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Sinatraa’s genius Symmetra attack combo destroys opponents in Overwatch

Published: 4/Feb/2020 17:31

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch League MVP Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won showed just why he is one of the best players in the world by using a super creative Symmetra play to win a duel against a Sombra in his backline.

While on the high ground defending Temple of Anubis’ Point A, the streamer put a teleporter off in the distance to allow himself to get in and punish the enemy team approaching from the left room and then back out to safety.

After going through his teleporter a couple of times to apply pressure, he heard a Sombra player decloak behind him. “Here I am,” the player’s hero said during the decloak animation.

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Symmetra can be a tricky Overwatch hero to duel.

Thinking quickly, Sinatraa teleported off into the distance once more and this time, turned around to fire a fully-charged right-click attack. Symmetra’s right-click alternate fire does a whopping 120 damage on impact when it’s fully charged.

The brilliance of this play is that Sinatraa immediately took his teleporter back to duel the Sombra at close range and fired a medium charged shot directly at his adversary while the fully-charged blast he let loose from the other side of the map was still on its way.

After applying some tickle damage with his primary beam attack, the shot that was fired from thirty meters away connected and killed the Talon adversary.

It’s very common for Sombra players to translocate away from a fight when their health gets low, so one of the keys to actually eliminating them is to deal damage in bursts so great that they will have no chance to get out of the fight.

For his part, even the Overwatch League champion seemed impressed with his play. “What the f**k?!” he exclaimed. “I actually just sh*t on that guy.”

Perhaps the best part about this play is how easy it is to recreate in your own games. Make good use of the teleporter, fire a charged shot and by the time you’re back in your enemy’s face dueling, that first shot can be wind up being fatal.

Overwatch League awards Sinatraa of the Shock the 2019 MVP award
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Sinatraa was named the 2019 OWL MVP and would go on to become a league champion.

If you’re a Symmetra main be sure to give it a shot and rise through the ranks.

As for Sinatraa, the 19-year-old World Cup winner will be making his Season 3 debut on Sunday, February 9 when the San Francisco Shock take on the Dallas Fuel.

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Overwatch reveals drop rates for loot box items and skins

Published: 27/Nov/2020 23:45

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch has finally revealed the official drop rates for loot box items such as skins and sprays within the in-game client.

Players logging in can now check out the exact rates for standard loot box items in a special page in the home screen menu. The page provides a lot of details for those trying to complete their cosmetic collections.

Some of the information is already pretty standard, with each loot box containing either four items or three items with credits. However, each loot box includes at least one item of rare or higher quality.

The description goes on to further state that, on average, an epic quality item will be found in one out of every 5.5 loot boxes and legendary items found in every 13.5.

Oni Genji Overwatch skin
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Legendary Overwatch skins are the rarest.

Furthermore, they list common items as having a 99% drop rate, rare at 94%, epic with 18.5% and legendary a mere 7.5%.

These rates only apply for standard loot boxes, however, and not seasonal loot boxes such as the upcoming Winter Wonderland, Archive or Anniversary events.

Amusingly, the page also states that items obtained through loot boxes will not give any additional advantage while playing the game.

Overwatch loot box drop rates
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Blizzard revealed the loot box drop rates.

While, for the most part this is true, some players have discovered some slight advantages of using, for example, barefoot D.Va or Pharah skins to mask their footsteps.

That said, aside from these rather niche instances, Overwatch has been good at completely avoiding pay-to-win components that have plagued other games.

Loot boxes have long been under fire from both politicians and players who view the practice as a form of gambling.

Sombra fires Machine Pistol
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Many players and politicians took aim at loot boxes.

In 2017, China forced Blizzard to reveal the exact drop rates for games such as Overwatch and Hearthstone.

Elsewhere, in the United States, Republican Senator Josh Hawley proposed the “Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act” which took aim at loot boxes and other pay-to-win practices.

However, to combat this, several companies including Activision Blizzard agreed to disclose drop rates for their titles.

At least now Overwatch players can sleep easy knowing exactly what their odds are for unlocking certain skins.