Overwatch trick with D.VA and Symmetra creates insane “teleporting bomb” - Dexerto

Overwatch trick with D.VA and Symmetra creates insane “teleporting bomb”

Published: 28/Feb/2020 2:07

by Alan Bernal


A powerful combination in Overwatch combines D.Va’s Self-Destruct ultimate ability with Symmetra’s Teleporter for a devastating surprise attack.

The biggest issue of landing a clean D.Va ult to the enemy team is that it turns the giant mech into a telegraphed bomb that is easy to spot out in the open. The trick completely eliminates that by sending the MEKA through a Teleporter and in front of a team – leaving them with almost no time to react.

There are a couple of kinks to iron out when using the tactic, such as timing the D.Va ultimate while getting the other side of the teleporter in perfect position to deliver the package.

While D.Va picked up all the kills, Symmetra had a lot to contribute in the play.

Reddit user ‘blackjacc’ showed just how quickly the combo can wipe out an entire team when it was used against them during a game.

While defending on Paris at Objective B, blackjacc’s team was doing a pretty good job at keeping the attackers funneled inside of the archway leading into the site.

That’s when the Symmetra had a funny idea to hand-deliver the explosive ultimate right into the enemy’s backline.

6K Teleporting Bomb from Overwatch

D.Va activated her ult and the countdown to the giant explosion started while the MEKA was stationary. Sym proceeded to lay down one end of the Teleporter right underneath the bomb while sending the other end deep into enemy territory.

After that, all they had to do was sit back and watch the kill feed light up with a quick 6k, letting them just walk up to the objective.

For those still confused with how the sequence laid out, other players chimed in to explain what was happening: “Ya, D.Va drops her mech standing still and Symmetra stands directly behind it and places the teleporter and it teleports like a turret.”

blackjacc via Reddit
The trick play took the Overwatch team completely by surprise.

Since the defending team’s defense was positioned to take care of threats coming from the archway, the sly coordination between teammates gave them a huge opening to break open the other squad.

Making this play happen in an Overwatch match will take some coordination to pull off. But if it’s successful, then it’ll spell doom for any backline in a matter of seconds.


Overwatch players discover Reinhardt is “broken” with new hammer buff

Published: 4/Dec/2020 23:18

by Michael Gwilliam


A new buff to Reinhardt on the Overwatch Experimental Card may be a bit too strong after players did some testing with his hammer.

The December 3 Overwatch patch brought in some big changes to three different heroes with Baptiste getting a nerf to Immorality Field, D.Va’s health getting reconfigured and Reinhardt seeing an increase to his hammer swing damage.

With his swing damage improved from 75 damage to 85, these has opened up some new damage breakpoints when factoring in Mercy and Zenyatta damage boosts.

The key thing to keep in mind with most Overwatch buffs is how they are influenced by other modifiers. With most heroes being at 200 HP, the sooner your damage can exceed that, the better.

Reinhardt on Hollywood
Blizzard Entertainment
Reinhardt’s damage got a nice buff.

In the case of Reinhardt, his damage increase from 75 to 85 may not seem too insane until you start to factor in damage boosts. Mercy’s damage boost amplifies a hero’s attacks by 30% while Zenyatta’s Discord Orb makes it so any hero who is discorded takes 30% extra damage.

Previously, with 75 damage, one swing by Reinhardt while damage boosted or attacking a discorded target would deal 97.5. Now, however, when factoring in the 10 additional damage, that number becomes 110.5.

All it takes now is just two swings onto a 200 HP hero for Reinhardt to delete them, making the buff extra strong when he’s paired with a Mercy or Zenyatta.

Plus, there are a couple of extra elements to factor in. Reinhardt’s hammer deals cleave damage, which means that he can hit multiple enemies with a single blow. If he’s damage boosted by Mercy, he could take down teams with ease.

Not only that, but the Experimental patch also gave Reinhardt 50 extra health, meaning he has a bit more room to swing and live to tell the tale. This doesn’t even include the additional ultimate charge he will generate by doing more damage.

As you can see in the short clip, with the boost, Reinhardt can delete the 200 HP practice range bot in just one second, prompting Jon to caption the video: “Rein is broken.”

Reinhardt holds shield up
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Reinhardt is a much more deadly tank with these buffs.

Others agreed. “Buffing Rein and D.Va when they don’t need it instead of nerfing overpowered heroes isn’t good man,” a user replied.

“I don’t think this is the answer we are looking for but I guess it’s better than what we got?” Florida Mayhem content creator Samito further chimed in referring to the state of the meta.

It will be interesting to see what the devs decide to do with these Reinhardt buffs and if they make it through to the live game after the experimental period ends.