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Sneaky Lucio rollout in Overwatch impossible to see coming

Published: 30/Nov/2019 20:55 Updated: 30/Nov/2019 21:04

by Bill Cooney

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An Overwatch player and Lucio aficionado has shared a new video of a rollout that the opposing team will never see coming on Lijiang Tower.

Lucio’s wallride ability allows him to skate along the wall and move quicker than most other heroes, especially when his speed song is active.

It also lets him roll out and engage the enemy team – potentially before anyone else, which is especially useful on maps with the possibility for environmental kills.

A rollout they’ll never see coming

Reddit user “Dani211e was the first player to post the video of the rollout, which involves going underneath the point to reach the opposite bridge.

The trick, besides speed-boosting at the start, seems to be jumping right off the round doorway past the rock and onto the wall below the point, before hopping up on the enemy bridge.

Unless you want to be reported by your team for throwing after trying and failing to do this five times in a row, a lot of practice would be needed to pull this off when it counts.

You’ll also want to carve out a good chunk of time for practice as well, since Dani211e said it took them between 1,000 – 1,200 attempts to get the final clip of the route.

It’s been a good week for crazy Lucio rollouts, with another Reddit user “Puffis_Senpai “showing off their own take on Lijiang Tower.

Instead of going underneath the map, Puffis turns around and rides completely backward, somehow ending up inside of the control point.

Like the underneath rollout, this one would take a ton of practice to pull off, as well – but it would be interesting to see which one can be done in fewer tries.

Lucio doesn’t have any updates in the current PTR patch that should be going live soon, but there’s always the chance he’ll get something in the upcoming Winter Wonderland event.

Winter Wonderland usually starts in early December, but we haven’t heard anything official about the event so far this year.

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Overwatch players discover Reinhardt is “broken” with new hammer buff

Published: 4/Dec/2020 23:18

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new buff to Reinhardt on the Overwatch Experimental Card may be a bit too strong after players did some testing with his hammer.

The December 3 Overwatch patch brought in some big changes to three different heroes with Baptiste getting a nerf to Immorality Field, D.Va’s health getting reconfigured and Reinhardt seeing an increase to his hammer swing damage.

With his swing damage improved from 75 damage to 85, these has opened up some new damage breakpoints when factoring in Mercy and Zenyatta damage boosts.

The key thing to keep in mind with most Overwatch buffs is how they are influenced by other modifiers. With most heroes being at 200 HP, the sooner your damage can exceed that, the better.

Reinhardt on Hollywood
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Reinhardt’s damage got a nice buff.

In the case of Reinhardt, his damage increase from 75 to 85 may not seem too insane until you start to factor in damage boosts. Mercy’s damage boost amplifies a hero’s attacks by 30% while Zenyatta’s Discord Orb makes it so any hero who is discorded takes 30% extra damage.

Previously, with 75 damage, one swing by Reinhardt while damage boosted or attacking a discorded target would deal 97.5. Now, however, when factoring in the 10 additional damage, that number becomes 110.5.

All it takes now is just two swings onto a 200 HP hero for Reinhardt to delete them, making the buff extra strong when he’s paired with a Mercy or Zenyatta.

Plus, there are a couple of extra elements to factor in. Reinhardt’s hammer deals cleave damage, which means that he can hit multiple enemies with a single blow. If he’s damage boosted by Mercy, he could take down teams with ease.

Not only that, but the Experimental patch also gave Reinhardt 50 extra health, meaning he has a bit more room to swing and live to tell the tale. This doesn’t even include the additional ultimate charge he will generate by doing more damage.

As you can see in the short clip, with the boost, Reinhardt can delete the 200 HP practice range bot in just one second, prompting Jon to caption the video: “Rein is broken.”

Reinhardt holds shield up
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Reinhardt is a much more deadly tank with these buffs.

Others agreed. “Buffing Rein and D.Va when they don’t need it instead of nerfing overpowered heroes isn’t good man,” a user replied.

“I don’t think this is the answer we are looking for but I guess it’s better than what we got?” Florida Mayhem content creator Samito further chimed in referring to the state of the meta.

It will be interesting to see what the devs decide to do with these Reinhardt buffs and if they make it through to the live game after the experimental period ends.