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Sigma boost jump trick lets you reach power positions in Overwatch

Published: 13/Dec/2019 12:38

by Joe O'Brien

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Professional Overwatch player Walid ‘Mouffin’ Bassal has shared a technique that allows Sigma to reach a variety of useful locations he otherwise couldn’t without the use of his ultimate ability.

Mouffin is a flex tank player for the Boston Uprising, having joined the Overwatch League squad from their academy team ahead of the 2020 season.

With Sigma having joined the tank pool since the end of Season 2, one of Mouffin’s responsibilities for the coming year will be to be ready to field the new hero, and in a recent video he revealed a useful trick for aspiring Sigma players.

Blizzard EntertainmentSigma is the latest addition to Overwatch’s tank line-up.

Many players may be aware of the concept of “rocket jumping”, which allows certain characters to boost their regular jump a little bit by firing a projectile – in some cases an actual rocket, such as Soldier 76’s alternate fire, although any ability that causes a slight knockback will suffice – at the ground beneath them in order to be blown slightly higher.

While Sigma is able to employ this with his Accretion in the same way that other heroes can, he also has another means of gaining a bit of height. By bouncing his Hyperspheres off of an opposite wall, Sigma can get a similar boost with a properly-timed jump when they return and impact him.

By using this technique, Sigma can make jumps without having to waste his Accretion cooldown, or make back-to-back jumps without having to wait, making him more mobile in certain locations. Obviously, Sigma’s ultimate, Gravitic Flux, gives him the ability to fly, but relying on that for mobility is very inefficient.

The correct timing to effectively use the Hypersphere boost will take some getting used to, with even Mouffin himself not always pulling it off first time, so players wishing to implement it would do well to practice. Victories can often come down to small margins, however, and this is certainly a technique that any Sigma player would do well to have in their arsenal.

Beyond simply demonstrating the technique itself, Mouffin shows off a variety of locations in which it can be used for a competitive advantage, both for taking shortcuts and getting to areas that would be impossible with a standard jump.

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Cheeky Overwatch trick lets Baby D.Va score environmental kills

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to find a new lethal tactic with D.Va should look no further than this trick to surprise and tilt enemy teams.

Since 2016, Overwatch fans have taken highly to the hero D.Va, sporting countless cosplays, creating art, buying merchandise, you name it. Part of the reason for this is just how stylish the gamer-turned-mech pilot is.

As it turns out, however, even outside of her pink mech, D.Va can pack a punch and even eliminate any enemy hero in the game if the opportunity presents itself.

Most people know that D.Va’s Call Mech ability does a bit of damage if you use it directly on top of an enemy player, but not everyone realizes it also has knockback capabilities.

D.va from Overwatch looking cool
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D.Va is one of the most popular heroes, in and out of mech.

Boops can be one of the best ways in Overwatch to quickly deal with enemies regardless of their HP. Anyone from Roadhog to even Tracer (especially if limited by cooldowns) can fall victim to a well-timed push off the edge of a map.

As Reddit user ‘eregis’ showed, despite being at a disadvantage against a Soldier 76 who put down his Biotic Field for health restoration, the confrontation ended in their favor thanks to the knockback of Call Mech.

While on Rialto, the D.Va player had the Call Mech ability ready, but waited a bit to activate it. First, the player lured the enemy Soldier 76 to a bit of an unfavorable position on Rialto with his back to the water.

After getting the victim close enough to the ledge, the D.Va used Call Mech and sent 76 off the map and to his demise.

Of course, this trick is a bit of a high-risk play. Baby D.Va is tied with Tracer for the lowest-health hero in the game at only 150. However, unlike Tracer, D.Va does haven’t Blink or Recall to get out of tricky situations, so being able to time the Call Mech perfectly can be tough.

Next time you find yourself as Baby D.Va and an opportunity presents itself, try to see if you can secure frags with this ability. Your opponents will never see it coming.