Smooth Overwatch Lucio rollout makes defending on Volskaya a breeze - Dexerto
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Smooth Overwatch Lucio rollout makes defending on Volskaya a breeze

Published: 14/Feb/2020 22:48

by Bill Cooney

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A simple, yet effective Lucio rollout on Volskaya shows just how valuable the Overwatch support hero can be on defense.

Lucio rollouts are different ways for the hero to smoothly leave spawn and get back into the action quickly to help his team.

We’ve already seen a textbook example of a prime rollout on Paris this week, and now the same player is back with another useful route for all the Lucio mains out there.

Overwatch's Lucio speeding into battle.
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Every Lucio player worth their salt knows it’s better to wallride if you’re trying to get from point A to point B quickly.

When you’re playing defense on Volskaya, every second you take getting back from spawn counts, which makes Puffis_Senpai’s latest rollout a powerful potential tool.

The route takes Lucio out the left side of spawn, but instead of going down the main drag in front of the second point, they go left and wallride to the flank over the water.

From there Lucio uses his speed and some precision skips to cruise to the first point in record time. To jump, or skip on walls like Puffis does, you just need to double-tap whatever button you have bound to jump.

As Lucio players know, holding jump activates his wallride, but two quick taps allow him to jump off of a wall without sacrificing any speed.

As with all other Lucio rollouts, this one will take at least a little practice to get down, but it does provide a good blueprint for Lucio mains to decrease the time it takes them to get back from spawn.

Lucio’s speediness and overall usefulness led to him being one of the highest-picked support heroes during the opening weekend of Overwatch League Season 3, which could give us a clue to what future updates he could receive.

Developers have said they’re going to take Overwatch League pick rates into consideration when deciding which heroes to change and update in the future, which means Lucio could be a strong contender for nerfs coming up.

Blizzard EntertainmentLucio could see plenty more changes before Overwatch 2 comes out, whenever that is.

Whether or not Lucio will be nerfed remains to be seen and Blizzard has just rolled out a new live update on February 13, so it might be a little while before any new changes make it to the PTR.
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New Overwatch Shield Bash tech makes Brigitte even more powerful

Published: 22/Jan/2021 21:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Overwatch trick has just been discovered that could make Brigitte an even bigger threat on the battlefield than she already is.

Brigitte has been one of the game’s most controversial heroes since release thanks to her high levels of sustain, crowd control, armor, and healing. Despite multiple nerfs and reworks, she remains one of the best heroes in the right hands.

Now, players have found a completely new trick with her that is sure to make many players rage and call for nerfs to the Swedish shield maiden.

The trick, which was posted to a Korean YouTube account, shows that if Brigitte Shield Bashes at the exact same time she’s hit with an enemy’s attack that does knockback, she can travel far distances.

Shield Bash already has some slight movement advantages, but when combined with an enemy’s attack, she can torpedo across the map and even clear gaps that other heroes are unable to.

As you can see, when Brigitte gets hit in the back by Sigma’s Hyper Spheres, they do just enough knockback to allow the hero to use them to her advantage.

With this trick, Brigitte can even go from one side of Rialto’s bridge to the other in one swift movement, although it will take some getting used to if players want to pull it off in an actual game.

That said, enemy players could potentially use this to their own advantage, such as by hitting Brigitte with a melee attack right as she Shield Bashes.

In this clip by Overwatch streamer Aspen, she goes flying all over the map on Hollywood and had no idea why. As it turns out, it was because she was hit by a melee from a Tracer player just before bashing.

If timed right, this could cause Brigitte players to go flying off of maps with environmental hazards such as Nepal Sanctum.

Of course, with this new discovery, there also comes the possibility that Blizzard decides to patch it out. Only time will tell how the developers decide to handle it.