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How to earn extra Overwatch League tokens during All-Stars 2019

Published: 13/May/2019 21:08 Updated: 14/May/2019 12:09

by Bill Cooney

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Fans will have one last chance to earn enough tokens for the 2019 Overwatch League All-Star skins with extra drops during the All Star Weekend.

In 2018 for the first year of the All-Star Weekend new skins for Tracer and Genji were available for a limited time, but they haven’t been available in the shop since.

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Two brand new skins for Mercy and Lucio are available this year for the Overwatch League All-Star Weekend and some fans are scrambling to come up with enough tokens to get them before they’re gone.

u/bata12The 2019 All-Star skins are a hit with players.

The people want more tokens

In their infinite wisdom, the Overwatch League recognized the desperation from players and announced that watching the All-Star matches on Wednesday May 16 and Thursday May 17 would earn players double the tokens.

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Players usually earn tokens for every hour they watch the Overwatch League on Twitch with an account linked to Battle.net, and that number will double for All-Star Weekend.

With a full weekend of Overwatch League Stage 2 Playoffs the weekend before All-Stars gets going, players who have been saving up tokens just might have a chance of getting the All-Star skin they need.

After the conclusion of the final map of each match during live OWL broadcasts, a small percentage of players are awarded 100 tokens but this number will remain unchanged during the promotion.

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What is the All-Star Weekend?

OWL’s All-Star Weekend started during the Inaugural Season and will feature 2 days of matches between League talent as well as the Pacific and Atlantic All-Star squads.

The All-Star teams will face off in a match consisting of a variety of different Arcade modes chosen by fan vote and the highly-anticipated Widowmaker 1v1 matchups.

The new Lucio and Mercy skins for All-Stars 2019 are only available until May 22 and if they’re anything like last year’s Genji and Tracer skins, once they’re gone they’ll be gone for good.

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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.