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Hotline Miami recreated in Overwatch with amazing Workshop creation

Published: 13/Jun/2019 20:10 Updated: 13/Jun/2019 22:03

by Eli Becht

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Another masterpiece has come out of the Overwatch Workshop mode and this time it’s Hotline Miami being completely recreated.

The new Workshop mode in Overwatch has opened up a gateway to many things players would’ve thought to be impossible in the game.

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Overwatch is a first-person shooter but that hasn’t stopped players from putting some major twists on the game, as evidenced by this top-down Hotline Miami recreation that somehow works out quite well.

Blizzard EntertainmentWorkshop has brought new life to Overwatch.

Overwatch meets Hotline Miami…?

If you’re one of those people who think that a game like this wouldn’t work in Overwatch, just taking a quick look at this mod would quickly convince you otherwise. 

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Outside of just getting it up and running from a top-down view, the creator even went the extra mile in getting an actual game running there.

Blizzard EntertainmentWorkshop modes are very popular nowadays.

The original Overwatch heroes all make an appearance complete with their own weapons to make them feel different from one another.

  • Pistol (Mercy) – 15 rounds. Medium fire rate.
  • Sniper (Zenyatta) – 10 rounds. Slow fire rate. Increased aim distance.
  • Shotgun (Roadhog) – 6 rounds. Medium fire rate. Large spread.
  • Assault Rifle (Orisa) – 24 rounds. Fast fire rate.
  • Sword (Genji) – A sword. Medium swing rate. Rather large range so to compensate, Genji is mildly slower than all other heroes.

The game mode is free for all so make sure you pick the hero you want before you fight to the death.

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What other creations have come to the Workshop?

As mentioned earlier, the Workshop mode has allowed fans to create numerous new modes for Overwatch.

Some players have even started to use the Workshop mode as a way of implement buffs for heroes, such as Roadhog turning into a jump pad.

The possibilities are endless and really go as far as the player’s imagination will take them.

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Overwatch meets WarCraft with epic RTS custom game mode

Published: 7/Oct/2020 0:12

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch and RTS games like WarCraft and StarCraft might seem like complete opposites, but the two styles have been combined into a very promising-looking Workshop mode that lets you control multiple heroes as if they were individual units.

If we look at Blizzard games like one big family tree, then the StarCraft and Warcraft franchises could probably be considered something like Overwatch’s grandparents.

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Back in the day StarCraft especially was one of the biggest esports on the planet, but the RTS genre has sadly fallen to wayside in recent years. Both still have dedicated communities though (even after the disaster that was Reforged) and it’s safe to say a good number also play Overwatch now as well.

Irish Overwatch manager Andygmb clearly hasn’t outgrown his love for real-time strategy, not that one ever does, decided to take the top down style from those games and apply it to all of our favorite heroes using Josbird’s cursor tool in the Workshop mode.

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Demo of a MOBA / RTS style control scheme in the Workshop! The possibilities with the workshop are endless! from Overwatch

You can scroll around the map, and drag the map to select multiple units and control them all at once. Like an RTS game, you can tell them where to go, and when to attack something.

Right off the top of our heads if they ever were to make an Overwatch game like this, we’d wager that Roadhog rush would be a great opening build to start with.

But it doesn’t take much to imagine a League of Legends-style game as well being made playable with this type of game either. Sure, Blizzard already has Heroes of the Storm, but that only features a few Overwatch heroes to choose from, where this could add the whole roster.

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Overwatch has over 30 different heroes that could make all kinds of different units.

With Heroes of the Storm already existing (and producing cooler skins for D.Va than Overwatch itself) our chances of seeing an official RTS featuring the game’s heroes are unfortunately slim to none.

That has never stopped players before though, so we’d keep our eyes out for some kind of League clone to appear before too long on the Custom Game browser. Until then, you can always waste more time playing Among Us there as well.