Snappy Overwatch trick lets Zenyatta kill Tracer with her own Pulse Bomb - Dexerto
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Snappy Overwatch trick lets Zenyatta kill Tracer with her own Pulse Bomb

Published: 8/Sep/2020 0:12

by Michael Gwilliam

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Zenyatta is somewhat of a glass cannon in Overwatch, being extremely vulnerable to flankers while packing a tremendous punch in the damage department. Luckily, there’s a neat trick that can sabotage Tracer’s attempts to eliminate him with Pulse Bomb.

Unlike many heroes, Zenyatta’s hitbox is strange in that he’s technically sitting down, meditating in the air. This makes him a prime target for all sorts of enemies, but he’s a special prize for flankers such as Tracer, Genji, Sombra and Doomfist.

While Zenyatta does have some offensive tools to deal with flankers, he often loses out due to how quickly he can be dove upon. His hitbox doesn’t do him any favors either, as it’s incredibly easy for a Tracer to one-clip Zenyatta or stick him with a Pulse Bomb.

That said, if you do end up getting stuck by a Pulse Bomb, there is a bit of trick you can do to turn the tables on your oppressor.

Zenyatta using transcedence
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Zenyatta’s Ultimate makes him immune to damage.

As Twitch streamer ‘C_y_B’ shows, in a potential final fight on Busan MEKA Base, the support player gets stuck with a Pulse Bomb by the opposing Tracer.

Knowing that his survival can be key to making sure his team wins the round (and doesn’t have to retake with the team already at 99% capture), he makes the smart move to activate his Transcendence ultimate.

Transcendence is unique in that it makes Zenyatta completely invincible during its duration (although he can still be knocked off the map and to his death), and heals anyone around him at a rate of 300 HP per second.

With the Pulse Bomb attached, the Zenyatta player makes the smart decision to purposefully run into the enemy Tracer and eliminate her with her own Pulse Bomb while coming away completely unscathed.

Next time you’re playing Zenyatta and you cannot afford to die, remember this trick and try to take Tracer out yourself.

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Overwatch player’s dad goes viral after recreating every hero emote

Published: 24/Nov/2020 22:50

by Bill Cooney

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One Overwatch player’s dad has gone viral for recreating emotes for all of the game’s original heroes and has given us inspiration for a fantastic Reinhardt skin idea all at the same time.

Over the years the emotes of Overwatch heroes have been recreated and memed countless times, but you don’t often see the kind of dedication required to attempt one from each hero in a single go.

But, that’s just what one YouTuber Nick Luciano and his dad did in a video using various household items that’s once again making the rounds on Reddit, and we have to say that Reinhardt impression is still one of the best we’ve ever seen.

Masterfully replacing the rocket hammer for an electric weed wacker, Luciano’s father knocks it out of the park with moves that could have been the motion capture for the character himself, before realizing his neighbor was watching and trying to laugh it off with a casual “hey Carl!”

To be fair the clip at the top of the game’s subreddit is more than three years old at this point, but pops has been hard at work recreating all kinds of emotes and poses from various titles on YouTube since, Overwatch included.

What you won’t see in the Reddit post are the additional emotes performed by Luciano’s dad, released a year later. Who knew that all it took was a back pillow to make a perfect D.Va costume in just a few seconds?

Obviously, he’s not a professional YouTuber, so there’s no real regular upload schedule or any kind of consistency, but for this kind of great content, that’s just fine. He probably has dad stuff to do as well, such as mowing the lawn, and organizing various shelves in the garage.

With Overwatch 2 right on the horizon, and hopefully a new game’s worth of emotes coming along with it, Luciano and his pops will hopefully find the time to record even more hilarious imitations in the backyard.