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Five key ways to better control the objective in Overwatch

Published: 9/Dec/2019 11:38

by Joe O'Brien

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Overwatch content creator KarQ has created a video explaining five core concepts for objective control.

KarQ is perhaps best known for his series of tips videos which usually focus on covering a single hero, often giving a clever trick for each map with the character in question.

His latest offering, however, takes a more fundamental look at the game, going over concepts around objective play that can be applied to almost any scenario, but which not all players may be aware of – or at least not actively applying in their own play consistently. The video also brings in Overwatch streamer Yeatle, a Wrecking Ball player who has collaborated with KarQ on tips videos in the past.

Blizzard EntertainmentKarQ’s latest video teaches core concepts for objective play.

The principle concept on which most of the video is built is the idea of “defenders’ advantage”. Essentially, defenders’ advantage means that the team defending the objective should be in the stronger position, because it’s easier to predict the opponent’s decisions as you know where they need to go, and defenders can often set up in a way that forces the attacking team to deal with multiple angles, while defenders can focus fire on a single location.

As KarQ points out, however, “defenders’ advantage” doesn’t always apply to the team that is technically on the defensive side. While neutral objective modes like Control obviously confer defenders advantage to whichever team holds the capture point, in modes like Escort it can be the “attacking” team that has “defenders’ advantage” when they are pushing the payload, as the “defenders” are forced to come to them.

Which team has “defenders’ advantage” can therefore change depending on the map and the relative position of each side, but it’s important not only to recognize which team has the advantage, but also make the most of it when it’s your team.

As well as maximizing your defenders’ advantage, the video also covers other concepts for fighting around objectives, including baiting the objective to improve your chances in situations when you’re at a player deficit, and how to stall most effectively.

While these concepts may be familiar to most players in theory, many could likely benefit from paying attention to the video and trying to consciously implement them into their game – being aware of the ideas is one thing, but the most successful players are often those that act upon them consistently to find every possible advantage.

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Incredible Overwatch custom game lets you drive a ‘Lamborghini’

Published: 22/Jan/2021 5:21 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 5:34

by Brad Norton

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An Overwatch racing game might not be all too far off now as a stylish new Workshop mode places heroes behind the wheel, allowing you to drive through any given map.

Driving a car is now possible in Overwatch thanks to the power of the Workshop. Players have modded their own custom vehicle into existence, allowing you to take it for a spin and drift through the game.

It’s not a simple trick that lets your hero move faster than usual. It’s a proper vehicle design that you can take control of and drive around. 

In fact, it’s modeled after the Lamborghini Aventador SV, giving you some style and some speed as you cruise through the world of Overwatch.

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Ever wanted to drive a Lambo? Now you can… in Overwatch.

“I’ve turned Overwatch into a Streetwatch,” GraczCourier’s Gaming revealed on January 21. While it might look a little different to what you had in mind, it functions better than perhaps any Workshop vehicle to date.

A collection of pipes and electricity effects bring the template of the car to life. Players have complete control over the direction of the Lambo, along with its speed as well.

You can drift around corners, activate nitrous, and even change the radio station while you’re in the driver’s seat. Not only that, but the custom mode appears to work across every map in the game.

This means you can boost through Hanamura, take in the sights of Blizzard World, or jet around London on King’s Row. Handling looks to be extremely precise as an accompanying video showcased just what’s possible with the Aventador in Overwatch.

While it’s a blast to drive around, there’s a unique challenge to it as well. How fast can you get through your favorite map? How long can you drift in one attempt? You and your teammates can put it all to the test.

The flashy Workshop mode is available for anyone to check out in-game now. Try it out for yourself with the following Workshop code: 4XQP4