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Genji’s OW2 Talent comes to Overwatch with epic Workshop mode

Published: 10/Nov/2019 22:56 Updated: 10/Nov/2019 23:41

by Meg Bethany Koepp


A creative Overwatch fan has brought Genji’s Talent from OW2 to the first game using Workshop mode, meaning fans don’t have to wait for the sequel to try it out.

Overwatch 2 was announced during BlizzCon 2019’s opening ceremony on November 1, fulfilling many fans’ dreams at the hopes of a sequel to their favorite hero shooter.

One of the new features coming in the next installment is Talents – a level-up system for the game’s campaign mode – and one fan has brought Genji’s to Overwatch early with the Workshop mode.

Genji’s OW2 Talent in Overwatch

One of the hero Talents revealed during BlizzCon was Genji’s ‘Dragon’s Blade’ – a move that allows the cyborg ninja to create massive, piercing projectiles with his wakizashi sword.

Reddit user ‘Bonkorn’ decided that they couldn’t wait for the sequel to release to try out the new move, so they recreated the hero’s new action in the original game’s Workshop mode.

The video they uploaded shows Genji killing enemies by thrusting a barrage of green, glowing projectiles towards his foes, using the green dragon from his original ultimate ability.

If you’d like to try your hand at mastering the cyborg’s new Talent before OW2 comes out, you can do so with Workshop code 122A4.

Genji isn’t the only new hero who got their new move shown off during the convention – Tracer, Hanzo, Reinhardt, Mei, Genji, and Torbjörn had theirs debuted as well.

Tracer got the biggest look, with six of her Talents being shown: Adaptive Reload and Chain Reaction at level one, Flash and Hindsight at level 10, and Vortex and Speed Kills at level 20.

Blizzard EntertainmentTracer’s Talents in Overwatch 2.

While there’s no concrete release date or window set for Overwatch 2 yet, many fans speculate that 2020 will be the year that it finally drops.

Rumors were sparked when a French retailer listed the sequel for a December 31, 2020 release, but many assume that this is likely just a placeholder date – but who knows?


Sneaky Overwatch spot gets you to Watchpoint Gibraltar’s high ground fast

Published: 22/Nov/2020 21:26

by Julian Young


In any competitive shooter, good positioning and map control are key factors to achieving victory. The Overwatch community has once again shown how smart movement can benefit players, this time with a clever trick to gain the high ground on Watchpoint: Gibraltar.

Overwatch is a unique title that requires team coordination and individual skill to overcome opponents. Heroes need to synergize their abilities with teammates and perform well on their own to defeat the other team.

Outside of individual skill and good teamwork, positioning and map control are two additional factors to consider when a team plans and executes their strategy. Players are always looking for new ways to exploit their surroundings to help outsmart their enemies.

While many movement techniques are well-known in the Overwatch community, there are still some tricks that not all players are aware of.  In a video posted user ‘Hovspian’, they show off a lesser-known shortcut players can use to reach the high ground on Watchpoint: Gibraltar.

Found a new shortcut to highground on Gibraltar second from Overwatch

In the clip, the player is in the interior room located near Checkpoint B: a fairly open space with bits of cover in various spots and a vehicle hanging from the ceiling. They walk towards a forklift that is holding some containers, and then jump on top of the vehicle’s glass windshield.

From there, they jump onto the containers the forklift is holding, and then to the nearby ledge that lines the interior wall. From that position, they survey the room and show off an impressive vantage point where they can shoot down at any enemies in the open space below.

Overwatch Watchpoint Gibraltar Map
Blizzard Entertainment
An Overwatch player has shared a nifty trick to gain the high ground on Operation: Gibraltar.

While this may not be a new discovery for some Overwatch veterans, not every player knows about it. One user responded shortly after the post went live saying they were not familiar with this particular move, and thanked Hovspian for sharing it. For those unfamiliar with the movement on display in the clip, this climbing maneuver could prove useful in future matches.

Whether they are playing a damage, tank, or support role, all can benefit from movement that provides them with an advantage. This video is another example of how players can outsmart the competition with their movement skills, and add another trick to their existing arsenal.