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Epic fan-made trailer shows why Overwatch needs a movie

Published: 15/May/2019 14:44 Updated: 15/May/2019 15:16

by Joe O'Brien

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An Overwatch fan has created an epic, Baby Driver-style trailer that looks like it could be for a real Overwatch film.

Fans of Overwatch have expressed their own creativity and love for the game in a variety of ways, from cosplay and fan art to concept ideas for new heroes, but u/Chaotic_Geek has created a trailer for the game that wouldn’t look out of place as a real advert.

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Using clips from the various animated shorts that Blizzard has produced, the fast-paced and humorous trailer has left many fans clamoring for a full Overwatch movie to match.

The trailer is inspired by the “TeKillYah” trailer for 2017’s Oscar-nominated film Baby Driver, about a young getaway driver looking to escape his criminal life. u/Chaotic_Geek takes several cues from the trailer, using similar pacing as well as the same song, a remixed version of “Tequila” by Button Down Brass.

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For comparison, the original Baby Driver trailer can be seen below:

Will there ever be an Overwatch movie?

Since the release of Overwatch, fans have been crying out for more story-based content, and this trailer is just another reminder for many that there would be plenty of room to explore the world of Overwatch through a film or TV series.

As enormously popular as the animated shorts have been, they arrive infrequently and for many only serve to raise more questions about the world behind the game.

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These days, film or TV adaptations of video games are far from unheard of, although many attempts to transfer games into other entertainment mediums have fallen a little flat. Both Assassins Creed and Blizzard’s own Warcraft offer examples of game-inspired films that underwhelmed both critically and at the box office.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe Overwatch animated shorts have proven immensely popular with fans.

More recently, Detective Pikachu achieved a record-breaking opening weekend for a video game-inspired movie, and while that might sound a little like backhanded praise considering much of its competition, it was also the first film to knock Avengers: Endgame off of the top spot.

The success of Detective Pikachu would seem to suggest that video game films can in fact be done well – although the largely negative response to trailers for the upcoming Sonic movie serve as a reminder that many such adaptations don’t pull it off.

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Whether Blizzard ever invest in something as ambitious as a feature film remains to be seen, but there certainly seems to be an appetite for more story-based content from the Overwatch universe.

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Insane Overwatch Wrecking Ball Tracer combo obliterates enemy teams

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:14

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to find some new synergy between two unlikely heroes should look no further than a lethal combination with Tracer and Wrecking Ball.

Wrecking Ball can be one of the most annoying heroes in the game to deal with, constantly booping people away while remaining in his ball form.

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Meanwhile, Tracer can do very much of the same, buzzing in the backline, harassing supports and just being a general menace to deal with thanks to her Blinks, Recall and small hit box.

Together, the threat of Tracer and Wrecking Ball can really dominate uncoordinated teams, but with a little coordination on their own part, the two can destroy entire groups with a neat ultimate attack.

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Wrecking Ball piledrives enemies on Junkertown
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Wrecking Ball can be a major threat in the back line.

As demonstrated by Twitch streamer ‘rene_ow,’ the Masters ranked Hammond player spotted a pack of enemies all grouped up on the Busan map.

After grappling to go in for a major boop on the four, the player’s allied Tracer blinked in and stuck her Pulse Bomb on the McCree.

With the McCree booped into the rest of the adversaries, the result ended up being a massive quad kill, with both supports and DPS heroes on the enemy team eliminated swiftly.

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The insane combo was well-received by the team, which celebrated the quad kill. “That was nuts!” they cried with glee.

Perhaps the best part of this combo is that you don’t need the stick to connect. In theory, you can have Wrecking Ball knock the enemies towards Tracer or her Pulse Bomb radius to secure the frags.

This type of team play may take some serious effort to get right, but if you have a partner you synergize well with, it’s always possible that this combination can help you win Overwatch games, and rank up in style.

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