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Ana’s Grenade tool in Overwatch Workshop now works with multiple heroes

Published: 21/Jun/2019 19:09 Updated: 21/Jun/2019 19:24

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch Workshop guru and Twitch streamer DarwinStreams‘ popular training mode to help players get better at aiming Ana’s Biotic Grenade now works for even more heroes.

DarwinStreams came out with the Ana Grenade Practice Tool in May and it helps players learn exactly where they need to throw their grenades from in order to precisely hit its mark.

But it’s not just Ana players who can use the mode for some practice. The mode also works with Ashe, Mei, Torbjorn, Orisa, Zarya and even Baptiste.

Blizzard EntertainmentPlayers can practice long range shots with Orisa’s Barrier in the training mode.

“Engaging long-range shields”

Similar to how the mode works for Ana, other heroes can also bring up a display that shows where on the map they’re projectiles will land and their area of effect, based on where the player is aiming.

For example Orisa can now see where her barrier will land, this allows players to practice long range deployments on maps, a skill that could end up saving a teammate or two during a match.

Players can also get their Baptiste healing grenade shots tightened up as well and since he’s a fairly new character the AOE display for his grenades could help players get more healing out to teammates.

Ashe can practice getting her dynamite in just the right spot and Mei can practice yeeting her Blizzard from miles away onto an enemy team, which is always a good time (for the Mei, at least).

For players who want to practice their long range shots, even if it’s not with Ana, the code is: VDESV.

New Overwatch patch, new Replay system

Overwatch got a major new patch on June 18 that included a number of her balance changes and also brought the Replay system to the main game from the PTR.

Since the new Replay feature came out, players have been capturing highlights, hilarious moments and anything else you can think of with the tool.

Players have a ton of Overwatch content to check out right now, just be sure to keep an eye out for Ana Grenades falling out of nowhere.

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Outrageous Overwatch skin idea turns Roadhog into a beer-bellied brawler

Published: 29/Nov/2020 21:50

by Bill Cooney

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One Overwatch fan has come up with an idea for a redneck Roadhog skin that would be absolutely perfect for the can-crushing, beer-bellied hero.

It’s no secret that fans of Blizzard’s popular 5v5 shooter are some of the most creative out there, and once again the community has outdone itself with this new idea for a Roadhog skin.

Hog is a favorite pick for Tank players who no longer feel like playing as a Tank, and he’s quite the accomplished outdoorsman, based on some previous skins, like his ice-fishing one.

Now, hog has once again turned in his meathook for a fishing hook in the “Backwoods Roadhog” concept created by artist ‘Reinwald.’

Roadhog gives the thumbs up on Junkertown
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Roadhog: terror to Supports and…accomplished hiker.

The Aussie definitely looks like he’s spent a bit of time in the Outback with this skin idea. Most jarringly, instead of a gas mask, he has an actual mouth and face, although with a giant beard and sunglasses to cover most of it up.

With no mask, refreshing his health with filters wouldn’t make much sense. Luckily, he has a sixer of what looks like Pabst Blue Ribbon locked and loaded over one shoulder.

Along with some appropriately filthy overalls (this is Roadhog after all) his hook is now a giant fishing lure, with a fresh catch still attached, which would look hilarious as it flies right at you.

For this sketch though, the little details really make it a great one. The little pig on his trucker hat, the farmer’s tan, and the crossed double-barrel shotguns appearing in the tattoo on his belly.

Roadhog backwoods Overwatch skin
Reinwald
Why use worms when the enemy Mercy makes such great bait?

With this skin, Roadhog and Mountain Man McCree could team up and have a grand old time hunting, fishing, and living off the land. It’s such a good idea that we wouldn’t be surprised to see Overwatch come up with something similar somewhere down the road.

For now, we do have the Winter Wonderland event to look forward to for new hero skins, which usually starts in early December. Hog already has two cosmetics for the event, so the chances of him getting another could be fairly slim to wrap up 2020.