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xQc’s microphone almost explodes during incredibly loud Overwatch rage

Published: 17/May/2019 9:49 Updated: 17/May/2019 10:08

by Matt Porter

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Félix ‘Overwatch, but it appears his equipment may have finally had enough during his first stream from his new home in Texas.

The Canadian is one of the most recognizable streamers on Twitch, with thousands regularly tuning in to watch his incredible gameplay alongside some hilarious reactions and antics.

After taking a break from Overwatch in late 2018 due to major frustrations with the Blizzard title, xQc has returned to the game, but his time off clearly didn’t simmer him down, as he continues to rage when things don’t go his way.

Blizzard EntertainmentxQc’s Twitch streams are infamous for their hilarious moments and epic rages.

xQc’s microphone gives up during epic rage

Now living in Texas, xQc booted up his first stream from his new place on Thursday, May 16, after setting up all of his new equipment and rebuilding his PC following the move down from Canada.

While almost everything seemed to be working fine from a technical standpoint, xQc’s microphone quality was the one issue viewers were having, constantly complaining in his chat that it was difficult to hear what he was saying.

A hilarious donation stated that xQc’s microphone sounded like he was going to record a “Minecraft parody,” famed for their low quality production.This became even more apparent when xQc finally lost his cool during an Overwatch match, moments after asking his audience: “Is the [microphone] really that bad?”

When xQc finally exploded in frustration, it seems like his microphone may have blown up to, as a horrible static noise blasted through the speakers and headphones of viewers, while an incensed xQc roared into the mic with an expression of pure rage.

The streamer later went back and listened to the hilarious moment himself, bursting into laughter as he listened to the horrible noise that he forced his viewers to suffer through.

Lengyel is now in Texas, at least for a few months, after moving down from Canada, citing less power and internet issues and being closer to other creators as the reason for his move.

With xQc still settling into his new place, viewers will be hopeful that the audio problems are just teething issues after putting together his new streaming setup, and that they won’t have to live in fear of horrible noises and burst eardrums for too much longer.

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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.