Seagull shows how simple Orisa Genji combo can dominate Overwatch fights - Dexerto
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Seagull shows how simple Orisa Genji combo can dominate Overwatch fights

Published: 27/Jul/2020 20:49

by Michael Gwilliam

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Former Overwatch League pro and Twitch streamer Brandon ‘Seagull’ Larned showed off the power of Genji and Orisa during a July 26 broadcast.

The ex-Dallas Fuel DPS player had made a bit of a name for himself playing Genji before the league’s first season. Now, with the cyborg ninja buffed and Orisa added to the game, there are seemingly more options than ever for the agile hero.

While trying to hold the objective on Oasis University, Seagull called out to his Orisa, fellow streamer Emongg, that he was “ready” to combo.

First, Emongg put down his Super Charger, granting everyone on the team within the bongo’s line of sight a 50% damage boost – the same as Ana’s Nano Ultimate.

Orisa places down Super Charger in Overwatch
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Orisa’s Halt combos nicely with Dragon Blade.

Next, Seagull swift striked into the air and activated Dragon Blade, ready to swarm in and slice up the Overwatch opponents who tried to touch the point.

At the same time, the Orisa used Halt to bring all of the enemies lumped together and in prime position for Seagull to slash at them with his Ultimate.

The end result was a super easy 4K with the blade and really easy follow-up onto the remaining enemy tank which gifted him 25% towards his next Ultimate.

“Nice pull,” Seagull laughed. “All I had to do was just push two buttons.”

While Genji has been nerfed on the Experimental Mode with his primary fire damage being slightly decreased, the changes won’t have any effect on being able to pull this trick off in your games even if they are added to live.

As long as you can coordinate with your Orisa or Genji to get the most out of the Blade, you can be in a fantastic position to rip the opposition to shreds.

Just remember to time the Blade and the Halt together, and you should be able to win a whole team fight with just the one Ultimate, which is a big benefit in the economy meta game.

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Overwatch battle pass? Blizzard teases major changes for franchise

Published: 29/Oct/2020 23:00

by Nate Searl

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An Activision Blizzard investor reveals that the Overwatch franchise is in for some major innovations that should help bring in consistent revenue. It sounds like the game might be getting a Battle Pass. 

Overwatch has been one of the most consistent games since its release back in 2016 with a very basic business model. The game has a set cost and the only microtransactions are loot boxes that provide cosmetic items.

New cosmetic items only come out during seasonal events, which are the same every year, and there isn’t currently any form of Battle Pass. According to an Activision Blizzard investor, the business model is going to change soon.

Is Overwatch getting a Battle Pass?

Most popular online multiplayer games like Fortnite, League of Legends, Valorant, etc. are free to play and have some form of Battle Pass that helps them bring in money. Overwatch never did this, and currently relies on game sales and loot box sales to bring in revenue.

Overwatch Battle Pass
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What the Battle Pass looks like in Fortnite.

With Overwatch 2 on the horizon, Activision Blizzard will likely change their business model for the game. A Battle Pass would be a great solution. It gives players new cosmetics along with an extra incentive to play, and it gives Activision Blizzard a new way to profit off the franchise.

Battle Passes are generally great ways to get players involved in a game by giving them quests and other incentives to play while offering players exclusive cosmetic content to flex on their opponents with. In Overwatch, this could be skins, sprays, voice lines, highlight intros, or new items that haven’t been revealed yet.

Overwatch 2 surveys

Activision Blizzard has also sent out surveys about Overwatch 2. YouTuber Stylosa went over the survey, which asks questions about potential different features and editions of the game. It seems like they are mulling over several different ideas.

In addition to a potential Battle Pass, it seems like Overwatch 2 will have new ways to customize skins. This could mean changing the color of the skins or maybe changing clothing items or weapons like in Dota 2.

If Overwatch goes free-to-play when Overwatch 2 comes out, a Battle Pass seems inevitable. We will undoubtedly learn more about it in the coming months.