Haunting Overwatch creation turns Widowmaker into living nightmare - Dexerto

Haunting Overwatch creation turns Widowmaker into living nightmare

Published: 25/May/2020 4:04 Updated: 25/May/2020 4:19

by Brad Norton


Widowmaker has become the stuff of nightmares thanks to an Overwatch Workshop creation that gives her an all-new role – to haunt the enemy team.

The Workshop in Overwatch is often used for developing new modes or bringing classic games back to life. Every now and then, however, creators take things to an entirely new level.

Rather than tweaking one of her abilities, or buffing her sniper, Widowmaker has been entirely transformed in this new creation. The hero is now able to scale walls and leap towards enemies thanks to her terrifying spider legs.

Widowmaker may have had a fear of spiders growing up, but now she’ll be the one leaving heroes absolutely mortified. A new Workshop creation from ‘Therister gives the character fully functioning spider legs.

Four robotic limbs attached to the hero allow her to stick to walls and reach all new vantage points. The terrifying visual is a surefire way to leave enemies stunned in the midst of battle.

The new creation was on full display throughout a teaser trailer with the original Spider-Man theme song playing in the background.

This version of Widowmaker can essentially cling to any surface and stay there indefinitely, meaning that all-new defensive strategies become available as she snipes from the most unorthodox positions.

However, if the hunt is on and Widowmaker is looking for a close-range kill, there’s likely no escaping her new robotic limbs. 

Could you imagine this creation hunting you down on King’s Row?

Given just how well the robotic legs function, it’s only a matter of time until we see the next wacky creation out of the Workshop mode. Perhaps Zenyatta will finally be able to walk in-game.

You can test out the creation for yourself and give the all-new Widowmaker a whirl in a custom game online.


New Overwatch Shield Bash tech makes Brigitte even more powerful

Published: 22/Jan/2021 21:58

by Michael Gwilliam


A new Overwatch trick has just been discovered that could make Brigitte an even bigger threat on the battlefield than she already is.

Brigitte has been one of the game’s most controversial heroes since release thanks to her high levels of sustain, crowd control, armor, and healing. Despite multiple nerfs and reworks, she remains one of the best heroes in the right hands.

Now, players have found a completely new trick with her that is sure to make many players rage and call for nerfs to the Swedish shield maiden.

The trick, which was posted to a Korean YouTube account, shows that if Brigitte Shield Bashes at the exact same time she’s hit with an enemy’s attack that does knockback, she can travel far distances.

Shield Bash already has some slight movement advantages, but when combined with an enemy’s attack, she can torpedo across the map and even clear gaps that other heroes are unable to.

As you can see, when Brigitte gets hit in the back by Sigma’s Hyper Spheres, they do just enough knockback to allow the hero to use them to her advantage.

With this trick, Brigitte can even go from one side of Rialto’s bridge to the other in one swift movement, although it will take some getting used to if players want to pull it off in an actual game.

That said, enemy players could potentially use this to their own advantage, such as by hitting Brigitte with a melee attack right as she Shield Bashes.

In this clip by Overwatch streamer Aspen, she goes flying all over the map on Hollywood and had no idea why. As it turns out, it was because she was hit by a melee from a Tracer player just before bashing.

If timed right, this could cause Brigitte players to go flying off of maps with environmental hazards such as Nepal Sanctum.

Of course, with this new discovery, there also comes the possibility that Blizzard decides to patch it out. Only time will tell how the developers decide to handle it.