Overwatch trick lets any hero access King’s Row spawn high ground - Dexerto
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Overwatch trick lets any hero access King’s Row spawn high ground

Published: 26/Jul/2019 23:50 Updated: 27/Jul/2019 1:13

by Bill Cooney

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Every back in February of 2019 and is the most recently released Overwatch hero before Sigma arrived on the scene.

A much-needed Support hero, Baptiste has found his own little niche in Overwatch and can apparently help teammates with more than just healing and his Immortality Field.

Blizzard EntertainmentBaptiste can do more than your typical support.

Baptiste’s King’s Row boost

Baptiste’s Exo Boots ability allows him to jump really high (~9m) after crouching down and charging up for one second.

Reddit user MuiloLemos was kind enough to share how, with enough speed, you can also use Baptiste’s hops to get practically any hero to the high ground on the first attacking spawn of King’s Row.

Blizzard EntertainmentSummer Games could use more variety, why not a Baptiste high jump game?

By jumping up and slightly forward right next to the healing wall – as MulioLemos demonstrated in their video – you can quickly switch to any other hero before landing on the platform.

It’s a pretty neat trick and allows heroes like Bastion and Orisa to get a good vantage point but thanks to the upcoming 2-2-2 role queue it won’t be something players can do for long.

Once the role queue update goes live from the PTR, Baptiste will only be able to switch to another healer, so at least you’ll still be able to use it to get a nice high sniping position for Ana.

Baptiste isn’t the only one who loves King’s Row

With this newly-discovered Baptiste trick, Bastion can now reach high ground at the beginning and the end of King’s Row, at least until 2-2-2.

But the technique of using Bastion’s ultimate to hop up to the high ground just before the third point, will be safe from the reaches of role lock (credit to u/secondgenesis on Reddit).

Even though everyone is rightly obsessing over Overwatch’s newest hero Sigma right now, it’s nice to see Baptiste is still getting some love too.

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Cheeky Overwatch trick lets Baby D.Va score environmental kills

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to find a new lethal tactic with D.Va should look no further than this trick to surprise and tilt enemy teams.

Since 2016, Overwatch fans have taken highly to the hero D.Va, sporting countless cosplays, creating art, buying merchandise, you name it. Part of the reason for this is just how stylish the gamer-turned-mech pilot is.

As it turns out, however, even outside of her pink mech, D.Va can pack a punch and even eliminate any enemy hero in the game if the opportunity presents itself.

Most people know that D.Va’s Call Mech ability does a bit of damage if you use it directly on top of an enemy player, but not everyone realizes it also has knockback capabilities.

D.va from Overwatch looking cool
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D.Va is one of the most popular heroes, in and out of mech.

Boops can be one of the best ways in Overwatch to quickly deal with enemies regardless of their HP. Anyone from Roadhog to even Tracer (especially if limited by cooldowns) can fall victim to a well-timed push off the edge of a map.

As Reddit user ‘eregis’ showed, despite being at a disadvantage against a Soldier 76 who put down his Biotic Field for health restoration, the confrontation ended in their favor thanks to the knockback of Call Mech.

While on Rialto, the D.Va player had the Call Mech ability ready, but waited a bit to activate it. First, the player lured the enemy Soldier 76 to a bit of an unfavorable position on Rialto with his back to the water.

After getting the victim close enough to the ledge, the D.Va used Call Mech and sent 76 off the map and to his demise.

Of course, this trick is a bit of a high-risk play. Baby D.Va is tied with Tracer for the lowest-health hero in the game at only 150. However, unlike Tracer, D.Va does haven’t Blink or Recall to get out of tricky situations, so being able to time the Call Mech perfectly can be tough.

Next time you find yourself as Baby D.Va and an opportunity presents itself, try to see if you can secure frags with this ability. Your opponents will never see it coming.