Reaper's ultimate makes him practically unkillable thanks to Overwatch PTR buff - Dexerto

Reaper’s ultimate makes him practically unkillable thanks to Overwatch PTR buff

Published: 10/Jan/2019 11:13 Updated: 10/Jan/2019 12:20

by Joe O'Brien


After his recent buff on the Overwatch Public Test realm (PTR), it seems Reaper’s ultimate can make him practically impossible to kill.

The most recent update to the PTR included a buff to Reaper, which increased his life-steal from 30% to 50%.

The change means that Reaper should be significantly tougher to kill assuming he can continue to deal damage. This is especially true of his ultimate ability, Death Blossom, which is capable of outputting insane amounts of total damage if it catches multiple targets.

Seoul Dynasty main tank Baek ‘Fissure’ Chan-hyung took to the PTR to test out just how big a difference the change makes, and the results were quite incredible.

Fissure set up with six opponents and requested that all of them shoot him during the ultimate. He then issued a countdown, and unleashed the Death Blossom.

Despite six enemies attacking him, Fissure’s Reaper never dropped below half health, easily out-healing the incoming damage and eliminating all of the enemies in the process.

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There are, of course, still ways to counter Reaper’s ultimate. He remains a rather easy target during Death Blossom, and the ultimate can be cancelled by a number of stuns. Alternatively, Ana’s Biotic Grenade would prevent him from healing himself, allowing the opposing team to burst him down.

It certainly seems, however, that if the Reaper changes reach the live servers in their current form, teams will have to be much more careful about how they prepare for and respond to a potential Death Blossom.


How to use OP Torb turret placement in Overwatch Junkenstein’s Revenge

Published: 28/Oct/2020 0:20

by Bill Cooney


Junkenstein’s Revenge is one of the best ways to earn loot boxes during Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event, and there are a few spots for Torbjorn’s turret you should probably know about.

Halloween in Overwatch means plenty of new skins to unlock, including the Ragdoll Echo skin, which is now available until the event ends on November 3.

The only way to unlock the DPS hero’s new skin though is to win 9 games in any mode. If you stick to quick play and competitive this could easily take one or even two whole days, but if you simply grind them out in Junkenstein’s Revenge, the wins will only take a couple of hours instead.

Even though the seasonal PvE survival mode goes quicker than regular matches, you can definitely still lose if you don’t have the right team comp. This means that at all difficulty levels, Torbjorn is still a must-pick for his turret and it’s constant damage output.

Torbjorn Halloween Terror skin
Blizzard Entertainment
You won’t get far in the harder difficulties of Junkenstein’s without Torb.

As for where to put this powerful, Zomnic-slaying device, there are several options that all work quite well, and are all fairly easy to pull off too – like on top of the overturned cart right down the middle lane. It has a commanding line of sight for the middle and left staircase spawns, and even covers part of the pond on the right side.

The best part of this spot might be the fact that it’s too close for Zombardiers to immediately target it, and it will hold boss aggro for as long as it’s around.

Next, placing the turret on the railing right on top of the left-hand stairs also gives it a great shot at all three spawns instead of just two, and gives you the ability to run up there and repair it when needed.

Finally, if you’re looking for something extra flashy to really impress your teammates, there’s even a way to get the turret up to the wooden platform just above the door where Widow and Ashe usually hang out.

Step by step for best turret placement in JR from Overwatch

Like in the clip above, head up the stairs to the right and go on to the platform they lead to (the place we all used to place the turret). Then head to the ledge closest to the door and aim at the ridge on the tower above the platform, straight up from the bush on the right side.

Another option is to jump from the edge and throw it at the apex of Torb’s leap if you have trouble getting it there while standing still. Toss it up, and your little guy is all set to rain down death on the army of undead charging the gates, and hopefully unlock that Echo skin a little bit quicker.