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Overwatch Youtuber breaks down mistakes players make with every ultimate

Published: 16/Dec/2019 22:12 Updated: 7/Feb/2020 11:44

by Michael Gwilliam

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Ultimates in Overwatch are the most powerful abilities in the game and can decide team fights in an instant. Educational YouTuber KarQ took it upon himself to detail one mistake players make with each ultimate in the game that prevent them from getting the most out of the ability.

In the video, KarQ goes into great detail for every hero in the game and starts things off with the tanks before moving onto damage and eventually support.

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Some of the tips sound like common knowledge, yet a surprising amount of players don’t take advantage of them so KarQ felt they needed to be shared. For instance, early on in the video, the Toronto Defiant streamer explained how too many players put their SuperCharger in poor positions instead of behind natural cover or a shield.

Blizzard EntertainmentYou should never put down Bongo right in the open.

“I can’t believe this is happening,” KarQ said. “For the love of Jeff Kaplan, protect your SuperCharger.” Orisa’s ultimate gives players 50% extra damage so keeping it alive can be the difference between winning and losing a team fight or even the game itself.

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Another useful tip with Reinhardt is not to charge in right after knocking opponents down with Earthshatter. As KarQ explained, charging a lone tank after a solo Earthshatter may be worth it, but not when there are a bunch of enemies knocked out ripe for cleave damage with the hammer.

With Zarya, a big mistake is just not use the ultimate at all. Graviton Surge is a powerful ability that locks enemies in place leaving them vulnerable to attack. The problem is that too many players hold onto their ultimate all game looking for a chance to get the entire enemy team in it when sometimes only getting one player can be enough to swing a fight.

Moving onto damage, with Ashe, putting BOB in good positions to help zone the enemy is very critical. You can’t just call the omnic butler down and hope for the best, you need to actually put some thought into where he’s going and the area you’re looking to control.

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A really interesting and key tip with Bastion is to rocket jump when in tank mode to get a better view when firing at enemies so that the splash damage of each shot will actually connect as opposed to just relying on directs.

“It’s such a fundamental mechanic to learn in order to get a top-down angle,” KarQ explained.

KarQBOB can be useful for zoning out enemies.

When it comes to Sombra’s EMP, not using it with a plan can lead to disaster. Sombra in general can benefit highly from good coordination and communication. Accounting for enemy supports such as Zenyatta’s Transcendence are critical to getting the most out of it.

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With Ana’s Nano Boost, one of the biggest mistakes KarQ sees is people not using it defensively for its health regeneration. Nano Boost isn’t just an offensive tool, it can also be used to heal a teammate – more so if they had been naded beforehand, allowing them to stay in the fight.

KarQRally will not save your team from powerful ultimates.

Another common support mistake is using Rally as Brigitte as a reactionary defensive support ultimate like Sound Barrier. Brigitte’s Rally armor takes time to build up and lacks the sustain of something like Transcendence. Using it just before a team fight to give a team more health going into a fight will help much more.

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Hopefully with these tips you can take your game and your rank to another level.

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Insane Overwatch Wrecking Ball Tracer combo obliterates enemy teams

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:14

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to find some new synergy between two unlikely heroes should look no further than a lethal combination with Tracer and Wrecking Ball.

Wrecking Ball can be one of the most annoying heroes in the game to deal with, constantly booping people away while remaining in his ball form.

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Meanwhile, Tracer can do very much of the same, buzzing in the backline, harassing supports and just being a general menace to deal with thanks to her Blinks, Recall and small hit box.

Together, the threat of Tracer and Wrecking Ball can really dominate uncoordinated teams, but with a little coordination on their own part, the two can destroy entire groups with a neat ultimate attack.

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Wrecking Ball piledrives enemies on Junkertown
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Wrecking Ball can be a major threat in the back line.

As demonstrated by Twitch streamer ‘rene_ow,’ the Masters ranked Hammond player spotted a pack of enemies all grouped up on the Busan map.

After grappling to go in for a major boop on the four, the player’s allied Tracer blinked in and stuck her Pulse Bomb on the McCree.

With the McCree booped into the rest of the adversaries, the result ended up being a massive quad kill, with both supports and DPS heroes on the enemy team eliminated swiftly.

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The insane combo was well-received by the team, which celebrated the quad kill. “That was nuts!” they cried with glee.

Perhaps the best part of this combo is that you don’t need the stick to connect. In theory, you can have Wrecking Ball knock the enemies towards Tracer or her Pulse Bomb radius to secure the frags.

This type of team play may take some serious effort to get right, but if you have a partner you synergize well with, it’s always possible that this combination can help you win Overwatch games, and rank up in style.

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