Fan made Overwatch concept skin gives Genji an awesome new look - Dexerto
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Fan made Overwatch concept skin gives Genji an awesome new look

Published: 19/Oct/2018 17:34 Updated: 19/Oct/2018 17:54

by Bill Cooney

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This skin concept from artist and Overwatch fan Red_Masca on Twitter takes Genji and gives him a makeover that looks like someone took his original skin and dipped it in radioactive waste.

Posted by Red to their Twitter account, “Nuclear” gives the younger Shimada brother tubes for his helmet like a gas mask and a sickly beige color scheme.

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He also gets a nice array of spikes covering his armor, probably a side effect of whatever mutation he went through to get this skin.

While not an extreme overhaul of Genji, this skin would at least be an epic if it were included in the game – something Genji mains wouldn’t mind at all.

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Genji got left out again this year and didn’t get a Halloween skin, but this concept gives Genji players something to dream about for the future at least.

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This skin could also be called “Toxic” and work perfectly for that select group of Genji players who don’t leave their healer alone all match and complain every time they die after charging in alone.

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Even though this skin isn’t in game, it’s still an awesome concept, and based on his past work on D.Va, hopefully Red keeps making these amazing creations.

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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.