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Awesome Overwatch crossover makes Zarya fully playable in Minecraft

Published: 31/Jan/2020 22:10

by Bill Cooney


Minecraft tinkerer ‘McMakistein’ has now brought a fully functioning Zarya to the sandbox title in their quest to make a fully playable Overwatch map in Vanilla.

McMakistein has already created a number of Overwatch heroes, including a fully functioning D.Va and a Hanamura map.

With Zarya now complete, the goal of a fully-playable 6v6 match in Vanilla Minecraft is only one more Support hero away from being a reality.

Even Zarya’s bubbles were included in the Vanilla Minecraft creation.

Overwatch, but it’s completely in Minecraft

Zarya comes with all of her abilities and weapons in McMakistein’s creation that work just like they do in Overwatch.

Her Particle Cannon has two settings: a precise, close-range beam and a longer-range alternative fire that deals splash damage, again, just like it does in the game.

The most important part of her kit, her bubbles that charge up her energy, are also included and are fully functional. Except instead of using the ability, you drop items that activate the effect.

The Minecraft tinkerer has already gotten a good start of a few Overwatch maps, including Eichenwalde and Hanamura, which both look pretty close to their in-game counterparts.

“I only need one more healer in the roster before I can play a proper 6v6 on the map,” McMakistein said about his latest creation. “After that, I’ll get started on some other map mechanics like health packs, control-point timers and a hero-selection menu.”

Zarya’s ultimate might not look as impressive in Minecraft, but it works just the same.

It will be interesting to see exactly what support hero will be the final piece of the puzzle before an Overwatch match is played completely in Minecraft.

Lucio would be cool, but whether his wall riding would be able to work remains to be seen.


Epic Minecraft Cyberpunk build has players begging for map downloads

Published: 27/Oct/2020 18:15

by Tanner Pierce


With the release date of Cyberpunk 2077 just a month and a half away, players are starting to ramp up their fan-projects. Now, one Reddit user has made an entire Cyberpunk-inspired creation inside of Minecraft and it’s absolutely breathtaking.

Cyberpunk 2077 is set to be one of the biggest releases of 2020, and it’s safe to say that the hype for the game is stronger than it ever was before, with the possible exception being when Keanu Reeves was announced for the title.

Soon, fans will be able to drive through Night City and experience everything the game has to offer.

Because of this excitement, fan builds and projects are obviously starting to ramp up. While players obviously made fan creations before, it’s only logical that more and more start cropping up as we get closer to the game’s release.

A fallen over Ferris Wheel in Cyberpunk 2077
CD Projekt Red
Nighty City is a bright but dark and broken place. Soon, we’ll be able to go there.

Cyberpunk 2077 recreated in Minecraft

Now, a Reddit user by the name of Deltagon has released his new creation: a Cyberpunk-inspired building made entirely in Minecraft.

While it’s a bit hard to see at first due to the level of insane detail, once you look at it for a few minutes, you can see the distinguishable blocky textures synonymous with Mojang’s sandbox game.

It goes without saying that this creation is very impressive and includes everything from proper lighting to neon signs. Definitely fits the “Cyberpunk” aesthetic, and gives fans something to look at during this pre-launch hype window.

I made another cyberpunk scene in minecraft from gaming

What is the creation?

One thing to note, however, is that it’s unclear if this is directly inspired by something specific in-game. A number of fans jumped into the comments asking for a map download, but as of writing, one hasn’t been made available.

After one user named blackseax simply asked “map download”, many others followed, resulting in a 37 replies in one thread asking for a download link. One even replied saying “Yes pls, I would like to download it just to blow up my PC”, obviously making a reference to the creation’s insane quality.

Obviously, Cyberpunk 2077 will include a Chinatown district. However, it doesn’t appear to be based off of anything in particular, so it’s possible that the creator just used that section or the game in-general as inspiration for this larger piece.

This also isn’t the first time he’s created a “Cyberpunk”-themed Minecraft project. Back in March 2020 and May 2020, he created two other Cyberpunk-inspired projects, with one of them literally called “Minepunk 2077”.

Here’s to hoping the user doesn’t stop, because they clearly have a talent.