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Sneaky Overwatch trick lets Sombra hide Translocator under Hanamura rock

Published: 19/Sep/2020 0:04

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to keep their Translocator active as Sombra – especially on Point B Hanamura – may have a new secret spot to teleport back to.

Attacking Point B on Hanamura can be a big challenge, with the defenders on the high ground waiting to push into your team. Like any 2CP/Assault map, securing an enemy team wipe can be the cleanest way to actually capture the point.

Sombra’s EMP is one of the best ultimates to enable your team to do just that, so farming it up by doing damage to the enemy is a must. The best way to do damage consistently is to stay alive and that’s where the Translocator comes into play.

Ideally, you want to put it somewhere the enemy team won’t destroy it, but close enough to their stronghold that you can get back in and infiltrate their backline. It’s a rinse and repeat play: Put down your Translocator, go invisible, damage enemies, teleport back out before they turn around and kill you.

Translocator can now be placed under the Hamamura rock? from Overwatch

The rock near the temple area on Point B has a secret spot where you can successfully place the Translocator so it appears under it.

As demonstrated by Reddit user ‘trelicity,’ Sombra is actually able to toss it behind and eventually underneath the boulder. When asked what happens if you actually Translocate, the user replied: “You appear on top of the rock, but the translocation animation appears in the place it was dropped.”

This location is great because it’s close to a large health pack that you can hack to up its refresh rate and keep yourself at max health. It’s also close enough to the point that you can keep utilizing it and follow the steps above to build EMP.

Sombra activates EMP
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Farming EMP is an important part of winning as Sombra.

For attacking Sombras, this could be a real gem and something you may want to utilize.

Of course, it’s always possible that Blizzard patches this out of the game and prevents you from hiding the Translocator here, but until that happens, it’s a viable strategy.

Valorant

Two OP Cypher cam spots on Bind in Valorant let you see everything

Published: 24/Oct/2020 13:03

by Luke Edwards

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While he’s not the flashiest, Cypher is arguably one of Valorant’s most OP agents – if you know how to use him. A newly discovered camera placement on Bind B site just shows the potential power he has in grabbing info for your team to turn into an advantage.

He doesn’t provide much on attack, but on defense, Cypher is a beast. Through his camera and tripwires, he can gain valuable info on enemies’ positions without the risk of peeking into an Operator.

One of the challenges for Cypher mains is finding camera spots that maximize information gained on enemy players, while ensuring the camera is obscured enough that it doesn’t get instantly picked off.

Reddit user u/zagort420 has spotted a neat new spot on the top-right corner of B site garden that covers both B long, and the bombsite itself.

 

When to use this Cypher setup

This is a pretty neat option for Cypher players who watch B long. It opens up an opportunity to place the camera, then go and hang out by elbow to wait for unsuspecting attackers to enter B from long. It’s also not in a super obvious spot, making it hard for opponents to pick off without giving away their location.

It also has the flexibility for an attacking Cypher holding B site. If you’re left to protect the spike in a 1v2 situation, you can keep an eye on multiple entry points to give yourself the vision advantage.

If you want to start using this camera spot yourself, it’s probably best not to do it all the time. It’s definitely a neat trick to keep up your sleeve, but if you use it too often, it will become far too predictable.

u/ZachAttack6089 followed up this post with a better-known but similarly useful camera spot.

Hopping into a custom game to practice these placements is also crucial if you want to perfect your defensive side setup.

The key to playing Cypher effectively is to mix up your camera and tripwire placements as much as possible, and these are useful options to add to your portfolio.