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 is Nano Boost's targeting sensitivity?

Last update on PTR added "Allows players to adjust Nano Boost’s targeting sensitivity". But what exactly Nano Boost’s targeting sensitivity is? I thought it is how exactly you need to aim at a target ...
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When exactly Genji climbs and when he stops climbing?

So far Genji's climb ability was quite inconsistent for me, sometimes he climbs high, sometimes he just stops, takes his hands from a wall for no reason and starts falling back. This video ...
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Overwatch consistenly sets DPI scaling to 150% when using multiple displays

Specs: GTX960 graphics card on Windows 10 64-bit. I have two 1920x1080 duplicated screens set up (one is a TV, but it is a native 1920x1080 resolution, not scaled) with scaling set to 100% on both ...
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Why are only the default skins allowed in tournaments?

Is there a specific in-game/competitive-gaming reason as to why only the default skins are allowed in tournaments? I never see teams using the alternate skins, only sprays, emotes, voice-lines, and ...
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Fastest Way to Charge Zarya's Ultimate

I've been seeing a lot more of this lately in competitive pro play and the pro scene; Zarya players get their ultimates extremely quickly. I understand that their skill and accuracy plays into it ...
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My HUD has completely disappeared! What happened to it?

After picking my hero in the pre-game lobby, I typically Alt-Tab out of the game to browse the web for a short time until the match starts. This time, when I Alt-Tabbed back into the game, my HUD ...
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What all is different about the map in the Capture the Flag game mode?

The new event added a new game mode: "Capture the Rooster" (Flag). It's played on Lijiang Tower, almost. What is different about this instance of the map?
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In a competitive match, when a player quits, does the game look for a replacement?

During an Overwatch competitive season match, if a player quits mid-match, my team will have to finish the match with one less player, which generally leads to a defeat. I've never seen a new player ...
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How to avoid borderless window losing focus?

Whenever I move my mouse from left to the right quickly, the cursor walks out of the window onto my right screen. If I make a click in the moment before the application forces the cursor back to the ...
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Can you jump over a Junkrat trap?

I've started playing Sombra a lot more, and I ran into this on Route 66. I attempted to jump over a trap, but I got caught in it anyway. I was even invisible and moving faster than usual. Is it ...
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How much ult charge is gained from biotic grenade and to who? (Ana + another healer)

Ana uses biotic grenade on a target (which heals 100HP), the secondary healer (let's say Mercy) heals them for a further 100HP (doubled by biotic to 200HP). Which scenario is true? 1) Ana gets ult ...
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Is it true that you get a better ranking while playing offensive characters than while playing support characters during placements?

I remember reading and hearing a lot of times that playing with a character who is supposed to deal a lot of damages and to get a lot of kills will get you an overall better personal ranking than if ...
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Does every hero have a New Year's Resolution?

While I was on playing on Oasis, after the New Year had already passed, Lucio surprised me with a voice line that said something like "My New Year's Resolution? Get new skates to all the kids on the ...
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How can I make sure that Ana's ultimate hits the designated target

As a frequent Ana player I noticed that occasionally my Nanoboost doesn't reach the designated target. Sometimes due to the fact that either Mercy flies by or a Tracer zips into my line of sight at ...
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Overwatch keep losing connection to server

As the title suggests, I keep on losing connection to the server mid game. I can reconnect by entering my credentials on the login screen, but the issue still exist after logging back in. The issue ...
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Can winter lootboxes be opened after the winter event?

Overwatch players get 5 free winter lootboxes if they log in between today and January 2nd (the end of the winter event). Can these still be opened once the event is over? From this I will extrapolate ...
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Are Overwatch sprays language settings specific?

Take the WoW Legion pre-order bonus spray for example which reads "Ihr wisst nicht was Euch erwartet" in my game since language is set to German. If I get queued with players from different regions ...
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What are these Horadric runes in the corner of Overwatch?

After a particularly successful game of Overwatch I went to watch my highlight of the match since I enjoy inflating my ego like a bouncy castle. After having done that I went back to the main menu and ...
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How to optimize Pharah's fuel consumption?

Is there a pattern of activating Pharah's thrusters that lets you stay in flight for longer? Both just the hovering and when combined with her Jump Jet.
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When is the “Match Finish” XP actually awarded? [duplicate]

Can you quit during the Play of the Game and still get it? Or when the cards are shown, but before the XP screen? Or do you have to wait past everything?
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Is ranked and “normal” (quick play) MMR separate?

I play almost exclusively quick play, but I did do some ranked matches just to get placed to see where I end up. As far as I can tell, my opponents in ranked were about the same skill level as the ...
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What are white numbers at grandmasters icons in char select?

What are these white numbers at grandmaster icons in char select? I belive they should be connected with their place on ladder, but what exactly are they? Their place? Their place among the same hero ...
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Can the Photon Barrier Block Ultimates?

Symmetra recently received some tender love and care for her kit, and this TLC added the new Photon Barrier ability. On a 10 second cooldown with 1000 health, this thing is pretty powerful. However, ...
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Is McCree related to the Shimada clan in any way?

I saw a comic strip claiming that McCree was a former leader of the Shimada Clan, is there something more into this or was the author simply mistaken/exploring non lore universe ?
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Hard focus on me and no team support, how to deal with it?

When playing Mercy on ranked games, I get focused really hard by the enemy tanks (specially by Winston and D.va) and my team seems to not care about it most of the times as I play solo and ...
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Do any other Overwatch heroes know Soldier:76's and Reaper's real identities?

Soldier: 76 is Jack Morrison, former commander of Overwatch, and Reaper is Gabriel Reyes, former head of the Blackwatch arm of Overwatch. After the explosion on Overwatch HQ in which both are ...
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What other means disable Reinhardt's shield except hack and cool down?

Since the season 3 patch happened, it happens to me that Reinhardt's shield gets on some occasions a 2~3 second cool down. I couldn't make it out when it happens exactly, but most of the time it ...
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How much health does Symmetra's Photon Barrier have?

In the new update, Symmetra had a (kind of) remake. One of those changes was to her Eability, where it would spawn a mini-Reinhardt barrier charging forward. What is the health of the barrier?
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What can be done about a HIGH Ping in Overwatch?

Hello guys I have a question about Overwatch, in general my ping is about 30 ms,but sometimes it goes incredible high and I don't know why: after a little bit of lagging (about 2 min) my game crashes:...
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Prestige loot box?

If you hit prestige during an event (say Halloween or Summer Games), will you get the Event Loot box on hitting prestige or just normal loot boxes?
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What is the damage increase of Symmetra's Photon Projector?

I was wondering if anyone knew what the damage increase of her primary weapon (photon projector's energy beam) was, per second.
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Who has the best single-target heal in Overwatch? (numbers-wise)

On the internet, I have seen various posts talking about how Mercy has the best single-target heal, or how Ana has the best single-target heal, et cetera. So, I was wondering, numbers-wise, who has ...
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Fight or escape?

There's a teamfight, my whole team gets killed and I manage to escape with low life, should I go in and try to get a kill/annoy or should I back up, try to get some heals and wait for my team? Let's ...
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How to overcome my selfdestructive behavior as Reinhardt?

Experience I'm a Reinhardt main with an overall Reinhardt playtime of round about 150 hours. I'm playing in a team where we play together 3 days a week. All of us improved since we started, but ...
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D.va's movement speed comparison

Does Dva move faster while constantly pressing left click (regular shots) while moving, or just holding down the left click and moving? or is it the same movement speed?
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What do the numbers next to the names of player killed represent?

Upon killing an enemy player, a notification pops up in the middle of the screen, e.g., "Killed PLAYERNAME ##" with a number. These numbers appear to be out of 100 and to contribute to being "on fire"....
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How can I get the edge in Winston 1v1 fights?

For 1v1 mode, how can I get the edge in a Winston fight? It feels like whoever clicks their mouse a millisecond sooner to start attacking tends to win by about 10 health. What can I do to build more ...
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Do Deadeye or Tactical Visor target an invisible Sombra?

There are a few questions already posted about when and if Sombra can be seen with her camouflage active but so far this hasn't been brought up. As of right now there are only these 2 ultimates that ...
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How can I consistently sink a basket?

You know that basketball hoop in the spaceship holding room before the game begins? I was in a game where someone scored a basket (and made the confetti and sound effect play) before each round ...
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Where is the music coming from?

I noticed this while waiting in a skirmish on Temple of Anubis. In the attacker's spawn area, where the player can change heroes, there is some music playing. It sounds like it's coming from a radio ...
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Can Genji deflect Sombra's Translocator? [duplicate]

Since Sombra's Translocator is physically thrown to its destination, can an enemy Genji deflect it? If so, how does it behave? Will Sombra still be able to teleport to it like Junkrat can detonate a ...
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Are all enemy abilities disabled when hacked by Sombra?

After playing Sombra for a bit on the PTR branch of Overwatch it still feels like even after fully hacking some players they can still use their abilities after being hacked. For example, on a match ...
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Can enemies see an invisible Sombra being healed?

If I heal my team's Sombra with: Mercy's Healing Beam, Zenyatta's Orb of Harmony Ana's Biotic Rifle Will the animations that play for these three be seen by the enemy team? Namely: Will Mercy's ...
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How does the damage calculation of Genji's deflect work?

Is it calculated based on the damage it would have done to the Genji, or is it recalculated after being deflected? Some examples: A Widowmaker shoots at Genji's head, but he reflects it into her ...
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Is Sombra still invisible while being shielded by Zarya?

Had a small arguing session with friends yesterday about this because I was being shot pretty much directly on while I was being shielded by my friendly Zarya. Is Zarya's bubble turning invisible ...
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Can Zenyatta track an invisible Sombra with Orb of Discord?

Does Sombra's use of Stealth remove Zenyatta's Discord Orb on activation? If not, can Zenyatta still see the marker of his Discord target once Sombra becomes fully invisible?
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Is it possible to get a draw in 1v1?

In the 1v1 arcade mode, what happens when both players die at the same time? Is it even possible for the players to die at the "same time"? If it is possible, how is it counted in terms of the best ...
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Does Mei's Cyro-Freeze block attacks

Does Mei's Cyro-Freeze ability block hitscan or projectiles? If so does it affect both enemy and allies or just one of the two?
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How to transfer your Overwatch friends' list to the PTR?

I have a list of friends, most of whom I've added using the 'recent players' feature in the main Overwatch game. I'm attempting to add these people on the PTR (because my friends' list doesn't sync, ...
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How lethal is Sombra's Machine Pistol?

How much damage does it do up close, and what's the maximum range I can be at until the damage begins to drop off? How much does the damage drop off, and what's the max drop off? Can the weapon be ...

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