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OWL pros reveal what 2019 Championship skins they’d like to see

Published: 28/Sep/2019 19:55 Updated: 28/Sep/2019 21:19

by Bill Cooney

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The 2019 limited time skin for Winston that turned the scientist into a World War fighter ace.

The Season 2 Grand Finals happen on September 29 at 3 PM EST in Philadelphia and players from both the Shock and the Titans have some interesting ideas about what they want to see in a potential championship skin, if they win, that is.

Overwatch LeagueFlying Ace Winston was available for a limited time to fans.

What skins do the pros want to see?

Dexerto asked several pros from both teams what skins they would like to see created for their potential championship and it’s no surprise most players would like to see their mains decked out.

“I’d like Reinhardt, but in a Sasquatch costume,” Titans tank and Rein master Sang-beom ‘Bumper’ Park told Dexerto. “Maybe his shield could be something snowy too.”

OWL/Robert PaulIt’s no surprise Bumper picked Reinhardt, a hero he’s dominated with all season.

Vancouver support Jooseok ‘Twilight’ Lee said it would come down to a team decision, if the Titans ended up winning the big match.

“There are six players, so if we win we’re going to have to have a group discussion,” Twilight explained. “But for myself, I would pick Ana”

On the other side of the aisle, the Shock’s Jay ‘Sinatraa‘ Won also went with one of his favorite heroes to play as MVP.

“It depends what happens in the finals,” Sinatraa explained. “If I got to pick though: Doomfist. Gotta pick what I play.”

OWL/Robert PaulSinatraa is widely considered one of the League’s best Doomfist players.

Vancouver’s Dong-eun ‘Hooreg’ Lee said he’d like to see a skin for Sigma or Doomfist, both heroes that are definitely pretty popular in the current state of the game.

Titan’s flex player Min-soo ‘SeoMinSoo’ Seo suggested Symmetra, whose been more of a meme than a viable hero throughout most of the Overwatch League, though that could change with the addition of Sigma to the game.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe world could always use more Symmetra skins.

Even though we’ll know who the 2019 OWL Champions are come September 29, we probably won’t know what the championship skin ends up being until next summer, based on Flying Ace Winston.

For those who can’t wait that long though, there’s good news: Overwatch’s Halloween terror event should get going sometime in early October, so keep an eye out for skin leaks and previews once the Grand Finals wrap up the 2019 OWL season in Philadelphia.

Interviews conducted by Michael Gwilliam and Dustin Steiner.

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

Published: 4/Dec/2020 23:18

by Michael Gwilliam

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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
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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.