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Viral Overwatch play shows why you should never give up in a final fight

Published: 10/Mar/2020 19:35

by Michael Gwilliam


An Overwatch ranked game turned into a bit of a rematch of the OWL Season 2 Grand Finals and showed exactly why you should never give up when it’s the final fight of a match.

With the score tied 2-2 on Volskaya Industries, it looked as if San Francisco Shock tank Matthew ‘Super’ DeLisi and his team were about to cap point A on their second attack phase.

Super, who was playing Zarya, coordinated with his Genji player so that he would have a projected barrier when he used Dragon Blade. Not only this, but the Genji received a Nano Boost from his Ana teammate and ended up deflecting the enemy Zarya’s Graviton Surge back at her.

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“Oh nice! He deflected the Grav!” Super exclaimed. “Your brain is showing.”

As time ticked down in the round, it looked as if the attackers would be able to capture point A, wipe the enemy, and gain an extra thirty seconds to attack B, especially as the defenders fell like dominoes.

That said, Vancouver Titans DPS Hyojong ‘Haksal’ Kim decided one good Dragon Blade deserved another.

Despite being as low as sixty-three HP, Haksal took matters into his own hands and started carving up the opposition like they were a Christmas ham.

“No way we lost this!” Super cried as Haksal killed five enemies by his lonesome.

“We lost! We lost! We lost! How did we lose?!” Super’s Genji teammate, Nero, asked.

Meanwhile, on Haksal’s stream, the Korean DPS was asking for a Nano from his Ana, but decided to just Blade without it. Good thing he did too, as he ended up securing a highlight reel-worthy play.

After slicing and dicing through, the 2019 Overwatch League Rookie of the Year screamed with delight, clearly pumped up by his epic play to save the point for his team.

It just goes to show that in Overwatch a fight is never truly over and comebacks are always possible. Just be careful not to blow all your ultimates when there’s still plenty of the match still to play.


Simple Overwatch trick lets any hero reach King’s Row high ground

Published: 26/Oct/2020 23:34

by Bill Cooney


A surprisingly simple Overwatch trick is making the rounds that lets any hero in the game reach the high ground of the King’s Row attacking spawn.

King’s Row might be one of the original Overwatch maps, but it has definitely stood the test of time and is still one of players’ favorites when it comes up in the queue.

One of the most popular features on the map is the little sniper’s nest platform located at the very top of the first attacking spawn that gives a commanding view of everything up to the capture point.

It seems like only heroes with movement abilities like Pharah, Widow, or D.Va for example could get up there, but there is a way to get any hero in the game up to the position as well.

King's Row Attacking spawnThe sniper’s nest has been there since day one, but not every hero has been able to get up there, until now.

The person we have to thank for this technique is Reddit user jordensmet who somehow discovered that you can use a more mobile character to reach the space, then quickly change to another.

First, they select Baptiste and use his Exo Boots to boost up to the second-highest level, just under the top platform. Once there, they position themselves on top of the scaffolding in front of the main exit and jump again while barely touching the spawn room.

If you pull up the Hero Select menu at the right time, you’ll be able to switch to any hero you like. So if you’ve never had the chance to try out Ana, McCree, or whoever else from on high, now’s your chance.

I found a way to get the highground on the attacking side of King’s row for Ana (or other characters that usually can’t get there). from Overwatch

For instance, if you really want to catch an aggressive enemy team off-guard, why not take Reinhardt for a spin and hit them with a charge from the very top rope. For those wondering, yes, a Rein charge out of the top window will get you all the way to Mondatta’s statue, so make sure your team is ready to push!

One final note to add is that doesn’t necessarily have to be Baptiste that you use for this trick either, Echo and Pharah would both work, and if you’re really fast and in need of a challenge, you can even get it to go with Sombra’s Translocator as long as your timing is absolutely perfect.