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Overwatch’s Jeff Kaplan throws shade at Valve while revealing Sigma

Published: 23/Jul/2019 22:00 Updated: 23/Jul/2019 22:03

by Bill Cooney

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As he joined popular Twitch streamer Brandon ‘Overwatch’s newest hero, Jeff Kaplan managed to get a good dig in at Valve as well.

Blizzard, the company who makes Overwatch, is no stranger to getting ribbed for its long development cycle for updates on games like Overwatch.

Referencing the popular “Blizzard soon” meme, Jeff said that the company’s dev cycle was nothing compared to another heavy hitter in the video game world: Valve.

Nesskain/Blizzard EntertainmentOverwatch players are already trying to decipher Sigma on the PTR.

Still waiting for Half Life 3

As he and Seagull discussed Overwatch’s sometime lengthy development cycle, Jeff said it was nothing compared to Valve.

“Blizzard soon is like a two year window, you have to give me two years,” Jeff joked, before Seagull said it was more like two decades.

ValveOne day… we hope.

“Two decades? Come on,” Jeff replied. “That’s Valve soon, yeah I just threw that out.”

Jeff’s comments probably ring true for a lot of Valve fans – a number of whom are still waiting for any shred of news of Half Life 3 or a continuation of another of Valve’s popular franchises.

Valve did come out with a new card game Artifact recently, though the game quickly lost popularity and it’s Twitch channel became a hub for the illegal streaming of movies (and other stuff).

Enough about Valve, what about Sigma?

Sigma, the latest hero was actually released to Overwatch’s PTR during Seagull’s stream as a birthday present to the former Overwatch League pro.

Based on previous hero releases, we can probably assume that Sigma will spend at least a few weeks on the PTR before being released to the main game and console.

Sigma is the main tank Overwatch players have been asking to get for awhile now, so it will be interesting to see how he ends up being used in the game.

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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.