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xQc tries out Overwatch’s newest hero with disastrous results

Published: 6/Nov/2018 20:04 Updated: 6/Nov/2018 20:23

by Bill Cooney

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There are a lot of awesome clips of Ashe, Overwatch’s newest hero, floating around from streamers on Twitch, but some players, like streamer Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel, are having a harder time getting the hang of her.

During a skirmish against fellow streamer ‘m0xyy’, xQc gave the new hero a try in sort of a 1v1 matchup on Busan.

After a few shots with the rifle, xQc throws out his dynamite, before shooting the ground with his coach gun, which just puts him right next to the explosion.

Unlike Junkrat, Ashe takes damage from her bombs so while xQc is retreating, he steadily takes damage until he’s eliminated.

“xQc why’d you jump off the map? That was like a pretty good duel we had why’d you just randomly jump off the map?” m0xyy mockingly asks as xQc remains stone faced throughout.

Still saying nothing, xQc takes a drink out of his mug before getting ready to give Ashe another chance.

As players get used to Overwatch’s newest hero there’s sure to be countless situations like this one, but xQc’s expression, or lack of one, really makes this clip hilarious.

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Overwatch players freak out at Baptiste’s huge new Amplification Matrix

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Baptiste was the recipient of plenty of buffs in the latest Overwatch Experimental Card, including a major change to the size of his Amplification Matrix that is freaking out the game’s community.

The October 22 patch increased the width of the Haitian hero’s ultimate by a whopping four meters – up to nine from its previous five.

Now, Baptiste’s “window” as the community calls it, looks more like a garage door bigger than any shield in the game by a fair margin.

Keep in mind that the whole purpose of the Amplification Matrix is to double the damage or healing of any shot fired through it. Now, it’s extremely unlikely that teammates will ever have a reason to not shoot through the ultimate as it’s near impossible to miss.

The community has been joking about the size increase. On Reddit, LukarWarrior joked, “Baptiste, now available in IMAX,” suggesting that it’s not as big as a movie theater screen.

Others, such as educational content creator SVB noted how the ultimate is wider than the streets on King’s Row.

That said, it has plenty of uses on other maps where its entire width can be put to good use. BlazeBubble9 documented how there are so many chokes where the new window can come in handy.

Baptiste on Numbani
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Baptiste’s new Amp Matrix can come in handy on Numbani.

For instance, while defending or attacking first point on Numbani, the new ultimate can take up a whole spot on the high ground letting a whole team fire at will onto the objective doing double damage.

In another, you can see how trying to gain or prevent access to the bridge on Eichenwalde second is a breeze with the new ultimate as it perfectly fits within the choke.

Baptiste's ultimate on Eichenwalde
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Pushing into Eichenwalde just got a bit easier.

Of course, because the change is on the Experimental Mode there’s a chance it doesn’t hit the live game, but in the past many of the buffs tested there end up going through, so players should prepare regardless.

Only time will tell if this ultimate buff changes how often players decide to pick the support in their matches.