Some Tips to Maximize Overwatch’s New Hero

Overwatch’s new hero, the sniper-healer Ana, is currently available on the Public Test Realms.

A lot of people have tried it and the pros are really enjoying the character so much. They went on to share some quick tips on how to maximize Overwatch’s new hero.

So in this article, I will go over some quick tips on how you can get the full potential of Ana in the game.

1. Ana’s Role. The first thing I want to point out is that Ana will not directly replace Widowmaker as the go-to sniper. That is because Ana is predominantly made as a support hero and not a hero that will hide somewhere and kill enemies without them noticing where the shots came from. There are two firing modes that Ana can do. The first one is the zoomed-in shot where you use Ana’s sniper scope in order to either heal teammates or do damage to the enemy. The other one is the zoomed-out approach where you shoot her bullets and you can see it as a projectile. Basically, the former is more accurate while the latter is not. But, both of them can be amazing in different scenarios.

2. Put your enemies to sleep. Ana has an amazing tool to deter enemies from ever reaching you and that is her sleeping dart. Although it does the job of putting enemies to sleep, did you know that you can also use the sleeping dart in order to cancel the ultimates of some characters? That is right, the sleeping dart can be used to deter any heroes that come after you and you can also disrupt their ultimate abilities as well. So for Genji and Winston, for example, you can shoot a sleeping dart and their ultimate will be all for naught.

3. Use Nano Boost to your Team’s Advantage. Ana’s ultimate ability, the Nano Boost, works much the same way as Lt. Morales’ ability in Heroes of the storm; the difference being that sniper mom’s ability increases the damage of her ally rather than the attack speed. Nano Boost, in my opinion, is probably one of the best support ultimates in the game. Imagine a Genji using his ultimate with a Nano Boost buff on him? That is very deadly in that even tanks cannot take the damage. Use Nano Boost on allies that deal a ton of damage. Heck, you can even put a Nano Boost on Reaper and he will constantly kill any enemies in sight (provided that they are in range).

4. Be on the constant lookout. Ana is a support character that can not only deal damage but can also heal as well. It is important to remember that Ana is a support role and you should be on the constant lookout for your allies’ HP. If you see that your allies need healing, prioritize healing first before shooting at the enemy. This is key as the current Overwatch meta only has one support hero in every team.

Ana is amazing to use. She can deter enemies from reaching her; she can fire healing rounds and deal damage to enemies, and she can also use sleeping darts to deter any ultimate abilities in the game.

There is still no release date for Ana and if you want to try her out, just go to the PTR of the game.

Overwatch is available for the PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4 game consoles.

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Niantic Finally Speaks Up About the Recent Pokemon Go Fiasco

Over the weekend, Niantic released an update that although fixed a lot of bugs, it left players without anything to track new Pokemon because they removed the Pokemon tracking tool altogether.

The Pokemon tracking tool was removed in light because of the recent “three-step” bug wherein no matter what people do, people will only be greeted with three footprints and that they cannot see or catch Pokemon after that.

Some people were really angry, some people even went to ask for refunds because they’ve donated to the game with the microtransactions feature.

After much community outrage, Niantic finally releases a lengthy statement about the current changes made and why they did what they did.

According to Niantic, the Pokemon tracking tool was removed from the game because they want to “improve upon the underlying design” of the said tracker. They also went on to say that the tracking tool was deemed confusing as most players still do not know how to use it properly.

I think I will have to agree with that. That is because Niantic’s game really doesn’t have any tooltips on what a certain feature does. This leaves players to themselves and they would have to resort to the internet to search for answers on how to really use the Pokemon Tracking tool.

Lastly, Niantic ended the paragraph with the Pokemon Tracking tool, as it currently stands, were not up to the standards they’ve put.

The Pokemon tracking tool was just a part of the meat; Niantic also addressed the issue as to why they’ve closed down Third-party tracking websites as well.

According to the gaming company, they’ve closed them down because they were interfering with the company’s quality of service. They also said that with these third-party websites, it also hampered them to release the game to the worldwide audience.

As to how third-party websites could affect the game’s worldwide rollout was left for people to ponder.

Now, aside from the Pokemon tracking tool, players were also angry about Niantic’s apparent silence despite the noisy outcry.

According to Niantic, they are currently working “crazy hours” just to make sure that people are continuously enjoying the game.

They also said that it would be better if the company would focus more on the action rather than telling people about what they’re currently doing.

To tell you the truth, this move by Niantic just makes it apparent to everyone that they are indeed inexperienced when it comes to customer relations.

For one, every move by the company should be disclosed to the general public; you cannot just let people hanging.

Furthermore, a major and integral part of the game was removed without the ability to use alternative methods to track Pokemon. They’ve also said that it hampered their ability for a worldwide rollout. That is just not a good reason at all.

How could third-party tracking websites hamper their rollout of the game to the worldwide audience? I think that is just part of their poor oversight.

Still, Niantic assured players that they are working their butts off to fix the game the soonest time possible.

Pokemon Go’s player base is on a steady decline, so they better do something about it before fans will completely ditch the game for good.

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