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Who are the top 5 Overwatch heroes at each Competitive rank?- Full List

Published: 1/Jul/2019 17:44 Updated: 1/Jul/2019 17:58

by Bill Cooney

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Every Overwatch player has their own favorite heroes to pick in Competitive, but certain heroes are always picked more by players at different competitive ranks.

Overwatch’s Competitive Season 17 began on June 30 so the statistics-tracking site Overbuff shared their list of the top five heroes from the last month that players picked at each rank.

The data only draws from players who have signed up with the website, so it doesn’t cover every single Overwatch player out there, but it still gives us a good look at what a lot of people are playing.

Seeing more of one hero in a certain rank might not just be players imagination.

Torbjörn: the King of Bronze

The first thing that jumps out from the rankings is Orisa, who makes it into the top 5 at every rank, as a main tank able to provide her team with plenty of protection and shields.

Good old Torbjörn, on the other hand, only makes one appearance but at the top of the Bronze list, probably from all those players just trying to make it to Silver by any means necessary.

Blizzard EntertainmentBronze players love their Torb.

On the other hand Roadhog and Ashe, heroes that ideally require at least a minimal amount of team coordination, don’t show up until you reach the at least the Platinum level.

Finally, Doomfist and his high-damage output in the right hands, appears to be the DPS of choice in Diamond, Master and Grandmaster.

OverbuffDoomfist has a high pickrate in Overwatch’s upper ranks.

Big changes coming to Competitive soon?

At this point an upcoming role lock seems to be all but confirmed by Blizzard, who seem to be the only ones not talking about the huge changes potentially coming to ranked.

After Seoul Dynasty pro Chan-hyung “Fissure” Baek retired from the Overwatch League, he confirmed the League was going to implement a 2-2-2 role lock starting in Stage 4 of the current season.

Whether or not the changes eventually make their way to general Competitive remain to be seen, but Overwatch has promised “big changes” coming this year for players, and a new ranked system certainly would be a massive one.

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Overwatch player discovers secret counter to Mei’s Cryo-Freeze

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:32 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 7:08

by Michael Gwilliam

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Mei’s Cryo-Freeze has to be one of the most annoying abilities in Overwatch, granting the hero complete invincibility for its duration. Now, a player has discovered a brilliant trick to counter the ice-themed hero.

In Overwatch, there are few abilities as unique as Cryo-Freeze. It places Mei inside of an ice cube that heals her and cleanses any status effects such as Ana’s biotic grenade.

However, the most annoying thing about the ability is how it makes Mei completely invulnerable. For the few seconds she has it activated, she can survive anything from point-blank D.Va bombs to Sigma’s Gravitic Flux.

Some players have found ways to “time” abilities so they connect with Mei as she exits her ice cube cocoon, such as Tracer’s Pulse Bomb or a Reinhardt charge. However, this tactic is reliant on the Mei using Cryo-Freeze’s whole duration. If she cancels it early, then there’s a chance that she’ll end up surviving or dodging the oncoming attack.

Mei uses ice block in Overwatch
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Mei’s ice block is extremely powerful.

Luckily, a new technique has been discovered which should make countering Mei a breeze. As shown by Reddit user bleubey, Junkrat can actually place his trap directly on top of Mei’s ice cube.

This trick should guarantee that the Chinese environmentalist hero gets trapped and is extremely vulnerable to any attacks. With any luck, you can even catch the Mei player completely off-guard and force out her ultimate.

That exact thing happened in bleubey’s clip. After coming out of the cube, the Mei found herself trapped and ended up wasting her Blizzard in the process, only to be taken out of the picture by a damage-boosted Junkrat grenade.

I find it amusing that you can put a junk trap on top of Mei’s head while she’s an ice cube from Overwatch

Users on the site were shocked to see that such a trick even existed. “I’m almost gold border and I never knew this,” wrote marioaprooves.

“I’m GM and I never knew this sh*t. Holy f**k,” stated another, clearly shocked at what they had witnessed.

Mei freezes Roadhog
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Mei has a lot of tricks up her sleeve.

Bleubey responded in turn that they only found out by complete accident, proving that such a tactic really went under the radar for a long time.

The next time there is a Mei giving your team trouble, try swapping to Junkrat and taking her out with this neat trap hat maneuver.