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How to stop dying so much as Reinhardt in Overwatch

Published: 13/Jul/2019 0:02 Updated: 13/Jul/2019 17:43

by Bill Cooney

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A new video from Overwatch Youtuber ‘Kappachino’ aims to help players survive for longer while protecting their team as Reinhardt.

Reinhardt is one of Overwatch’s original heroes and was the primary shield for teams before Orisa came along to shake things up, but can still be one of the more difficult heroes to play well.

So, Youtuber Kappachino shared a new video today that tries to help Reinhardt players increase their lifespan, and the lives of their team.

Blizzard EntertainmentThere is hope for that charge-happy Reinhardt main in your life.

I will be your shield

Reinhardt, being the large front-line character he is, ends up being a big target for enemy fire and abilities, which can make it seem like it’s tough to last too long on the field.

Kappachino’s video focuses on Shield management, positioning and situational awareness as things that Reinhardt players should focus on to survive longer.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe shield is Reinhardt’s best friend.

One of the main suggestions for Reinhardt’s Shield is to move (either forwards or backwards) while it’s in use, instead of just standing completely still. Players should also take the time to charge his shield up, because more charge is always better in fights.

For positioning, Reinhardts should stay aware of how many players are currently alive on each team and use that to determine whether they should push forward, or cover their team in a calculated withdraw.

Situational awareness includes all of the above, but also things that seem like they should be simple in theory – like keeping track of your health and putting up your shield when it’s low.

Obviously Kappachino’s full YouTube video goes into much more detail then we were able to cover here, and it’s only about 7 minutes long.

A new tank hero coming soon?

Jeff Kaplan mentioned the upcoming new Overwatch Hero in the July 11 Developer’s Update, but other than confirming Hero 31 would be a “he”, there weren’t many other details.

Hero 31 is set to come out later than Overwatch’s new Summer heroes have in the past though, so we might not see him until after the upcoming Summer Games event.

Blizzard EntertainmentA lot of players think Mauga (left) will be a tank hero and Hero 31.

Even though there hasn’t been a ton of new Overwatch content recently, fans are obviously ready for the next Summer Games and the next new hero to arrive.

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Overwatch update gives Winston Sombra and D.Va new Karaoke voice lines

Published: 29/Nov/2020 0:26

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch’s last patch on November 19 has finally given Sombra, Winston, and D.Va new Easter Egg karaoke voice lines on the Busan map.

The ability for certain heroes to sing on Busan isn’t exactly a secret, but it is a fun little Easter Egg hidden away. Devs have apparently been hard at work adding heroes to this exclusive club recently as well.

A few months ago Ashe, Baptiste, and Widowmaker joined the club, and, just before 2020 wraps up, Winston, Sombra, and D.Va have finally been let in on the fun as well.

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The karaoke spawn room on Busan lets Overwatch heroes sing their hearts out.

Apparently added during the November 19 patch, these new voice lines weren’t found by players until a few days later when videos started to pop up. Sure enough, all three have new voice lines, though we wouldn’t exactly call what Sombra is doing “singing.”

Instead of laying down any bars, Sombra simply discusses the merits of hacking, pays off all of the neighbors’ bills (how nice), and changes the Karaoke bar landlord’s WiFi password (not so nice).

Winston’s two lines play on him being both a great ape and a great scientist. One has him explaining the first law of thermodynamics to players: “energy cannot be created or destroyed.” His other is about clapping with his hands and feet since, you know, he’s a gorilla.

Finally, the pièce de résistance, at least for all of the D.Va players out there, are her new Karaoke lines. In Overwatch lore, Hana ‘D.Va’ Song is both an esports champion and K-POP star, so you’d think she would have gotten her lines much sooner than she did.

If the Tank singing “Pew Pew Pew” isn’t adorable enough, she also proudly proclaims, “someone has to save the world, it might as well be me,” along with another line in her native tongue, Korean.

This brings the number of heroes who can sing on Busan up to 17 with Winston, Sombra, and D.Va; which is officially more than half of the 32 heroes currently in the game.