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Tricky Overwatch Volskaya sniper spots enemies will never see coming

Published: 9/Nov/2020 0:59

by Bill Cooney


Volskaya might be one of the original Overwatch maps, but there are still a few spots that will catch enemies off guard if you have the sniping skills to make them work.

As far as Overwatch levels go, Volskaya might be one of the least-hated control point maps, and yes, we mean that as a compliment.

Over the years players have discovered and created all kinds of strategies and spots on the map to make attacking or defending both points even easier, including a number of sneaky sniper spots.

Some neat angles in Volskaya. from Overwatch

Of course, listing every single spot you can post up as Widow or Ashe would take forever, and we don’t have that kind of time. So instead, we’ll focus on the ones shown in the convenient clip above.

First up we have a very nice perch just outside of the first spawn, on a ledge of the tall red building off to the right as you head towards the point. Getting up there is pretty simple, all you have to do is grapple up and balance on the edge, which gives you a commanding view of the high ground around A.

If you’ve ever gone up against a Torbjorn or Bastion who just won’t be dislodged from this spot, then the value of this angle should be apparent almost immediately. Ashe could also potentially make her way up here, though it would involve much more trial and error than Widow.

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Widow’s grapple gives her more mobility than most heroes, but she’s not the only one who can reach these points.

On the defensive side of things, you’re actually able to walk up the angled parts of the platform around point B, which lets you look right down the main avenue of attack.

There’s also another angle just across from it, providing an even wider view, though again, Ashe and other heroes would have a harder time getting there than Widow.

Finally, the last spot can potentially be used for both offense and defense, though only the latter is shown in the clip. If you go to the angled indent on the wall just after Point A, you can grapple up and have a free shot at the attacking spawn.

Like we mentioned this is nowhere near an end-all, be-all guide to the best Widowmaker spots, but it’s a good start if you want to add some swagger to your sniping.

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 PS5 gameplay revealed and it looks incredible

Published: 25/Nov/2020 12:02

by Kieran Bicknell


Despite suffering numerous long delays, fans are still hyped for CD Projekt Red’s dystopian Cyberpunk 2077. As the release date edges closer, we’ve had our first look at the game on PS5, as well as a comparison between PS4 Pro and PS5 graphics.

Cyberpunk 2077 is shaping up to be one of the most hotly-anticipated games of 2020. With its dystopian open-world setting, insane customization, and intriguing storyline, it looks set to become a truly epic title.

It’s not without its issues though, having suffered a number of consecutive delays, along with controversy over the dreaded ‘crunch’ for devs.

However, it seems that we may be on the ‘home stretch’ for the release of Cyberpunk 2077. Devs have now released the final teaser of gameplay footage, along with a first glimpse at the game running on the next-gen PS5.

Cyberpunk 2077 PS5 footage
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The rain effects and lighting in Cyberpunk 2077 take on a whole new depth on PS5.

Cyberpunk 2077 on PlayStation 5

There’s no doubt that Cyberpunk is a fantastic looking game. With cutting-edge graphics, the visuals have stunned even the most doubtful of critics. So far, we’ve only seen the game on current-gen consoles, but CD Projekt Red has now revealed the first preview of the game running on the next-gen PlayStation 5.

Technically, the game is running via backward compatibility in the footage. However, the game will be available on PS5 at launch.

Starting at the very beginning, the footage shows the initial stages of the ‘Nomad’ life path. On PS4 pro the game looks absolutely gorgeous, with plenty of fantastic light effects, incredible detail, and lots of immersive scenes.

However, around the 4:30 mark in the video below, the footage switches over to PS5, and the difference is immediately noticeable.

Next-gen footage starts at 4:32

The shadows become immediately deeper, without losing any of the detail. The rain also suddenly takes on a whole new dimension, creating streaks on the windows that look impressively realistic.

Lighting also changes, with more natural-looking flares when looking up at streetlights through car windows, and the traditional ‘haze’ from the neon lights of the city also taking on more of a prominent role.

Highlights become more controlled, and the falloff between light and dark extremes feel more natural, with a more gradual transition between the two.

Sadly, we were only shown just over two minutes’ worth of footage. However, if those two minutes are anything to go by, Cyberpunk 2077 is going to look absolutely fantastic on next-gen consoles.