Sneaky Overwatch flank trick can wipe out enemy teams with Sigma - Dexerto
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Sneaky Overwatch flank trick can wipe out enemy teams with Sigma

Published: 7/Jun/2020 22:50

by Bill Cooney

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It’s no secret Sigma has one of the most powerful ultimate abilities in Overwatch right now, and a new clip making the rounds goes to show just how game-changing it can actually be with the right execution.

Sigma’s Gravitic Flux ultimate lifts every enemy hero in its area of effect up off the ground for one second and 50 damage before slamming them down, dealing another 50% of their overall HP. On top of that, it also lets you fly around like Pharah or Echo while active.

This makes it capable of taking out heroes with only a sliver of health missing, and it can prevent enemies from contesting the point or pushing the payload, which is why he has basically become a must-pick when playing defense these days.

Even though the game’s latest tank has been out for almost a year, Overwatch player and Sigma acolyte InfamousHandy on Reddit shared one of the best examples of how to use Gravitic Flux to date.

Handy’s team was pushing through the third and final stage, which has always been a tough nut to crack on Watchpoint Gibraltar. After positioning themselves on the defender side flank they activated his ult and gracefully floated behind the unsuspecting defending team.

Sigma Watchpoint flank ult from r/Overwatch

Mercy fell first thanks to a few choice orbs while in the air, and even though Hanzo saw the whole thing coming, it didn’t save him from also being picked off.

Throw in Ana dying to Widowmaker somewhere during the chaos, and that’s half the defending team sent back to spawn, which is a quality Sigma ultimate by any measure.

Handy claimed in the comments that the big-brained play was a “moment decision,” with no practice or testing beforehand, just a purely calculated play that the tank hero himself would be proud of.

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Hopefully, you didn’t miss out on Sigma’s “Carbon Fiber” Anniversary challenge skin from week one.

Unfortunately, Sigma’s “Carbon Fiber” Anniversary skin isn’t available anymore, as it was the week one challenge skin. The good news is there’s still time to earn the Masked Man McCree skin before the 2020 celebration wraps.

Say, for example, you still haven’t gotten the Submarine Wrecking Ball skin you desperately need, you still have until June 9 when the event officially ends to grind and try and make it happen.

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Cheeky Overwatch trick lets Baby D.Va score environmental kills

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to find a new lethal tactic with D.Va should look no further than this trick to surprise and tilt enemy teams.

Since 2016, Overwatch fans have taken highly to the hero D.Va, sporting countless cosplays, creating art, buying merchandise, you name it. Part of the reason for this is just how stylish the gamer-turned-mech pilot is.

As it turns out, however, even outside of her pink mech, D.Va can pack a punch and even eliminate any enemy hero in the game if the opportunity presents itself.

Most people know that D.Va’s Call Mech ability does a bit of damage if you use it directly on top of an enemy player, but not everyone realizes it also has knockback capabilities.

D.va from Overwatch looking cool
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D.Va is one of the most popular heroes, in and out of mech.

Boops can be one of the best ways in Overwatch to quickly deal with enemies regardless of their HP. Anyone from Roadhog to even Tracer (especially if limited by cooldowns) can fall victim to a well-timed push off the edge of a map.

As Reddit user ‘eregis’ showed, despite being at a disadvantage against a Soldier 76 who put down his Biotic Field for health restoration, the confrontation ended in their favor thanks to the knockback of Call Mech.

While on Rialto, the D.Va player had the Call Mech ability ready, but waited a bit to activate it. First, the player lured the enemy Soldier 76 to a bit of an unfavorable position on Rialto with his back to the water.

After getting the victim close enough to the ledge, the D.Va used Call Mech and sent 76 off the map and to his demise.

Of course, this trick is a bit of a high-risk play. Baby D.Va is tied with Tracer for the lowest-health hero in the game at only 150. However, unlike Tracer, D.Va does haven’t Blink or Recall to get out of tricky situations, so being able to time the Call Mech perfectly can be tough.

Next time you find yourself as Baby D.Va and an opportunity presents itself, try to see if you can secure frags with this ability. Your opponents will never see it coming.