Powerful Overwatch Wrecking Ball technique knocks back enemies multiple times - Dexerto

Powerful Overwatch Wrecking Ball technique knocks back enemies multiple times

Published: 21/May/2019 8:39 Updated: 21/May/2019 9:16

by Joe O'Brien


A powerful Wrecking Ball technique allows you to knockback enemies multiple times in quick succession.

Wrecking Ball is one of the game’s most unique champions, with a powerful set of movement mechanics that are unlike anything offered by another character.

Once Wrecking Ball is “on fire” – with flames around the mech while he’s in ball form, not the “on fire” that appears around the portrait of a successful player – he’s able to knock enemies back.

While the knockback is usually only good for a single hit, a useful technique allows players to continuously knock enemies back in quick succession, enabling them to push enemies much further than they otherwise would.

Blizzard EntertainmentWrecking Ball relies heavily on his movement to be effective.

In demonstrating the technique, u/GotNoMicSry can be seen with his grapple attached to a box on Gibraltar, which they use to gain momentum as they move towards an enemy Zenyatta. After making first impact, the player very briefly counters their forward motion to remove the “on fire” effect, before moving forwards again to reinitiate it.

This quick stuttering of the forward motion allows the knockback to take effect again almost immediately. This can be done multiple times to allow for several consecutive knockbacks.

Done correctly, this technique allows you to seamlessly knock enemies further back with consecutive hits without losing much momentum.

Executed well, this technique could allow you to “juggle” enemy players in a similar way to Winston’s Primal Rage, albeit with much less control, in order to move a particular target significantly out of position.

As in the video, this could be used to knock a player off the map, but it could also be used simply to give your team a chance to assassinate an unprotected opponent, or to get a tank out of the way to make the rest of the enemy team more vulnerable.

Obviously it also requires particular circumstances in order to pull off correctly, but having this trick up your sleeve for when such an opportunity arises could be the difference between victory and defeat.


Overwatch player shows advantage of “confirm Duplication” as Echo

Published: 29/Oct/2020 16:43

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch’s newest hero Echo has proven to be a very complex yet powerful character since her debut. Now, players are finding new ways to take advantage of the Duplicate ultimate, primarily its “confirm” function.

Because Echo has the ability to transform into any enemy hero on the battlefield, assuming they’re alive, there’s always a chance that in the heat of the moment, players Duplicate a hero they didn’t intend on copying.

This can be a real pain, because there are some heroes that are much better Duplicate prospects than others. However, the confirm Duplication option can ensure no mistakes are made.

There are other benefits to having the confirm option on too, such as being able to get in a much better position when the actual Duplicate is initiated.

Echo using Focusing Beam
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Echo has a lot of tools to be a pain for enemy teams.

As Redditor Hard-Light_Hackerman shows, by selecting the Symmetra as a target and then flying towards the Rialto high ground, they’re able to put themselves in a prime position to get the most out of the ultimate.

Once on the high ground and out of the enemy’s line of sight, they’re able to place down multiple turrets and a teleporter to tele-bomb the opponent’s backline and become a massive threat.

Right away, they’re able to take down both of the enemy supports and build up Symmetra’s Photon Barrier to protect themselves while continuing to pressure the tanks and Hanzo.

Why the Confirm Duplication option is superior. from Overwatch

Overall, the play itself is extremely well done and results in five kills going the way of the Echo player and the payload reaching the first checkpoint.

Had the confirm Duplication option been off, then it’s possible that Symmetra would never have been able to begin the attack on the high ground and not be anywhere near as effective.

If you enjoy playing Echo or are thinking of maining her, be sure to change your settings to have confirm Duplication on to ensure that you’re copying the right hero and that you can make use of Echo’s mobility before transforming.