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Overwatch trick lets support heroes get Ultimates for free

Published: 21/May/2020 17:50

by Michael Gwilliam


In Overwatch, support Ultimates can be the difference between winning and losing team fights. As such, having your ults online more often than your opponents can be crucial over the course of a match, and a neat trick can almost guarantee you’ll have the edge in charge.

Former Overwatch League MVP Sung-hyeon ‘JJoNak’ Bang showed off how to get free support charge by coordinating with his tank player during a match against the Hangzhou Spark.

While defending on Blizzard World’s streets phase, New York noticed the Spark had a stray Torbjorn turret off away from the battle and capitalized on it still being active while their foes regrouped.

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JJoNak was named OWL MVP during season one.

As the rest of the NYXL took up defense positions, Hong-joon ‘HOTBA’ Choi stood in front of the turret to purposefully take damage while JJoNak on the Ana healed him to gain more Ultimate charge.

The moment was detected by OWL fans on Reddit who posted a clip of the interaction taken from the replay viewer. The video shows JJoNak gaining a whopping 25% charge towards his next Nano Boost while the Spark literally gained nothing from having the turret active.

JJoNak gains 25% free ult charge from Competitiveoverwatch

Jaehwan ‘Adora’ Kang, the Torbjorn player for the Spark, already had his Molten Core Ultimate built up, so he wasn’t gaining anything extra from the damage being done to HOTBA, except, of course, for padding his damage stats.

What makes this even better for New York is that Adora can’t even manually destroy the turret as Overwatch doesn’t let Torbjorn do so if the turret has received or dealt damage with three seconds.

This trick can easily be applied in your own games too in the event the enemy runs a Torbjorn and/or Symmetra and you find yourself in a position where their turret(s) remains actives despite the fight being over.

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Torbjorn players should be careful their turrets don’t feed support Ultimates.

Just coordinate with your tank if you’re playing support or vice versa and rake in the rewards. Of course, you should be wary of the possibility that you’d be handing free Ultimate charge to the opposing Torbjorn player too, if you don’t suspect he already has his Molten Core loaded.

The same strategy would apply with Wrecking Ball’s Minefield too, but turrets work slightly better because you could in theory abuse them for an entire round while the mines disappear after awhile.


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.