Overwatch Basketball Trick Lets Zarya Launch Enemies into the Sky

"Ogon' po gotovnosti!"
"Ogon' po gotovnosti!" / Photo courtesy of Blizzard

Zarya's Graviton Surge ultimate ability is one that has changed the tides of countless Overwatch battles over the years, pinning enemies in their tracks to set up destruction.

With this basketball trick, however, it appears players have found another way for Zarya to make something fly, just not herself this time at least.

As shown by YouTuber McMagicMarvOW in a five-minute complication video, there is a simple and easy way to consistently send unsuspecting enemies flying into the air with Zarya's Graviton Surge in physics-breaking fashion.

To do this, players will need to shoot a basketball from the spawn area into a place on that map that will be congested for a bit. As such, it's likely best to try this out on maps with control points.

From there, you simply wait until the enemy team is nearby and Gravition Surge the basketball. If they're near it, the ball will go flying sporadically up Roblox-style with the enemy heroes hilariously dragged along for the ride against their will.

Although this is mainly a troll tactic, having them that high off the ground could actually make it easier for more of your teammates to "fire at will," and may even send your foes off the map.

It would be pretty funny, however, if a Cole Cassidy player were to use their Deadeye ult and make the whole thing backfire from outer space.

For more on Overwatch, feel free to check out our coverage of Blizzard reportedly "keeping an eye" on Zarya's Overwatch 2 bubble rework.