Reinhardt gets his own Shield Bash in the Workshop - Dexerto

Reinhardt gets his own Shield Bash in the Workshop

Published: 12/Jun/2019 20:14 Updated: 12/Jun/2019 20:22

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch Workshop master DarwinStreams has finally given Reinhardt players their own version of Brigitte’s Shield Bash to let them take some frustration out.

Ever since Brigitte came out, her Shield Bash has given tank players nightmares and provided endless amounts of frustration, along with all of the other crowd control abilities out there.

So DarwinStreams, who’s made a ton of great Workshop modes already, decided to give Reinhardt the same ability his ward Brigitte has and it looks incredibly satisfying for tank players.

Now Reinhardt can finally do the stunning.

Right back at ya

Brigitee’s Shield Bash does a small amount of damage and stuns whichever hero it hits, it used to be able to stun right through a shield like Reinhardt’s, but thankfully Blizzard patched that out.

Now, to let tank players get a little bit of payback, DarwinStreams gave Reinhardt his own Shield Bash and it looks very satisfying to test out against a helpless Brigitte bot.

Instead of being stunned, Reinhadt can now dish it out his own Shield Bashes, which would definitely make poking DPS think twice about getting too close.

The Shield Bash/Hammer Down combo looks nasty as well and makes us wish Reinhardt actually had this ability available in-game. Even though it’s only a workshop mod, it still looks like a ton of fun.

For players who want to try out Reinhardt’s Shield Bash, the code is: 5GQB8.

What’s next for Overwatch?

Besides the Workshop, Blizzard has also been rolling out new Replay features for Overwatch League and Overwatch and there’s a good chance the main-game tool will leave the PTR, with the OWL version going live on June 12.

There’s also a new hero headed to Overwatch sometime this summer, but Director Jeff Kaplan didn’t get any more specific than that.

2019 is looking like a big year for Overwatch and now Reinhardt players finally have a great way to get rid of at least some of their tilt.


Dafran shows off incredible Overwatch Dynamite tactic with Ashe

Published: 4/Dec/2020 0:04

by Michael Gwilliam


Twitch streamer-turned-farmer Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca showed that he is still insane at Overwatch by utilizing a simple trick with the hero Ashe.

Dafran has long been considered one of the best Overwatch players on the planet, despite only spending one stage in OWL back in season 2. While he was known mostly for his sensational McCree, Soldier, and Tracer plays, the Danish DPS star can also frag out on Ashe.

During a December 3 broadcast, Dafran found himself attacking on Junkertown and in a prime position to help his team capture Point B.

On the Ashe, Dafran noticed all sorts of enemies were grouping in a small room they need to funnel through to get into the streets phase area. With his Widowmaker ally using her ultimate to fully reveal their location, Francesca decided to take matters into his own hands.

Ashe leads her team on Rialto
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Ashe can be a big threat with Dynamite.

With his B.O.B active on the other side of the room and the enemies waiting for the big Omnic butler to disappear before they made their move, Dafran threw his Dynamite barely inside.

Ashe’s Dynamite can be one of the most impactful abilities in Overwatch, dealing massive damage upon the explosion and then a bit more over time. Those closest to the explosion take 50 damage with 100 burn damage coming over time.

Once the Dynamite exploded, the enemy Ashe, Baptiste, Zenyatta and Widowmaker were at his mercy. Speaking of Mercy, the Dane had one pocketing him, making sure he inflicted extra damage.

With some simple hip firing, he was able to eliminate the three targets before ADSing to dink the Widow for the quadruple kill – plus, 60% in brand new ultimate charge for another B.O.B.

“That’s an Overwatch League play, dude!” he exclaimed. “Holy f**k, dude.”

The best part about the whole sequence is just how simple it really was, and there is no reason you can’t replicate it in your games. Just remember how easy Ashe’s Dynamite can be to land if you don’t overcomplicate the toss and opt to just hip fire.

It may not be the flashiest, but it can win entire team fights with relative ease. Give it a shot next time you queue up as DPS.