Overwatch 2 is getting a lot of attention to, and there is a lot to be interested about. Why have they removed what I''m lacking: my ability to dance on the payload?
In Overwatch 2, it can be a fun and silly way to engage your teammates and enemies alike. When youre left to babysit the payload and push the cart to the objective while your team is out fighting your opponents on the other side of the map. As the payload wont move without someone near it, one team member will often be left behind to do Gods work.
And what better way to spend the holy work than dancing on the top of the bomb?
While some characters retain the capacity to make some serious moves, others seem too shy to take center stage on the payload. Take cyborg ninja Genji and fleshy ninja Hanzo. While Hanzo may withdraw his fisherman dance on the payload, Genji is left slipping and sliding off the cart every time.
Slip and slide
It appears that certain parts of the payload''s geometry are treated the same as what''s used for roofs in Overwatch 2. By this, you can see that any surface that Blizzard claims to be unflattered or should not be accessible cause your character to slide right off it. This technique is a fantastic way to reduce access for those who want to look at each map''s forbidden corners.
Genji may go on the payload and sit on the payload, but as soon as he starts dancing and his foot taps one of the portions of the payload that is bent, he freezes and slides off like a chump.
Wall Climb''s passive ability allows him to scale any flat surface, as long as it''s not been marked as inaccessible, but Blizzard appears to be quite liberal with surface tagging to keep the ninja grounded.
The route under the railway towards the first point in the Midtown map, which has been added to Overwatch 2. From the image below, you can see two red lines running parallel to the train. Instead, Genji attempts to climb up this flat surface, but it is a mistake to freeze and fall to the ground.
This bridge is a chokepoint, an area that funnels the attacking teams into a natural congestion point. This allows the defending team to pinpoint where the attackers will come from, and unleash a bombardment of gunfire that was directed towards it to kill anything that attempts to walk through. In other words, the worse place on the map to fall into mid-match is a difficult task.
A Genji player who has been caught in this trap will be fined for their attempt to sneak above the train and despise the laws of a choke point, and deaths are expected to happen quickly.
Dancing on the edge
The mains of Genji have no choice but to take a break right now. First falling into choke points and now no dancing on the payload while his estranged brother, Hanzo, has the time of his life. It does seem fair. Unfortunately, it does not matter whether Genji is lucky to have a stick up their butt at the moment.
In Paradiso, Circuit Royal, and Hollywood, attentive players are aware of several heroes who can or cannot dance on the payload.
While Genji, Reinhart, and Ana are capable, Hanzo, Zenyatta, and Winston are capable.
As my team pushes to the other side of the map, this last one, in particular, feels like a personal flaw from Blizzard. I cannot tell you how many times I have been left alone with the payload. I stand there, trying my best to go as far as the payload will permit me, so I can peek around and heal my dying team.
It can be so frustrating, and I realize now that I can even lighten the mood with a fun dance. What am I meant to do now? Check out my Facebook page and see if my organization gets critical health markings from me and the payload? Great, looks like fun.
Although I may not be the only one who gets used to a dance-less life, it appears like any emote that isn''t fixed to the ground will fall right off. So, beware, if your Overwatch 2 main is an erratic dancer, they will sadly have to keep their moves off the payload.