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Powerful Overwatch trick makes Torbjorn’s turret extra strong

Published: 12/Nov/2020 17:48 Updated: 12/Nov/2020 19:28

by Michael Gwilliam


Ever since his Overwatch rework, Torbjorn has become a lot better to play on offense. While his turret may not be able to reach level 3 anymore with Molten Core changed completely, a neat trick turns it into a super deadly machine.

When Torbjorn was reworked, Molten Core was changed from energizing the Swedish hero and his turret to firing liquid hot magma from his gun. This alteration was a better move for the character as previously, the turret took time to upgrade to level 2 and could be destroyed before the ultimate would activate.

However, this means that some players have never had a chance to experience the true horror that was the level 3 turret. Luckily, former Overwatch pro Jacob ‘Jake’ Lyon showed off a way to buff it in-game making it into a pseudo level 3.

As the DPS player held down Lijiang Night Market, he called for his Baptiste teammate to play point and join him outside of it.

Torbjorn is angry
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Torbjorn is in a better spot since being reworked.

“Bap, on my turret back here. It’s going to be epic,” he grinned.

At this point in the match, Jake’s team had 90-percent point progress and counting, which meant the enemy team would have to pull off a miracle in the remaining moments to retake control.

Jake and the Baptiste player realized this and the support put down his Amplification Matrix ultimate directly in front of the turret, causing it to deal double damage on all foes who attempted to storm the objective.

In Overwatch, Torbjorn’s turret deals 14 damage per shot and fires at a rate of four shots per second. This meant that when firing through the Amplification Matrix, it deals 28 per shot or 112 damage per second.

Plus, other damage boosting abilities such as Mercy’s beam or Orisa’s Supercharger don’t work on the turret, so this gives Baptiste and Torbjorn some nice synergy.

Not only this, but Jake also used his Molten Core ultimate through the window to ensure that anyone trying to advance would have to deal with the magma, his own double Torbjorn damage, and even the Baptiste firing down onto them.

Torbjorn and his turret.
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Torb’s turret gets a nice buff with Baptiste.

“The double damage aim bot!” Jake exclaimed. “It’s so good.”

Next time you’re in a game and need to keep control of an Overwatch objective, be sure to try having your Baptiste use his Ultimate in front of a turret. It may just end up providing enough firepower to hold.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends ‘death spot’ on Olympus is getting players stuck & killed

Published: 5/Dec/2020 23:53

by Alan Bernal


A bugged ‘death spot’ in Apex Legends has been discovered on Season 7’s new map, Olympus, that’s getting players stuck in place before eventually eliminating them completely.

There’s a lot of room for error in the sky city of Olympus. The new Apex Arena has ample spots where players can simply fall off the map, tight corridors that are a death trap if not navigated correctly, and more pitfalls to watch out for at every corner.

Unfortunately, the same can be said about simple features on the map, like the rotating Grow Towers that have already been known to prematurely end players’ games if they stay on the spinning platforms for too long.

However, sometimes, even getting onto the Grow Towers’ platform in the first place can be a game-ender considering the curvature of the building’s base kept user ‘WOAHderWOAHder’ stuck until he died.

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After pinging their team’s next move on the screen, the player went up the tower’s half-pipe entrance but couldn’t clear the landing. Instead of being denied entry, they were just locked in mid-air, unable to move.

They were spamming buttons to try and dislodge themselves from the death spot, even crouching to move the character’s model. But all that did was give them a look through the Apex map into the void down below.

Eventually, the map dealt a killing blow to the Lifeline without a chance to escape the situation, and other people might have gone through similar scenarios.

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Though they look harmless, Apex’s Grow Towers have been known to be deadly.

“Swear to God, I fucking hate climbing up on the Grow Towers! That first curve that you have to deal with is sooo annoying,” one said in response.

Though the loot at the Grow Towers makes it a worthwhile detour in a match, there are some risks involved that players will want to think about before rotating over there.

It’s unclear how to replicate this bug in Apex to best know when it could strike, but it’s only a matter of time before Respawn catches wind of the death spot and do a quick job of patching it.