Ever since his addition to the game, Overwatch players have been figuring out how to get the most out of Sigma, the game’s newest hero.
As it turns out, running Sigma – who is somewhat of a main tank/off tank hybrid alongside an Orisa, creates a near-impenetrable wall of barriers that DPS heroes have a difficult time shredding through.
In fact, as xQc explains, flanking should be the best option, but Sigma can shut down flankers with relative ease.
“On most maps you have Team A and Team B and you shield your team for them to push forward,” he said while drawing in MS Paint.
“Some DPS can take big risks in order to get a flank to the side, right? And take risk and take daring moves to do damage. But then okay, with no risk at all, Sigma can just shield here,” he added while drawing a new shield off to the side where a flanker would be coming from.
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“Reshield, reshield, reshield,” the French Canadian Twitch star mouth spammed. “And he can single-handedly shut down any flank from ever occurring. All the time.”
Later on, the tank main told his chat that Overwatch is the worst he’s ever seen it. “I can’t play this,” he confessed. “This is just not fun. It’s a piece of shit. And I don’t think I’ve ever hated a meta… this is ‘experience wise’, by far the worst I’ve ever had my hands on.”
“I’ve never seen something this unenjoyable. Shooting barriers is extremely unrewarding for the players, it feels like you’re achieving nothing. Having one elim after 20 minutes is not something that we sign up for… so I will stop playing for the day, dude, we’re playing some other game. I’m done with this,” the unusually calm xQc said.
The Reinhardt/Winston specialist isn’t the only one annoyed by the strength of double barrier comps.
Felix’s former Dallas Fuel teammate Timo ‘Taimou’ Kettunen recently voiced his displeasure with Sigma too. “I love playing against Sigma. I have to ignore and run away from him since I cant do damage to him unless I play doomfist,” he said on Twitter.
“In addition to blocking your damage, he can block healing from your teammates if he chases you. Frustrating to say the least,” the Finnish sniper added.
Overwatch’s latest PTR patch did nerf the damage done by Sigma’s primary fire, but problems his shield creates were not addressed.
Only time will tell if Blizzard decides to tune Sigma further to allow for more counterplay.