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Powerful Lucio-Orisa combo can earn Overwatch players rare achievement

Published: 13/Jan/2020 18:54

by Michael Gwilliam


Lucio’s “The Floor is Lava” achievement is one of the hardest unlockables in Overwatch, but a clever combo with help from an Orisa can help players earn the prestigious trophy.

In order to get the achievement, players need to get three killing blows while wall riding without dying. The fact that you need to be in the air when you score these frags makes the unlockable all the more difficult to obtain.

However, environmental kills count as final blows and in Overwatch, Lucio is easily one of the best heroes at scoring eliminations by booping foes off the map.

Blizzard EntertainmentBetter get all those Lucio achievements before Overwatch 2 comes out.

Semi-pro Alexander ‘Chopt’ Rossell showcased just how easy it is to get the achievement when you can coordinate with your Orisa on maps like Ilios Well.

By calling for his Orisa to use her Halt ability, pushing the enemies together in a neat group, Chopt was able to wallride behind his opponents and boop all of them into the well resulting in a massive 4K.

Not only did he score four kills with one ability, his ultimate charge went from 5% to a whopping 52%.

When the enemy team regrouped and tried to push again, this time from the right side of the map, the Lucio player called for his Orisa to go for that play again.

“We do it from that side too!” he cried out. Once he was in position, he called on his tank to Halt the enemy team again and booped them from behind, this time picking up three kills in the process.

The end result was 7 environmental kills, 100% ultimate charge and one tilted enemy team after just one minute into the round on Ilios Well.

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Combing with Orisa can lead to big plays.

While in this instance the Halt was used to bring the enemy team together, it can also be useful as bringing a target closer towards the edge of the map, leaving them in a vulnerable position to be booped off the stage.

Next time you’re playing Lucio on Ilios and have an Orisa on your team, try to coordinate Halts. It may help your team not only win the game but earn yourself one of the rarest achievements in Overwatch.


D.Va’s Heroes of the Storm abilities would fit right into Overwatch 2

Published: 22/Nov/2020 2:45

by Andrew Amos


All the hype in the Overwatch community right now is looking towards the game’s sequel, Overwatch 2. Blizzard can look internally for some inspiration if they haven’t locked everything in though, because D.Va’s Heroes of the Storm abilities would fit right in.

Overwatch 2 is set to reinvigorate the popular FPS title. Not only is it bringing a complete overhaul of the PvP system with a new game mode and maps, but a campaign is on the cards with both single-player and co-op.

You’d expect that Blizzard has locked everything in by now, given it’s been in the public conscience for over 12 months. However, that hasn’t stopped fans from putting in their own concepts.

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Baby D.Va isn’t that strong in Overwatch, but these ability concepts would help her out.

Animator ‘Jupit’ has been bringing some alternative Overwatch abilities to life for quite some time. From giving Widowmaker a kick at the end of her grapple, to allowing Sigma to lift objects strewn across the map, their concepts are the creative inspiration players want in Overwatch 2.

Jupit’s taken on their biggest task yet with D.Va though. Currently, the Korean MEKA pilot is relatively helpless while out of her machine. It doesn’t have to be that way though, and you don’t have to look far as to why.

Baby D.Va in Heroes of the Storm has access to a few other abilities, including a Torpedo Dash, a Concussive Pulse knock-back, and the aptly-named Big Shot.

Jupit managed to animate those onto D.Va’s current model in Overwatch, and they look right in place for Overwatch 2. With the new talent system being implemented, characters are going to have access to powered-up abilities.

These are just the boosts Baby D.Va needs to take on hordes of enemies. If she gets knocked out of her MEKA, she can still hold her own if she has access to her kit like this, at least until another MEKA arrives.

It’s likely Blizzard has already finalized their plans for D.Va’s talents in Overwatch 2. Honestly though, these D.Va changes would be a blessing for all players, and could make the off-tank just that little bit stronger.