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Artist creates incredible 3D design for original Overwatch hero

Published: 24/Jun/2019 18:26 Updated: 24/Jun/2019 20:30

by Bill Cooney

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An artist has taken an original “What You Left Behind” on June 17, speculation about who could possibly be Overwatch’s Hero 31 has really heated up, with fans getting excited about the game’s next new hero.

Rose, a fan-made Overwatch hero originally created by concept artist Valeriy Vegera, probably won’t be Hero 31, but a new 3D model for the character by artist Catarina Cerqueira makes her look good enough to play right now.

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Vegera provided a detailed look at Rose, and her weapons and abilities in his concept.

Rose is ready to rock and roll

Rose appears to be a DPS hero, based on Vegera’s descriptions of her abilities and her massive sword gun she carries around.

Her black armor contrasts nicely with the white and pink of her jacket and hair, and gives Rose her own unique look that would also fit into the world of Overwatch, especially with Cerqueira’s 3D new model.

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Catarina CerqueiraRose looks amazing as a fully rendered 3D model.

The coolest part of this concept just might be her weapon, which can be used as both a laser sword and a gun and it looks like she could deal out some hefty damage using either version.

Cerqueira even included a gold version of the heroes Volcano weapon and fully moveable 3D models of both it and Rose, which really allows you to see the level of detail in the concept.

Rose may not be an actual part of Overwatch, but it’s not hard to imagine her battling it out with the rest of the game’s heroes after seeing this concept.

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A new Zenyatta skin is on the way

Rose may not be available to actually play in Overwatch, unfortunately, but there was a brand new Zenyatta skin revealed on June 21 that will be available for players to unlock with Overwatch League tokens.

The skin was made by Overwatch to celebrate the 2018 League MVP, Sung-hyeon “JJoNak” Bang of the New York Excelsior, who is widely considered to be one of the best Zenyatta players in the competition.

Jjonak’s MVP Zenyatta skin will be available for purchase from June 27 through July 14, so fans that want it should make sure to have enough OWL tokens before it goes away.

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Overwatch meets WarCraft with epic RTS custom game mode

Published: 7/Oct/2020 0:12

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch and RTS games like WarCraft and StarCraft might seem like complete opposites, but the two styles have been combined into a very promising-looking Workshop mode that lets you control multiple heroes as if they were individual units.

If we look at Blizzard games like one big family tree, then the StarCraft and Warcraft franchises could probably be considered something like Overwatch’s grandparents.

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Back in the day StarCraft especially was one of the biggest esports on the planet, but the RTS genre has sadly fallen to wayside in recent years. Both still have dedicated communities though (even after the disaster that was Reforged) and it’s safe to say a good number also play Overwatch now as well.

Irish Overwatch manager Andygmb clearly hasn’t outgrown his love for real-time strategy, not that one ever does, decided to take the top down style from those games and apply it to all of our favorite heroes using Josbird’s cursor tool in the Workshop mode.

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Demo of a MOBA / RTS style control scheme in the Workshop! The possibilities with the workshop are endless! from Overwatch

You can scroll around the map, and drag the map to select multiple units and control them all at once. Like an RTS game, you can tell them where to go, and when to attack something.

Right off the top of our heads if they ever were to make an Overwatch game like this, we’d wager that Roadhog rush would be a great opening build to start with.

But it doesn’t take much to imagine a League of Legends-style game as well being made playable with this type of game either. Sure, Blizzard already has Heroes of the Storm, but that only features a few Overwatch heroes to choose from, where this could add the whole roster.

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Overwatch has over 30 different heroes that could make all kinds of different units.

With Heroes of the Storm already existing (and producing cooler skins for D.Va than Overwatch itself) our chances of seeing an official RTS featuring the game’s heroes are unfortunately slim to none.

That has never stopped players before though, so we’d keep our eyes out for some kind of League clone to appear before too long on the Custom Game browser. Until then, you can always waste more time playing Among Us there as well.