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Simple Overwatch trick makes Ana’s Biotic Grenades “100%” accurate

Published: 5/Mar/2020 0:15

by Michael Gwilliam

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Ana can be one of Overwatch’s most impactful support heroes and a new trick can help get the most value out of her most dynamic ability: Biotic Grenade.

Biotic Grenade is a multi-purpose ability that both damages enemies and heals allies, but that’s not all. In addition to increasing the healing any teammate gets by 50% for four seconds, it also denies all healing enemies receive.

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That said, the ability can be difficult to land at times and with a ten-second cooldown, getting the most value with it is a must.

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Landing big nades can win teamfights.

Popcorp, a graphic designer for the esports team Third Impact shared a trick he uses that “pretty much gives you 100% chance of hitting the target.”

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According to Popcorp, by aligning your Ultimate charger meter with the friendly/enemy target’s player model, you can practically guarantee the projectile will go where you want it to.

In the video the user posted, he first zooms in to see where he wants to throw the nade and lines up the shot accordingly. After that, he tosses the nade and it lands exactly where he positioned it to.

The technique does come with a bit of a caveat, however, as it will only work at “mostly at mid-long distances.”

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“For longer [distances] you have to aim above the model,” Popcorp instructed.

Ana is arguably the most skill-intensive support in Overwatch and requires a tonne of mechanical skill with her rifle to land shots consistently, so any trick that makes her easier is a major bonus.

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Ana takes a lot of skill.

Next time you’re in a situation where you can’t afford to miss a crucial grenade as Ana, just remember this technique and it should be smooth sailing.

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Who knows, you may even be able to level up and gain SR just by taking advantage of this move alone.

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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.