One Overwatch player has a new contender for “best Overwatch basketball shot ever,” and it seemed to happen entirely by accident.
Basketballs and hoops have been in Overwatch’s shuttle spawn rooms since the game came out, and players have been trying to sink shots ever since.
The best strategy to make a basket is to line the ball up and melee while aiming directly at the basket, it might not work every time, but you’ll probably get it eventually.
A recent shot, though, makes you wonder why we even bother with the shots though when some people pull off amazing baskets without even trying.
How do shots like this even happen?
Reddit user TimelordTardiss posted a video of a Pharah using her Concussive Blast to propel out of spawn, a common enough maneuver.
What you don’t see every day, though, is Pharah’s Concussive Blast knocking a basketball into the hoop without the player even trying.
The ball on the lounge table is knocked back by the ability before bouncing off of the wall in a beautiful high arc.
Against all the odds, the ball finds the hoop, and there’s a good chance no one was even aware of what happened until they went back and watched the replay.
TimelordTardiss’s shot is definitely in the running for craziest Overwatch basketball shot, mainly because the player wasn’t even trying to pull it off when it happened.
Pharah even has her basketball-themed highlight intro and spray, so it’s perfect she would be the hero to execute this absurd shot.
In other Overwatch skin news, the Recall challenge is currently going on, giving players the chance to unlock a legendary new Dr. Ziegler Mercy skin by winning nine games.
Mercy’s Recall challenge runs until December 2, so players should be sure to win the rest of their games by then if they want the new Mercy skin.