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This elimination during an Overwatch match broke xQc’s brain

Published: 18/Oct/2018 20:55 Updated: 18/Oct/2018 21:15

by Bill Cooney


Every Overwatch player has had those “how did that happen?” moments, and this example from streamer Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel managed to make him blow a fuse or two.

Attacking Point B on Lunar Colony, xQc is playing McCree and firing from a good position on the high ground before a series of unfortunate events begin to unfold.

First, he’s hit with a Sleep Dart from an Ana, and after a nice little nap, the enemy Sombra comes up from behind to take him out.

This all seemed to be too much for xQc, who asked frantically what had happened to his flash-bang grenade, “Dude my flash! My pocket send.”

After being eliminated, xQc seems to cross a couple wires and loses control of his arms, knocking his headset off during the episode. 

Besides Overwatch, xQc has been getting into Blackout recently and reacting to it pretty much the way one would expect.

Even though he left the Overwatch League before the end of Season One, xQc is still competing on a professional level, this time on the Canadian Overwatch World Cup team, which will be at the BlizzCon finals in November.


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

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:30

by Michael Gwilliam


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.