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Secret Overwatch trick lets Symmetra teleport enemies

Published: 10/Mar/2020 20:32

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch players have discovered that it’s actually possible to teleport an enemy hero using Symmetra’s Teleporter, and all it takes is Reinhardt and a little luck.

Since the early days of Overwatch, Symmetra’s Teleporter has taken players from point A to B efficiently, even though it’s now a cooldown rather than an ultimate as it was at first.

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Even though the Teleporter is one of the game’s classic abilities, there’s one hidden technique making the rounds that players might not know about.

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Symmetra still seems to have tricks up her sleeve almost four years after release.

A clip posted by Reddit user snusHazard shows just how the esoteric Symmetra technique works, and it actually makes a ton of sense once you realize what’s going on.

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To start, snus and their team are attacking the first choke point on Hanamura when the allied Symmetra puts her teleporter down just in front of the gate. As the fight breaks out Reinhardt, being the hero that he is, decides to charge and try to pin his counterpart on the enemy team.

Not only is the pin successful, they also take the enemy Rein through the teleporter with them into the opposing team’s backline.

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It’s definitely an interesting technique, but it would definitely take a little bit of luck, strategy, or both to pull off successfully.

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Symmetra’s Teleporter can be destroyed by enemies fairly easily if they target it, so timing is also a factor in pulling it off just right.

The clip from snus seems to rely almost completely on luck, but it wouldn’t be impossible for Symmetra to put her Teleporter pad in a spot that enemies might not see until they’re already pinned.

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Above all though, it takes a Symmetra player who knows what they’re doing.

Reinhardt’s charge has seen a number of issues since the March 5 Overwatch patch, but in this case he still seems to be able to charge through Symmetra’s Teleporter just fine.

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Before you try this technique though, it’s definitely worth tracking down a Symmetra or Reinhardt that knows what to do and actually uses voice chat.

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Overwatch meets WarCraft with epic RTS custom game mode

Published: 7/Oct/2020 0:12

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch and RTS games like WarCraft and StarCraft might seem like complete opposites, but the two styles have been combined into a very promising-looking Workshop mode that lets you control multiple heroes as if they were individual units.

If we look at Blizzard games like one big family tree, then the StarCraft and Warcraft franchises could probably be considered something like Overwatch’s grandparents.

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Back in the day StarCraft especially was one of the biggest esports on the planet, but the RTS genre has sadly fallen to wayside in recent years. Both still have dedicated communities though (even after the disaster that was Reforged) and it’s safe to say a good number also play Overwatch now as well.

Irish Overwatch manager Andygmb clearly hasn’t outgrown his love for real-time strategy, not that one ever does, decided to take the top down style from those games and apply it to all of our favorite heroes using Josbird’s cursor tool in the Workshop mode.

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Demo of a MOBA / RTS style control scheme in the Workshop! The possibilities with the workshop are endless! from Overwatch

You can scroll around the map, and drag the map to select multiple units and control them all at once. Like an RTS game, you can tell them where to go, and when to attack something.

Right off the top of our heads if they ever were to make an Overwatch game like this, we’d wager that Roadhog rush would be a great opening build to start with.

But it doesn’t take much to imagine a League of Legends-style game as well being made playable with this type of game either. Sure, Blizzard already has Heroes of the Storm, but that only features a few Overwatch heroes to choose from, where this could add the whole roster.

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Overwatch has over 30 different heroes that could make all kinds of different units.

With Heroes of the Storm already existing (and producing cooler skins for D.Va than Overwatch itself) our chances of seeing an official RTS featuring the game’s heroes are unfortunately slim to none.

That has never stopped players before though, so we’d keep our eyes out for some kind of League clone to appear before too long on the Custom Game browser. Until then, you can always waste more time playing Among Us there as well.