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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What determines which player the zombardiers target?

In Junkenstein's Revenge, there is a Zombardier enemy which attacks players with blue energy projectiles. It sometimes feels like the Zombardiers collectively choose a single player to shoot at for ...
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What Heroes spawn during each wave for Junkenstein's Revenge Endless Mode?

I was trying out the new Gamemode for the Halloween event in Overwatch and trying to plan out the best strategy for getting the different event achievements this year. I was wondering, what spawns ...
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How does Genji's Swift Strike work?

The description of Genji's Swift Strike states: Genji darts forward, slashing with his wakizashi and passing through foes in his path. If Genji eliminates a target, he can instantly use this ...
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What is the ranking criteria for 8 player FFA?

Obviously the first sorting key in the free-for-all Deathmatch is number of kills, but how are the players ranked in a game if multiple players have the same number of kills? In the latest game I ...
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How did I eliminate my own steel trap as Junkrat?

Sometimes while playing Deathmatch, I'll see a prompt telling me that I've gotten credit for eliminating my own Steel Trap or Concussion Mine while playing as Junkrat. I've had this happen to me 2 or ...
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How do I achieve max damage with Doomfist's Seismic Slam?

The description for Doomfist's Airstrike achievement is "Get a killing blow with Doomfist's full-power Seismic Slam in Quick or Competitive play." I've tried using my slam all across the maps, but I'...
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Are Bastion's “Equip Weapon <#>” controls non-functional?

Bastion's hero information in Overwatch shows that the 1 and 2 keys switch to the sentry and recon configuration, respectively. However, pressing the keys does nothing in-game. Is this a mistake in ...
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Is Mei's weather robot Snowball an omnic?

Mei's animated short makes it apparent that Mei's robot friend Snowball is fairly self-aware, being at least as intelligent as Bastion or Orisa. Previously I'd assumed that omnics and robots were ...
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Can I change the default stats shown on my profile page?

Recently I've been getting the current competitive season stats as default when viewing my career profile. However, I'm channeling my inner Danny Glover and I'm just too old for this... thing. I only ...
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How are the starting positions in Lúcioball chosen?

In Lúcioball, each player starts each round in a different position. One player spawns as the goalie, while the remaining players spawn on offense. After playing for a while, I haven't been able to ...
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Can I play on EU servers I register on US servers?

I told someone who is in the US to get me 2 $20 Blizzard gift cards because they don't have Overwatch where I live, nor the Blizzard gift cards. But for some reason when I signed up I turned out to ...
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Which triggers first: steel trap or health pack?

If a Junkrat's steel trap is placed directly on top of a health pack and a low health hero lands on them (or more likely a Sombra teleports to them) would they be damaged by the trap and die or be ...
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Is there a maximum length for overtime in Lúcioball?

Today while playing Lúcioball, I had a competitive match with two goalies who seemed to be unbeatable. The match continued into a seemingly endless overtime as neither team could score a goal. Of ...
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Can we vote to skip replays in Lucioball?

In Rocket League, whenever an instant replay is shown after a goal, players are given the option to vote to skip the replay. Is there anything similar in Lucioball? Can we vote to skip replays?
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What organisations are the characters of Overwatch part of?

In overwatch, as far as I know, characters can be from one of two factions; Overwatch and Talon. For instance, Soldier 76 was from Overwatch, and Reaper is from Talon. But what are the affiliations ...
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Can I keep “Leave game as group” checked by default?

When playing Overwatch with friends, I sometimes forget to tick 'Leave game as group' when exiting a game, which causes the group to disband. Is there a way to change the settings so 'Leave game as ...
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Can Doomfist punch Junkrat's RIP-Tire?

Today I was watching a game of Overwatch where someone tried using Doomfist's Rocket Punch to knock Junkrat's RIP-Tire off a cliff. Doomfist ended up missing and falling off the cliff, but the idea ...
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Can Sombra hack Bastion out of his ult?

I know that Sombra can hack Bastion when he's in turret mode and it will change him back to sentry mode, but what happens if he's in tank mode for his ult? Does it make a difference if Sombra uses ...
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What is the number that appears when I use Doomfist's Seismic Slam?

When I use Seismic Slam (E on PC), a number appears under the targeting reticle. It seems to vary between ~35 and ~90 depending on how far I travel. Does damage vary by distance traveled? I couldn't ...
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Does Sombra gain Ultimate charge by healing Junkrat's RIP-Tire?

Sombra's Hack ability allows her to increase the spawn rate of Health pickups on the maps, and as per this question she gets 1 point of ultimate charge per 1 point of friendly hero hp healed. It is ...
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Is the amount of health I heal from a hacked pack related to Sombra's charge gain

Does it matter if I heal 1 health, or 250 health in relation to Sombra's ultimate charge rate? Would she receive the same amount of charge in both cases ?
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Can Junkrat's RIP-Tire be healed?

While playing Mercy in competitive play, I noticed that I could view the health my allied Junkrat's RIP-Tire. I was even shown a critical health indicator when the Tire had nearly been destroyed. ...
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How do I unbind a hotkey in Overwatch?

Sometimes while playing Overwatch, I find myself accidentally disabling the in-game HUD while in the middle of a battle. I'd like to disable the hotkey for toggling the HUD, but I can't find an ...
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Winston DPS with and without melee

This question is closely related to: In point-blank range, is Winston's melee preferable to his gun? However, I'm not asking what's preferable, I'm just interested in the raw DPS data, because I'...
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What causes Overwatch's Capture Highlight feature to be disabled in game?

Overwatch's new Capture Highlight feature allows you to press F9 to save your last 12 seconds of gameplay, or the active Play of the Game. After the game, you can go to your Highlights to replay what ...
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How does Doomfist's “The Best Defense” Passive work?

With the release of Doomfist on the PTR I have been trying him out to see how he plays and where he might fit on a team. However the information describing how his abilities and passive works is ...
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Is Doomfist invulnerable while targeting his ultimate, Meteor Strike?

When you activate Doomfist's ultimate ability, Meteor Strike, you jump up into the sky, enter a targeting view for a few seconds, then smash back down. While you're targeting the ability, your ...
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What do the 4 blue bars underneath the crosshair mean for Doomfist?

What do these 4 bars represent for Doomfist, who was just released today on the PTR?
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D.Va's ejection - HUD problems

I have been playing D.Va for a few hours now and I have encountered multiple times an oddity related to the ejection. When my mech gets destroyed, D.Va gets out of the mech. Prior to the destruction, ...
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What determines whether or not I can see a player's competitive rank in Quick Play?

What determines whether or not I can see a player's competitive rank in Quick Play? Sometimes when I hover over a player's name in the list I can see their ranks. Other times I cannot. Am I limited ...
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Can Golden Loot Boxes contain duplicates?

While reading online, I saw an interesting claim about Overwatch's golden loot boxes. PSA: The legendary is guaranteed to not be a duplicate. While I did not receive any duplicate items when I ...
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When an enemy Pharah kills herself with an OoD on will it count towards Zenyatta's eliminations?

When Zenyatta uses his Orb of Discord on an enemy Pharah, and she kills herself using her own rockets, will this count towards Zenyatta's eliminations?
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Can I claim more than one Golden Loot Box?

This month's Twitch Prime reward is a redeemable code for a Golden Lootbox in Overwatch. Each Twitch prime member is given a single redeemable code for their Battle.Net account. I've already redeemed ...
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Can Reinhardt's Shield be damaged twice by the same instance of damage?

If you fire symmetra's photon orb through a Winston bubble, it will only damage the bubble on the way in (not on the way out), does the same rule apply to a Reinhardt barrier? Also does putting away ...
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Can any projectiles/abilities enter the hero's spawn room?

I want to know if I use ultimates as D.va or Junkart can I move mech/tyre into the enemy respawn zone? Or is there something in game (ie some ability) which can enter this zone?
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Can Hanzo's Ultimate Arrow kill? (Not his DragonStrike)

When Hanzo activates his ultimate he fires an arrow with the range of 5 meters, in the case that an enemy hero goes in front of him will it damage/kill them? if he kill them what will the kill bar ...
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Can I transfer my Overwatch account stats/skins from Xbox to PS4? [duplicate]

I currently play on Xbox one but I am looking to trade my Xbox for a Playstation 4, so that I can play with more of my friends. I know I've read about it not being possible to link accounts through ...
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Can Genji damage himself by deflecting Junkrat's grenades?

Junkrat's Total Mayhem passive ability makes him immune to explosive damage from his own grenades. I was curious how this would work with Genji's deflect ability. As a Junkrat, it would be hilarious ...
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What is the range on Orisa's Halt if it hits an object?

I know the range on Orisa's Halt is 7.5 meters but is this at all shortened if the Halt attack hits a wall, object, etc?
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When do assists show up in the kill feed?

Do you always get an assist if you've been doing damage? Multiple times now I've been firing at a target for some time, another player will drop in when they die and say 'Ha just took out 'X' on my ...
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Can Sombra Block Dead-Eye Shots?

A rather handy answer here shows that soldier:76 can still hit an invisible Sombra during his ultimate, however my question is can an ulting McCree hit an invisible sombra? I'm not talking about his ...
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Why do you get a gold medal for 0:00 objective time?

Quite often in a game you'll noticed that you'll have gold objective time, despite the fact that you have 0 seconds of it. Is there a criteria needed for this (i.e. do you have to spend less than 1 ...
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What phrases can show up when I type “gg ez” in chat?

In Overwatch, if a player types "gg ez" into chat, their message will be replaced with one of a few different phrases. These include: Great game, everyone! I'm wrestling with some insecurity ...
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What determines how D.Va's defense matrix meter is consumed and replenished?

What consumes D.Va's defense matrix meter? Is it strictly time based? Is there a fixed cost for turning it on? Does anything else influence how her defense matrix meter is consumed? Does it always ...
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When should I use Roadhog's alternate fire?

Roadhog's Scrap Gun has two modes of firing. A short-range shotgun-like primary fire, and a long-range shrapnel ball secondary fire. Scrap Gun primary fire stats Scrap Gun secondary fire stats At ...
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How is 'Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition' different than 'Overwatch: Origins Edition'

On May 23rd, 2017, Blizzard replaced Overwatch: Origins Edition with the new Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition in the Blizzard Store. Looking at the official blog post for Overwatch: Game of the ...
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Does barrier damage count towards Orisa's “Overclocked” achievement?

The description for Overwatch's 'Overclocked' is "Amplify 900 damage with a single use of Orisa's Supercharger in Quick or Competitive Play" Does damage dealt to barriers count towards this ...
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Can Orisa's 'Halt State' be unlocked with environmental kills?

The description for Overwatch's 'Halt State' achievement is "Pull enemies into 1000 damage with a single use of Orisa's Halt! in Quick or Competitive Play" Do environmental kills count towards this ...
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What is the hero roster for 1v1 Limited Duel?

I'm enjoying the new 1v1 Limited Duel mode introduced with Overwatch's Anniversary Update. However, I was curious about what the full list of selectable heroes for the mode was. The in-game ...
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How do I change where Overwatch screenshots are saved?

According to Blizzard, Overwatch screenshots taken with PrntScrn are saved in %UserProfile%/Documents/Overwatch/ScreenShots/Overwatch. Is there any way to change this to a more convenient folder like ...

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