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.
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.
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.”
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.
A small Ana trick that I've been using for a few years
– Align your Ultimate Meter with the Friendly/Enemy Hero model
– Pretty much gives you 100% chance of hitting the target
– Works mostly at mid-long distances, for longer ones you have to aim above the model. pic.twitter.com/34TWeH1QQm
— Popcorp (@Popcorp96) March 4, 2020
The technique does come with a bit of a caveat, however, as it will only work at “mostly at mid-long distances.”
“For longer [distances] you have to aim above the model,” Popcorp instructed.
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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.
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.
Who knows, you may even be able to level up and gain SR just by taking advantage of this move alone.