Perfectly-timed Overwatch play shows how Baptiste can counter Doomfist - Dexerto

Perfectly-timed Overwatch play shows how Baptiste can counter Doomfist

Published: 4/Jun/2020 4:10

by Brad Norton


If you’re a Baptiste-main in Overwatch, it can often be deflating when running into an enemy Doomfist. However, one perfectly-timed ability is shockingly able to negate the Damage-based hero.

Supports are never favored when it comes to 1v1 matchups with Damage-based heroes in Overwatch. Staying in the backline and keeping your team alive is of the utmost importance. It’s here that flankers are often able to dive in and quickly wipe out healers though. 

If your team doesn’t peel fast enough, this often leads to a swift demise and an overall team-fight loss. However, Baptiste is shockingly able to shut down a dive from Doomfist with one remarkable trick.

Baptiste’s Immortality Field prevents players from dying so long as they stand inside its radius.

Doomfist’s Rocket Punch ability is able to send most ‘squishy’ heroes flying. It deals roughly 50 damage on impact plus an additional 150 damage if the target then slams into a wall. This is easily capable of wiping out most Damage and Support characters in Overwatch.

Baptiste often falls victim to this ability, yet one perfectly-timed trick can block all incoming damage. While his Immortality Field negates lethal damage inside its small radius, Doomfist can still punch heroes outside of the safe zone. Redditor ‘raszota’ miraculously uncovered a secondary function for the ability, however.

Appereantly as the lamp rises it blocks doomfist charge punch… Not gonna lie my soul froze for a moment from Overwatch

If deployed at the exact moment of Doomfist’s Rocket Punch, the Immortality Field ‘lamp’ will actually shut him down. Not only will all damage be blocked, but the enemy’s momentum will also be brought to a complete halt.

This surprising tactic will leave the flanking hero vulnerable, especially if Doomfist has already used his other movement abilities. 

Try deploying the ability just a split second before Doomfist releases his charged-up punch. It has to be perfectly timed but it could just work as a get out of jail free card when you’re next in a sticky situation.

This often-lethal Rocket Punch can be nullified by a well-timed Immortality Field.

While Baptiste should try to stick with the team as much as possible, if you do wind up alone, remember this trick. You could try using your Exo Boots to jump over the punch, but it may take too long to charge the leap. 

Instead, keep your wits about you and try to react quickly with this Immortality Field trick. It could just swing a team-fight in your favor.


Wild Overwatch glitch sends Roadhog’s Hooked victims sky-high

Published: 27/Nov/2020 22:19

by Bill Cooney


A crazy Overwatch interaction is sending heroes who get hooked by Roadhog flying up into the sky, but it only happens in certain situations.

Roadhog’s Hook is one of the most annoying abilities to deal with, and a skilled Hog can pick apart an enemy team’s backline with no problem at all.

However, the ability hasn’t always worked as intended over the years, and now a very unique interaction is popping up that boosts heroes who get hooked high into the air, as shown in the clip down below.

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Hog’s Hook has had plenty of issues over the years.

In the shot, Brig masterfully flails the tank off of the edge on Eichenwalde, but not before he throws out his hook to take her down with him.

Instead of falling to her doom though, Brigitte pops right up and is able to safely land on solid ground while Hog is definitely eliminated.

Despite how it looks, this episode doesn’t seem like it caused by the hero’s shield deploying, instead, it has to do with Roadhog being eliminated before the hook is released, along with a few other factors.

If a hero is still being reeled in when the beefy Tank is knocked out, and he’s not on solid ground, then the hooked hero will sometimes get propelled straight up, just like Brigitte was.

No place to go, but up. from Overwatch

Obviously, this is a very specific set of requirements in order for this glitch to happen, but if you want to increase the chances of it firing off, just play the Overwatch custom game mode called “12 Hooks 1 Hole” (Code: DK0DP).

As the name suggests you can only play Hog and there’s no cooldown on the Hook, which is your only weapon to try and get every other hero into the Ilios Well.

Since you’ll most likey be grabbing and getting grabbed as you go down into the dark, there are plenty of opportunities for it to happen. Roadhog’s signature ability has also historically been one of the most bugged in the game, so how long it takes Blizzard to fix this one remains to be seen.