Ridiculous Overwatch trick lets heroes fly with Zarya's Grav - Dexerto

Ridiculous Overwatch trick lets heroes fly with Zarya’s Grav

Published: 4/Nov/2020 21:20

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch players looking to completely catch their opponents off-guard and turn Zarya’s ultimate into something similar to Sigma’s should look no further than this trick.

Certain control maps in Overwatch have basketballs in spawn that players can “shoot” into baskets resulting in a bunch of confetti appearing. The balls can also be pushed out of the spawn and into the heat of battle.

Some players have found ways to use these basketballs to their advantage. Symmetra, for example, can put turrets on them, effectively turning them into balls of death that are transported through melees.

Other players have used the basketballs for glitches. As Dexerto reported in the past, players found a way for Sombra and Mei to work together to propel the ball in the air with the translocator on it, causing her to soar in the sky.

Zarya Alien skin
Blizzard Entertainment
Zarya’s Grav may be even stronger with the help of round, orange balls.

Now, Zarya player ‘jjonathannp’ has found a way to use the basketballs in combination with Zarya’s Graviton Surge to send players caught in it to the sky.

The confusing video shows the Zarya player land a grav on an enemy Symmetra on Lijang: Control Center. Apparently, a basketball was pushed from spawn and was on the other side of the wall.

As the ball was sent up into the air, it caused the Symmetra to fly up with it and all the way to the top of the ceiling.

Symmetra can now fly?! OP Buff from Overwatch

“For all those confused about the Grav, I pushed a basketball from spawn!” jjonathannp explained in the comments.

Eventually, the Grav ended and the Symmetra player fell from the very top of the map, similar to how heroes who are caught in Sigma’s Gravitic Flux fall when he gets stunned out of it.

In theory, on an outside map with environmental kill potential, it may be possible to use this basketball trick to send enemies off the map. Hopefully, we can see a player try that out next time and reap the rewards.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends dev confirms highly-requested inventory feature coming soon

Published: 25/Nov/2020 20:29 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 21:10

by Alan Bernal


The era of ‘red dots’ littered across Apex Legends’ menu tabs will finally come to an end after Respawn confirmed they’re implementing a ‘mark all as seen’ button to the game.

Apex’s bustling community is rejoicing after the developers indicated the long-awaited quality of life update that is scheduled for the next patch, if everything goes to plan.

While fans of the game have known for a while that the feature was pending, there hasn’t been much news of it since seeing it on Respawn’s Trello board a while ago. Since the conversation’s gone dark, it’s been a waiting game to see if the developers would follow-up on the organizational feature.

Well, an inquiring fan created a mock-up of what the ‘mark all as seen’ button could look like within the character-select screen. But fiction turned into reality once Respawn Senior Game Designer, Daniel Z. Klein, chimed into the discussion.

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Respawn Entertainment via InterfaceInGame
The red dots on tabs have cursed the Apex Legends menu screen for a while.

“Could we get a ‘Mark all as seen’ button? Would be useful instead of going through all the menus to clear the icons,” user ‘TigerTankSniper’ suggested, before Klein was happy to oblige.

“Good news! That’s probably coming in the next patch! John Hodgson put that one in not too long ago,” Klein was happy to report. Hodgson is another Senior Game Designer at Respawn, who’s about to make a lot of the Apex fans really happy.

Since the launch of Apex Legends back in February 2019, there’s been a ton of content regularly injected into the battle royale. This stretches from Legends, weapon cosmetics, sky trails, holo sprays, voice lines, banners, and a lot more.

As much as the fans have loved adding troves of content to their personal libraries, every time something new gets added a small red dot appears to notify players of the change.

“I have an army of them because all the useless blue and white items I get, not really motivated enough to click on all them so now it just keeps growing bigger and bigger,” one person wrote.

The thing is, those little indicators can be persistent and a bit of a bother; hence, the quality of life update that’s coming into the game very soon.

But the community can let out a collective sigh of relief seeing as they shouldn’t be a problem in Apex Legends after the next update.