Summit1g explains why Valorant will be "10 times" better than Overwatch - Dexerto

Summit1g explains why Valorant will be “10 times” better than Overwatch

Published: 31/Mar/2020 5:16

by Andrew Amos


Jaryd ‘Summit1g’ Lazar has slammed Overwatch for “trying too hard to make everyone good,” going as far as saying Riot’s upcoming FPS title Valorant will be 10 times better, even if it’s not a direct competitor.

The impending release of Valorant has got streamers and players alike excited, Summit included. Riot’s FPS title has captivated a lot of the gaming community, and with the closed beta around the corner, players are already jumping ship from other similar titles to get on the bandwagon early.

One of the game’s most under threat is Overwatch. Blizzard’s six-versus-six team-based shooter has gone through plenty of ups and downs as of late. Between balancing problems, role lock, hero pools, and more, parts of the community are slowly becoming disinterested in the game.

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Valorant will be “10 times” better than Overwatch, according to Summit1g.

Summit1g, who played Overwatch right at the beginning, feels the same. A Counter-Strike player at heart, he’s a fiend for simple gameplay. However, as update after update was shipped to Overwatch, the gameplay only got more convoluted.

In the streamer’s eyes, “[Blizzard] tried too hard to make everyone good at [Overwatch],” throwing skill-based gameplay out the window.

“They cared way too much about people sucking huge d*ck at shooting games so they gave them f**king dumbasses like Reinhardt and sh*t,” he said on March 30.

The amount of in-your-face abilities, as well as the lack of outplay potential, irks Summit. He went on to describe your average Overwatch teamfight, which involved shooting everything except your enemy.

“It turns into two Reinhardts, sitting in front of each other, trying to get past a choke point, shooting into a shield, reload. Then maybe someone does some sh*t, and two people die, but then Reinhardt is already back, his shield’s recharged, and he’s holding it down again!” he explained.

“It’s even worse on a competitive level, because as a viewer, you don’t know what the f**k is going on. From a guy who’s actually played the damn game, I don’t what the f**k is going on. That game is all over the place.

With that being said, a hero-based shooter like Valorant might not seemingly appeal to Summit. The abilities in Riot’s game have been a contentious point in the community, with some believing they’ll ruin the experience.

Summit disagrees with that sentiment. In fact, he assured fans that Valorant will be “10 times” better than Overwatch.

“I can almost guarantee you Valorant will be 10 times the game, at least in spectating, and when it comes to the ‘hero plays’,” he said.

“Of course the abilities are going to play a huge part, but I don’t think they’re going to be game-breaking like [players] think.”

He drew comparisons back to his time spent playing CS:GO. The action is clear, it’s all about skill, and there’s the chance to just put your team on your back. Overwatch is lacking that, and that’s exactly what Summit can’t stand about the game.

“Counter-Strike is one of the greatest games to watch because there’s so many hero plays happening all the time, and that doesn’t happen in Overwatch,” he said. “I don’t like shields. I don’t like to depend on my teammates that much.”

“[I like] nice [gameplay], controlled, balanced, tactical, teamwork, but you can f**king own the sh*t out of the enemy team all by your damn self if you want.”

He did add a little addendum to his Overwatch rant though. Overwatch and Valorant are two strictly different games, not mean to compete with one another. Instead, Riot’s title “is a Counter-Strike competitor” first and foremost.

He also mentioned that CS players have been “playing the same maps for the last 20 years,” and that he’s excited to see whether Valorant can knock it off its mantle at the top of the FPS world.

The public will get their first chance to try out Valorant when the closed beta opens on April 7. Information about signing up for the beta is available here.


Genius Overwatch trick lets Mercy escape fights on Numbani

Published: 24/Nov/2020 2:51 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 3:55

by Brad Norton


Mercy has a new path to safety on Numbani thanks to an extremely clever Overwatch trick that lets her glide away from intense teamfights.

If you’re ever stuck in a pickle as Mercy, you can always fall back on her Guardian Angel ability to get you out of trouble. Moving from one spot to another in the blink of an eye can easily keep you alive when things are looking grim.

Angelic Descent also comes in handy, enabling Mercy as one of the more mobile Supports in the game. Her kit might be limited in terms of offensive output. However, she can move through the air like no other hero. It turns out her movement abilities might even be more useful than you’d first think.

A genius new spot on the first point of Numbani can have you gliding to safety in no time at all. Here’s what you need to know so you can execute it for yourself.

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Directly behind the Payload is where you want to line up for this unique trick.

If you’re positioned towards the back of the first capture point, you might be familiar with the often-deadly drop. It can be all too easy to get booped and fall to your death in this position. Whether it’s a Lucio flying overhead or a Wrecking Ball crashing into your team, you’ve likely experienced some pain in this location.

However, playing near this spot is worth the risk for this particular reward with Mercy. A simple tree beyond the railing is actually the perfect distance to jump right into. Once wedged between the branches, you can quickly walk forward and navigate up the front of the tree.

While you might think there’s nowhere to go from here, Mercy’s Angelic Descent completely changes the game. With a perfectly timed jump, you can slowly glide around the corner. This lets you rotate all the way behind the first point and land safely next to the street.

There’s a Mega health pack waiting for you upon landing as well. Just in case you get tagged up while making your escape.

First Point Escape Option |Numbani| For anyone who didn’t know you could do this as Mercy from Overwatch

It might not come in handy for every team fight, but if things are looking dire, it could be the perfect way to get out with your life.

Not feeding the enemy team is often just as important as building your own Ultimates. So keep this unique trick in mind the next time Numbani appears in rotation. It’s just another next-level tactic for Support mains to have at the ready.