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Devastating Symmetra-Reinhardt combo will startle your Overwatch enemies

Published: 5/Mar/2020 6:50

by Brad Norton

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A staggering Overwatch combination involving Reinhardt and Symmetra could help swing the momentum in your favor when next defending on King’s Row.

While Overwatch League superstars and competitive players alike, have been finding new ways to utilize Symmetra’s Teleporter of late, an ingenious combination on King’s Row could be the key to your next victory if timed just right.

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Thanks to the unorthodox tag-team of the beefy Tank hero along with the tricky Damage dealer, this tactic could easily give you the upper hand, even when all hope seems lost.

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Midway through a Platinum-ranked match in the Competitive playlist, all hope seemed lost while defending the first point of King’s Row. Without a single teammate left on the objective and all six enemies standing tall, the odds seemed insurmountable for the defending team.

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Rather than slowly making their way back to the point after a failed defensive effort, however, the placement of a cheeky Teleporter allowed heroes to get back in the fight far quicker than usual in this particular match.

Not only that, but it also allowed players to execute devastating Ultimate abilities when the opposing team least expected it, as demonstrated in the highlight from Reddit user ‘durpee200as they hit an extremely rare six-man Earthshatter.

Shatter outta nowhere! from Overwatch

“Take it, hurry, they’re destroying it,” the Symmerta player communicated through voice chat as the enemy team cleaned house on the first point of the map.

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Before they could tear down her Teleporter, however, Rein was able to Charge right through to the other side and stun all six players on the opposing squad.

Swiping away at two fallen foes while their team picked up the rest of the eliminations, progress on the point was quickly halted as they regained control and completely offset any further advances.

“Oh my gosh,” they repeated, gradually raising their voice after executing one of the most miraculous comebacks you’re likely to see at the Platinum rank.

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Rein’s Earthshatter managed to catch all six enemies without a single shield or ability getting in the way.

There’s no telling if they went on to win the match, but after winning in what was essentially a 1 vs 6 scenario, it would have been difficult to slow their momentum.

Fortunately, this Reinhardt was able to avoid a crushing Earthshatter bug that has been leaving players scratching their heads lately.

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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.