Questions tagged [overwatch]

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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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 [closed]

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 an option on Arcade to play the Archives: Retribution game mode. Is it available any more? Is this just during events? Or can people still create Retribution style custom game modes?
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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 ...
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Does a damage boosted Moira get more healing reserves?

Moira's rightclick allows her to steal health from enemies and replenish her healing "ammo" for use on her own teammates. My question is, does she get more healing "ammo" when she's damage boosted, or ...
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As Moira, can you cancel your own ultimate ability?

When playing as Moira, her ultimate ability (Coalescence) lasts for quite some time. Normally, this would be a good thing. However, you make for an easy target for certain enemy ultimate abilities, ...
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How does the damage of Zarya's weapon work?

Zarya's weapon causes more damage the more damage you absorb with her abilities. However, the damage slowly goes down over time. Lets say you fire a grenade when your energy is at 50, but when the ...
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FFA: Does Zenyatta's Orb of Discord affect damage done by other enemies?

So in free for all, it's everyone against everyone (duh). Since everyone is technically an enemy to each other, how does Zenyatta's Orb of Discord work? Does it only enhance the damage he himself does ...
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Does healing self-damage contribute to a healer's ult charge? [duplicate]

Let's say you're playing Mercy and your Pharah damages herself with her rockets until she's almost dead. Then, once the round starts, you start healing her. Does it help you build up ult charge?
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When does the daily arcade playlist reset?

What time each day does the arcade's "changes daily" playlist actually change? I was playing it at 11pm mountain time last night, and it's still the same the next morning later at 925am.
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Strange symbol in overwatch [duplicate]

I found a symbol on the left side of my screen in Overwatch. It looks like a lightning bolt with an arrow around it. Here is my sketch of it as I was unable to take a screenshot in time. Can anyone ...
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How does Sombra's “Power Outage” achievement works?

One of the two Sombra's achievements is "Power Outage", which description is the following: Hack 6 enemies at once as Sombra in Quick or Competitive Play. I heard many people say that you could ...
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Why can I sometimes see the Yeti through walls in Mei's Yeti Hunt?

Sometimes when playing as the Hunter (Mei) in Mei's Yeti Hunt, I'll briefly see the Yeti (Winston) through walls as a red spot. This is the same effect from Widowmaker's Infra-Sight or Hanzo's Scatter ...
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Can Orisa's halt grab a dead Junkrat's grendades?

So in Overwatch can Orisa use her halt to move the grenades a dying Junkrat drops? I realize it would have to be fast and fired in right direction but would such action be possible?
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How do I break stalemates in Total Mayhem gamemode?

It is considerably easier to defend in the Total Mayhem gamemode than in normal gameplay: there are a lot of spammable defensive and movement abilities like shields (whose cooldowns even overlap) and ...
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How should I prioritize my teammates when healing as Mercy?

When playing Mercy, I often see that my healing is not enough to heal all of the damage done, contrary to my habits from most MMO games. Mercy also requires to be near her teammates to heal them, ...
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How do I change where my highlights get saved?

I enjoy saving my highlights, but I don't want them filling up the limited space on my C:\ drive, an SSD, especially when I have a nice big spinning drive for large documents. I also don't want to ...
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Moira, heal thyself

What are Moira's options for healing herself? With no shields to regenerate, are my only option health packs, other team healers, and throwing a heal orb into a tight space? If so, how can I ensure ...
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When was Sombra first playable?

Sombra was announced at Blizcon but when was she first playable on the PTR ?
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tracer and others damage output headshot vs torso

Anybody know how to find (or already know) the damage output amount when landing headshots vs. torso hits? Specifically wondering with regards to Tracer, but would appreciate a complete low-down of ...
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If I queue with my friends who were in the same rank as me last season and play all my placements, will we be placed in the same rank?

So my friends and I have a big time zone difference and we want to play competitive with each other. However, Season 7 has started, and we need to do our placements. But if we get placed in different ...
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What is the theoretical maximum score in Junkenstein's Revenge 2017?

Right now the current highest score in Junkenstein's Revenge (classic, non endless) is 32,676 points by a team in the Asia region. This is over 3000 points higher than the top scores from last year. ...
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How does matchmaking work in FFA?

How does game matchmake you for 8 player FFA matches? It doesn't seem to depend on your comp SR, since I would (almost) always end up in a game with most people being platinum and higher, while being ...
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Why won't some highlights finish saving?

I like saving my highlights that I think are at least notable, if not pretty good or great. However, on two instances so far, the progress bar for saving the highlight has completely stopped, and ...

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