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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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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 do falloff damage happens because bullets deteriorate or just spread?

Some says that a bullet from Soldier will take the same damage no matter how far it travels. That being said, we would expect mccree bullet not to have fall off 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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What does this new icon mean?

I'm wondering what this new icon means. The number, border and colors change size and shape between players.
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Is the Heroic (default) highlight intro included when I choose random option?

When selecting your Highlight Intro, if you pick the random option, is Heroic included? I'm hoping it only includes the intros you unlock and the Heroic intro is excluded, but I get so few POTGs I'm ...
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Can Zarya block Tracer's ultimate after being stuck?

When playing as Tracer, I managed to stick my ultimate on Zarya who was half health, and while she didn't have her orb around her. However when the bomb exploded she didn't die. I didn't get to see ...
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Booting up Overwatch stuck on blank screen?

Yesterday there was a new patch for Overwatch, patch 1.25.0.1, after updating it today I get stuck on a blank screen when booting up the game. Tired uninstalling and reinstalling Overwatch Even ...
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D.va vs Brigitte. What is the strategy to defeat Brigitte as D.Va? (and vice versa)

As D.Va, I've often come up against Brigitte and found myself lacking. I try to use my defense matrix to prevent her from striking me with her rocket flail, but she still gets me. What approach can I ...
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Doomfist Rocket Punch vs Reinhardt Charge

Which would win out of Doomfist and Reinhardt for Rocket Punch vs Charge? Does it matter who starts? Also what significance is the casting time of Rocket Punch?
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Mercy's strange vertical boost - how does it work?

This is something I can't replicate, it just seems to happen randomly. Sometimes, when I'm close to an ally, who is on groundlevel like me, and try to use Guardian Angel on them, I don't fly to them, ...
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Will Ana DPS drop if she keeps shooting the same target?

Ana does damage over time rather than instant damage. If she attacks the same target, will her DPS drop?
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I need help with my Blizzard Login

So apparently, I don't have a Blizzard login but I play Overwatch. I'm not sure if its because I play on a Playstation because I know you must have to login to play on a PC. How can I get access to ...
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Is there a way to force the client to match me with people from North America?

I am temporarily visiting a South American country. When I play Overwatch, I keep getting matched with, well, people from South America, which makes sense. ... Unfortunately I can't understand ...
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What causes the cracked floor in Petra to break?

In the Petra map, there is a floor that can be broken. What causes this to happen?
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How does Molten Core affect turrets?

I got several conflicting sources It starts with level 1. Then you hit it 6 times, it becomes level 3. It starts with level 2. Then you hit it 6 times, it becomes level 3. If you create a level 1 ...
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What skins are in the Legendary Edition?

Overwatch Legendary Edition replaced the Game of the Year edition during the second anniversary. Instead of coming with 10 loot boxes, it comes with 10 pre-selected skins (5 Epic, 5 Legendary). ...
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Torbjörn's Armor Pack and Brigitte's Rally

Brigitte's Rally provides allies with armor, which, unlike her Repair Pack ability, is not temporary and stays until it is removed by damage. Torbjörn's Armor Pack also provides the same kind of armor....
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Can we still play retribution?

In Overwatch? There used to be that option on arcade Any more? Is this just events? Or can people still create retribution style custom game?
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Does getting zarya's pixel spray have to be non-stop charge or just a total of 60 seconds?

The description for it is: "Maintain 70 or over charge for 60 seconds", but I'm not sure if it has to be continuous or a total of 60 seconds
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How do I test out all functions of a hero alone?

I'm new to Overwatch and I want to try out the heroes' moves, but I don't know how. Do you go on a private map? I don't want to scan the map, I just want a way to test the hero out, but I don't know ...
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Competitive: match suddenly ends without warning

I was in the middle of a competitive match, when all of a sudden, around four people left at the same time. Not sure if they were on my team or not, but I assume those were on the enemy team since ...
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Overwatch league - Draws in playoffs

In OWL, you can get draws on maps (if both teams got the same number of control points, but no time in the bank) In the normal season, that works because there are 4 maps scheduled, with a 5th ...
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Genji deflecting Sonic Arrow?

Simple question: what happens when Genji deflects Hanzo's Sonic Arrow? Will Genji's team be able to see nearby enemies through walls like a normal Sonic Arrow would? Or does that effect stay with the ...
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What is the point of divisions in the Overwatch League?

In the overwatch league, all 12 teams are split between 2 divisions... Atlantic and Pacific. But I fail to see why that division exists. To get to playoffs, it's not top 2 of each division, but top 4 ...
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Is the ability to see enemy healthbars while deploying Mercy's ultimate a bug or feature?

Mercy's ult, Valkyrie, boosts all her abilities, but one feature that I never see anywhere mentioned, or anyone talking about, is how she can see enemy healthbars while the ult is active. Is this a ...
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Legendary Retribution: Story or All Heroes?

There's an achievement for completing Retribution on Legendary, but does it matter if you finish the All Heroes version or the Story version on Legendary? Do you get the achievement regardless of ...
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Is there any way to get the 'Away' Overwatch League skins?

You can buy skins of the teams in the overwatch league, but it seems your only choice is buying the Colored 'Local' skin. I'd like to buy the 'Visitor' White skin, but can't seem to find a way to do ...
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Can Junkrat's Rip-Tire and D.Va's Self Destruct use Symmetra's Teleporter?

My logic here is that those two entities act more like player entities and less like projectiles. Both of them can be hooked by Roadhog's Chain Hook for example, and I think they can also be stunned, ...
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How are points awarded in the uprising and retribution events?

In the 2 different events out currently, you can earn up to 5 stars, and a set amount of "points". How are these points awarded? I am aware some are awarded for surviving, however are they awarded ...
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Do Brigitte's Armour packs return to her if the target breaks line of sight?

Whenever I do play Brigitte I notice that some times I am able to press "E" (to apply an armour pack), however it does not apply to the target, and the cooldown get's reset. However, I recall hearing ...
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Is the health of enemy barriers and superchargers changed in Uprising?

In Uprising, the health of Bastion and OR-15 is massively increased, however I was wondering if any changed had been made to the OR-15's barriers and superchargers. I've only encountered the enemy ...
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Is there a benefit to staying past the end of Retribution?

Is there any reason to stay longer and kill enemies at the end of Retribution event rather than jumping into the evac and flying away? I have met a few people in public games who just wouldn't go ...
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What sources of damage to detonators are doubled in uprising?

Now that the uprising gamemode is back, I noticed something. Even heros that can't deal headshot damage still deal critical damage to the large bombs (detonators) that drop to blow up the payload (for ...
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Are there any special interactions between specific heroes in All Heroes mode of Retribution?

Just curious if there's any specific combinations of heroes that would lead to unique voice lines/banter between them. Love the lore in the game, would like to see if more exists outside of the ...
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Can the dropships be destroyed?

Overwatch's Retribution archives event has a few sections in which enemy troops drop in from gunships/dropships at certain parts of the map, most notably in the end sequence. When shooting these ...
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What makes Brigitte Ultimate Armor diferent from normal armor?

As we know from this question, the different colors on the health bar have different means and mechanics connected to it. I know that Lucio's Sound Barrier is more blue dark to differentiate it as a ...
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Does an Ana boosted Mech deal more damage during self-destruct? [duplicate]

What happens if Ana boosted D.va just before she uses her ultimate? Can the boosted mech destroy shields and kill tanks?
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Does Genji get ult from healing?

Healers usually build up ult from healing their allies. But what about Genji? I can think of three instances where he could heal himself/someone else using his Deflect ability: Ana's shots Ana's ...
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Brigitte's Repair Pack and Ana's Biotic Grenade?

Brigitte's Repair Pack heals allies for 150 HP. If the ally is fully healed, the remaining healing will be added as armor, with a maximum of 75 HP worth of armor. Ana's Biotic Grenade, when it hits ...
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How did I get Healing Done as D.Va?

I played some Total Mayhem. This was my end card: ...how did D.Va get any healing done at all? Is it her ultimate? The game made me this highlight from the match. You can see the health go up by 13 ...
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What does “stagger” mean in Overwatch?

I frequently hear Overwatch players and commentators using the verb "stagger". What does this term refer to, and what is its significance?
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Why do random red skulls sometimes appear for Mercy?

Usually when you kill someone, a red skull briefly appears on the screen along with the name of the player you killed or assisted in killing. However, with Mercy, this red skull also sometimes appears ...