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How to unlock the new Overwatch League GOATS Brigitte skin

Published: 6/Feb/2020 1:52

by Bill Cooney

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The Overwatch League’s 2020 season kicks off on February 8, and to celebrate, the league is giving fans the chance to unlock a brand-new GOATS-themed Brigitte skin for a limited time.

Exclusive OWL skins are nothing new, but this is the first time a skin that pays tribute to a period of the game’s competitive history has been introduced.

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Brigitte’s new skin is called ‘GOATS,’ titled after the team composition first made popular by the Contenders team of the same name. GOATS went on to dominate for a year, until Blizzard introduced the Role Queue feature in 2019.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe GOATS comp consisted of three tanks, three healers and no DPS.

A GOAT is exactly what this skin turns Brigitte into, with purple hair, a blue tabard, and clean white armor covered in goat heads on her shoulders, shield, and back.

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Her flail is even made out of horns, and to top it all off, she even sports little cloven hoof boots to cram as much “goat” into this skin as possible.

Brigitte’s GOAT skin is available for just under two weeks, beginning on February 6 and leaving the OWL shop on February 19.

A price for the skin hasn’t been announced yet, but other exclusive OWL skins like Jjonak’s Zenyatta and the All-Star Game skins have cost 200 OWL Tokens each, which is a good guess for what Brigitte’s GOAT skin will cost.

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Fans who want to pick up the skin should make sure they get it before time runs out, because like all other exclusive OWL skins, once it’s out of the shop, it will be most likely gone for good.

Overwatch League MVP Jjonak's special Zenyatta skin
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Jjonak’s “Zen-Nakji” Legendary skin from 2019 is no longer available.

It’s no secret a large number of Overwatch players weren’t fans of GOATS and the stranglehold it placed on the higher levels of the game for so long, but it is cool that the League is paying tribute to what was undoubtedly one of the most colorful periods in its history.

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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.