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Epic Overwatch play shows Genji is best counter to Torbjorn’s ultimate

Published: 9/Mar/2020 18:05

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch Ultimates are normally the strongest aspect of a hero’s kit, and Torbjorn’s Molten Core is no exception. That said, Genji’s deflect ability can make Torb mains everywhere rethink popping their Ults.

Twitch streamer Shin_UT showed exactly why this is the case with a crazy play during a March 7 broadcast.

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While defending Eichenwalde’s Point A, Shin and his team had burned nearly half the time off the clock when the enemy Torbjorn decided it was time to burn them back.

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Genji’s deflect can send many abilities – including ultimates – back at the enemy.

The Torbjorn player activated his Molten Core Ultimate and began to blast his super hot lava at the defenders.

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Shin’s Reinhardt did a good job at blocking most of the splurge with his shield, but the cyborg ninja player decided to take matters into his own hands and activated deflect while walking past the barrier.

As a result, the streamer was able to send a lot of the flaming goo back towards the attackers who were in hot pursuit towards the point.

Even though Shin’s Doomfist ally popped off and scored two frags, it was the deflect that made all the difference and helped secure the team kill.

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The deflected Molten Core first disposed of the attacking Ana, then the enemy Torbjorn himself, followed by both opposing tanks with both the Zarya and Reinhardt getting burned to a crisp.

“What the hell?!” Shin’s teammates laughed. “Did Genji get a new ability?”

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The enemy Torb must have been livid.

While D.Va and Sigma can deny Torb’s ultimate by “eating” it if they time their Defense Matrix or Kinetic Grasp right, his deflect is a more powerful option as it sends the lava back at the Swedish builder.

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It should be noted, however, that while Genji can counter Torb’s Ultimate, he doesn’t exactly counter him overall. Torbjorn’s turret can create a lot of problems for the Shimada in the backline, and the Japanese hero can have trouble securing frags on him due to his armor health and Overload ability.

That said, this play is a perfect example of why shooting at a deflecting Genji is never a good idea when your attack can be sent right back at you.

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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.