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Pharah gets caught in Horizon’s tire swing during Overwatch League match

Published: 17/Feb/2019 20:16

by Vincent Genova

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Winston and Hammond’s playground had a hilariously unintended impact on an Overwatch League match between NYXL and Washington.

During the third map between NYXL and Washington, the Justice were attacking point A and doing quite well, getting two ticks in.

NYXL’s Ultimates were ready however, with Libero’s Pharah ready to let her Rocket Barrage go to stop the Washington push. Unfortunately, for Libero and NYXL, the tire swing had other ideas.

The tire had eyes for Libero.

Instead of raining rocket’s down on the choke point from safely behind a wall, the wild tire swing brought Pharah directly into a charging, Defense Matrix D.Va.

The third person angle shows the hilarious goof even better, with the initial rockets causing the swing to move.

Instead of a possible team wipe to extend the point, the tire swing fail allowed Washington to capture the point and eventually take the map.

Libero managed to find humor in the situation, tweeting out how the tire feels about him.

Fortunately for NYXL, the error didn’t affect the outcome of the match and they would go on to take the series 3-1.

Horizon Lunar Colony is a map that shows off the science lab where Hammond and Winston gained their abilities. The tire swing on point A was a training ground for young Winston and the other test subjects.

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Overwatch 2 reportedly won’t release in 2021, new heroes “unlikely”

Published: 26/Jan/2021 20:47

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Overwatch 2 report is further casting doubt on the sequel releasing in 2021, but it hasn’t completely ruled out the possibility of new heroes coming out for the current game.

Lots of new rumors about Overwatch 2 have been swirling lately, with notable insider Metro, who originally leaked info about the game prior to its announcement, claiming development is proceeding very slowly.

Now, an Overwatch League source has reportedly claimed that the 2021 season will only be played on one game.

According to a report from The Game Haus’ Robert Hanes, a team source revealed that the reason the season was delayed to April was for teams to get players’ visas approved and so the league could figure out the format.

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We’ve been waiting on Overwatch 2 news for what seems like forever.

This, unfortunately, rules out any hope fans may have had that the season’s delay was a sign that Overwatch 2 would be releasing soon.

While this doesn’t rule out a potential beta version of Overwatch 2 being released, especially with BlizzCon 2021 in February, it’s unlikely we get the full game in any capacity.

That all said, the source does have some potentially good news. When asked about new heroes coming in the 2021 season, the source said “TBD on new heroes, but seems unlikely.”

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Overwatch 2 is heavily focused on PvE gameplay.

Previously, the Overwatch devs have said that Echo would be the last hero released for the original game, so even getting a “to be decided” on this could give us a touch of hope.

If development is going very slow, it’s possible the devs may throw fans a bone in the form of a new hero to tide them over in the meantime.

The OWL season is scheduled to begin in April and conclude a few months later. Assuming a new hero isn’t revealed at BlizzCon, the only logical point to introduce a new character could be in-between one of the four tournaments.

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“Push” is a new game mode coming to Overwatch 2.

This narrows down the possible timeframes where a new hero could make their way to the game while still being playable during the season.

In any case, we’ll hopefully learn a lot more about Overwatch 2 at BlizzCon, but at this rate, don’t expect to see a release date.