some players have found ways to “time” abilities so they connect with Mei as she exits her ice cube cocoon, such as Tracer’s Pulse Bomb or a Reinhardt charge. However, this tactic is reliant on the Mei using Cryo-Freeze’s whole duration. If she cancels it early, then there’s a chance that she’ll end up surviving or dodging the oncoming attack.

Mei uses ice block in Overwatch
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Mei’s ice block is extremely powerful.

Luckily, a new technique has been discovered which should make countering Mei a breeze. As shown by Reddit user bleubey, Junkrat can actually place his trap directly on top of Mei’s ice cube.

This trick should guarantee that the Chinese environmentalist hero gets trapped and is extremely vulnerable to any attacks. With any luck, you can even catch the Mei player completely off-guard and force out her ultimate.

That exact thing happened in bleubey’s clip. After coming out of the cube, the Mei found herself trapped and ended up wasting her Blizzard in the process, only to be taken out of the picture by a damage-boosted Junkrat grenade.

I find it amusing that you can put a junk trap on top of Mei’s head while she’s an ice cube from Overwatch

Users on the site were shocked to see that such a trick even existed. “I’m almost gold border and I never knew this,” wrote marioaprooves.

“I’m GM and I never knew this sh*t. Holy f**k,” stated another, clearly shocked at what they had witnessed.

Mei freezes Roadhog
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Mei has a lot of tricks up her sleeve.

Bleubey responded in turn that they only found out by complete accident, proving that such a tactic really went under the radar for a long time.

The next time there is a Mei giving your team trouble, try swapping to Junkrat and taking her out with this neat trap hat maneuver.