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Health or HP is your total life + shield + armour. Life is simply a number that represents how much damage you can take before you die. Armour reduces incoming damage. Shield self-regenerates over time. Basically, armour and shield are similar to life, in that they contribute to your overall health, but they come with special attributes. A hero can have a ...


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You can get both an elimination and a defensive assist if you damage an enemy that gets finished off by a teammate you're healing. With that it's possible to exceed 100% kill participation. I'm not deleting that for posterity, but it's completely wrong, and the real reason is that if someone destroys Torbjorn's turret (possibly Widow's mines, Junrkat's ...


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To quote the Wiki, "The on-fire meter is an indication to the player as to how well they are performing with a hero. The meter starts off as blue, and turns to red as they carry out actions that adds to the meter. When "on fire," the hero's character portrait gets a flaming halo. The meter can get more 'fiery' through actions such as scoring kills, ...


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Shoot the ground directly in front of the opponent. Since its a scatter effect it will work best against big targets. It's a little tricky to do, as the idea is that the arrow will impact the ground so close to the opponent that all the scattered arrows don't have a chance to go into anywhere else. I would recommend loading up the training grounds and ...


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Alright, after some rough science, I know for a fact the following heroes can reach that outcropping: Genji - The trick with Genji is to jump out as close to the wall as possible. From there, turning and wall running up that wall will give you some additional height. From here, it's possible to use his second jump, and his Swift Strike to reach the ledge. ...


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There is no level cap. There is a level exp cap, that scales until you hit level 20: Current Level XP needed for next level Level 1 1500 Level 2 3000 Level 3 4500 Level 4 6000 Level 5 7500 Level 6 8500 Level 7 9500 Level 8 10500 Level 9 11500 Level 10 12500 Level 11 13500 Level 12 14500 Level 13 15500 Level 14 16500 Level 15 17500 Level 16 ...


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With one exception, all quick melee attacks performed with the V key deal 30 damage and have the same hitbox. When playing as Brigitte, pressing V will swing her main weapon instead. Some melee attacks, however, are their own weapons: Reinhardt's hammer deals 75 damage, Torbjorn's hammer deals 55 damage, Brigitte's flail deals 35 damage, Winston's attacks ...


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Format Quote as enemy Quote as ally Ana Warīhum quwitak! Nano Boost administered. You're powered up, get in there. (self and target) Bastion Whe-whe-whe-wheee-whee-wheee (uses his beeps to play the charge fanfare) (None) D.Va Nerf this! Activating self-destruct sequence. Doomfist Meteor Strike! Incoming! Genji Ryūjin no ken wo kurae!/ ...


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Replacements are not allowed in competitive matches. There are several reasons why doing so is a bad idea: The player who left might be able to return, if they just had a temporary internet problem or something. You don't want to have someone who is just about to get back in, but is blocked by a newcomer and is now unfairly saddled with the disconnection ...


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So it turns out I "fat-fingered" a key combination on accident while trying to Alt-Tab. Overwatch (and apparently most other Blizzard games) have Toggle HUD hotkey which is set to AltX by default. I probably hit that key combination on accident while switching programs. This feature is nice if you're trying to capture a screenshot of a scenic vista, ...


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This is because the netcode is written to "favor the attacker". This video explains it in detail with examples: To give a very brief synopsis, everything you see is 20ms behind what the server knows, so everything you see about the game is some past state of the actual game. If you fired exactly where the enemy appeared to ...


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No, they do not. I have tested this myself, as I got killed at the very end of the match after the Victory animation came up, and I was kind of upset because I hadn't died all match (gotta keep that perfect KDA). Then I checked my stats, and I had no deaths for the match. So no, killing or dying after the victory/defeat animation starts does not count ...


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Never let someone die intentionally. TTK in Overwatch is low -- Heroes will be dying around you regardless, despite your best efforts. On the other hand, as long as you're constantly healing your allies, you're generating a lot of Ultimate -- so a better question is not, "When should I let my teammates die", but "When should-- HEROES NEVER DIE!". ...


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The medals are just for the first, second, and third place for each category (Eliminations, Objective Kills, Objective Time, Damage Done, and Healing Done) other than Deaths on your team. The bonus XP is 50 for a bronze medal, 100 for a silver medal, and 150 for a gold medal. Note that you can only receive a single bonus, matching your most valuable medal.


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No. The teleporter disappears when you die.


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Ranked and quick play MMR is separate. The only way to truly reset your MMR is to buy the game again on a new account, which will set your MMR to be whatever the average rank is. However, I strongly advise against doing this. If you dropped down to 700 SR, chances are you probably belong somewhere around that level, plus or minus a couple hundred SR. (Not ...


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Enable the option "Display performance stats" in the video options. This will show FPS and ping, in the top left corner.


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Short answer: Yes Long answer: I tried in a custom game with regular damage and health settings, and my results were simple: At the center of the explosion, Self-Destruct will one-shot any unbuffed player character, regardless of health, which means it deals 1000 damage or more. At a few meters, I managed to have a Roadhog survive the explosion with a ...


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You should never let your teammates intentionally die just so you can use your ult revive. There's no point of doing this at all, and can only ever put your team further behind. However, if your team is about to be wiped out (say, by a junkrat ult), then you should usually get the heck out of dodge, then shift back in and rez everyone, rather than going down ...


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According to What the connection symbols mean, The lightning bolt means that the server has not heard from your client for some period of time and is now extrapolating. The squares mean that you're experiencing packet loss. Source (Jeff Kaplan): http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20742919566#3


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A minor caveat to Dragonrage's answer. On king of the hill maps, kills after a round ends, but not a match end will add towards your total, from testing it myself. However, as Dragonrage has said, kills after a match end will not count towards your total.


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According to the Overwatch Gamepedia page: If two Charging Reinhardts collide, both Reinhardts will be stunned and their Charges will be cancelled.


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From the Overwatch Wiki Loot Box's contents are generated when players earn or buy them, not when Loot Box is opened[1]. For example, any Loot Box acquired before installing July 19, 2016 patch will not contain any of Ana's items. You may need to log in to view the link in the quote. Additionally, the Wiki also states that: Loot Box items are decided ...


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Simply, if you charge directly into an enemy, they won't take any damage and be pinned for the rest of the charge; if you only just graze them, they'll take 50 damage and be knocked back, just like what would happen if you charged into them after pinning another enemy. All of this seems to completely ignore relative height, i.e. there's no vertical graze ...


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As a player levels up, their portrait gets more flair every 10 levels. At level 100, their flair resets but they earn a bronze star. This repeats every 100 levels, so that at level 501 they've earned 5 bronze stars. At level 601 it resets to a silver background, with 1 silver star at 701 and 5 silver stars at 1201. At level 1301 it resets with gold ...


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Your best option is to find some players who are also stuck in the bottom ranks, and group up with them. Find people with mics so you can coordinate your attacks/defense over Discord or in-game voice chat. Even if they are not very good, having consistent teammates and even a small amount of coordination should easily get you all back into the 1000's. Why ...


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To be on Fire, you need at least 250 fire points (fire). Your fire meter can hold infinite fire, but displays 350 as max, and you fire will decay at 5 fire per second. Getting fire: Eliminations "All Heroes gain Fire based on % damage done to enemies during Eliminations (i.e. 50% damage dealt = 50 Fire)" Deployable Eliminations D. Va's Mech 100 ...


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Bastion fires 35 bullets per second which deal 15 HP damage per each in a close combat, which translates into 525 damage per second. This means Bastion alone will melt the shield in approx. 3.8 seconds at an ideal situation. (My information may not be accurate, however. If that is the case, then just modify the numbers written here.) However, the real ...


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The songs are from Lúcio's (No longer fictional) album, Synaesthesia Auditiva. The "healing" song is "Rejuvenescência". The "movement speed" song is "We Move Together As One".


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