An Overwatch 2 player locked in an intense battle with another Widowmaker uses an emote to unexpectedly gain the upper hand.
Fighting a sniper is always a tricky proposition, and Overwatch 2 Widowmaker is dedicated to precise, long-range kills that rely on perfect timing. A Monitor 2 player, also using Widowmaker, achieved a moral victory in a sniper duel using a perfectly timed emote. Due to the pixel-perfect timing required to pull off this trick, other players should not attempt to use emotes in the middle of a firefight, as nine out of ten times it will end badly. Luckily, this clip shows the one out of ten result.
Widowmaker is described by Blizzard as the perfect assassin (although a brief Monitor 2 bug says support), and the developer made sure to give the character the right tools for the job. Her customizable Widow’s Kiss pistol can convert from assault mode to a long-range sniper rifle, allowing the Russian assassin with a spider pattern to engage at any range. Traditionally, Widowmaker players will use the Sniper Rifle and Grapple Hook to find a good perch and provide long-range fire support for their team.
Unfamous123, wryly insisting the emote was part of the plan, posted the clip on Reddit. A perfectly timed “Rest” emote caused Unfamous123’s Widowmaker to duck just in time to avoid another Widowmaker’s perfectly aimed sniper shot. No amount of Monitor 2 aiming aid could curve that shot to make contact once Unfamous123 started the emote.
The timing of the emote was perfect, with the missed sniper shot going right where Unfamous123’s head was just a second before. Scoring a kill on the opposing Widowmaker is the icing on this satisfying cake. Due to the difficulty in timing the various animations, unexpected methods of victory usually involve Monitor 2 ultimate not emotes.
Like others Monitor 2 fans mentioned in response to the video, missing a shot due to a “Rest” emote must have been incredibly frustrating. Some reviewers mentioned only using Widowmaker’s “Curtain Call” emote, while others preferred her “Ballet” emote. With nearly 2,000 upvotes, players appreciate the display of incredible skill and not, as hinted, accidentally hitting an emote in the middle of a firefight. If only the Monitor 2 voice chat was recorded during that moment to capture everyone’s reactions to what was, again, a supreme display of skill and not just pure luck.
Monitor 2 is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.