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A 2016 hero and objective-based first person shooter developed by Blizzard. Players take on the roles of specific heroes in order to complete or defend objectives from the opposing team.

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Do smurfs "skew" or introduce bias in a competitive ladder? Why do players derank as a team?

It seems Overwatch is rife with smurf accounts. I ask around, and most of the time people answer they have 2 accounts or more. There was a sale on OW about one month ago. I once talked with somebody, ...
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What is the flying speed when spectating a match/watching a replay in Overwatch?

I'd like to know the speed that a spectator can fly at. Would be cool to measure some long distances in the game like the height of the Lijiang tower.
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How to change the file location of Overwatch Logs and Settings

C:\Users\XXXX\OneDrive\Documents\Overwatch Is currently my save location for overwatch settings and logs but due to OneDrive, I am receiving a sync error as shown below. Does anyone know of how to ...
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Does shooting twice as Ana give double healing and double damage?

When Ana shoots, the healing or damage effect is applied over a short interval. Assuming a second shot lands before this interval is up, will the target receive double the healing or damage? Or does ...
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How can I effectively deal with Genji?

I'm having difficulty playing against teams with a good Genji. They kill me or my teammates and escape while I struggle to damage them. What characters and strategies are effective against Genji.
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Does Lucio's aura look like a sphere or a cylinder? [duplicate]

How does Lucios aura look like?
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D.Va.Defence Matrix: How is the damage blocked stat calculated?

Most of the time it's pretty obvious how damage blocked is calculated. It's the damage of the incoming attack. But how is that calculated for ultimates? If I eat a Hanzo's Dragonstrike, Mei's Blizzard ...
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Can I play overwatch with a keyboard and mouse on Xbox?

I'm getting a new keyboard and mouse soon and, I'm wondering if I can play overwatch with it.
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Is there a share code for this Aim Arena/Sniper's Alley custom game?

Does anyone have and can generate a share code for the sort of Aim Arena custom game seen in this video? The map must be from the Sniper's Alley (share code NA900) custom game. Differences/key ...
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Why bloodmoon rising and other coop no longer exist in overwatch arcade?

All I see is this competitive open queue. And it's been that way for so long. And I can't play that game. The wait time is like 30 minutes to 1 hour. So, do I have to play it so this competitive open ...
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Can’t talk to my teammates

I picked Overwatch back up recently and have been grinding in competitive. But I’ve noticed that no matter what I try I can’t talk in team chat, I can hear my teammates but I can’t say anything. My ...
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Is mercy's revive better than normal revive in coop?

In coop all members can revive death member Mercy have another option. Mercy can revive members with her special skill. I wonder if Mercy's revive is better in 2 ways It's faster It doesn't make ...
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What's the healtpoint of various enemies in uprising and coop overwatch?

Anyone knows and make a list? Anyone make estimate? For example, that heavy assault can withstand like a few rip tire. Looks like his HP is like 3k or something. Any lists?
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In Overwatch coop can we make heavy assault fall off cliff?

Heavy assault often charge at us. Can we do matador style and get out just in time? Also some heroes like Doomfist or Junkrat or Lucio or Pharah can knock people out of cliff. Can this be done to ...
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How does people do blood moon rising solo in overwatch?

I got some video However, I thought that's impossible. If you play you always have 4 people at once. So how can some people play solo?
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Can I link my Overwatch account from one PC to another?

I know that you can't link a console account to a PC, but what about PC to PC? I just got a new computer, and I want to move my old account to my new computer, so how do I do that?
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Console linking for Overwatch

I recently bought Overwatch for Nintendo Switch but I have a ton of progress on PS4 too. I have linked my respective consoles on battlenet but it doesnt seem to have any effect. Is there a way of ...
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Why haven't I got the Legendary and Epic skins that come with the Overwatch: Legendary Edition?

I recently purchased Overwatch: Legendary Edition, because I heard that it comes with some Legendary and Epic skins. This is the only reason I bought the legendary edition. But I'm disappointed: for ...
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Does Sigma Jump Higher than Other Heroes?

A while back, Blizzard added a patch to Overwatch that normalized jump heights across all characters. This meant that characters could exploit certain map features (ex. first point Anubis, some heroes ...
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Can you get higher than a Sextuple Kill?

Let me describe a very specific situation to you, Let's say you're in a game of Overwatch and you kill someone. Right after you get that kill a Mercy starts reviving them. While she is reviving them ...
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What are all of D.va's Korean voice lines?

I just mainly want to know the ones she uses the most.
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Where does Junkrat's RIP-Tire name come from?

I assume it's a pun but I'm not a native speaker and I don't get why it's named like that. Is it RIP as in "rest in peace"? Is it a pun on "riptide"? (Considering he's Australian. afaik that word ...
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What team starts on offense in a custom lobby?

When creating a custom Overwatch lobby, and the selected map is an offense/defense map, which of the two teams will start on offense? The Blue or Red team? I have to setup some lobbies for an ...
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Overwatch Workshop: set payload starting position?

Is there any way to affect the payload's position with workshop rules? I've found a lot of tutorials, and none of them affect the behavior of the payload. (Although there is a cute one that makes ...
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Why fps is 30 in full screen mode in Overwatch

If on windows mode, I got 60 fps However, on full screen mode, I got only 30 It used to be 60 fps either way. I do not know why things changed. Why?
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What are all of the competitive arcade modes in Overwatch?

In addition to Overwatch's standard Competitive mode (6v6 capture/escort/control), which is constantly running in consecutive seasons, Overwatch often has limited-time alternate competitive modes ...
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How can I see how many comp FFA games I played?

Is there a way to find out how many comp FFA games did I play? I know that there is “games won” stat for comp FFA, but it only counts games where you finished first. And there is no “games played”. I ...
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No audio in Overwatch for Xbox One

When I launched Overwatch there was no sound. I couldn't hear Winston's speech or any other audio in game. When I was in another game just before that I had audio, when I launched another game I had ...
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On the Overwatch League viewer, when are the new matches added?

Since June 6, 2019, the Overwatch League Replay Viewer has been added once again on the region selector for PC owners. I can see that the games of last week (June 6-9, 2019) are present, but not the ...
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How long can Bastion tank Bob in Sentry while self-healing?

Assumptions: Bob and Bastion both start at full health Bob only fires at Bastion from the start up to the time he disappears Nobody else fires at Bob or Bastion Bastion starts with a full healing ...
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On the Overwatch Network Graph, what does each value means?

On the PC version of Overwatch, if you press CTRL + SHIFT + N you will open the Network Graph. In there, you will see some obvious values like the server that you are playing in (in this case, sae1 ...
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Do Workshop codes work in multiple platforms?

Do custom Workshop game modes work on all platforms or just the one where it was created? As an example, let's say that I create a Workshop gamemode on PC, can my friend use the same code on PS4 to ...
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I randomly lost coins in Overwatch?

I went into my hero gallery to look at Genji's stuff but when I selected him my coins fell to 2800 from 3800. Does anyone know why this happened? I don't know if this helps but I play on Xbox One.
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Is there any way to enable Overwatch League's overhead view?

When spectating matches, is there a way to go and get OWL's overhead view or is that something that is specific to the OWL build of the game (like team colors and logos)? If you don't know what I ...
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How to turn off record highlight feature?

How to turn off record highlight feature? I believe it records everything in the background, and then, when I press the button it cuts part of that recording, right? But that background recording ...
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Can you make Winston's jump work like Hanzo's?

Is it possible to make it so you can hit Spacebar to jump as Winston and then hit Spacebar again while in air to use your jump ability, like how Hanzo double jumps?
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Overwatch downloaded from the store, what happens when I insert a game disc?

I downloaded Overwatch on my PS4 during the last Free Weekend, and the game itself has not been moved or deleted. Now that I have the Origins Edition on a Blu Ray, what is going to happen with the ...
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Overwatch Mercy Damage

I'm curious to know if Mercy does more/faster healing if you aim at the teammate you are currently trying to heal? Just how Winston does AOE damage but you still have to aim to do full damage. Does ...
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How do I earn Overwatch League tokens?

I know I can buy them, but is there any other way? I saw this article which states you can earn it by watching Twitch streams, but it didn't say which streams or when they are.
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About how much damage does Ashe's ultimate robot, Bob, deal?

I am one of those Overwatch players that likes to learn all of the numbers, so I'd like to know the numbers to see how many players a well-placed Bob could kill at once based on said numbers.
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How can I get a Play of the Game with Mercy?

I remember Mercy getting Play of the Games back when you could revive multiple team members with the ultimate ability. This is not longer possible, since you can only revive a single team mate. All I ...
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What happens when two Reinhardts charge each other when one is Zarya bubbled

If two Reinhardts charge at each other normally they both fall to the ground. What happens if one is Zarya bubbled? Does it prevent them from being knocked? How does this interact with Doomfist punch ...
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Should junkrat jump on top of his mine or walk on top of it?

To "better" use concussion mine to jump? What does better mean? I don't know. What method the pro uses? What's the plus and minus? Presumably higher I suppose.
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What happens if you get hooked while you're getting pinned?

I got this random scenario in my head recently, which I wanted to test myself but can't currently. Suppose you get pinned by an enemy Reinhardt and then, while Reinhardt is charging away with you, you ...
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Is Sombra's Translocator invisible when thrown?

I've always wondered on how the Translocator works when you use it while you're invisible, and with Sombra now being able to stay invisible forever and keep her Translocator active forever, how does ...
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In what order are lootboxes opened?

We all know that loot boxes contents are determined when you obtain them. What I want to know is if someone has confirmed in what order they are "served" to you to be opened. Let me clarify under ...
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What does the H on Wrecking Ball's Wooden Ball skin stand for?

There is a H inside what looks like a jigsaw piece on the front of Wrecking Ball's Wooden Ball skin. Does anyone know what that stands for? I don't see that H on his other skins.
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In Overwatch, does falloff damage happen because bullets deteriorate or just spread?

Some say that a bullet from Soldier will apply the same damage no matter how far it travels. That being said, we would expect McCree's bullet not to have falloff damage, but it does. So which one is ...
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Does Orisa's "Halt!" activate when it hits someone?

"Halt!" activates when the right mouse button is pressed again or it hits a "surface" https://overwatch.gamepedia.com/Orisa#cite_note-3 What about if it hits an enemy? Say I am firing halt to a ...
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Does the new Symmetra main fire improve damage when "connecting" or when "firing"?

https://overwatch.gamepedia.com/Symmetra#Photon_Projector The linked page mentions the weapon powering up "when connecting", but the weapon was reworked so it doesn't connect anymore. Its only other ...
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