Overwatch: Widowmaker Spotlight
Widowmaker is considered to be one of the villains in the newly formed Overwatch universe. She takes a valuable role of finishing off wounded targets and supporting her team from the back. Before we jump into any stats regarding her abilities let’s take a closer look at some lesser known facts:
General info about Widowmaker
Name: Amélie Lacroix
Base of operation: Annecy, France
Widow’s Kiss: Sniper (Default use key: Mouse 1)
Widowmaker has 2 firing modes for her primary weapon. Sniper firing mode is when she scopes her rifle in. Whenever she does that a percentage meter will start charging up. When it reaches 100% the next shot you take will do 10 times the base damage. If you charge it up just, lets say, 30% the next shot will do 3 times base damage.
Damage: 12 base
Rate of fire: 1.4 seconds between each fully charged shot
Ammo usage: 3 per shot
Reload time: 1.5 seconds
Headshot: Can (2.5x multiplier)
Widow’s Kiss: Assault (Default use key: Mouse 1)
This is Widowmaker’s secondary firing mode that allows her to engage close and medium range targets. Often, it can save her from faster, in your face type of heroes. It shoots without zooming in, from the hip.
Rate of fire: 10 rounds per second
Reload time: 1.5 seconds
Grappling Hook (Default use key: Shift)
Grappling Hook is Widomaker’s escape ability. It allow her to shoot a projectile based hook that can stick to scenery and pull her towards the geometry that she caught. I can be a tricky tool for beginners but with practice comes perfection.
Max range: 20 meters
Cooldown: 12 seconds
Venom Mine (Default use key: E)
This is a great and fairly easy to use ability. Widowmaker can stick a mine to almost any kind of surface. When an enemy comes near that mine it will explode dealing poison damage to any foe in blast radius.
Damage: 15 per second
Duration: 5 seconds
Area of effect: 3 meters
Cooldown: 15 seconds
Infra-Sight (Default use key: Q)
Infra-Sight is Widowmaker’s ultimate ability. When activated it scans for heat signatures and grants vision of your foes to both you and your allies. It’s what some would call wall hacks but in game friendly way.
Duration: 15.5 seconds
Widowmaker is great and versatile hero. Headshots are a big thing for being a successful Widowmaker. Her 2nd firing mode is a great counter to any squishy target engaging her in close quarter combat. It can shred trough Traces in matter of seconds. Be sure to use your mines ability to stick to almost anything. Including sealing and door frames. Set them up in places where your enemies most likely won’t check. Widowmaker is a great counter to: Bastion, Torbjorn and Pharah. However, she struggles against: Winston, D.Va, Mei, Genji, Reaper and Junkrat if he’s using his launcher correctly.
-Widowmaker almost killed Ana
-Along side Reaper and Symmetra she’s considered a villain
-She killed her own husband thus making herself a widow
-Widowmaker has a tattoo that says “Cauchemar”, which means “Nightmare”