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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Dafran shows off incredible Overwatch Dynamite tactic with Ashe

Published: 4/Dec/2020 0:04

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch streamer-turned-farmer Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca showed that he is still insane at Overwatch by utilizing a simple trick with the hero Ashe.

Dafran has long been considered one of the best Overwatch players on the planet, despite only spending one stage in OWL back in season 2. While he was known mostly for his sensational McCree, Soldier, and Tracer plays, the Danish DPS star can also frag out on Ashe.

During a December 3 broadcast, Dafran found himself attacking on Junkertown and in a prime position to help his team capture Point B.

On the Ashe, Dafran noticed all sorts of enemies were grouping in a small room they need to funnel through to get into the streets phase area. With his Widowmaker ally using her ultimate to fully reveal their location, Francesca decided to take matters into his own hands.

Ashe leads her team on Rialto
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Ashe can be a big threat with Dynamite.

With his B.O.B active on the other side of the room and the enemies waiting for the big Omnic butler to disappear before they made their move, Dafran threw his Dynamite barely inside.

Ashe’s Dynamite can be one of the most impactful abilities in Overwatch, dealing massive damage upon the explosion and then a bit more over time. Those closest to the explosion take 50 damage with 100 burn damage coming over time.

Once the Dynamite exploded, the enemy Ashe, Baptiste, Zenyatta and Widowmaker were at his mercy. Speaking of Mercy, the Dane had one pocketing him, making sure he inflicted extra damage.

With some simple hip firing, he was able to eliminate the three targets before ADSing to dink the Widow for the quadruple kill – plus, 60% in brand new ultimate charge for another B.O.B.

“That’s an Overwatch League play, dude!” he exclaimed. “Holy f**k, dude.”

The best part about the whole sequence is just how simple it really was, and there is no reason you can’t replicate it in your games. Just remember how easy Ashe’s Dynamite can be to land if you don’t overcomplicate the toss and opt to just hip fire.

It may not be the flashiest, but it can win entire team fights with relative ease. Give it a shot next time you queue up as DPS.