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Vancouver Overwatch League team announces brand reveal date

Published: 27/Nov/2018 0:55 Updated: 27/Nov/2018 1:08

by Bill Cooney

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The new Vancouver Overwatch League team has announced they’ll be revealing their team branding and colors during the Vancouver Canucks game on Saturday, December 1.

Vancouver is the only new Overwatch League team that has managed to keep their logo somewhat under wraps until the official reveal.

Most of the other new teams were revealed in a leak from the official Overwatch League app on November 7, but there was a recent, separate leak that claimed to be the new Vancouver logo.

Revealing the branding during a Canuck’s game makes sense because the new Vancouver Overwatch League team is owned by Aquilini Investment Group, the owner of Canucks Sports & Entertainment, which is the parent group of the Vancouver Canucks.

Since they’re owned by the same company that owns the Canucks, it wouldn’t be a surprise for the Vancouver Overwatch League team to use same shades of blue and green as the hockey team, like the leak, and like the Philadelphia Fusion and the Flyers, who are also both owned by the same company.

Vancouver CanucksThere’s a good chance the Vancouver Overwatch League team will feature green and blue, similar to the Canucks.
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For those that plan on watching and are able to, the announcement will take place during the second intermission of the Canucks v. Dallas Stars game at 2 PM ET on December 1.

For those that aren’t able to tune in, the team will probably put the announcement on their Twitter page shortly after, maybe a few fans will even make it to the game to watch the announcement live as well.

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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.