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xQc explains why Overwatch cheaters are “a detriment to society”

Published: 11/Apr/2019 12:30 Updated: 11/Apr/2019 13:34

by Joe O'Brien


Popular streamer Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel delivered a life lesson after encountering a cheater in Overwatch.

Encountering cheaters from time to time is an unfortunate reality of most multiplayer games, and that seems to be even more true in competitive games like Overwatch where some players will turn to cheats to advance their success or rank.

As a former Overwatch pro, xQc plays at the highest level of the ranked ladder, which means he does occasionally run into players who have used hacks to propel them to the game’s highest competitive rank.

xQc isn’t exactly famous for his sage demeanor, but every so often the fast-talking Canadian comes out with a nugget of wisdom.  After encountering a cheater in Overwatch, xQc explained not only why cheating in video games in isn’t good in the context of the game itself, but why it negatively effects the cheater’s broader development in life.

Blizzard EntertainmentThough xQc is technically a substitute for Gladiators Legion, he hasn’t played at a professional level since the 2018 World Cup.

“This guy, when he faces problems, when he faces challenges, hurdles, stonewalls, when he gets blocked by life’s stimuli, he finds cheats and shortcuts that work in video games, but will never work elsewhere,” xQc said, going on to explain that this behavior of taking shortcuts would only reinforce a mindset that would be harmful in other areas of life.

“He’s going to go down and down and he’s going to bring more people with him, and overall he will be a detriment to society, his family, and himself.”

This isn’t the only time xQc has had to deal with Overwatch cheaters recently, and after out-smarting a particularly persistent hacker that was also stream-sniping, xQc reacted in more characteristic fashion.

Perhaps fortunately for xQc’s sanity, the former Overwatch pro has long since expanded his stream beyond the game he made his name in, with his broadcasts these days also including a mixture of single-player games, hanging out with his viewers watching YouTube and Twitch clips, and even the occasional IRL stream.


Best Overwatch tricks to dominate any hero as Tracer

Published: 18/Nov/2020 0:07

by Michael Gwilliam


Tracer has been one of the best Overwatch heroes for quite some time with a tremendously high skill ceiling. However, in 2020, the character has some new tools up her sleeve that players should really take advantage of, especially with Overwatch 2 in development.

In a new video by educational YouTuber Nathan ‘KarQ’ Chan, Overwatch League pro and Tracer specialist Dante ‘Danteh’ Cruz shared his best tips to battle each of the game’s heroes.

As a general tip, he advises that players learn map geometry to better navigate your way around to confirm frags. Remember, an earlier patch in 2020 made it so Tracer can Blink upwards onto ledges allowing for some vertical mobility.

Knowing where these spots are and traversing sneakily will reward your gameplay and make you a huge threat to any enemy backline.

Roadhog secondary primary fire on King's Row
Understanding Hog’s primary and secondary fire is key.

Moving onto individual matchups, one of the most interesting tips that Danteh has for facing a D.Va is to Recall a bit earlier when she uses Self-Destruct. While most guides suggest to do so right away, he advises to do so earlier so you have even more time to secure a kill onto her in Baby form.

Against Roadhog, aside from staying away from his Hook, understanding how his primary and secondary fire operates will pay dividends. If you can play around both distances, you’ll have a much easier time to farm Ultimate charge off of him.

If the enemy has a Sigma, it’s best to open up the engagement with Pulse Bomb so he doesn’t have time to use Kinetic Grasp and eat it. After that, you should be free to melee him to death or use primary fire to secure the kill.

When dealing with an Ashe or Widowmaker, this is where the map geometry really comes into play. Use your map knowledge to get near those hitscan heroes and go in for the kill, especially if they’re already scoped in.

Doomfist can be a massive pain for a lot of heroes, but not for Tracer. Because he’s so cooldown reliant, you can easily get away from his abilities. If you’re able to focus him every chance you get, he won’t be able to do much.

Thanks to Tracer’s range buff, she can easily stay out of range from McCree’s Flash Bang while pressuring him. Use this to your advantage to negate his best tool in the 1v1.

Tracer sticks Baptiste with Pulse Bomb
Don’t be afraid to just stick Baptiste.

For Pharah, she can be a bit tricky to deal with, but keep in mind that she is often run alongside a Mercy pocket, which means the other enemy support may not have peel if you can focus on them. Make us of this and pressure the enemy backline to render the Pharah pick useless.

Against Baptiste, a lot of players like to wait until he’s already used Immortality Field before going for a Pulse Bomb. However, Danteh doesn’t agree. If you can stick Baptiste, even if he gets lamp out, it will be destroyed by the Bomb and leave him with a mere 40 HP. Don’t be afraid to just go for it.

Tracer can be a very rewarding character to play when you know what you’re doing. Keep these tips in mind next time you Blink into battle and watch your SR rise as you climb the Overwatch ladder.