Overwatch: Torbjörn ultimate backfires spectacularly on teammates thanks to 'Play Of The Century' from Genji - Dexerto
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Overwatch: Torbjörn ultimate backfires spectacularly on teammates thanks to ‘Play Of The Century’ from Genji

Published: 19/Oct/2018 11:46 Updated: 19/Oct/2018 12:02

by Ross Deason

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Every Overwatch player has a Play Of The Game (POTG) that they look back on fondly and like to believe is on-par with some of the best ever made.

Most would admit that that isn’t really the case, though. However, one particular Genji play that has been making the rounds online may well deserve the ‘Play Of The Century’ tag that some users have been putting on it.

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The play in question was originally shared by ‘KirbyMatkatamiba’ on Reddit, with the user stating that they had indeed been told that “this was the Play Of The Century.”

KirbyMatkatamiba Genji had just jumped behind a Reinhardt shield to deflect a deluge of Bastion’s bullets, but the player quickly found that they were outnumbered and outmatched, especially when an enemy Torbjörn joined the fray.

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KirbyMatkatamiba inevitably died to the onslaught of opponents but just moments before dropping to the ground, the player somehow managed to deflect Torbjörn’s new ultimate, and all hell broke loose!

I was told this was the play of the century from r/Overwatch

The new Torbjörn ultimate, which spray molten lava onto the map, has taken some getting used to since its introduction, and we’re willing to bet that the deflected attack came as a surprise to KirbyMatkatamiba’s opponents, especially when they started to go up in flames at the hands of a player that was quite clearly dead on the floor in front of them.

If this wasn’t enough to get under the skin of KirbyMatkatamiba’s enemies, it looks like the player’s Mercy teammate was swooping in to revive them at the end of the clip, so the Genji player never even had the decency to die properly!

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Leaker suggests Overwatch 2 release coming in early 2021

Published: 18/Oct/2020 19:31

by Theo Salaun

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An Overwatch leaker has revealed that the Overwatch League and Blizzcon schedules for 2021 suggest a release of the Overwatch 2 beta or full game in February 2021.

The original Overwatch title came out in May 2016 and, over four years later, the game’s extensive fanbase has been eager to find out when the sequel might finally release. With expectations of better graphics, new heroes, maps, and even modes, an upgraded follow-up to the popular Blizzard title remains a highly anticipated mystery.

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In November 2019, players of the Blizzard franchise received their first look at what’s on the horizon with a gameplay trailer that revealed a variety of new content. Now, with BlizzCon scheduled for February 2021 and recent speculation that the Overwatch League’s fourth season will return in April of the same year, a popular leaker is specifying exactly what that horizon may be.

Known as ‘Metro_OW’ on Twitter, Metro has been the source of OW2 leaks in the past and did correctly predict Ashe’s reveal in 2018. Given their track record and the surrounding context, this new leak engenders some confidence.

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As Metro explains, the rumored OWL return being pushed back to April coincides with the BlizzCon date in February to suggest a reasonable expectation of, at the very least, an OW2 beta in early 2021.

With Blizzard popularly known to prioritize revealing content at their own events, fans can be sure to expect more information at the upcoming virtual company conference. With gameplay shown in 2019, the launch of a beta is certainly within the realm of possibility.

OW 2 code in Battle.net
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Fans have also noticed Battle.net files that indicate an OW2 beta is being worked on.

If a beta is released in late-February, then that means OW2 will be playable in some capacity before the return of the Overwatch League. It would be somewhat awkward for an entire season, which typically lasts about six months, to play on the original game despite an existent beta. 

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That, therefore, grounds Metro’s expectations that the upcoming OWL season will be played on Overwatch 2 with a beta, if not the full game, releasing following BlizzCon. Theoretically, this timeline could give the beta about two months of play before an official launch just ahead of a new season of professional play.