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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.


How to make concrete in Minecraft – Recipe guide

Published: 15/Jan/2021 14:39 Updated: 15/Jan/2021 14:40

by James Busby


Particular blocks in Minecraft can make your next big project truly shine. If you’re wondering how to make concrete in Minecraft, or more generally about its recipe, we’ve got you covered. 

Unlike most blocks in the game, Minecraft’s concrete features a whopping 16 dye color options. As long as you have the required dyes, you’ll be able to customize your buildings with any color you want. Not only does concrete give the player numerous color customization options, it is also fairly durable. 

While it won’t beat the toughness of any brick-made structures, it is a decent step up from stone blocks. Whether you’re looking to add a little color to your next building project or just want something easy to build, then Minecraft concrete will do just that.

How to make concrete powder in Minecraft

Minecraft concrete
Mojang / MCBasic
Creating concrete powder is a simple process in Minecraft.

In order to make concrete in Minecraft, you’ll first need to obtain the appropriate materials.

Minecraft concrete recipe

Fortunately, these are incredibly easy to acquire and can be found at the start of every new world. Here’s what you need:

  • Four pieces of sand.
  • Four pieces of gravel.
  • One dye.

Once you’ve gathered those materials, place them in the order shown in the picture above. If done correctly, you should now have eight pieces of concrete powder in your inventory. 

How to make concrete in Minecraft

White concrete Minecraft
Mojang / MCBasic
You’ll need to find some water to make concrete.

As soon as you’ve acquired some concrete powder, it’s time to turn it into concrete. To do this, simply find a natural body of water on the map and submerge the blocks. 

It’s important to note that water can not be sourced from rain, bottles, or cauldrons. In fact, water taken from these sources will have no effect on concrete powder. As a result, it’s often best to find a nearby river or ocean you can place the blocks into. 

Now that you know how to make concrete powder and concrete in Minecraft, you’ll be able to add even more color to your next big build. Make sure you follow us here on Dexerto for more Minecraft news and updates.