xQc shows he's still an incredible Overwatch player with an epic Winston clutch - Dexerto
Overwatch

xQc shows he’s still an incredible Overwatch player with an epic Winston clutch

Published: 18/Jan/2019 12:43 Updated: 18/Jan/2019 12:51

by Joe O'Brien

Share


Former Overwatch pro Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel showed he’s still an elite player with an insanely clutch Winston play.

xQc’s relationship with Overwatch has always been contentious, and that’s been especially true of late. After his most recent suspension, xQc took a lengthy break from the game, during which he intimated that he might be done with it completely.

After more than a month away, however, xQc eventually did return to the game he made his name in, and has since kept it in the rotation of games he plays as now more of a variety streamer.

Despite no longer being a full-time Overwatch player, however, it seems xQc hasn’t lost his talent. While playing his trademark Winston on Gribraltar Stage 1 offense, xQc pulled off a massive Primal Rage play, jumping back and forth to eliminate five members of the enemy team and claim the first checkpoint.

“Holy shit, what just happened?” a surprisingly calm xQc remarked, “I literally just killed the whole team!”

It might be his personality that has resulted in the massive following that now follows him to whatever game he plays on his stream, xQc originally made his name as an incredibly skilled Overwatch player.

Though xQc’s play was often overshadowed by the controversies he was involved in, during his time in the Overwatch League he nevertheless contended as not only one of the best western main tanks, but one of the best in the world

Unfortunately for fans of xQc as a player, it seems likely that his days competing may be fully behind him now. It seems unlikely that he’ll return to the Overwatch League considering his history with the league and how successful he is as a streamer. After appearing in the Overwatch World Cup 2018 for Team Canada he also stated he’d heard rumors that the tournament may not return, which would likely mean the end of his playing in any competitive setting.

Overwatch

Overwatch player discovers secret counter to Mei’s Cryo-Freeze

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:32

by Michael Gwilliam

Share


Mei’s Cryo-Freeze has to be one of the most annoying abilities in Overwatch, granting the hero complete invincibility for its duration. Now, a player has discovered a brilliant trick to counter the ice-themed hero.

In Overwatch, there are few abilities as unique as Cryo-Freeze. It places Mei inside of an ice cube that heals her and cleanses any status effects such as Ana’s biotic grenade.

However, the most annoying thing about the ability is how it makes Mei completely invulnerable. For the few seconds she has it activated, she can survive anything from point-blank D.Va bombs to Sigma’s Gravitic Flux.

Some players have found ways to “time” abilities so they connect with Mei as she exits her ice cube cocoon, such as Tracer’s Pulse Bomb or a Reinhardt charge. However, this tactic is reliant on the Mei using Cryo-Freeze’s whole duration. If she cancels it early, then there’s a chance that she’ll end up surviving or dodging the oncoming attack.

Mei uses ice block in Overwatch
Blizzard Entertainment
Mei’s ice block is extremely powerful.

Luckily, a new technique has been discovered which should make countering Mei a breeze. As shown by Reddit user bleubey, Junkrat can actually place his trap directly on top of Mei’s ice cube.

This trick should guarantee that the Chinese environmentalist hero gets trapped and is extremely vulnerable to any attacks. With any luck, you can even catch the Mei player completely off-guard and force out her ultimate.

That exact thing happened in bleubey’s clip. After coming out of the cube, the Mei found herself trapped and ended up wasting her Blizzard in the process, only to be taken out of the picture by a damage-boosted Junkrat grenade.

I find it amusing that you can put a junk trap on top of Mei’s head while she’s an ice cube from Overwatch

Users on the site were shocked to see that such a trick even existed. “I’m almost gold border and I never knew this,” wrote marioaprooves.

“I’m GM and I never knew this sh*t. Holy f**k,” stated another, clearly shocked at what they had witnessed.

Mei freezes Roadhog
Blizzard Entertainment
Mei has a lot of tricks up her sleeve.

Bleubey responded in turn that they only found out by complete accident, proving that such a tactic really went under the radar for a long time.

The next time there is a Mei giving your team trouble, try swapping to Junkrat and taking her out with this neat trap hat maneuver.