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This video ranks Overwatch heroes on their teabagging ability

Published: 8/Oct/2018 19:59 Updated: 8/Oct/2018 20:28

by Bill Cooney

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Teabagging, also known as “tactical crouching” is commonly seen as bad manners in Overwatch, but a new video attempts to take a deeper look at what it says is a very important aspect of the game.

The video is made by Radekken, who is a self-described professional teabagger, and in it he goes through and ranks each hero’s crouch based on a variety of factors.

These include squat depth, bending of the knees and if the heroes remain on both feet, a key feature of true teabagging technique as explained in the video.

Bastion, the first hero reviewed, receives excellent marks for his squat depth, and for how his legs don’t move during his teabagging.

Orisa also receives a high score, because her unique 4-legged teabagging style is one Radekken hasn’t seen before.

Other heroes, like Genji and McCree, lose points and receive some of the lowest scores because they’re not even really teabagging, according to Radekken, they’re actually kneeling.

This video probably won’t make teabagging any less offensive or annoying to some Overwatch players, but is an invaluable resource for those looking to take their tactical crouching game to the next level.

Whatever you think of teabagging, this video is a good time and provides some insights on the tactical crouch Overwatch hasn’t seen before.

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Overwatch players discover secret Reaper buff in new patch

Published: 24/Feb/2021 20:50

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players with Reaper in their hero repertoire will be happy to know the Talon DPS was on the receiving end of a powerful quality-of-life change that buffs the shotgun-wielding damage dealer.

Undocumented changes aren’t exactly anything new in Overwatch, but it’s always a bit surprising when a hero receives a buff that wasn’t listed in the official patch notes.

The latest Overwatch update on February 18 brought in some changes for Reaper that saw his range increase at the cost of some damage reduction. Although the changes were a net buff, there was something else lurking in the update that further increases his strength.

As noticed by player ‘TheeNinjaBanana’ on Reddit, Reaper can now cancel his reload to use Shadow Step – something that he previously was unable to do.

Reaper poses with a box of fireworks
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Reaper mains are celebrating the new buff.

Most heroes in Overwatch are already able to cancel their reload animations through the use of abilities, but, for whatever reason, Reaper was unable to until now.

Shadow Step isn’t exactly the most powerful ability in Overwatch, but it does have some uses, especially when it comes to quickly traversing maps and gaining access to the high ground.

Perfectly-timed Shadow Steps can also be used to attain a brief moment of invincibility, which can save Reaper from ultimates such as D.Va’s Self-Destruct or Junkrat’s Riptire in the event his Wraith Form is on cooldown.

Reaper on Hanamura
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Reaper can be a bigger threat when he’s off the map.

It’s also extremely useful as a way to get back on the map if he ever gets booped off. Previously, if Reaper was reloading and got knocked off, it would be lights out, but now, he can teleport back freely.

Overall, players seem pleased with the buff. “I did this by accident the other day yesterday, pretty happy with this change,” one user commented.

“It’s a great change because that was literally the only ability in the whole game that couldn’t cancel reload,” another remarked.

For anyone who mains Overwatch’s edgelord, be sure to remember this buff as it could end up paying dividends if you find yourself in a tough situation off the map.