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Seagull shows why Overwatch's new Baptiste meta could be the next GOATS

Published: 16/May/2019 18:50

by Eli Becht

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Former Overwatch pro Brandon ‘Seagull‘ Larned explained how once the GOATS meta dies off, the Baptiste meta could become the next thing people love to hate.

The GOATS meta in Overwatch, a team composition that features three tanks and three supports, has stood the test of time and has been met with a lot of criticism.

Despite Blizzard doing their best to help shake up the meta, GOATS has remained, but now there’s a true contender that could lead to a shift, and it’s something fans might not like a whole lot either.

BlizzardOrisa is a big part of the “Bunker” meta.

Seagull predicts the future of Overwatch

While watching a Play of the Game after a match, Seagull and viewers were treated to seeing two Bastions lay into each other, with neither of them being killed or really taking any damage.

Seagull warns that this is what Overwatch could look like in the future, as he watched on in disbelief, only able to laugh at the ridiculousness of the play.

“Look at this, neither of them can die,” he says. “That’s Overwatch in Season 29.” 

It’s a pretty grim outlook if the game truly turns into that, but fans have wanted to see the GOATS meta disappear. It’s just hard to really tell what’s better at this point.

Overwatch is only in Season 16 right now so we have a long way to go to see if Seagull’s prediction comes true, or if the game even still around by then.

Blizzard EntertainmentBastion and Orisa make for a deal combo.

Bunker meta is on the rise

The Bunker meta, as the players have been calling it, refers to using Orisa’s shield coupled with Bastion’s strong DPS to set up a well-defended location or choke point that makes it really difficult for the opposing team to get through.

Since the release of Baptiste, this meta is coming back into the limelight. Baptiste is able to strengthen this strategy even more by dishing out AOE healing, making this trio a very hard thing to counter without perfect communication.

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How to find cute new Overwatch Halloween easter egg at Chateau Guillard

Published: 23/Oct/2020 1:47

by Theo Salaun

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During the spookiest time of the year, Overwatch’s fans have discovered a cute, quaint easter egg in the game’s Chateau Guillard map, which has enjoyed a Halloween makeover.

Overwatch’s developers over at Blizzard do not take October’s biggest holiday for granted, as they celebrate the costume and candy festivities each year with reworked maps and new cosmetics.

This year, players have taken to exploring the Halloween version of Chateau Guillard, and are appreciating the various adjustments.

Now set under moonlight, the extensive French chateau most popularly known for deathmatch custom games is also becoming known for spooky Halloween details. Having released in 2018’s event, players are still making discoveries in the version of Chateau Guillard at night.

Normally, people get distracted by the fog and darkness, or maybe the jack-o’-lanterns and subterranean coffin.

But, taking a trip to the red study room, Redditor ‘YHJ_JYG_Kryptlock’ has discovered a neat little Overwatch easter egg involving candle wicks.

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The new Halloween easter egg appears in Chateau Guillard’s red study room.

As they demonstrate in the clip below, if you shoot each wick of the candelabra, the candles will briefly light. It’s nothing crazy, but that doesn’t stop it from being a neat addition to an already detailed revamped map.

To find this easter egg, you’ll first need to find the red study room.

If you’re facing inward to the chateau from the outdoor area with a jump pad and statue, this room will be toward the back right as you enter. If you’re on the opposite end, at the balcony’s health pack, this will be to your left as you enter the chateau.

How to find Chateau Guillard’s Halloween easter egg

  1. Head to the red study room
  2. Locate the standing candelabra, in the back right of the room at the corner near the bookshelf
  3. Shoot the candle wicks
  4. Enjoy the lit candles
  5. Make a wish?

If you shoot the candles wicks in Château Guillard (Halloween) you will light them on fire. from Overwatch

Ultimately, it’s a very simple easter egg, but a cute one. In a map covered in so much dreary darkness thanks to Halloween, lighting candles is a nice contrast.

Of course, it also makes for a decent party trick. So if you load into custom games, feel free to impress your friends by showing off your detailed map knowledge.