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Philadelphia Fusion reveal sleek new jerseys for Overwatch League Season 2

Published: 21/Jan/2019 20:52 Updated: 21/Jan/2019 21:16

by Bill Cooney

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Teams and players in the Overwatch League are getting ready for a new start as the 2019 Season is set begin on February 14, and the Philadelphia Fusion are already making a statement with an incredible new design for their new jerseys.

The Fusion are one of the original Overwatch League teams from the inaugural season, and ended up losing to the London Spitfire in the first ever OWL Grand Finals.

Now it looks like the Fusion want to be one of the best-looking teams in the league as they attempt to finish the job from last year.

Philadelphia FusionThe Fusion’s jerseys during Overwatch League’s inaugural season.

The new jerseys do away with the team’s Atom logo on front, an instead goes for a clean, stylized “Fusion” written across the chest.

Instead of using orange for the home kit, the new jerseys will feature black as the main home color with an orange sleeve for the right arm.

The away jerseys are still white, with the same orange sleeve, and they too have Fusion written out instead of a logo this time.

Philadelphia Fusion

The new jerseys are already proving to be a hit with fans on Twitter, but Philadelphia has some serious competition from the new Hangzhou Spark team for title of “Best Looking Jersey.”

The Spark’s jersey is pink, with baby blue highlights, so basically the other end of the spectrum from Philadelphia’s

Plenty of Overwatch League teams, especially the new expansion teams, use some combination of red and black, but the Fusion are definitely the best looking team in orange and black.

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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.