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Stunning Overwatch victory shows why you should never underestimate Mei

Published: 4/Feb/2020 5:09

by Brad Norton

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In a highlight-worthy play filled with memes and countless epic moments, this Overwatch team was left kicking themselves for ever having looked past Mei.

While Mei has been a prominent hero throughout the current Overwatch meta, her abilities can come in handy across all game types, not just competitive action.

At the absolute brink of defeat, with their teammates all taken out of commission for the round, the enemy team thought they had this game of Elimination in the bag. Little did they know that Mei should never, ever be counted out.

Mei Overwatch posing

Starting out with both teammates alive, Reddit user ‘KingThant’ went into battle as Mei while their teammates selected two more DPS heroes in Reaper and McCree. Securing the first elimination, all seemed to be going their way until disaster struck and Mei was left to fend for herself.

Zooming into the eliminated teammate icons while Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘The Sound of Silence’ played in the background, the gloom of the situation was emphasized. However, not all hope was lost.

Breaking out of their Cryo-Freeze ability, they quickly took out the opposing Mercy but not before she could revive a fallen ally, making it a two-on-one fight to close out the round. 

Having dropped to just two HP, the player refused to give up the fight. Harkening back to Syrio Forel’s words of wisdom in Game of Thrones, Mei was inspired and said “not today” to the God of Death.

What do we say to the God Of Death Mei? from Overwatch

 

With the orchestral score of the Overwatch 2 cinematic now fueling them on, they dashed away from the enemy team and took a breather while abilities came off of cooldown. 

Baiting the opposing Widowmaker, Mei quickly froze the sniper and delivered a lethal icicle straight to the dome. In the meantime, Tracer was brought back to life, meaning the odds were still stacked against them as great as ever before.

Amusingly enough, however, the fight had been going on for such a long time that Mei was actually able to charge her Ultimate ability. 

After calling it in, Mercy was frozen in place and quickly taken care of shortly before Tracer was styled on with a stunning flick headshot, ultimately proving why Mei can never be counted out of a battle.

Overwatch Elimination map
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Who knew that Mei would reach her true potential when forced into a hotter climate on the Castillo map.

Clearly a comeback for the ages, it’s hard to think of a way that resources could have been better utilized in the heat of the moment. Every ability was timed out to near perfection and shots registered when it mattered the most. 

There are very few heroes in Overwatch that are capable of swinging a fight quite like Mei thanks to her extremely powerful loadout. If you come up against Mei in your next few matches, just remember that a fight is never truly over until she is sent back to the spawn room.

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Overwatch players freak out at Baptiste’s huge new Amplification Matrix

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Baptiste was the recipient of plenty of buffs in the latest Overwatch Experimental Card, including a major change to the size of his Amplification Matrix that is freaking out the game’s community.

The October 22 patch increased the width of the Haitian hero’s ultimate by a whopping four meters – up to nine from its previous five.

Now, Baptiste’s “window” as the community calls it, looks more like a garage door bigger than any shield in the game by a fair margin.

Keep in mind that the whole purpose of the Amplification Matrix is to double the damage or healing of any shot fired through it. Now, it’s extremely unlikely that teammates will ever have a reason to not shoot through the ultimate as it’s near impossible to miss.

The community has been joking about the size increase. On Reddit, LukarWarrior joked, “Baptiste, now available in IMAX,” suggesting that it’s not as big as a movie theater screen.

Others, such as educational content creator SVB noted how the ultimate is wider than the streets on King’s Row.

That said, it has plenty of uses on other maps where its entire width can be put to good use. BlazeBubble9 documented how there are so many chokes where the new window can come in handy.

Baptiste on Numbani
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Baptiste’s new Amp Matrix can come in handy on Numbani.

For instance, while defending or attacking first point on Numbani, the new ultimate can take up a whole spot on the high ground letting a whole team fire at will onto the objective doing double damage.

In another, you can see how trying to gain or prevent access to the bridge on Eichenwalde second is a breeze with the new ultimate as it perfectly fits within the choke.

Baptiste's ultimate on Eichenwalde
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Pushing into Eichenwalde just got a bit easier.

Of course, because the change is on the Experimental Mode there’s a chance it doesn’t hit the live game, but in the past many of the buffs tested there end up going through, so players should prepare regardless.

Only time will tell if this ultimate buff changes how often players decide to pick the support in their matches.