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Overwatch technique lets Baptiste deal damage and heal at the same time

Published: 22/Mar/2019 16:04 Updated: 22/Mar/2019 16:20

by Joe O'Brien


An Overwatch technique allows players to pump out both damage and healing simultaneously as Baptiste without sacrificing the quantity of either.

Baptiste has now been in the hands of the full Overwatch player-base for several days, having been released on March 19, and so players are starting to figure out how to get the most out of his abilities.

Players are already discovering powerful ways of combining other heroes with Baptiste’s abilities, and identifying bugs that impact the effectiveness of his abilities. Most recently, players have realized it’s possible to increase Baptiste’s effective output using animation-cancelling.

Animation-cancelling is a technique found in many different games and using many different tactics, which involves using another action to interrupt the animation of a weapon, ability, or interaction so that you can then perform the action again more quickly than normal.

Blizzard EntertainmentBaptiste’s Biotic Launcher has two modes of fire – a burst rifle for damage, and a grenade launcher for healing.

For Baptiste, it turns out that if you time the shots right, it’s possible to swap seamlessly between firing the burst rifle and the grenade launcher, such that you have a constant output of either damage or healing, with each alternate shot fitting into the gap between rounds.

Baptiste can animation cancel his healing and damage resulting in doing both without any delay from r/Overwatch

The applications of utilizing both firing modes simultaneously in this way might be fairly limited, but it’s still a useful technique to be aware of for hectic fights. Doubling up in this way does detract from either mode, so you may well end up dealing a little bit of damage while focusing primarily on healing, or vice versa.

This isn’t the only use to which Baptiste players can put animation-cancelling, however. Baptiste can also use a more tradition animation-cancelling technique, which involves hitting the melee button immediately after firing, to speed up his fire rate for a particular mode of the rifle.

Certain techniques for animation-cancelling have been patched out by Blizzard in the past, so it’s possible these may not remain permanently, but while they’re in the game it’s worth keeping them in mind if you’re trying to play as efficiently as possible.


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.