Give a warm welcome to Geguri
Geguri is the first female pro player to join the OWL (Overwatch league). Apparently her aim is amazing enough that two other pro players bet their careers on her using aim hacks. Let’s just say they don’t play professionally any more. We can expect great things from her.
She is joining the Shanghai Dragons.
*NEW* Favorite Overwatch League team?
Looks like I messed up the poll last time. Here we go, round 2.
Should the Overwatch Lounge have a LFG Board?
LFG means looking for game; it would be a board where you could post to find other people to play with. Right now a lot of these posts are going into the Competitive Board, which could be problematic as discussed here: https://moot.us/lounges/3/boards/24/posts/33192 . Do you think we should have a dedicated LFG Board?
New hero changes
Some hero changes are coming to Overwatch. These changes affect D.va, Reaper, Mei, Zenyatta, and Moira. First, D.va. D.va’s micro missiles are now going to do 4 damage per missile instead of 6. This is probably due to D.va burst damage potential being really high and Blizzard probably doesn’t want her to be able to do too much of everything like she can now. Next, Reaper. Reapers new buff is actually quite a big one. He now can cancel his wraith form and death blossom now automatically reloads his shotguns. I say this is big because immediately canceling wraith form, since entering wraith form instantly reloads his weapons, you can now reload even faster. Also you can add a layer of unpredictability when you ghost in for a death blossom and then have a full magazine to clean up the scraps. On to Mei, Mei’s new buff allows her to freeze multiple enemies at once with her primary fire. This will most likely raise her competive merit as well as her pick rate, while unfortunately making her probably more obnoxious. Over all I believe it’s a good buff. Zenyatta is actually getting a nerf. His secondary fire now will move 50% slower. At first I didn’t understand this nerf considering he’s not picked too often (I’m going off of Xbox meta because that’s what I play on and the only platform I feel would be fair to make a judgment call on). Maybe now good Zenyattas can lead their shots even more a surprise pursuing enemies with a delayed volley? But in its entirety, it’s not a ground breaking nerf for Zenyatta, but I don’t feel like it was completely necessary. And last but not least, Moira. Moira is actually not being buffed or nerfed, she’s just being visually tweaked. Her secondary fire as well as her ultimate are now being more translucent looking rather then not being able to see through them. In my opinion this is a welcomed change, both coalescence and biotic grasp’s damage function are very visually obstructive. Now, you’ll hopefully be able to see what you’re doing and assess the situation rather then having your screen covered in bright yellow and dark purple. These are all of the latest changes coming to Overwatch.
POPULAR Overwatch Story Mode?
Who thinks Overwatch should get a Story Mode in the nearby future?
We could get so much lore out of it, and it would reduce the boredom of repetitive PVP.
Brigitte, Overwatch’s Newest Hero, is Now Available to Play Across All Platforms
Brigitte, the newest support hero added to Overwatch, is now available to play. She is a rather aggressive support as her kit combines offensive and defensive abilities to aid her team. The young hero is the daughter of Torbjorn, everyone’s favorite Swedish armorsmith. Brigitte is actually not new to Overwatch lore; she was Reinhardt’s squire in the comic ‘Dragon Slayer,’ which came out before the game released. Just remember, Brigitte won’t be available for competitive play until the start of Season 10.
Blizzard is taking a unique approach to lore with its new Overwatch hero, Brigitte. Lead OW writer Michael Chu will answer fan questions in an "upcoming Q&A blog," according to the official Overwatch Twitter account. Fans can submit questions on social media by using the hashtag #BrigitteLore.
Want to know more abt Brigitte's story?
submit your questions using #BrigitteLore.
Dallas Fuel releases xQc following multiple Overwatch League Code of Conduct violations
xQc has been suspended twice so far this season.- homophobia and racisim
The Dallas Fuel announced today that it has released Overwatch League player Félix "xQc" Lengyel from its roster. xQc, a Winston specialist who played main tank for the Fuel, has been suspended twice during the League's inaugural season—first for homophobic remarks against an opposing player and then secondly earlier this week for various reasons, including spreading racially disparaging emotes and using disparaging language against Overwatch League casters and fellow players.
...“Our focus is to field a roster with players that are available to help the Dallas Fuel succeed now and in the future,” the Fuel said. "Releasing Félix today allows us the flexibility to make additional signings during the league transfer window and allows Félix to pursue other opportunities this season and on stream."
Mercy voiceline will make a comeback
Mercy's iconic "heroes never die" was pushed aside when the Overwatch healer got a new ultimate, Valkyrie. The new line, "I will watch over you," is fine, but it's not "heroes never die" and its many skin-variant lines.
But according to Overwatch lead writer Michael Chu, Mercy players won't be stuck with "I will watch over you" for much longer. "I'm not sure about the time frame it'll go out, but we are going to switch Mercy's Valkyrie ultimate to use her old lines, "Heroes never die!" and "Helden sterben nicht!" along with the skin variants," Chu wrote on the Overwatch forum. "And they won't play when she uses Resurrect."
Those skin variant lines are attached to Mercy's Devil, Imp, and Witch skins. For the Devil and Imp skins, Mercy says, "Heroes never die... for a price!" Witch Mercy uses the "my servants never die" line. With her Valkyrie and Sigrun skins, Mercy's ultimate voice line is changed to "til Valhalla!"
The Overwatch League: Schedule
: Week 3 of Stage 2 starts today at 4PM PST.
You can watch it here:-) ↓
@overwatchleague more info. → https://twitter.com/overwatchleague
:Six teams will qualify for the Playoffs, based on their Regular Season records. The top seed from each Division will receive a first-round bye. The next four teams, regardless of Division, will also advance.
Why Rein is about to swing his way back into the Ow meta
Something has been missing from the Overwatch League so far. For the duration of stage one, Reinhardt—Overwatch's most iconic tank—saw very little play outside of Control Center on Lijiang Tower, where the low ceilings and tight hallways were ideal for his wide shield. As loved as he is by fans and pros alike, Reinhardt's immobility just did not mesh well with the map rotation or dive-centric Mercy meta from stage one. But things are changing. Let's take a look at what's new in stage two, and why pros and an expert analyst are saying that now it's time for Rein to drop the hammer.
1. The meta has shifted
...Alas, Mercy is now dead. OK, not quite—but she's much more healthily balanced, which has opened the door for other support heroes to share the spotlight. In turn, that has given Reinhardt an opportunity to dust off the ol' armor and get back into the fight.
"Mercy's nerfs lead to a higher pick rate of the 'Lúcio + Moira' combo," says Dongjian "MG" Wu, tank player for the Shanghai Dragons. He went on to add that with Reinhardt back in the mix, the Dragons will be able to use deathball compositions on certain maps that don't have a lot of high ground, such as King's Row.
2. A new map rotation for stage two
Another big reason we're seeing more Reinhardt now is because the map pool for stage two is a little friendlier to the hammer-wielding crusader. One of the new maps is King's Row, which MG and Forde both point out has been one of Rein's stronger maps since the game's inception. With its many chokes and narrow streets, the map is perfect for Reinhardt's shield and conal Earthshatter ultimate
Between King's Row, Hollywood, and Lijiang Tower, we're sure to see a lot of Reinhardt at least for the duration of stage two. Other maps like Route 66 and Nepal aren't bad for Rein either, so don't be surprised if he pops up there as well. Remember—if there isn't a lot of high ground, it's probably safe for Rein.
3. old ult combos make a return
You can't talk about Reinhardt without mentioning some of the sick setup potential he brings to the table. There's something so satisfying about hearing Rein's legendary "hammer down" voiceline followed by several helpless enemies hitting the floor. It might not do much direct damage, but Earthshatter has a ton of follow-up potential. An old favorite comes courtesy of Pharah
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These are the most-played Overwatch heroes at every skill tier
"Game director Jeff Kaplan took to the forums today to lay out the top 10 most-played heroes for each skill tier, ranging from Bronze all the way up to Grandmaster, as of the beginning of competitive play season nine, which started on March 1. D.Va tops the list in every division except for Platinum and Diamond (where she's second, behind Moira). Mercy remains a popular choice despite her recent nerfs, especially at lower skill levels, but overall Moira is seeing more play. "
D.Va tops the list at almost every skill level. As Blizzard makes more adjustments and Overwatch's newest hero, Brigitte, goes live, these numbers are sure to change. It'll be interesting to see how Brigitte stands up to the rest of Overwatch's healers.
chenk out the full lists of Kaplan's post on the OW forums.
BRIGITTE LEGENDARY SKINS AND COSMETICS
Armoring you up! 🔧 🛡️
All the new cosmetics for Hero 27 are out!!! She's got 10 skins so far. Check out all of Brigitte's new skins, highlight intros and other cosmetics on the Overwatch PTR.
OW 75 credits
OW 250 credits
OW 1000credits Image via Blizzard Entertainment
Brigitte will remain on Overwatch's PTR until Blizzard deems her ready for the live servers. There's no specific date for that just yet, but new heroes typically stay in testing for at least a few weeks.
Here are Brigitte's new victory poses, that cost OW 75 credits.
If the hero27 were a cat
"Jetpack Cat flies around with a jetpack that also has a bunch of flamethrowers on it and is a cat! I'd imagine he'd play like the Pyro from TF2 with his new jetpack who boosts directly onto everyone and burns them, because fire is awesome and we need another flying character to Pharah.
Headcanon is that Jetpack Cat/Doom Kitty/Hellcat is a result of one of Moira's experiments at making anime real, and turned a normal cat into a Talon agent. Don't say it makes any less sense than having a genetically altered gorilla scientist FROM THE MOON."
I think the lore of Overwatch is really cool and back when the game was in Beta testing I was hoping they would include a story mode when the game was finally released. Unfortunately that didn't happen. Of course I still love the game as it is now, but I still think a lore-based story mode would be really cool! What do you guys think?
Speculations on Brigitte
There are a few facts that we know about Brigitte through her lore that may give some indication on her skill set, but keep in mind that this is just speculation.
- She's Torbjörn's daughter and was raised to be a mechanic (also has similar gear tattoo as Torbjörn)
- Reinhardt became her godfather and she followed him around, repairing his armor
- Brigitte's lore revolves around "fixing" things for others, so she may be a support building character
- She may be able to build fortifications that she can repair, such as walls or traps
- Maybe she can also repair Torbjörn's turrets?
- When Reinhardt was invited back to Overwatch by Winston, Brigitte opposed the idea of his return. Seeing Reinhardt and Torbjörn participate in Overwatch gave Bridgitte the motivation to join the fight and support (build?) the two people who impacted her life the most
Again, this is just speculation. Let me know what you think about this.
POPULAR King's row.
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