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Can you shoot Pharah's rockets (or any other projectiles) out of the sky? Destroying slow-moving projectiles before they reach you is a staple in many shooting games, so I'm wondering if you can do it in Overwatch. I don't think I've ever seen it happen, but I haven't explicitly tried it.

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No, you can't. The only entity you can destroy (with normal damage) before it detonates is Junkrat's RIP-Tire. D.Va's Defense Matrix is the closest thing to what you're thinking of, but normal weapons can't do that.

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    @DCShannon When using Defense Matrix, D.Va is manually shooting down projectiles and bullets that enter the cone with the distance markers. – Wrigglenite Jun 15 '16 at 21:17
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    @DCShannon Pay close attention to what happens to the projectiles. D.Va fires lasers to vaporize them, which also means an enemy inside the cone won't be able to shoot out of it either. As soon as they try to shoot, D.Va will disintegrate the bullet just as it leaves their weapon. – Wrigglenite Jun 15 '16 at 21:19
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    You can also shoot Junkrat's mine before it lands. Not sure about his trap. Same for Widowmaker's trap – blgt Jun 16 '16 at 10:01
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    D.Va's defense matrix works on anything that is not a channeled ability. This means it works on all Junkrat's mine+trap, Widow's mine, Tracer's bomb and even Zarya's ultimate (it's a projectile before it lands). It will not block abilities like Mei's freeze ray, Zarya's primary or secondary attacks (primary is channeled, and secondary is classed as an energy attack) or Zenyatta's Orb of Discord. On that note: I need to test if it can absorb the attacks from Winston's ultimate... – KizTrap Jun 16 '16 at 11:53
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    @KizTrap For reference - defense matrix does negate Zarya's secondary attack. I think I've also seen Junkrat traps (not the mine, the bear trap thingy) get through, but I'm not quite as sure about that one. – Mage Xy Dec 19 '16 at 20:02

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