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Twitch Prime Members Can Now Get Free Exclusive Overwatch Loot Boxes

Published: 25/Jul/2018 5:15 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 16:24

by Joe O'Brien

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Twitch is celebrating the launch of new Overwatch hero Wrecking Ball with free loot boxes for Twitch Prime members.

Members of Twitch Prime will be able to redeem two exclusive Wrecking Ball loot boxes which will offer up to four items each of exclusively Wrecking Ball-related cosmetics.

In addition to the Wrecking Ball loot boxes available right now, players with Twitch Prime accounts will also be gifted a Golden loot box in both September and October.

Golden loot boxes are guaranteed to reward the player with at least one Legendary skin which they do not already own, making them very valuable to skin collectors. Legendary skins have a fairly low drop rate in regular boxes and cost either 1000 or 3000 credits to purchase, which means unlocking new Legendaries can mean a lot of waiting or a lot of money spent on regular loot boxes.

Blizzard is also putting on a free weekend for Overwatch between July 26-28, celebrating both the release of the new hero and the grand finals of the Overwatch League. Players who create an account for the free weekend will also be able to redeem the Twitch Prime loot boxes, and if they later purchase the full game any items unlocked will carry over.

In order to receive the loot boxes, Twitch Prime members will need to link their Blizzard account to their Twitch account.

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Insane Overwatch Junkertown spot lets Widowmaker shoot through walls

Published: 30/Oct/2020 18:26

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to take the high ground on Junkertown second should beware of a sneaky wall where Widowmaker players can shoot through to score headshots.

Widowmaker thrives when she can dominate at a range and use her one-shot one-kill snipes to her advantage. The very threat of potentially having your head taken off from a mile away forces players to act differently.

Junkertown is one of the maps where the hero gets the most value with its long sightlines leading to all sorts of pick-off potential. And, as it turns out, some walls on its second point can be shot through if timed right.

As Twitch streamer Kragiee showed, while playing as Torbjorn, he attempted to duel a Widow at range and called it out to his team.

Widowmaker on Hanamura
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Widowmaker’s ability to one shot heroes is a massive threat.

After his turret was destroyed, the player started using the hammer’s melee and ended up getting shot right through the wall, confusing his chat.

“WHAT?” many viewers wrote, trying to make sense of what they had just witnessed.

Once the dust had settled and the match ended, the streamer reviewed what just happened using the replay viewer.

Amusingly, Kragiee’s hammer and claw seemed to have clipped through the wall, causing the Widow player to see exactly where he was.

However, while the hammer and claw may have clipped through, it didn’t explain why or how the Widow was able to score a headshot onto the Torb.

As some users pointed out in the chat, there seems to be a small gap where the character fired her shot that allowed the bullet to go through the wall and connect onto the Swedish builder hero.

It’s also possible that Torbjorn’s head clipped through just enough so that he was vulnerable despite technically being on the other side.

Regardless, it’s something that both all players should be aware of in the event they find themselves in a duel on the second point and need any advantage they can get.