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Overwatch
Created by Blizzard Entertainment
PS4, XBOXONE, and PC
$40 - PC Base, $60 - Console Base, $130 - Collector's edition
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
    edited November 2016
    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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  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited November 2016
    Guys I tried Hanzo and actually hit stuff and was useful in a Ranked Match.

    DUNKEY WAZ RIGHT!

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  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck lonely, but not unloved dreaming of faulty keys and latchesRegistered User regular
    when ana sleeps tracer she should sleep run like a dog dreaming

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  • Lord_AsmodeusLord_Asmodeus goeticSobriquet: Here is your magical cryptic riddle-tumour: I AM A TIME MACHINERegistered User regular
    So when does Sombra actually come to the PTR and eventually go live?

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  • autono-wally, erotibot300autono-wally, erotibot300 love machine Registered User regular
    when ana sleeps tracer she should sleep run like a dog dreaming

    right over the next cliff

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  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck lonely, but not unloved dreaming of faulty keys and latchesRegistered User regular
    when ana sleeps tracer she should sleep run like a dog dreaming

    right over the next cliff

    pls no tracism in this thread... my feelings...

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  • Lucid_SeraphLucid_Seraph TealDeer MarylandRegistered User regular
    Man if we're gonna get all on "how the heck does Sombra's hacking even work on Roadhog or McCree" then like

    how the heck does Ana's presumably biology-based healing work on zenyatta or bastion

    why does her sleep dart affect D.va's mech, but not D.va (you can see D.va clearly fighting with the controls inside when she's "slept"; and when playing when you try to move you do indeed wiggle around in there like >| EXCUSE U GRANDMA)

    Anyway it's all a dumb superhero game so whatever, but, sometimes, logic, I guess??? I mean it is also a game where I guess there's a man who can turn into a cloud who presumably listens to Sisters of Mercy on repeat and also two dudes who just throw holographic dragons at each other so yeah okay

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  • autono-wally, erotibot300autono-wally, erotibot300 love machine Registered User regular
    Yeah, for me this game is basically Blizzard's own Justice League. I love the goofiness of some of it, and it's not like they're not aware...

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  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck lonely, but not unloved dreaming of faulty keys and latchesRegistered User regular
    sombra and dva are both Doritos therefore they are canon

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  • 21stCentury21stCentury A lovely pixel artist and gamecrafter [They/Them]Registered User regular
    New maps and new modes?

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  • autono-wally, erotibot300autono-wally, erotibot300 love machine Registered User regular
    New maps and new modes?

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  • 21stCentury21stCentury A lovely pixel artist and gamecrafter [They/Them]Registered User regular
    i thank you muchly. looks rad.

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  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck lonely, but not unloved dreaming of faulty keys and latchesRegistered User regular
    they should also add voice lines for characters when hit by certain abilities eg ana goo, sleep dart, hacking etc

    so road hog sleep talks about huffing forbidden petrol, junk rat about getting a nuke, mei complains about a a goo freezing on her etc

    and when hacked road hog has animation where he stares at his hook dumbfounded if you try to use it

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  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    is Ana's healing biological in nature? I thought it was reconstructive nanobots.

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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.
  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    Enlong wrote: »
    is Ana's healing biological in nature? I thought it was reconstructive nanobots.

    Its internet.

    She injects enemies with 4chan.

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  • autono-wally, erotibot300autono-wally, erotibot300 love machine Registered User regular
    Cantido wrote: »
    Enlong wrote: »
    is Ana's healing biological in nature? I thought it was reconstructive nanobots.

    Its internet.

    She injects enemies with 4chan.

    Impossible, couldn't move at 400lb

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  • autono-wally, erotibot300autono-wally, erotibot300 love machine Registered User regular
    gogog watch it !

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  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    I think the deal with Ana's ult is that it works on similar LoS rules as D.Va's self-destruct

    If you stand in front of a rein and ult, it'll destroy his shield, buuuut anyone behind the shield will be protected, the EMP was stopped at the shield

    Similarly if Zarya bubbles and you ult, it'll take down the barrier but leave Zarya and her abilities untouched, as barriers block LoS effects.

    When you do get someone with the EMP it applies her normal hack effect, plus the shield damage effect.

    If you get hacked with your abilities on cooldown they'll be blocked but continue their normal cooldown timer. So if you get hacked when your sonic arrow has 7 seconds left, you'll still just be able to use your sonic arrow in 7 seconds, it won't add any additional time. If you have it back in 3 seconds, you'll have to wait until the hack wears off before you can actually use it.

    Sombra's hacking cast is slightly less than a second (?), but it'll be cancelled by taking damage. There's not really any indication you're getting hacked unless you're looking towards Sombra though, so flanking and then hacking is definitely the go-to plan. It'll also be blocked by shields and barriers, so shield characters do have ways to counter-play her.

    Sombra's stealth is also cancelled by taking damage. So if she stealths in the middle of a fight just keep shooting, as soon as she takes a hit her stealth drops. That's a big help for characters whose attacks have lots of ticks per second, like Zarya, Mei, Bastion, etc.

    Her teleporter is cool as hell and gives her tons of mobility, but in terms of combat utility it's definitely a step below Tracer's recall. It doesn't heal her, and it's visible just lying there. I think there's actually a lot of interesting counter-pick potential for Pharah - she can match Sombra's vertical mobility, fly mostly out of range of her hacking and SMG damage, splash damage her out of stealth and generally keep an eye on the battlefield and punish her for her flanks. If Junkrat spots her translocater he can trap+bomb it, which should be tremendously satisfying.

    Sombra's definitely a flanking opportunist, spotting weak enemies and quickly setting up an advantageous fight. Poorly organized teams are probably going to really hate her. At higher levels I think her head-to-head weakness is fights is going to put her in more of a control role, denying health kits to enemies and using hacks and EMP to set up big team pushes. Super excited to see how she plays in non 4-Sombra-on-each-team games

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  • TalithTalith 変態という名の紳士 Miami, FLRegistered User regular
    Can Sombra hack a Reinhardt through his shield? I'm picturing those moments where you have two Reinhardts nearly face to face like what might happen on Hanamura A.

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  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck lonely, but not unloved dreaming of faulty keys and latchesRegistered User regular
    they should make me head overwatch game designer

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  • ZekZek Registered User regular
    Talith wrote: »
    Can Sombra hack a Reinhardt through his shield? I'm picturing those moments where you have two Reinhardts nearly face to face like what might happen on Hanamura A.

    I think her regular hack ability can't pass through barriers but her ult can.

  • TalithTalith 変態という名の紳士 Miami, FLRegistered User regular
    they should make me head overwatch game designer

    That's terrifying because we'll end up with a Hero that has a targeted root and chain lightning grenades.

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  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    Talith wrote: »
    Can Sombra hack a Reinhardt through his shield? I'm picturing those moments where you have two Reinhardts nearly face to face like what might happen on Hanamura A.

    She can't. If she gets a hack from behind he can't use his shield, just like any other ability, but when his shield is between them she can't target through it. Similar to how a Zenyatta can't discord through a shield.

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  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck lonely, but not unloved dreaming of faulty keys and latchesRegistered User regular
    Talith wrote: »
    they should make me head overwatch game designer

    That's terrifying because we'll end up with a Hero that has a targeted root and chain lightning grenades.

    competitive mandatory 5 roadhog

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  • TalithTalith 変態という名の紳士 Miami, FLRegistered User regular
    Oh this is good to know:

    General
    • Sombra has a passive ability called opportunisic, which allows her to see enemies though walls if they are below 50% of their health.
    • She has a total of 200 health (all "normal" health).
    • Her SMG has a magazine size of 60.
    • Her SMG spread maxes out very quickly, then stays the same for the duration of her spray.
    • Turrets cannot target Sombra while she is invisible.
    • Healing an invisible Sombra as Mercy will not reveal her to the enemy (shows the beam to mercy, but does not reveal anything to the enemy).

    Teleporter
    • Here teleporter stays up for 15 seconds before disappearing.
    • The enemy cannot destroy her teleporter beacon.
    • If your teleporter has already been thrown, you can still teleport to it if you are hacked by an enemy Sombra.

    Hacking (In General)
    • Hack range is 9-10 meters.
    • Hack takes between 0.5 and 1 second to activate.
    • Taking damage cancels the hack.
    • Hacking an enemy lets you see their health bar and ultimate status.
    • When you hack an enemy, the ability cancel lasts 6 seconds, but your ability to see their health/ult status stays for 20-30 seconds (this applies to her ult, too).
    • You cannot hack though barriers/shields.
    • Hacking an enemy Lucio will stop them from switching songs, but will not actually stop the song itself.
    • Hacking someone who has been nanoboosted will not stop the nanoboost, but they will not be able to use their abilities.

    Hacking Health Packs
    • If you hack a health pack, it will recharge at 3x the regular speed for the duration of the hack.
    • When you hack a health pack, you can see a purple Sombra skull above it. The skull acts like a timer bar, slowly decreasing to show you how much time is left on the hack.
    • Health packs stay hacked for 60 seconds, but if you hack them slightly before the hack disappears you can "refresh" the hack countdown (when the skull is below 20%).
    • You cannot hack health packs during setup.
    • Enemies CAN see which health packs you have hacked, as well as the hacking meter above it (so they know how much time is left).
    • Multiple health packs can be hacked at the same time.

    Sombra's Ultimate Ability
    • Her ULT uses line of sight, not pure range.
    • Her ULT destroys both physical shields (like Reinhardt's shield, Winston's shield, etc.), but ALSO destroys shields in the health bar, such as Lucio's ULT (it's a direct counter to it), or other health bar shields (this would really hurt Zenyatta or Zarya, as the majority of their health is made up of shields).

    Cooldowns
    • Teleport (E ability): 6 seconds
    • Hack (right click ability): 12 seconds
    • Invisibility (shift ability): 6 seconds

    Some other useful tips:
    • Sombra's clip feels like Tracer's but it's not! It last a lot longer than expected, so make sure to use the whole thing (don't just spray a little bit and reload).
    • One useful thing to do as Sombra is sneak into the back lines, place your teleporter on a health pack, try to get as many kills as you can during the 15 second teleporter uptime, then teleport back to the health as soon as you are in critical danger. Doing this can safely secure 1, 2 or even more kills without really risking death.

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  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck lonely, but not unloved dreaming of faulty keys and latchesRegistered User regular
    roadhog gets knee slide ability from vanquish

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  • TalithTalith 変態という名の紳士 Miami, FLRegistered User regular
    edited November 2016
    Wouldn't Soldier get the rocket slide? Crouch while sprinting! Then give him the blind fire wall cover mechanics.

    Talith on
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  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    Oh also it's easy to assume that Sombra would be a turret killer, but turrets have more range than her hack does and always hit, so she has to have it shooting at something else (or get bubbled) before she can even get a hack off on a turret, otherwise it'll just keep interrupting her. And that still doesn't do anything about the Torb himself. Plus Torb provides armor, which counts for a lot against an SMG. Though the EMP is a nice anti-turret nuke, especially if you can hit it before Torb is able to molten core.

    Bastion is similar, she's awesome at being able to get a flank on him, but turret mode bastion doesn't care about getting hacked really and is mostly armor, so if you don't get a really good headshot against Bastion's core he's gonna swiss cheese Sombra for the trouble.

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  • TalithTalith 変態という名の紳士 Miami, FLRegistered User regular
    When are they going to introduce payload race?

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  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck lonely, but not unloved dreaming of faulty keys and latchesRegistered User regular
    Talith wrote: »
    Wouldn't Soldier get the rocket slide? Crouch while sprinting! Then give him the blind fire wall cover mechanics.

    roadhog gets girlhog skin

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  • TalithTalith 変態という名の紳士 Miami, FLRegistered User regular
    Talith wrote: »
    Wouldn't Soldier get the rocket slide? Crouch while sprinting! Then give him the blind fire wall cover mechanics.

    roadhog gets girlhog skin

    Might end up like Borderlands Ellie.

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  • ArcTangentArcTangent Registered User regular
    edited November 2016
    Kana wrote: »
    Oh also it's easy to assume that Sombra would be a turret killer, but turrets have more range than her hack does and always hit, so she has to have it shooting at something else (or get bubbled) before she can even get a hack off on a turret, otherwise it'll just keep interrupting her. And that still doesn't do anything about the Torb himself. Plus Torb provides armor, which counts for a lot against an SMG. Though the EMP is a nice anti-turret nuke, especially if you can hit it before Torb is able to molten core.

    Bastion is similar, she's awesome at being able to get a flank on him, but turret mode bastion doesn't care about getting hacked really and is mostly armor, so if you don't get a really good headshot against Bastion's core he's gonna swiss cheese Sombra for the trouble.

    Turrets don't detect her when she's invisible, and don't lock onto a new target until the one it's already locked onto is gone. She can go invisible and park her ass next to it, wait until it's locked to someone, and then hack it before it switches to her to kill at her leisure since hacks on turrets last twice as long. Even if she doesn't have any distraction, she can still park her ass literally on top of it while stealthed for zero reduction in damage due to the spray of her guns, which will shred it. Assuming the 8 damage per bullet and 20 rounds per second on Gamepedia is correct, she needs just under two seconds to kill a turret. A turret will do about 100 damage to her in that time IF it starts firing the moment she does, so assuming she doesn't stand in front of the barrels, it won't do even half her life. And still leaves her with her escape to wherever.

    She's absolutely a turret killer.

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  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    ArcTangent wrote: »
    Kana wrote: »
    Oh also it's easy to assume that Sombra would be a turret killer, but turrets have more range than her hack does and always hit, so she has to have it shooting at something else (or get bubbled) before she can even get a hack off on a turret, otherwise it'll just keep interrupting her. And that still doesn't do anything about the Torb himself. Plus Torb provides armor, which counts for a lot against an SMG. Though the EMP is a nice anti-turret nuke, especially if you can hit it before Torb is able to molten core.

    Bastion is similar, she's awesome at being able to get a flank on him, but turret mode bastion doesn't care about getting hacked really and is mostly armor, so if you don't get a really good headshot against Bastion's core he's gonna swiss cheese Sombra for the trouble.

    Turrets don't detect her when she's invisible, and don't lock onto a new target until the one it's already locked onto is gone. She can go invisible and park her ass next to it, wait until it's locked to someone, and then hack it before it switches to her to kill at her leisure since hacks on turrets last twice as long. Even if she doesn't have any distraction, she can still park her ass literally on top of it while stealthed for zero reduction in damage due to the spray of her guns, which will shred it. Assuming the 8 damage per bullet and 20 rounds per second on Gamepedia is correct, she needs just under two seconds to kill a turret. A turret will do about 100 damage to her in that time IF it starts firing the moment she does, so assuming she doesn't stand in front of the barrels, it won't do even half her life. And still leaves her with her escape to wherever.

    She's absolutely a turret killer.

    She can't park next to a turret indefinitely, stealth only lasts a few seconds. She can of course shred a turret once she gets close and it's shooting at someone else, all dps characters can.

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  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    edited November 2016
    Kana wrote: »
    ArcTangent wrote: »
    Kana wrote: »
    Oh also it's easy to assume that Sombra would be a turret killer, but turrets have more range than her hack does and always hit, so she has to have it shooting at something else (or get bubbled) before she can even get a hack off on a turret, otherwise it'll just keep interrupting her. And that still doesn't do anything about the Torb himself. Plus Torb provides armor, which counts for a lot against an SMG. Though the EMP is a nice anti-turret nuke, especially if you can hit it before Torb is able to molten core.

    Bastion is similar, she's awesome at being able to get a flank on him, but turret mode bastion doesn't care about getting hacked really and is mostly armor, so if you don't get a really good headshot against Bastion's core he's gonna swiss cheese Sombra for the trouble.

    Turrets don't detect her when she's invisible, and don't lock onto a new target until the one it's already locked onto is gone. She can go invisible and park her ass next to it, wait until it's locked to someone, and then hack it before it switches to her to kill at her leisure since hacks on turrets last twice as long. Even if she doesn't have any distraction, she can still park her ass literally on top of it while stealthed for zero reduction in damage due to the spray of her guns, which will shred it. Assuming the 8 damage per bullet and 20 rounds per second on Gamepedia is correct, she needs just under two seconds to kill a turret. A turret will do about 100 damage to her in that time IF it starts firing the moment she does, so assuming she doesn't stand in front of the barrels, it won't do even half her life. And still leaves her with her escape to wherever.

    She's absolutely a turret killer.

    She can't park next to a turret indefinitely, stealth only lasts a few seconds. She can of course shred a turret once she gets close and it's shooting at someone else, all dps characters can.

    True, but she has a better chance of reaching a turret that is otherwise too well-placed for Tracer or Reaper to easily reached. I'd put her around par with Pharah or Genji in terms of taking out turrets.

    Of course, one then has to worry about Torbs going full-on paranoid TF2 Engineer and periodically shot gunning the area around their turrets, just in case.

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  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    I mean if you get close wouldn't it just make more sense to destroy the turret anyway?

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    Finale Russian - South Korea is starting, best of 5

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  • ED!ED! Registered User regular
    There's no way some of those abilities aren't getting nerfed in record time. The LOS for her Ult. is good, but I think it should be less hack time than normal (you ARE hacking everyone).

    Also I'm guessing she's offense?

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