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Fan decides to make every Overwatch hero into Torbjörn

Published: 5/Mar/2019 23:16 Updated: 6/Mar/2019 0:20

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch fans are some of the most creative out there, and one enterprising fan has taken their love of Torbjörn to an awesome new level.

Torbjorn is definitely an Overwatch fan-favorite, and has inspired plenty of memes in his own right in the community.

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Now, Reddit user drewhead118 has embarked on an epic quest to “improve” Overwatch’s cast of characters by merging them all with Torbjörn.

Which hero is the best combination with Torbjörn and his epic beard? It’s hard to say, luckily though, drewhead has given us plenty of material to work with when making our decision.

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Even though he hasn’t been around too long, Overwatch’s newest hero Baptiste makes a very powerful statement as “Torbiste”.

drewhead118Baptiste hasn’t even been around for a month and he’s already been Torbed.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/axkyzl/progress_update_i_am_improving_all_character/

Find inner peace while your turret annoys the enemy team as Bjornyatta, who has hammers and his rivet gun instead of Zenyatta’s arms.

drewhead118https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/axkyzl/progress_update_i_am_improving_all_character/

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Many people think Torbjörn can’t get any more Torbjörn, because he’s already Torbjörn. Well those doubters appear to have been proven wrong, because drewhead has blessed us with the masterpiece that is: Torbjörnbjörn.

drewhead118Good thing there’s no such thing as too much Torbjörn.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/axkyzl/progress_update_i_am_improving_all_character/

It turns out Ashe and B.O.B. are greatly improved with a little Torb flavor with some fantastic beards as Ashebjörn and T.O.R.B.

Torb! Do something!
https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/axkyzl/progress_update_i_am_improving_all_character/

It’s simply not possible to talk about and display all of drewhead’s awesome Torbjörn creations, but the entire collection can be seen in this gallery.

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By now, the collection of Torb’s is halfway done at 15, true turret fans will be very excited to see who the next amazing Torbjörn-hybrid Overwatch characters are.

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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.