Overwatch: Getting Baptiste's Stand By Me Trophy

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Like some trophies, completing these Overwatch challenges can happen more randomly than actually trying. My first run with Baptiste happened to be in Competitive Play, so I took what I learned in the practice range mode and let loose in really important matches. The challenge is to “prevent 4 deaths with a single use of Baptiste’s Immortality Field in Quick or Competitive play.” Seems somewhat easy? I think an enemy that pops their ult with multi-kills as a possibility is the best way to acquire this trophy.

This enemy D.Va decided to panic ult because most of my team was situated for an attack move. Most of us were doomed as heroes with no shields, so I plopped that Immortality Field around 5 of us just to see if we live. We did. The field device was gone, but we all survived. The trophy notification popped, and that’s when I remembered Overwatch trophies are much cooler to get without trying too hard. I haven’t given Baptiste a solid run of gameplay aside from a few matches, but I do plan on trying to get the Window of Opportunity trophy someday. :)

Overwatch: Storm Rising Event Now Live

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It’s April, which is when Overwatch launches their annual Archives event that offers a little snippet of lore into a fan’s life. Three years of this and each one sort of keeps you on a cliffhanger until the next one. However, introduced in speaking form is Sojourn (Overwatch member at the time of event). The gameplay for Storm Rising is like previous years - progress through waves of AI until it’s over. Cosmetic sprays are available for achieving victories under certain requirements (some very difficult).

On another cosmetic note, the skins for Storm Rising are rather nice across the board. Nine skins can be unlocked in loot boxes. Six are Legendary tier and three are Epic. Newcomers launched after the 2018 event are given a handful of extra sprays / voice lines to catch up their hero gallery item count compared to other heroes. Ashe, McCree, and Soldier: 76 are my top 3 skins this time around. I already unlocked McCree via loot box and have enough coins for others should loot boxes deny me my most wanted skins.

Previous modes for Co-Op Mission Archives are available during this event. Storm Rising will go on until May 6th. Overwatch is available for a free trial from April 16-23 on PS4/XB1/PC. It’s also of note that Competitive Play Season 15 wraps up play in 13 days as of now. Have fun playing! :)

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Teaser

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Premiered at Star Wars Celebration this morning, the teaser for Star Wars Episode IX took social media by storm. It reveals the title as The Rise of Skywalker, but there is much more also revealed throughout the teaser. Rey has the blue lightsaber, Palpatine is still laughing, and Poe Dameron looks like Nathan Drake from the Uncharted video game series. Oh, the parts of the Death Star is just floating in a body of water as well. The teaser offers much more than what I was expecting — I was ready to settle for just Rey jumping over the TIE concluded with just a Star Wars logo judging the starting pace.

Check out the teaser below if you haven’t seen it yet or just need to watch it again (again). Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker comes to theaters in December. :)