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Blizzard Releases Stop-Motion Video With Overwatch Figurines for Anniversary Celebration

Published: 21/May/2018 21:37 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:57

by Joe O'Brien


Blizzard has released a stop-motion video celebrating the two-year anniversary of the release of Overwatch.

The video, titled “Trace and Bake”, sees Tracer and Reaper figurines come to life in the absence of their owner, before Tracer blinks off to bake a cake in celebration of Overwatch’s birthday.

Stop-motion is a refreshing take on showing off the characters of Overwatch, with previous features coming in the form of incredibly demanding – and therefore infrequent – animated shorts, or simply using clips from the game itself, which is naturally far more limited in scope.

The video is part of a series of celebrations for the anniversary, most of which will be taking place in-game. The Anniversary event will feature a huge amount of content, both introducing new skins and a new map as well as bringing back previous event skins and Brawls.

As well as the stop-motion video itself, Blizzard also released a behind-the-scenes video which gives a fascinating look at how the project came about and the work that went into creating the final video.

The Overwatch Anniversary in-game event will begin on May 22nd, and last until June 11th.


How to use OP Torb turret placement in Overwatch Junkenstein’s Revenge

Published: 28/Oct/2020 0:20

by Bill Cooney


Junkenstein’s Revenge is one of the best ways to earn loot boxes during Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event, and there are a few spots for Torbjorn’s turret you should probably know about.

Halloween in Overwatch means plenty of new skins to unlock, including the Ragdoll Echo skin, which is now available until the event ends on November 3.

The only way to unlock the DPS hero’s new skin though is to win 9 games in any mode. If you stick to quick play and competitive this could easily take one or even two whole days, but if you simply grind them out in Junkenstein’s Revenge, the wins will only take a couple of hours instead.

Even though the seasonal PvE survival mode goes quicker than regular matches, you can definitely still lose if you don’t have the right team comp. This means that at all difficulty levels, Torbjorn is still a must-pick for his turret and it’s constant damage output.

Torbjorn Halloween Terror skin
Blizzard Entertainment
You won’t get far in the harder difficulties of Junkenstein’s without Torb.

As for where to put this powerful, Zomnic-slaying device, there are several options that all work quite well, and are all fairly easy to pull off too – like on top of the overturned cart right down the middle lane. It has a commanding line of sight for the middle and left staircase spawns, and even covers part of the pond on the right side.

The best part of this spot might be the fact that it’s too close for Zombardiers to immediately target it, and it will hold boss aggro for as long as it’s around.

Next, placing the turret on the railing right on top of the left-hand stairs also gives it a great shot at all three spawns instead of just two, and gives you the ability to run up there and repair it when needed.

Finally, if you’re looking for something extra flashy to really impress your teammates, there’s even a way to get the turret up to the wooden platform just above the door where Widow and Ashe usually hang out.

Step by step for best turret placement in JR from Overwatch

Like in the clip above, head up the stairs to the right and go on to the platform they lead to (the place we all used to place the turret). Then head to the ledge closest to the door and aim at the ridge on the tower above the platform, straight up from the bush on the right side.

Another option is to jump from the edge and throw it at the apex of Torb’s leap if you have trouble getting it there while standing still. Toss it up, and your little guy is all set to rain down death on the army of undead charging the gates, and hopefully unlock that Echo skin a little bit quicker.