Powerful Echo Ana Duplicate strategy can instantly win Overwatch fights - Dexerto

Powerful Echo Ana Duplicate strategy can instantly win Overwatch fights

Published: 29/Apr/2020 21:08

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch’s newest hero, Echo, is finally back in Competitive rotation after being banned just a week after her release – and skilled players have already discovered a sneaky trick with her that can instantly win team fights.

Echo’s Duplicate is considered one of the most dynamic and impactful Ultimates in the game, letting players transform into an enemy hero for fifteen seconds.

Toronto Defiant DPS Lane ‘Surefour’ Roberts ended up discovering a surprise trick with Duplicate completely by accident during a ranked match on Temple of Anubis.

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Duplicate is one of the best Ultimates in Overwatch.

After repelling the enemy’s advances for the first minute, allowing the Canadian superstar to build up his Ultimate, Roberts noticed his adversaries had used a Symmetra Teleporter to gain access to the right side of the high ground.

“They TP’d right side,” he alerted his team before using Echo’s Flight ability to flank the attackers.

Once behind the enemies, he used Echo’s Duplicate to transform into Ana and use her Biotic Grenade in combination with Orisa’s Halt to connect with everyone on the opposing squad.

“Oh my God, I accidentally did that and it worked!” Surefour exclaimed as his team picked up frags on the rest of the attackers.

Biotic Grenade can be one of the most powerful cooldown abilities in the game, considering its multiple functions. It not only heals allies for 100 HP, but also amplifies their healing received by 50% for four seconds. Additionally, it damages enemies for 60 HP and denies all their healing for the same duration.

Normally it’s suicide for an Ana player to get behind the enemy to land a big Biotic Grenade, and shields often make connecting with it from the front difficult – but with Echo, it’s a piece of cake.

What really makes the flank all the more powerful is that, even if Surefour died as Ana, he would just revert back to Echo’s normal form, so the transformation allows him to play as wild as he wants.

The beautiful accident was good enough to earn Surefour Play of the Game honors, which impressed his team.

“Let’s go!” one cheered after seeing the play from the streamer’s perspective.

Next time you’re locking Echo and the enemy team has an Ana, try out this flank and see if you can reap the rewards.


Insane Wrecking Ball trick in Overwatch lets you get easy Oasis kills

Published: 2/Dec/2020 16:11

by Lauren Bergin


Overwatch’s Wrecking Ball is very much a love or hate hero: tanks love to play him, but every other player hates him. This easy trick will help you dominate as the furry hero on Oasis.

When players see a Wrecking Ball in their game, their either excited that he’s on their team instead of the enemy one or, alternatively, their heart sinks. The iron clad furball can make or break a game, especially in areas where environmental kills are all too easy.

A recent discovery that Tracer and Wrecking Ball can be partnered together to cause chaos with a boop and Pulse Bomb has led to players testing out all different Hammond tricks.

One player, however, has discovered a trick that will make Oasis a nightmare for the enemy team.

Wrecking Ball grapples
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Wrecking Ball may be cute, but he’s deadly on several Overwatch maps.

Wrecking Ball Oasis trick gives you easy kills

When piloting the armoured death ball, Reddit user XCJRR has found a prime spot to lie in waiting for any unfortunate victims on Oasis.

If a player positions themselves just outside of the enemy spawn on Oasis behind the bright blue sign next to the palm tree, they’re in a prime position to barrel into their opponents and throw them into the highway which forms part of Oasis’ backdrop.

From there, enemies are more than likely to be one-shot by the oncoming traffic, giving you instant kills and a whole lot of pressure on the map.

These are true environmental kills. from r/Overwatch

XCJRR’s timing was literal perfection, as it seems the entire enemy team were just respawning as he launched his attack, giving him an easy triple kill. It’s easy to race around the map as Hammond, so getting there with plenty of time and waiting is the perfect trick to get an easy wipe.

A lot of players will sigh at this news, as its yet another way for Wrecking Ball to truly wreck your evening, but give it a shot and see what happens. Just remember, you didn’t hear it from us.