Wild Widowmaker jump in Overwatch lets you reach almost anywhere - Dexerto
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Wild Widowmaker jump in Overwatch lets you reach almost anywhere

Published: 27/Mar/2020 18:30

by Bill Cooney

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A flashy new Widowmaker technique is making the rounds across the Overwatch community, giving players more mobility options that can allow them to quickly reach vantage points.

Widow’s grappling hook allows her to glide around the map with relative ease, and by hitting jump at the very end of the ability, players can pull off a ‘super jump’ similar to Mercy’s.

This allows the sniper to retain her momentum from the grapple and keep going, instead of just coming to a dead stop. Now, players have discovered it’s even possible to change direction while you do so.

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Enemy snipers could catch your team by surprise if they’re aware of this trick.

A short clip of the move was posted to Reddit by user ‘Murcer,’ who managed to show the technique off perfectly at the first choke point on Temple of Anubis.

Widow aims her grapple at the inside wall of the arch in the choke, and begins to turn around 180 degrees just before she reaches the end.

The tricky part is hitting jump just right at the very end of the ability, causing Widow to shoot up, instead of just continuing straight.

You’ll know whether or not you pull it off by if you actually make it up to the high ground, or just keep going in the same direction you grappled to, in the first place.

While Anubis provides a perfect opportunity to show this technique off, it isn’t the only place in the game where you can use it.

There are plenty of spots on maps like Eichenwalde, Oasis, Volskaya and more that this move could be used on, but it might be smart to perfect it in the same place as on the clip before trying it out anywhere else.

Using this jump on Anubis is a little less time-efficient than grappling over from the defender’s side, but Murcer said that actually might be an advantage.

“You risk being shot/killed as you (predictably) travel up from that side,” they pointed out – and it’s true, if you can actually pull it off.

Blizzard EntertainmentWidow mains should have plenty of time to practice this week since their favorite hero is banned from Competitive.

Widowmaker mains won’t get the chance to try out the move in competitive for another week though, as she’s one of the six heroes banned in Week 4 of Overwatch’s Hero Pools.

Players have criticized devs for their picks of heroes this week, with four of the most popular hitscan DPS characters removed from competitive rotation.

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How to find cute new Overwatch Halloween easter egg at Chateau Guillard

Published: 23/Oct/2020 1:47

by Theo Salaun

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During the spookiest time of the year, Overwatch’s fans have discovered a cute, quaint easter egg in the game’s Chateau Guillard map, which has enjoyed a Halloween makeover.

Overwatch’s developers over at Blizzard do not take October’s biggest holiday for granted, as they celebrate the costume and candy festivities each year with reworked maps and new cosmetics.

This year, players have taken to exploring the Halloween version of Chateau Guillard, and are appreciating the various adjustments.

Now set under moonlight, the extensive French chateau most popularly known for deathmatch custom games is also becoming known for spooky Halloween details. Having released in 2018’s event, players are still making discoveries in the version of Chateau Guillard at night.

Normally, people get distracted by the fog and darkness, or maybe the jack-o’-lanterns and subterranean coffin.

But, taking a trip to the red study room, Redditor ‘YHJ_JYG_Kryptlock’ has discovered a neat little Overwatch easter egg involving candle wicks.

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The new Halloween easter egg appears in Chateau Guillard’s red study room.

As they demonstrate in the clip below, if you shoot each wick of the candelabra, the candles will briefly light. It’s nothing crazy, but that doesn’t stop it from being a neat addition to an already detailed revamped map.

To find this easter egg, you’ll first need to find the red study room.

If you’re facing inward to the chateau from the outdoor area with a jump pad and statue, this room will be toward the back right as you enter. If you’re on the opposite end, at the balcony’s health pack, this will be to your left as you enter the chateau.

How to find Chateau Guillard’s Halloween easter egg

  1. Head to the red study room
  2. Locate the standing candelabra, in the back right of the room at the corner near the bookshelf
  3. Shoot the candle wicks
  4. Enjoy the lit candles
  5. Make a wish?

If you shoot the candles wicks in Château Guillard (Halloween) you will light them on fire. from Overwatch

Ultimately, it’s a very simple easter egg, but a cute one. In a map covered in so much dreary darkness thanks to Halloween, lighting candles is a nice contrast.

Of course, it also makes for a decent party trick. So if you load into custom games, feel free to impress your friends by showing off your detailed map knowledge.