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How to get the LEGO-themed Bastion skin in Overwatch

Published: 17/Sep/2019 18:43 Updated: 18/Sep/2019 10:30

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch has announced a new mini event called Bastion’s Brick Challenge that offers players the chance to unlock an awesome LEGO-inspired Bastion skin.

Blizzard and LEGO have put out a number of Overwatch-themed sets, but now it seems the building bricks have made their way into the game itself.

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Overwatch announced the new event out of nowhere on September 17 and it will run for just under two weeks until September 30.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe Brick Bastion skin definitely looks like it came straight out of the box.

What’s this new Bastion skin?

The new Bastion skin introduced along with the event is simply amazing, the Omnic actually looks like he’s made entirely out of LEGOs.

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Red, yellow and blue bricks make up most of the skin, with some grey mechanical parts underneath, and almost every piece looks like an actual LEGO part.

Blizzard EntertainmentThere’s a good chance Bastion will just turn into a pile of LEGOs when he’s eliminated in the new skin.

How to complete the Brick Bastion Challenge

Like other in-game challenges such as Ana’s Bastet Challenge or Baptiste’s Reunion Challenge, the Brick Bastion Challenge will involve a mixture of playing and watching the game.

In order to collect the skin itself, players will need to win nine games, which can be completed in Quick Play, Competitive Play, or the Arcade.

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The skin isn’t the only thing on offer, however, as there will also be LEGO-themed player icons and sprays, some of which can be unlocked by winning games on the way to the Brick Bastion skin, while others are awarded for watching participating streamers on Twitch during the challenge.

Winning games offers the following rewards:

  • Win 3 games – 2 player icons
  • Win 6 games – Pharah and Mercy Sprays
  • Win 9 games – Brick Bastion Skin

Blizzard EntertainmentThe Brick Bastion Challenge also offers LEGO-themed icons and sprays.

Watching streamers offers the following rewards:

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  • Watch 2 hours – D.Va spray
  • Watch 4 hours – 2 player icons
  • Watch 6 hours – Genji and Hanzo prays, 2 player icons

Below are the streamers participating in the Brick Bastion Challenge. While each is filling a specific “Spotlight” time, tuning into any of them over the duration challenge will count towards your rewards.

In order to receive the rewards for your viewership, your Twitch account must be linked to your Blizzard account. This can be done by going to the Connections tab in the Settings of your Twitch account.

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Streamer Spotlight Date/Time Channel
Valkia Sept 17 (11:00 PDT – 19:00 PDT) twitch.tv/valkia
BrickinNick Sept 18 (11:00 PDT – 17:00 PDT) twitch.tv/brickinnick
Grant Sept 19 (23:00 PDT – 11:00 PDT) twitch.tv/granthinds
Zondalol Sept 20 (23:00 PDT – 05:00 PDT) twitch.tv/zondalol
LeeTaeJun Sept 21 (06:00 PDT – 08:00 PDT) twitch.tv/dlxowns45
WantedOW Sept 22 (06:00 PDT – 12:00 PDT) twitch.tv/wantedow
Danikills Sept 23 (19:00 PDT – 22:00 PDT) twitch.tv/daniikills
Larihmage Sept 24 (12:00 PDT – 18:00 PDT) twitch.tv/larihmage
YongBongTang Sept 25 (04:00 PDT – 07:00 PDT) twitch.tv/itopicy
Drth7 Sept 26 (21:00 PDT – 01:00 PDT) twitch.tv/drth7
Ppatiphan Sept 27 (06:00 PDT – 08:00 PDT) twitch.tv/ppatiphan
T_Sven Sept 28 (05:00 PDT – 12:00 PDT) twitch.tv/t_sven
Fenner Sept 29 (06:00 PDT – 18:00 PDT) twitch.tv/danielfenner
Tyr0do Sept 30 (20:00 PDT – 00:00 PDT) twitch.tv/tyr0din

Bastion’s Brick Challenge follows the same setup as other mini challenges like D.Va’s Nano Cola and Baptiste’s Reunion.

This means that once September 30 rolls around, any chance to unlock the new Bastion skin or any of the new cosmetics will go away for good, so get those wins in while you still have time.

Blizzard EntertainmentYou probably don’t want to miss out on this Bastion skin, just look at it.

This also marks the first time Overwatch has included a skin associated with something outside of the Blizzard universe of games, and could be a preview of more crossover skins to come.

With the Nintendo Switch version of Overwatch set to drop October 15, it will be interesting to see what other awesome skins for heroes could come out before then.

Last updated: September 18, 6:30 AM EST

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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.