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Perfectly timed Doomfist Rocket Punch leaves Overwatch fans stunned

Published: 31/Mar/2019 10:46 Updated: 31/Mar/2019 10:56

by Connor Bennett

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Being able to take down a flying enemy in Overwatch can be pretty challenging at times, but one fan managed to bring down multiple, in quick succession, with Doomfist.

Who is Doomfist?

Doomfist is a fan favorite hero in Overwatch due to its balance of mobility and power. Skilled players can wreak absolute havoc with the character’s powerful Rocket Punch and Seismic Slam abilities, before unleashing the Meteor Strike ultimate.

When it’s all lined-up together, the character’s kills can look like a thing of beauty – and that’s exactly how it looked when one fan showed off their perfectly timed, and well-chained, string of kills while using Doomfist.

BlizzardDoomfist’s Rocket Punch may look like it’s from another universe, but it can be utterly devastating.

In a post to the Overwatch subreddit, user Slingdash showed off just how a perfectly time Rocket Punch from Doomfist can lead to dire consequences for its enemies – especially if they’re flying in the air.

The Doomfist had not just one, but two, perfectly timed and charged hits on enemies. Starting with the Zenyatta, Slingdash charged the Rocket Punch ability up and waited for the opponent to drop into their crosshairs. Once they did, Slingdash unleashed the punch – sending the Zenyatta flying to their death.

That elimination was chained immediately into another kill – eliminating an unsuspecting Lucio player who had been stuck in a firefight with one of Slingdash’ teammates.

Slingdash put the icing on the cake with the third and final kill, which led to their team picking up the win. It was a perfectly timed Rocket Punch as an annoying Pharah player was seemingly unkillable. Yet, when it dropped right into view for Slingdash, they powered up the vicious punch and brutally nailed the enemy to the wall of the building behind them.

I absolutely lost it on the Pharah kill. from r/Overwatch

The clip was made all that much more hilarious by the in-game announcer announcing that Slingdash’s team had won, with the Pharah player sliding down the building wall in slow motion in the background of the victory screen.

Overwatch fans chimed in with their compliments after watching the highlight play. “That looks so satisfying, especially if you are a Pharah hater like me,” commented one user.

Doomfist mains may be able to pull off similar, game-winning clips of their own but if they can match the hilarity of the sliding Pharah, then they may have a claim to the best Overwatch highlight in a while. 

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Sneaky Overwatch spot gets you to Watchpoint Gibraltar’s high ground fast

Published: 22/Nov/2020 21:26

by Julian Young

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In any competitive shooter, good positioning and map control are key factors to achieving victory. The Overwatch community has once again shown how smart movement can benefit players, this time with a clever trick to gain the high ground on Watchpoint: Gibraltar.

Overwatch is a unique title that requires team coordination and individual skill to overcome opponents. Heroes need to synergize their abilities with teammates and perform well on their own to defeat the other team.

Outside of individual skill and good teamwork, positioning and map control are two additional factors to consider when a team plans and executes their strategy. Players are always looking for new ways to exploit their surroundings to help outsmart their enemies.

While many movement techniques are well-known in the Overwatch community, there are still some tricks that not all players are aware of.  In a video posted user ‘Hovspian’, they show off a lesser-known shortcut players can use to reach the high ground on Watchpoint: Gibraltar.

Found a new shortcut to highground on Gibraltar second from Overwatch

In the clip, the player is in the interior room located near Checkpoint B: a fairly open space with bits of cover in various spots and a vehicle hanging from the ceiling. They walk towards a forklift that is holding some containers, and then jump on top of the vehicle’s glass windshield.

From there, they jump onto the containers the forklift is holding, and then to the nearby ledge that lines the interior wall. From that position, they survey the room and show off an impressive vantage point where they can shoot down at any enemies in the open space below.

Overwatch Watchpoint Gibraltar Map
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An Overwatch player has shared a nifty trick to gain the high ground on Operation: Gibraltar.

While this may not be a new discovery for some Overwatch veterans, not every player knows about it. One user responded shortly after the post went live saying they were not familiar with this particular move, and thanked Hovspian for sharing it. For those unfamiliar with the movement on display in the clip, this climbing maneuver could prove useful in future matches.

Whether they are playing a damage, tank, or support role, all can benefit from movement that provides them with an advantage. This video is another example of how players can outsmart the competition with their movement skills, and add another trick to their existing arsenal.