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Thrilling Overwatch mode is perfect for practicing Lucio’s wall ride

Published: 18/Mar/2020 20:11 Updated: 18/Mar/2020 20:42

by Bill Cooney


A new Overwatch workshop mode brings players a timed obstacle course for Lucio to wallride around to his heart’s content made out of several levels from the game.

The ability to skate up and around the walls of Overwatch’s maps is Lucio’s bread and butter since it allows him to move quickly around the map and help out teammates in need.

Every player has encountered those Lucios who seem to be more focused on cruising around the walls than actually supporting the team, but a new Workshop mode from Puffis_Senpai could give them a more constructive wallriding outlet.

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Any Lucio player worth their salt needs to be comfortable wall riding.

The mode channels the same energy as the broom flying class level from the 2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone PlayStation game (yes, the one with the hilarious looking Hagrid).

In it, Lucio is tasked with wallriding through all of the glowing rings as fast as he can on one of Overwatch’s maps, like Havana.

It works as basically a time trial mode when you’re by yourself, but players can always screenshot their best times to compete against one another as well.

Be warned however, Puffis_Senpai’s mode is nowhere near as easy to complete as they make it seem in the video, and it could make you question how good you really are with Overwatch’s resident DJ.

As we mentioned before, getting better at Lucio’s wallride can improve your performance with the hero in a few different ways.

First, it allows you to get back from spawn to the point or payload to help and speed boost your team quicker than most other heroes can.

Once you get the hang of how it works, it can also make you harder to hit and eliminate, which means you can put out more heals or speed to your team.

We’re not saying this mode is the end-all, be-all way to master his wallride, but it’s a good tool to sharpen your skills with.

For players interested in Puffis_Senpai’s Ring Race Lucio mode, the Workshop code is: 779JS.

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Mastering how to move on walls is a good way to improve your overall Lucio play as well.

Of course the big Overwatch news of the day is a brand new hero: Echo, who could have some unique movement abilities of her own.

We’ll find out more about Echo on Thursday, March 19 when Twitch personality TimTheTatman streams from Blizzard HQ with Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan and tries the new hero out.


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.