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Explore new heights in Overwatch with this challenging mountain climbing Workshop mode

Published: 31/May/2019 1:17 Updated: 31/May/2019 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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One creative Overwatch player has made a new mode that allows several different heroes to test out their climbing skills.

Ever since the Overwatch Workshop came out, players have been pushing the boundaries and creating all kinds of crazy games, training modes and minigames.

There are a ton of mobile heroes in Overwatch who are able to get places others can’t, but who’s the best climber in Overwatch? To find out, Reddit user Jeyzor created his very own Workshop mode.

Blizzard EntertainmentGibraltar, apparently, is the perfect place for Mountain Climbing in Overwatch.

How high can you go?

Jeyzor’s Mountain Climbing mod takes place on Watchpoint Gibraltar. Since the map is basically inside of a giant rock, it makes perfect sense.

Players can choose from 21 different heroes to tackle the slopes with, and there are two different mountains to test your skills. The mode also supports multiple players, so you can climb with friends, which is always more fun.

As players get higher and higher, the difficulty scales with the height, so if you think it gets easier the further you go, you’re wrong.

The Mountain Climbing mod is different from a lot of Overwatch Workshop modes, and it has some serious puzzle/Getting Over It vibes.

For players who want to test their climbing skills, the code to Jeyzor’s Mountain Climbing mod is: PJMWG.

What’s new in Overwatch?

Besides the Workshop mode, Overwatch also introduced the new Replay system to the PTR, which allows for more cinematic shots of the game than ever before.

Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan also teased a ton of new content coming for Overwatch this summer, including Hero 31, but he didn’t get into much more detail than that.

Whatever the new content ends up being, 2019 is shaping up to be a big year for Overwatch and Overwatch players.

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Overwatch players freak out at Baptiste’s huge new Amplification Matrix

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Baptiste was the recipient of plenty of buffs in the latest Overwatch Experimental Card, including a major change to the size of his Amplification Matrix that is freaking out the game’s community.

The October 22 patch increased the width of the Haitian hero’s ultimate by a whopping four meters – up to nine from its previous five.

Now, Baptiste’s “window” as the community calls it, looks more like a garage door bigger than any shield in the game by a fair margin.

Keep in mind that the whole purpose of the Amplification Matrix is to double the damage or healing of any shot fired through it. Now, it’s extremely unlikely that teammates will ever have a reason to not shoot through the ultimate as it’s near impossible to miss.

The community has been joking about the size increase. On Reddit, LukarWarrior joked, “Baptiste, now available in IMAX,” suggesting that it’s not as big as a movie theater screen.

Others, such as educational content creator SVB noted how the ultimate is wider than the streets on King’s Row.

That said, it has plenty of uses on other maps where its entire width can be put to good use. BlazeBubble9 documented how there are so many chokes where the new window can come in handy.

Baptiste on Numbani
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Baptiste’s new Amp Matrix can come in handy on Numbani.

For instance, while defending or attacking first point on Numbani, the new ultimate can take up a whole spot on the high ground letting a whole team fire at will onto the objective doing double damage.

In another, you can see how trying to gain or prevent access to the bridge on Eichenwalde second is a breeze with the new ultimate as it perfectly fits within the choke.

Baptiste's ultimate on Eichenwalde
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Pushing into Eichenwalde just got a bit easier.

Of course, because the change is on the Experimental Mode there’s a chance it doesn’t hit the live game, but in the past many of the buffs tested there end up going through, so players should prepare regardless.

Only time will tell if this ultimate buff changes how often players decide to pick the support in their matches.