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How to play Call of Duty’s Domination game mode in Overwatch

Published: 2/Jul/2020 4:57 Updated: 2/Jul/2020 6:28

by Brad Norton

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One of the most iconic multiplayer modes in Call of Duty history has now made its way to Overwatch. Thanks to one crafty team of Workshop creators, here’s how you can join in on the action.

Domination drops three flags onto any given map and tasks players with controlling them over time. Many iterations have come and gone over the years, as countless FPS titles have looked to build on its success.

Destiny 2’s Crucible features ‘Control’ with a slight alteration in Iron Banner, while Battlefield features its own take on the mode with Conquest Domination. Plenty more have featured the classic playlist and now the Overwatch community can enjoy the explosive mode as well.

With the possibilities of the Workshop, players have authentically recreated Domination in Overwatch. Here’s how it all works in Blizzard’s popular hero shooter.

Labeled as ‘Conquest,’ this community creation from ‘CactusPuppy’ drops three zones around various King of the Hill maps. Oasis and Lijiang Tower are two on display as opposing teams duke it out for control.

Conquest | Destiny 2’s Iron Banner/Battlefield’s Domination Adapted for Overwatch from Competitiveoverwatch

No different to other objective-based game types, a progress bar is displayed as teams capture various objectives. The more zones your team controls, the faster you’re likely to win. Holding all three even leads to a ‘Power Play’ just like Destiny 2’s Iron Banner.

With just one zone in control, enemy eliminations are worth a single point. This is doubled and then tripled with two and three zones in control respectively. Securing an objective for your team also awards a point in itself.

During a Power Play, zones remain locked for a brief period of time. Giving one team a chance to secure a huge boost. It’s entirely up to you and your team just how you’ll play things out. Holding two flags and locking down enemy spawns is often a popular strategy in competitive Call of Duty, for instance.

Any mix of heroes is possible through the edit function, and you can even set teams to 5v5 in order to mirror the Call of Duty experience. You can jump into this mode today with the Workshop code: NNKWC.

Call of Duty Black Ops flag.
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Domination has been a mainstay in Call of Duty since 2004.

This isn’t the first time that staples from the Call of Duty franchise have made their way to Overwatch. Treyarch’s iconic Zombies mode was also brought back to life through the Workshop.

While there are limitations on what’s possible, almost every Call of Duty mode could be made playable in some capacity. It’s only a matter of time until the next big recreation pops up in Overwatch.

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Insane Wrecking Ball trick in Overwatch lets you get easy Oasis kills

Published: 2/Dec/2020 16:11

by Lauren Bergin

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Overwatch’s Wrecking Ball is very much a love or hate hero: tanks love to play him, but every other player hates him. This easy trick will help you dominate as the furry hero on Oasis.

When players see a Wrecking Ball in their game, their either excited that he’s on their team instead of the enemy one or, alternatively, their heart sinks. The iron clad furball can make or break a game, especially in areas where environmental kills are all too easy.

A recent discovery that Tracer and Wrecking Ball can be partnered together to cause chaos with a boop and Pulse Bomb has led to players testing out all different Hammond tricks.

One player, however, has discovered a trick that will make Oasis a nightmare for the enemy team.

Wrecking Ball grapples
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Wrecking Ball may be cute, but he’s deadly on several Overwatch maps.

Wrecking Ball Oasis trick gives you easy kills

When piloting the armoured death ball, Reddit user XCJRR has found a prime spot to lie in waiting for any unfortunate victims on Oasis.

If a player positions themselves just outside of the enemy spawn on Oasis behind the bright blue sign next to the palm tree, they’re in a prime position to barrel into their opponents and throw them into the highway which forms part of Oasis’ backdrop.

From there, enemies are more than likely to be one-shot by the oncoming traffic, giving you instant kills and a whole lot of pressure on the map.

These are true environmental kills. from r/Overwatch

XCJRR’s timing was literal perfection, as it seems the entire enemy team were just respawning as he launched his attack, giving him an easy triple kill. It’s easy to race around the map as Hammond, so getting there with plenty of time and waiting is the perfect trick to get an easy wipe.

A lot of players will sigh at this news, as its yet another way for Wrecking Ball to truly wreck your evening, but give it a shot and see what happens. Just remember, you didn’t hear it from us.