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Esports insider Slasher has some suggestions for how to fix Overwatch

Published: 21/Jan/2019 18:44 Updated: 21/Jan/2019 20:10

by Bill Cooney


The Overwatch League’s first match of 2019 is coming soon on February 14, but esports reporter Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau thinks there are some serious changes the game needs to make to continue its early success.

Overwatch came out on May 24, 2016, and since then has seen massive success. Most recently, it was named esport of the year at the 2018 Esport Awards.

But in the face of all this success, Slasher claims that “the state of the game and the online ecosystem that Overwatch is situated in led by [Game Director] Jeff [Kaplan] continues to flounder.”

Slasher provided a list of nine items on Twitter he thought needed to be changed in Overwatch in order for the game to succeed.

Some of the first suggestions are for solo queue and role queue, two things that players have been lobbying for almost since the game’s release.

A general scoreboard for matches could allow players to better coordinate and figure out where to switch up the team; and replacing or changing 2 CP and assault maps, arguably the most unpopular maps in the game, is another thing players have been asking for.

Blizzard EntertainmentTemple of Anubis is one map that embodies many of the problems players have with Overwath’s 2CP mode.

Finally, one of Slasher’s last suggestions follows the lead set by Fortnite in 2018: Overwatch should incorporate cross-platform play to allow console players to play with and against those on PC.

Hero bans, an idea that has gained traction as a feature many in the Overwatch community want to see, weren’t included in Slasher’s list of changes because he said they were unrealistic.

“Blizzard is against map draft/bans as it shows players overall dislike for 2CP/Assault and puts on display cracks in Blizzard’s game design,” Breslau wrote on Twitter. “Same for hero bans in a game with switching that puts on display Blizzard’s poor balance.”

As Overwatch enters its third year, there are a lot of people who think Blizzard needs to make changes to its game if it wants to thrive as long as esports staples like League of Legends and CS:GO have.


Incredible Overwatch custom game lets you drive a ‘Lamborghini’

Published: 22/Jan/2021 5:21 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 5:34

by Brad Norton


An Overwatch racing game might not be all too far off now as a stylish new Workshop mode places heroes behind the wheel, allowing you to drive through any given map.

Driving a car is now possible in Overwatch thanks to the power of the Workshop. Players have modded their own custom vehicle into existence, allowing you to take it for a spin and drift through the game.

It’s not a simple trick that lets your hero move faster than usual. It’s a proper vehicle design that you can take control of and drive around. 

In fact, it’s modeled after the Lamborghini Aventador SV, giving you some style and some speed as you cruise through the world of Overwatch.

Overwatch gameplay
Ever wanted to drive a Lambo? Now you can… in Overwatch.

“I’ve turned Overwatch into a Streetwatch,” GraczCourier’s Gaming revealed on January 21. While it might look a little different to what you had in mind, it functions better than perhaps any Workshop vehicle to date.

A collection of pipes and electricity effects bring the template of the car to life. Players have complete control over the direction of the Lambo, along with its speed as well.

You can drift around corners, activate nitrous, and even change the radio station while you’re in the driver’s seat. Not only that, but the custom mode appears to work across every map in the game.

This means you can boost through Hanamura, take in the sights of Blizzard World, or jet around London on King’s Row. Handling looks to be extremely precise as an accompanying video showcased just what’s possible with the Aventador in Overwatch.

While it’s a blast to drive around, there’s a unique challenge to it as well. How fast can you get through your favorite map? How long can you drift in one attempt? You and your teammates can put it all to the test.

The flashy Workshop mode is available for anyone to check out in-game now. Try it out for yourself with the following Workshop code: 4XQP4