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Crazy Lucio rollout gives Overwatch players full Route 66 tour

Published: 2/Feb/2020 0:27

by Bill Cooney

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A new Lucio rollout gives Overwatch players a nice tour around Route 66 while somehow not touching the ground throughout the whole ride.

Lucio rollouts are nothing new, players have been using them to leave slower heroes in the dust for years now, but once in a while a really good one will come along that just compels you to stop and watch.

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There are the more practical rollouts that involve getting to the point or a choke as quickly as possible, but the one posted by Reddit Lucio Puffis_Senpai definitely falls more into the ‘scenic’ category.

Blizzard EntertainmentWall Ride can take Lucio to places other heroes will probably never see.

In the clip, Puffis starts out in the Diner before hopping to the crashed train cars to their left, which takes them up towards the rocks and terminal velocity with Lucio.

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After zooming over Big Earl’s, the support hero hits the high passage to the right of the first checkpoint and turns to fly past the motel sign and into the doorway to the third stage in a flash.

After more calculated hopping and creative use of the floating platforms above the map, Lucio heads back out through the map towards the Diner.

After all is said and done, they fly back over Big Earls before landing safely in the Diner, all without having touched the ground (as far as we can tell at least).

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During the return trip, the amount of speed that Puffis has managed to build up is really apparent and brings to mind one of our favorite Lucio videos of all time from Overwatch meme master ThatPunchKid on YouTube.

This rollout might not be that useful during a game, but it wouldn’t be too bad to try while you’re waiting for a match in Skirmish mode if that’s what you choose to do.

Finally, like any good Lucio rollout, Puffis didn’t Amp it Up once during the run, which is essential to remember, otherwise you won’t be able to heal or boost your team when you reach them.

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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.