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Sneaky Overwatch sniping spot lets Widowmaker dominate on Nepal

Published: 28/May/2020 18:14

by Michael Gwilliam

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In Overwatch, few heroes have the same level of carry potential as Widowmaker, with her ability to one-shot half the cast. Finding the right positions to land those juicy headshots can be a bit challenging, but a hidden spot on Nepal Shrine can let skilled snipers unleash their full potential.

Widowmaker is unique in that she’s a hitscan hero with no damage drop off when zoomed in. With most hitscan heroes in Overwatch, such as Soldier 76 and McCree, their damage is significantly decreased the farther away from a target they are.

This makes Widowmaker the best when it comes to dealing damage from afar and taking over a game.

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“It’s over, Hanzo. I have the high ground.”

With these factors in mind, it’s no wonder why a sniping spot posted by Redditor pieisgoode was receiving a lot of attention online.

On Nepal Shrine, Widowmaker players can use their Grapple to reach a highground location that you would think wouldn’t be accessible, especially without sliding off.

Unintended Location on Nepal from Overwatch

Not only can Widowmaker Grapple onto this high ground with a roof-like structure, she doesn’t fall off, making it a prime perch to zoom in and take free shots.

The best part is that Widowmaker has a really good view of the point itself, and the adjacent middle high ground where enemies like to attack from.

Additionally, because of how high up she is, there’s only a few heroes than can actually fly in and cause her problems, but at the expense of leaving their time behind and using cooldown-based resources.

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Widowmaker has incredible carry potential in Overwatch.

It’s unclear exactly when this spot was discovered, and it also seems to be an unintentional spot to reach, so it’s possible that Blizzard will patch it out in the future update.

Regardless, for the time being, it’s definitely a spot to be aware of, especially if there’s a good Widowmaker player on your team or your the squad you’re facing.

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New Overwatch Ashe skin teased in “Deadlock Rebels” book

Published: 25/Feb/2021 20:47

by Michael Gwilliam

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An upcoming Overwatch book seems to be hinting at a possible new Ashe skin coming to the game, possibly for the Anniversary or Archives events.

Overwatch fans spotted a new cover for the book online and noticed how Ashe has a completely different look than the one most players are familiar with.

In this, she still sports her white hair, but wears a red jacket and dark black pants while standing back-to-back with McCree, who seems to be drawn in his “Deadlock” skin look from the Archives event.

According to the book’s synopsis on Amazon, Deadlock Rebels takes place when Ashe is still in high school and is arrested before her graduation. As such, her parents cut her off from the family fortune.

Ashe escorts the payload
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Ashe has quickly become one of the most popular Overwatch heroes.

From there, she teams up with her butler B.O.B and McCree to steal back what the book claims is “rightfully hers.”

Furthermore, the synopsis states that the novel will explore the founding of the Deadlock Gang – one of Overwatch’s more underdeveloped factions.

The poster has fans hopeful that they’ll be able to get their hands on this new look Ashe in the form of a future skin.

“Yoooo, Young Ashe looks great. I hope we will get that as a skin since we already got the McCree one?” one asked on Twitter.

“I smell a new Ashe skin coming!” another remarked.

The book is set to release on June 1, 2021, so it doesn’t quite line-up with the new Archives event, which begins in either April or March.

McCree Deadlock skin
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The skin seems connected to Deadlock McCree.

However, the Anniversary event may be very likely, as every time that event has happened it’s run from May to June – which suggests the next event will overlap with the book’s release.

Although nothing is confirmed just yet, and this new look for Ashe could be exclusive to the novel itself, hopefully, Blizzard does end up releasing a skin based on this younger Ashe in the future.