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KoopahTroopahKoopahTroopah The koopas, the troopas.Philadelphia, PARegistered User regular
edited August 2016 in Games and Technology
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Overwatch
Created by Blizzard Entertainment
PS4, XBOXONE, and PC
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Release Date - May 24th, 2016
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Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer shooter with objective based modes which pits two teams of 6 players against each other. The game is designed around several classes where each character has unique abilities, with a cartoon art style similar to that found in Team Fortress 2 or in Pixar Animation movies.

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Backstory -

Welcome to Overwatch™ Soldiers. Scientists. Adventurers. Oddities. In a time of global crisis, an international task force of heroes banded together to restore peace to a war-torn world: OVERWATCH.

It ended the crisis and helped to maintain peace in the decades that followed, inspiring an era of exploration, innovation, and discovery. But after many years, Overwatch's influence waned, and it was eventually disbanded. Overwatch is gone… but the world still needs heroes.

Current Heroes -
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Overwatch features a wide array of unique heroes, ranging from a time-jumping adventurer, to an armored, rocket-hammer-wielding warrior, to a transcendent robot monk. Every hero plays differently, and mastering their abilities is the key to unlocking their potential. No two heroes are the same. Whether you're engaging in combat on the front line, providing defensive cover with your energy shield, or supporting your allies by amplifying their damage, every hero's abilities are designed to be effective as part of a team. Learning to utilize your abilities in concert with your teammates' is the key to victory.

Offense -
Icon-genji.png - Genji
Genji Gameplay Preview -
  • REAL NAME: GENJI SHIMADA, AGE: 35
  • OCCUPATION: ADVENTURER
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: SHAMBALI MONASTERY, NEPAL
  • AFFILIATION: SHIMADA CLAN (FORMERLY), OVERWATCH (FORMERLY)
Abilities:
Shuriken - Genji looses three deadly throwing stars in quick succession. Alternatively, he can throw three shuriken in a wider spread.
Deflect - With lightning-quick swipes of his sword, Genji reflects an oncoming projectile and sends it rebounding towards his opponent.
Swift Strike - Genji darts forward, slashing with his katana and passing through foes in his path. If Genji eliminates a target, he can instantly use this ability again.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: DRAGONBLADE - Genji brandishes his katana for a brief period of time. Until he sheathes his sword, Genji can deliver killing strikes to any targets within his reach.

100px-Icon-Soldier76.png - Soldier: 76
Soldier: 76 Gameplay Preview -
  • REAL NAME: UNKNOWN, AGE: UNKNOWN
  • OCCUPATION: VIGILANTE
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: UNKNOWN
  • AFFILIATION: OVERWATCH (FORMERLY)
Abilities:
Heavy Pulse Rifle - Soldier: 76’s rifle remains particularly steady while unloading fully-automatic pulse fire.
Helix Rockets - Tiny rockets spiral out of Soldier: 76’s Pulse Rifle in a single burst. The rockets’ explosion damages enemies in a small radius.
Sprint - Whether he needs to evade a firefight or get back into one, Soldier: 76 can rush ahead in a burst of speed. His sprint ends if he takes an action other than charging forward.
Biotic Field - Soldier: 76 plants a biotic emitter on the ground. Its energy projection restores health to 76 and any of his squadmates within the field.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: TACTICAL VISOR - Soldier: 76’s pinpoint targeting visor “locks” his aim on the threat closest to his crosshairs. If an enemy leaves his line of sight, Soldier: 76 can quickly switch to another target.

100px-Icon-mccree.png - McCree
McCree Gameplay Preview -
  • REAL NAME: JESSE MCCREE, AGE: 37
  • OCCUPATION: BOUNTY HUNTER
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO, USA
  • AFFILIATION: OVERWATCH (FORMERLY)
Abilities:
Peacekeeper - McCree fires off a round from his trusty six-shooter. He can fan the Peacekeeper’s hammer to swiftly unload the entire chamber.
Combat Roll - McCree dives in the direction he’s moving, effortlessly reloading his Peacekeeper in the process.
Flashbang - McCree heaves a blinding grenade that explodes shortly after it leaves his hand. The blast staggers enemies in a small radius.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: DEADEYE - Focus. Mark. Draw. McCree takes a few precious moments to aim; when he’s ready to fire, he shoots every enemy in his line of sight. The weaker his targets are, the faster he’ll line up a killshot.

Icon-reaper.png - Reaper
Reaper Gameplay Preview -
  • REAL NAME: UNKNOWN, AGE: UNKNOWN
  • OCCUPATION: MERCENARY
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: UNKNOWN
  • AFFILIATION: UNKNOWN
Abilities:
Hellfire Shotguns - Reaper tears enemies apart with twin shotguns.
Wraithfire Form - Reaper becomes a shadow for a short period of time. While in this form, he takes no damage and is able to pass through enemies, but cannot fire his weapons or use other abilities.
Shadow Step - After marking a destination, Reaper disappears and reappears at that location.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: DEATH BLOSSOM - In a blur of motion, Reaper empties both hellfire shotguns at breakneck speed, dealing massive damage to all nearby enemies.

Icon-tracer.png - Tracer
Tracer Gameplay Preview -
  • REAL NAME: LENA OXTON, AGE: 26
  • OCCUPATION: ADVENTURER
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: LONDON, ENGLAND
  • AFFILIATION: OVERWATCH (FORMERLY)
Abilities:
Pulse Pistols - Tracer rapid-fires both of her pistols.
Blink - Tracer zips horizontally through space in the direction she’s moving, and reappears several yards away. She stores up to three charges of the blink ability and generates more every few seconds.
Recall - Tracer bounds backward in time, returning her health, ammo and position on the map to precisely where they were a few seconds before.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: PULSE BOMB - Tracer lobs a large bomb that adheres to any surface or unfortunate opponent it lands on. After a brief delay, the bomb explodes, dealing high damage to all enemies within its blast radius.

Icon-pharah.png - Pharah
Pharah Gameplay Preview -
  • REAL NAME: FAREEHA AMARI, AGE: 32
  • OCCUPATION: SECURITY CHIEF
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: GIZA, EGYPT
  • AFFILIATION: HELIX SECURITY INTERNATIONAL
Abilities:
Rocket Launcher - Pharah’s primary weapon launches rockets that deal significant damage in a wide blast radius.
Jump Jet - Propelled by her suit’s thrusters, Pharah soars high into the air.
Concussive Blast - Pharah looses a wrist rocket that knocks back any enemies it strikes and deals immense damage to shields and barriers.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: BARRAGE - Pharah directs a continuous salvo of mini-rockets to destroy groups of enemies.
Defense -
Icon-mei.png - Mei
Mei Gameplay Preview -
  • REAL NAME: MEI-LING ZHOU, AGE: 31
  • OCCUPATION: CLIMATOLOGIST, ADVENTURER
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: XI’AN, CHINA (FORMERLY)
  • AFFILIATION: OVERWATCH (FORMERLY)
Abilities:
Endothermic Blaster - Mei’s blaster unleashes a concentrated, short-range stream of frost that damages, slows, and ultimately freezes enemies in place. Mei can also use her blaster to shoot icicle-like projectiles at medium range.
Cryo Freeze - Mei instantly surrounds herself with a block of thick ice. She heals and ignores damage while encased, but cannot move or use abilities.
Ice Wall - Mei generates an enormous ice wall that obstructs lines of sight, stops movement, and blocks attacks.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: BLIZZARD - Mei deploys a weather-modification drone that emits gusts of wind and snow in a wide area. Enemies caught in the blizzard are slowed and take damage; those who linger too long are frozen solid.

Icon-hanzo.png - Hanzo
Hanzo Gameplay Preview -
  • REAL NAME: HANZO SHIMADA, AGE: 38
  • OCCUPATION: MERCENARY, ASSASSIN
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: HANAMURA, JAPAN (FORMERLY)
  • AFFILIATION: SHIMADA CLAN
Abilities:
Storm Bow - Hanzo nocks and fires an arrow at his target.
Sonic Aarow - Hanzo launches an arrow that contains a sonar tracking device. Any enemy within its detection radius is visibly marked, making them easier for Hanzo and his allies to hunt down.
Scatter Aarow - Hanzo shoots a fragmenting arrow that ricochets off walls and objects and can strike multiple targets at once.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: DRAGON STRIKE - Hanzo summons a Spirit Dragon which travels through the air in a line. It passes through walls in its way, devouring any enemies it encounters.

Icon-Junkrat.png - Junkrat
Junkrat Gameplay Preview -
  • REAL NAME: JAMISON FAWKES, AGE: 25
  • OCCUPATION: ANARCHIST, THIEF, DEMOLITIONIST, MERCENARY, SCAVENGER
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: JUNKERTOWN, AUSTRALIA (FORMERLY)
  • AFFILIATION: JUNKERS (FORMERLY)
Abilities:
Frag Launcher - Junkrat's Frag Launcher lobs grenades a significant distance. They bounce to reach their destination, and blow up when they strike an enemy.
Concussion Mine - After placing one of his homemade Concussion Mines, Junkrat can trigger it to damage enemies and send them flying... or propel himself through the air.
Steel Trap - Junkrat tosses out a giant, metal-toothed trap. Should an enemy wander too close to the trap, it clamps on, injuring and immobilizing them.
Total Mayhem - Junkrat's deranged sense of humor persists past his death. If killed, he drops several live grenades.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: RIP-TIRE - Junkrat revs up a motorized tire bomb and sends it rolling across the battlefield, climbing over walls and obstacles. He can remotely detonate the RIP-Tire to deal serious damage to enemies caught in the blast, or just wait for it to explode on its own.

Icon-torbjorn.png - Torbjörn
Torbjörn Gameplay Preview -
  • REAL NAME: TORBJÖRN LINDHOLM, AGE: 57
  • OCCUPATION: WEAPONS DESIGNER
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN
  • AFFILIATION: OVERWATCH (FORMERLY)
Abilities:
Rivet Gun - Torbjörn fires rivets at long range, or ejects molten metal from his gun in a short, close-range burst.
Forge Hammer - Torbjörn uses his multipurpose hammer to build, upgrade and repair turrets. In a pinch, it can also be swung as a weapon.
Build Turret - Torbjörn constructs an enemy-tracking autocannon. He can use the scrap he collects from dead enemies and allies to repair or upgrade it, increasing its health and adding a second cannon barrel and a rocket launcher.
Armor Pack - Torbjörn deploys an armor upgrade; either he or his allies can pick it up to absorb some damage.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: MOLTEN CORE - After overheating his personal forge, Torbjörn gains a significant amount of armor and scrap. He also attacks (and builds and repairs turrets) far faster than normal.

Icon-widowmaker.png - Widowmaker
Widowmaker Gameplay Preview -
  • REAL NAME: AMÉLIE LACROIX, AGE: 33
  • OCCUPATION: ASSASSIN
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: ANNECY, FRANCE
  • AFFILIATION: TALON
Abilities:
Widow's Kiss - Widowmaker’s versatile sniper rifle is ideal for scope-aimed shots at distant targets. Should targets close to medium range, the rifle can also be fired in fully-automatic mode.
Grappling Hook - Widowmaker launches a grappling hook towards the location she’s aiming at – when the hook connects with a scalable surface, she’s quickly drawn towards it, allowing her to expand her view of the battlefield and evade or flank targets.
Venom Mine - Widowmaker adheres a swiftly-arming venom mine to nearly any surface. When a target wanders within range of the mine’s motion trigger, it explodes, delivering poison gas to any enemies in the vicinity.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: INFRA-SIGHT - Widowmaker’s recon visor allows her to see the heat signatures of her targets through walls and objects for a moderate amount of time. This enhanced vision is shared with her allies.

Icon-bastion.png - Bastion
Bastion Gameplay Preview -
  • REAL NAME: SST LABORATORIES SIEGE AUTOMATON E54, “BASTION" , AGE: 30
  • OCCUPATION: BATTLE AUTOMATON
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: UNKNOWN
  • AFFILIATION: NONE
Abilities:
Configuration: Assault - In Assault mode, Bastion is fully mobile, outfitted with a submachine gun that fires steady bursts of bullets at medium range.
Configuration: Siege - In Siege mode, Bastion is a stationary powerhouse protected by a forward-facing shield and equipped with a gatling gun capable of unleashing a hail of bullets. The gun's aim can be "walked" across multiple targets, dealing devastating damage at short to medium range.
Reconfigure - Bastion transforms between its two primary combat modes to adapt to battlefield conditions.
Self-repair - Bastion restores its health; it cannot move or fire weapons while the repair process is in effect.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: REMOTE MINE - Bastion remotely places a mine that triggers when an enemy arrives within range. The explosion deals substantial damage in its blast radius.
Tank -
Icon-dva.png - D.Va
D.Va Gameplay Preview -
  • REAL NAME: HANA SONG, AGE: 19
  • OCCUPATION: PRO GAMER (FORMERLY), MECH PILOT
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: BUSAN, SOUTH KOREA
  • AFFILIATION: MOBILE EXO-FORCE OF THE KOREAN ARMY
Abilities:
Fusion Cannons - D.Va's mech is equipped with twin short-range rotating cannons. They lay down continuous, high-damage fire without needing to reload, but slow D.Va’s movement while they’re active.
Light Gun - While outside of her mech, D.Va can continue the fight with a mid-range automatic blaster.
Boosters - D.Va’s mech launches into the air, her momentum carrying her forward. She can turn and change directions or barrel through her enemies, knocking them back.
Defense Matrix - D.Va can activate this forward-facing targeting array to shoot incoming projectiles out of the air
ULTIMATE ABILITY: SELF-DESTRUCT - D.Va ejects from her mech and sets its reactor to explode, dealing massive damage to nearby opponents.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: CALL MECH - If her armored battle suit is destroyed, D.Va can call down a fresh mech and return to the fray.

Icon-zarya.png - Zarya
Zarya Gameplay Preview -
  • REAL NAME: ALEKSANDRA ZARYANOVA, AGE: 28
  • OCCUPATION: SOLDIER
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: KRASNOYARSK FRONT, RUSSIA
  • AFFILIATION: RUSSIAN DEFENSE FORCES
Abilities:
Particle Cannon - Zarya’s mighty Particle Cannon unleashes a short-range beam of destructive energy. Alternatively, Zarya can lob an explosive charge to strike multiple opponents.
Particle Barrier - The Particle Cannon can emit a personal barrier that shields Zarya against incoming attacks, redirecting their energy to enhance her weapon’s damage and the width of its beam.
Projected Barrier - Zarya surrounds one of her teammates with an energy barrier that simultaneously absorbs fire and boosts the power of her Particle Cannon.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: GRAVITON SURGE - Zarya launches a gravity bomb that draws in enemy combatants and deals damage while they’re trapped.

Icon-reinhardt.png - Reinhardt
Reinhardt Gameplay Preview -
  • REAL NAME: REINHARDT WILHELM, AGE: 61
  • OCCUPATION: ADVENTURER
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: STUTTGART, GERMANY
  • AFFILIATION: OVERWATCH (FORMERLY)
Abilities:
Rocket Hammer - Reinhardt’s Rocket Hammer is an exemplary melee weapon, able to deal punishing damage in a wide arc with every swing.
Shield - Reinhardt projects a broad, forward-facing energy shield, which can absorb substantial damage before it is destroyed. Though Reinhardt can protect himself and his companions behind the shield, he cannot attack while sustaining it.
Charge - Reinhardt charges forth in a straight line, grabbing hold of enemies in his path. If he collides with a wall, foes he’s carrying suffer extreme damage.
Fire Strike - By whipping his Rocket Hammer forward, Reinhardt slings a flaming projectile which pierces and damages any enemies it touches.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: EARTHSHATTER - Reinhardt forcefully slams his rocket hammer into the ground, knocking down and damaging all enemies in front of him.

Icon-winston.png - Winston
Winston Gameplay Preview -
  • REAL NAME: WINSTON, AGE: 29
  • OCCUPATION: SCIENTIST, ADVENTURER
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: HORIZON LUNAR COLONY (FORMERLY)
  • AFFILIATION: OVERWATCH (FORMERLY)
Abilities:
Tesla Cannon - Winston’s weapon fires a short-range electric barrage for as long as he holds down the trigger.
Jump Pack - Assisted by his energy pack, Winston lunges through the air, dealing significant damage and staggering nearby enemies when he lands.
Shield Projector - Winston’s shield projector extends a bubble-shaped field that absorbs damage until it's destroyed. Allies protected by the shield can return fire from within it.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: PRIMAL RAGE - Winston embraces his animal nature, significantly boosting his health and making him very difficult to kill, strengthening his melee attack, and allowing him to use his Jump Pack ability more frequently. While raging, Winston can only make melee and Jump Pack attacks.

Icon-Roadhog.png - Roadhog
Roadhog Gameplay Preview -
  • REAL NAME: MAKO RUTLEDGE, AGE: 48
  • OCCUPATION: ENFORCER (FORMERLY), BODYGUARD
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: JUNKERTOWN, AUSTRALIA (FORMERLY)
  • AFFILIATION: JUNKERS (FORMERLY)
Abilities:
Scrap Gun - Roadhog's Scrap Gun fires short-range blasts of shrapnel with a wide spread. Alternatively, it can launch a shrapnel ball that detonates farther away, scattering metal fragments from the point of impact.
Take A Breather - Roadhog restores a chunk of his health over a brief period of time.
Chain Hook - Roadhog hurls his chain at a target; if it catches, he yanks them into close range.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: WHOLE HOG - After cramming a top-loader onto his Scrap Gun, Roadhog pours in ammo. For a short time, he can crank out a stream of shrapnel that knocks back enemies.
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  • KoopahTroopahKoopahTroopah The koopas, the troopas. Philadelphia, PARegistered User regular
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    Current Heroes (continued...) -

    Support -
    Icon-ana.png?version=b6c1ab05d05523cce020111b3f7d8f00 - Ana
    Ana Gameplay Preview -
    • Real Name: Ana Amari, Age: 60
    • Occupation: Bounty Hunter
    • Base of Operations: Cairo, Egypt
    • Affiliation: Overwatch (formerly)
    Abilities:
    BIOTIC RIFLE - Ana’s rifle shoots darts that can restore health to her allies or deal ongoing damage to her enemies. She can use the rifle’s scope to zoom in on targets and make highly accurate shots.
    SLEEP DART - Ana fires a dart from her sidearm, rendering an enemy unconscious (though any damage will rouse them).
    BIOTIC GRENADE - Ana tosses a biotic bomb that deals damage to enemies and heals allies in a small area of effect. Affected allies briefly receive increased healing from all sources, while enemies caught in the blast cannot be healed for a few moments.
    ULTIMATE ABILITY: NANO BOOST - After Ana hits one of her allies with a combat boost, they temporarily move faster, deal more damage, and take less damage from enemies’ attacks.

    Icon-Lucio.png - Lúcio
    Lúcio Gameplay Preview -
    • REAL NAME: LÚCIO CORREIA DOS SANTOS, AGE: 26
    • OCCUPATION: DJ; FREEDOM FIGHTER
    • BASE OF OPERATIONS: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
    • AFFILIATION: NONE
    Abilities:
    Sonic Amplifier - Lúcio can hit his enemies with sonic projectiles or knock them back with a blast of sound.
    Crossfade - Lúcio continuously energizes himself—and nearby teammates—with music. He can switch between two songs: one amplifies movement speed, while the other regenerates health.
    Amp It Up - Lúcio increases the volume on his speakers, boosting the effects of his songs.
    ULTIMATE ABILITY: SOUND BARRIER - Protective waves radiate out from Lúcio’s Sonic Amplifier, briefly providing him and nearby allies with personal shields.

    Icon-mercy.png - Mercy
    Mercy Gameplay Preview -
    • REAL NAME: ANGELA ZIEGLER, AGE: 34
    • OCCUPATION: FIELD MEDIC, FIRST RESPONDER
    • BASE OF OPERATIONS: ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND
    • AFFILIATION: OVERWATCH (FORMERLY)
    Abilities:
    Caduceus Staff - Mercy engages one of two beams that connect to an ally. By maintaining the beams, she can either restore that ally’s health or increase the amount of damage they deal.
    Caduceus Blaster - Mercy shoots a round from her sidearm. It's best reserved for emergency personal defense.
    Guardian Angel - Mercy flies towards a targeted ally, allowing her to reach them quickly and provide assistance in crucial moments.
    Angelic Descent - Propelled by her Valkyrie suit, Mercy slows the speed of her descent from great heights.
    ULTIMATE ABILITY: RESURRECT - Mercy radiates restorative power, bringing nearby dead allies back into the fight with full health.

    Icon-symmetra.png - Symmetra
    Symmetra Gameplay Preview -
    • REAL NAME: SATYA VASWANI, AGE: 28
    • OCCUPATION: ARCHITECH
    • BASE OF OPERATIONS: UTOPAEA, INDIA
    • AFFILIATION: VISHKAR CORPORATION
    Abilities:
    Photon Projector - Symmetra’s weapon emits a short-range beam that homes in on a nearby enemy, dealing continuous damage that increases the longer it is connected. The projector can also release a charged energy ball that deals high damage.
    Sentry Turret - Symmetra sets up a small turret that automatically fires speed-reducing blasts at the nearest enemy within range. Several turrets can be built on the battlefield at once.
    Photon Shield - Symmetra surrounds an ally with a hard-light shield that absorbs damage and persists as long as that ally remains alive.
    ULTIMATE ABILITY: TELEPORTER - Symmetra places a teleporter exit pad at her current location, and connects it to a teleporter entry pad at her team’s starting point. Allies can travel through the entry pad to the exit pad instantly, enabling them to return to the fight swiftly after being defeated.

    Icon-zenyatta.png - Zenyatta
    Zenyatta Gameplay Preview -
    • REAL NAME: TEKHARTHA ZENYATTA, AGE: 20
    • OCCUPATION: WANDERING GURU, ADVENTURER
    • BASE OF OPERATIONS: SHAMBALI MONASTERY, NEPAL (FORMERLY)
    • AFFILIATION: THE SHAMBALI (FORMERLY)
    Abilities:
    Orb of Destruction - Zenyatta projects his destructive energy orbs either individually, or in a rapid-fire volley after a few seconds spent gathering power.
    Orb of Harmony - Zenyatta casts an orb over the shoulder of a targeted ally. So long as Zenyatta remains alive, the orb slowly restores health to his ally. Only one ally can receive the orb's benefit at a time.
    Orb of Discord - Attaching the orb of discord to an opponent amplifies the amount of damage they receive for as long as Zenyatta lives. Only one opponent can suffer the orb's effects at a time.
    ULTIMATE ABILITY: TRANSCENDENCE - Zenyatta enters a state of heightened existence for a short period of time. While transcendent, Zenyatta cannot use abilities or weapons, but is immune to damage and automatically restores his health and that of nearby allies.

    Currently Announced Locations -

    - Payload -
    King's Row: England
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    Watchpoint: Gebraltar
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    Dorado: Mexico
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    Hollywood: USA
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    - Point Capture -
    Temple of Anubis: Egypt
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    Hanamura: Japan
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    Volskaya Industries: Russia
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    Numbani: Africa
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    - Control -
    Nepal: Himalayas
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    Lijang Tower: China
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    Ilios: Greece
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  • davidsdurionsdavidsdurions Your Trusty Meatshield Panhandle NebraskaRegistered User regular
    I still play this game. People should invite me to their groups always and without regard for what I'm doing in the game at the time.

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  • KoopahTroopahKoopahTroopah The koopas, the troopas. Philadelphia, PARegistered User regular
    Ana added to OP reply under Support heroes.

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  • EspantaPajaroEspantaPajaro Registered User regular
    Not particularly enthused about her but that's cause I don't need any more snipers on my team.

  • DelphinidaesDelphinidaes FFXIV: Delphi Kisaragi Registered User regular
    Not particularly enthused about her but that's cause I don't need any more snipers on my team.

    It's the opposite for me, I'm super hyped about trying to make her my go to healer.

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  • tyrannustyrannus Registered User regular


    Hanzo nerfs!!

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  • EspantaPajaroEspantaPajaro Registered User regular
    I don't think him actually needing to aim is a nerf but hey that's just me . Random spamming hoping to get lucky is obnoxious .

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  • General_ArmchairGeneral_Armchair Registered User regular
    Axen wrote:
    I mean, it is a bit suspicious that her home base explodes killing the top OW commanders while she is away and then goes straight to the UN to tell everyone it was Morrison and Reyes' fault.
    Food for thought:

    Angel of Mercy (definition from Wikipedia) :
    An angel of mercy or angel of death is a rare type of criminal offender (often a type of serial killer) who is usually employed as a caregiver and intentionally harms or kills people under their care. The angel of mercy is often in a position of power and may decide the victim would be better off if they no longer suffered from whatever severe illness is plaguing them. This person then uses their knowledge to kill the victim. In some cases, as time goes on, this behavior escalates to encapsulate the healthy and the easily treated.

    Overwatch was her patient, and she tried to put it down.

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  • KoopahTroopahKoopahTroopah The koopas, the troopas. Philadelphia, PARegistered User regular
    tyrannus wrote: »
    *Hitbox video*

    Hanzo nerfs!!

    Note this will apply to all projectiles. Not just Hanzo. It's a full hitbox update.

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  • autono-wally, erotibot300autono-wally, erotibot300 love machine Registered User regular
    It is a huge nerf to every projectile character, but it's probably a good one

    Torbjörn will also suffer pretty hard I think

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  • DeansDeans Registered User regular
    edited July 2016
    tyrannus wrote: »


    Hanzo nerfs!!

    I wonder if they just shrank the arrow's hitbox or pulled some behind the scenes magic to prevent the arrow from hitting targets that are visually obscured. If they simply shrank the arrow hitbox that would be a significant nerf that Hanzo probably doesn't really need.

    [edit] Yeah if it's a universal projectile change I'm inclined to believe it's only fixing the visually obscured targets thing.

    Deans on
  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    Would anyone who uploads/streams be willing to share their setup? I was messing around with twitch earlier today but got a bit of lag. I may have to resort to local recording and then uploading the results. It's been interesting watching myself though.

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    glorious hitscan characters will rule supreme

  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    Donnicton wrote: »
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    Having teenaged RPG leads is really cool until you stop being a teenager yourself. Do you remember being seventeen? You're a dumbass at seventeen! I wanna be saved by the guy who's twenty-seven. He's at least payed taxes. He knows how to do shit. He can drive.
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  • Tridus1xTridus1x Registered User regular
    I had a couple of good games in solo comp today. The one thing that bothered me is how much rage I would get from my teammates if I picked McRee.

    Teammate 1 - Locks Hanzo
    Silence...
    Teammate 2 - Locks Genji
    Silence...
    Teammate 3 - Locks Widowmaker(yes this was a real comp group)
    Silence...
    I pick McRee
    "Get off McRee, he's trash." "We're gonna lose because you picked McRee, swap out." "You know they nerfed him right? He's useless now."

    It's like, damn guys, give my cowboy a chance here.

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  • DelphinidaesDelphinidaes FFXIV: Delphi Kisaragi Registered User regular
    Tridus1x wrote: »
    I had a couple of good games in solo comp today. The one thing that bothered me is how much rage I would get from my teammates if I picked McRee.

    Teammate 1 - Locks Hanzo
    Silence...
    Teammate 2 - Locks Genji
    Silence...
    Teammate 3 - Locks Widowmaker(yes this was a real comp group)
    Silence...
    I pick McRee
    "Get off McRee, he's trash." "We're gonna lose because you picked McRee, swap out." "You know they nerfed him right? He's useless now."

    It's like, damn guys, give my cowboy a chance here.

    Correct response in that situation:

    "It's High Noon."

    And then ignore chat completely.

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  • Death of RatsDeath of Rats Registered User regular
    From what I've seen every hero on every map can be good in the right hands.

    No I don't.
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  • EspantaPajaroEspantaPajaro Registered User regular
    Another 2 games with all gold / silver medals . Another 2 losses. This is beyond fucking frustrating , why am I punished for insta lock hanzo that plays nothing else? Or dps that get out damaged by the fucking tanks?

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  • Death of RatsDeath of Rats Registered User regular
    edited July 2016
    Well, if you're being toxic and rude to your teammates, there's a chance you're not working with them very well. You're a tank, you're not supposed to work alone. You're a distraction, a wall, something to grab focus away from your hanzo so he can build his ult and get the whole team down.

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  • Casually HardcoreCasually Hardcore Once an Asshole. Trying to be better. Registered User regular
    So what exactly had they done to D.Va?

  • Ratsult2Ratsult2 Registered User regular
    Not sure if it's been mentioned, but you can't animation cancel Ana's grenade, but you can use it to cancel other animations. In other words, if you want max damage on a sleeping target you want to shoot -> melee -> grenade. You can do this combo over a split second for 175 total damage.

  • BionicPenguinBionicPenguin Registered User regular
    Am I crazy or are Ana's abilities on the wrong buttons? Using shift for something you shoot at an enemy feels wrong. I know I can change it in the options, but it seems like a weird default to me.

  • Death of RatsDeath of Rats Registered User regular
    So what exactly had they done to D.Va?

    They made it so her shield now has a meter that last a few seconds which you can toggle on and off and recharges over time. They also increased the range of her damage. In addition, they have decreased her ult countdown to 3 seconds, and made it so the explosion no longer kills her.

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  • EspantaPajaroEspantaPajaro Registered User regular
    Well, if you're being toxic and rude to your teammates, there's a chance you're not working with them very well. You're a tank, you're not supposed to work alone. You're a distraction, a wall, something to grab focus away from your hanzo so he can build his ult and get the whole team down.

    Jesus christ you people , I am not the one screaming at people all I fucking said was there are situations where the people screaming are 100% correct . And its true just cause they may be nice about it doesnt mean they are wrong.

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  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    Well, if you're being toxic and rude to your teammates, there's a chance you're not working with them very well. You're a tank, you're not supposed to work alone. You're a distraction, a wall, something to grab focus away from your hanzo so he can build his ult and get the whole team down.

    Jesus christ you people , I am not the one screaming at people all I fucking said was there are situations where the people screaming are 100% correct . And its true just cause they may be nice about it doesnt mean they are wrong.

    Okay, so I was misinterpreting. Carry on, man.

    YggiDee wrote: »
    Having teenaged RPG leads is really cool until you stop being a teenager yourself. Do you remember being seventeen? You're a dumbass at seventeen! I wanna be saved by the guy who's twenty-seven. He's at least payed taxes. He knows how to do shit. He can drive.
  • MadPenMadPen San DiegoRegistered User regular
    Disappointed that the last post on the old thread wasn't "TEAM KILL"

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  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    I won't play Ana much but I like her design. I think she'll be a powerful backup healer to Mercy, Zenyatta, or Lucio but not necessarily a character I'd want healing on their own.

  • Death of RatsDeath of Rats Registered User regular
    Well, if you're being toxic and rude to your teammates, there's a chance you're not working with them very well. You're a tank, you're not supposed to work alone. You're a distraction, a wall, something to grab focus away from your hanzo so he can build his ult and get the whole team down.

    Jesus christ you people , I am not the one screaming at people all I fucking said was there are situations where the people screaming are 100% correct . And its true just cause they may be nice about it doesnt mean they are wrong.

    I've played with numerous people who base everything on the medals, but aren't even trying to play as a team. The medals are meaningless for the most part, because the biggest skills this game requires are communication and cooperation.

    If you lose, you lose as a team. And since the mode is based around putting you with people in the same rank range, if you can't handle losing because of the lack of skill of other players, I'd just not play in pub and always group.

    No I don't.
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  • DeansDeans Registered User regular
    Well, if you're being toxic and rude to your teammates, there's a chance you're not working with them very well. You're a tank, you're not supposed to work alone. You're a distraction, a wall, something to grab focus away from your hanzo so he can build his ult and get the whole team down.

    Jesus christ you people , I am not the one screaming at people all I fucking said was there are situations where the people screaming are 100% correct . And its true just cause they may be nice about it doesnt mean they are wrong.

    Screaming insults at people over a video game is never correct.

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  • Death of RatsDeath of Rats Registered User regular
    edited July 2016
    I've found I have the best pub games when I start the game with talking about news about the game over voice chat. Get people who talk back, who feel comfortable enough to talk and you'll work better together.

    Of course you don't always get that. And of course sometimes even then we lose, but there's a lot of good players out there, and sometimes our team just isn't good enough to beat them. But afterwards there's no complaints, there's no insults. There's compliments, and sometimes we end up grouping up.

    Because I play to win, and winning requires a team all working together to win.

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  • KoopahTroopahKoopahTroopah The koopas, the troopas. Philadelphia, PARegistered User regular
    MadPen wrote: »
    Disappointed that the last post on the old thread wasn't "TEAM KILL"

    I'll keep that in mind.
    Well, if you're being toxic and rude to your teammates, there's a chance you're not working with them very well. You're a tank, you're not supposed to work alone. You're a distraction, a wall, something to grab focus away from your hanzo so he can build his ult and get the whole team down.

    Jesus christ you people...

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  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    edited July 2016
    Axen PSA: Never Drink and Mercy.

    Alternatively: Never let your friends drink and Comp.

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    Buddy: "Dude heal me!"
    Me: "Dude I totally am!"
    Buddy: "That's fucking damage bust you asshole!"
    Me: "Oh. Ooooooh!"
    Buddy: "Goddammit."

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  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    I would just like to say that I love that Ana's nano boost has an extremely similar firing animation to Pharah's concussion missile.

    YggiDee wrote: »
    Having teenaged RPG leads is really cool until you stop being a teenager yourself. Do you remember being seventeen? You're a dumbass at seventeen! I wanna be saved by the guy who's twenty-seven. He's at least payed taxes. He knows how to do shit. He can drive.
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  • MadPenMadPen San DiegoRegistered User regular
    Re: toxicity. Like, anyone who is playing Mercio or Lucio or is the best player on my team can abusively tell me to switch strategies or characters, and I usually will, although I still obviously don't appreciate it.

    But for me the real problem isn't even crappy players telling me stuff like, "Your Pharah sucks. Switch to Mercy" It's interactions like:

    non-contributing player on my team: "Can't anyone kill that fucking Junkrat?"
    me: "I can't even get close to him without dying. He's crazy good."
    bad player: "You're shit"

    Like most of my competitive matches I've been part of or seen interactions like that. And the problem is I always play like shit after, because deep down, I want that guy to lose more than I want my whole team to win. I'm not saying I throw the match on purpose, but...

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  • ArdentArdent Down UpsideRegistered User regular
    Well, if you're being toxic and rude to your teammates, there's a chance you're not working with them very well. You're a tank, you're not supposed to work alone. You're a distraction, a wall, something to grab focus away from your hanzo so he can build his ult and get the whole team down.
    It's the anonymity factor. In general, with pubs, I don't know you and I don't want to know you. (This is my attitude, but more generally most peoples' attitude when playing with people they don't know.) It's easier to be rude and short with people you don't know. Everyone behaves better in the company of people they do know. Frankly I feel like, at this juncture, Blizzard should be actively discouraging solo queuing for competitive at the least. Like a checkbox that says "Hey, you have friends on. Shouldn't you play with them?"

    There are a lot of good things Blizzard is doing with matchmaking: sorting people into games with people on their friends list whenever possible (and onto the same team, too). That will eventually foster a better community, but there's a lot of reporting between here and there.

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  • hushhush Registered User regular
    http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/19818500/introducing-new-reporting-options-and-the-silence-penalty-9-7-2015

    Look! They found the solution, but put it in the wrong game. Maybe if we're really lucky they'll just put this in place for all their games and the toxic little ragebeasts can go play in the salt mines together forever.

    This is the future. This is what we built. This is what we wanted. It must have been. Because we all had the fucking choice, didn't we? It is only our money that allows commercial culture to flower. If we didn't want to live like this, we could have changed it at any time, by not fucking paying for it.

    So let's celebrate by all going out and buying the same burger. -transmet
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  • TalithTalith 変態という名の紳士 Miami, FLRegistered User regular
    I'd like a reporting option for people that place teleports leading off cliffs.

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  • davidsdurionsdavidsdurions Your Trusty Meatshield Panhandle NebraskaRegistered User regular
    I've said it before but if people are being asses on my team, I'll just switch straight to Genji and see how high I can get his spray on various parts of the map without comment.

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