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How to improve your Overwatch aim with this useful training tool

Published: 7/May/2019 12:10 Updated: 16/May/2019 8:57

by Joe O'Brien

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An Overwatch player has created a custom Workshop mode designed to help players train their aim.

The Workshop has been a revelation for the Overwatch community, with all manner of unique and interesting game modes already being made despite the feature still being limited to the Public Test Realm (PTR).

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In addition to fun game modes like an Avengers-inspired Infinity Stone battle and recreations of other titles like CS:GO or Portal, players have also begun to use the workshop to develop training tools for Overwatch itself.

One such example is an Ana grenade tool that allows players to learn and practice throw line-ups, and now Overwatch player PMAJellies has created a mode to help players hone one of their most fundamental skills: aim.

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Blizzard EntertainmentThe workshop has been very popular with players since its release on the PTR.

The aim trainer comes with multiple different options for target settings, from close-range targets to practice sheer speed to greater distances that force a higher degree of precision between shots.

Players can also select between any of the game’s heroes, with PMAJellies having implemented a rather novel way of doing so – shooting the “heroes” target in the “menu” transports players back to the spawn room, with another target to return to where the aim practice takes place, looking out over the sea on Dorado.

Those that wish to use this tool themselves to practice can do so with the share code WRP63.

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Overwatch’s diverse hero pool means there are multiple different types of ‘aim’ required for players that wish to be proficient across the board. While Widowmaker and McCree require single-shot hitscan precision, the likes of Pharah must take into account projectile travel time over varying distances, while heroes like Tracer and Soldier: 76 rely on tracking while emptying their magazines.

This aim training tool will primarily help with the former, although it’s arguably the most fundamental aspect of aim – the ability to judge projectile travel or track a moving target means little if you can’t accurately move your aim to the target location in the first place, after all.

While there are plenty of other ways to train the generic hand-eye coordination used for aiming in FPS games, this particular tool allows Overwatch players to train using the exact weapons and environment in which they’ll apply that practice.

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Update – Aim Trainer V2

PMAJellies has produced an updated version of the aim training mode that includes a variety of new features.

As well as new options for the standard snap-to-target training that was already the main focus of the mode, players can now work on their tracking with a training mode that involves moving orbs that players must try to keep their aim focused on.

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The aim trainer also now includes a mode that lets players test their aim in a slightly more realistic setting, by using Zenyatta bots as targets that can either be stationary or moving in random patterns. Players can also use this mode to test their ability usage as well as their primary weapon.

The share code for the updated version of PMAJellies’ aim trainer is BQSSS.

PMAJellies Aim Trainer V2.0 from r/Overwatch

Last updated: May 16, 2019 – 5 AM EST

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McCree players are breaking Overwatch again in Halloween Terror update

Published: 15/Oct/2020 7:57

by Brad Norton

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The Halloween Terror event is back in Overwatch, meaning that players are finding new ways to mess with Junkenstein’s Revenge. 2020’s experiments might be the most damaging yet as the community is quite literally breaking the game.

Another year of Halloween Terror means another year of Junkenstein’s Revenge action. The fan-favorite PvE mode has made its mark five years in a row now, and players are continuing to find new ways to mess with it.

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The wave-based mode comes with all-new Challenge Missions and powerful mini-bosses this time around. While you might be familiar with things by now, each week brings new variations into the mix.

No different from every other year, it’s the perfect experience to truly push heroes to their limits. You may have seen McCree’s Ultimate taking down dozens of Zomnics in previous iterations.

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However, things have been taken to an entirely new level in 2020.

Mendatory Highest Noon for Junkenstein’s Event! from Overwatch

Thanks to the help of the Workshop, certain tweaks can be applied to the PvE experience. From extra health on the castle doors to outright disabling enemy attacks. There’s a ton that goes into this bot-destroying record hunt and this year is no different.

Reddit user ‘Sneakyguy164’ was all too prepared to fine-tune Junkenstein’s Revenge. After battling through the earlier rounds, it was time for things to ramp up with increased bot spawns and a ton of mini-bosses.

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Before long, the lobby had so many moving characters that it refused to create any more. “After a certain amount of elites have spawned, the server considers itself overloaded and doesn’t spawn bots,” they explained. As they reached this point, with the maximum number of enemies on screen, it was time to mow them down.

McCree’s Ultimate was buffed by Ana’s Nano Boost and in a split moment, the game broke. Animations stopped playing, shots stopped firing, and textures bugged out. Roadhogs all over the map were left stuck in place as servers tried to catch up.

Overwatch Junkenstein's Revenge gameplay
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Zomnics are no match for this ridiculous High Noon.

Once everything popped back into place, dozens of enemies instantly vanished. While the near server-crashing efforts were impressive, the creator of the Workshop mode hopes others will be considerate with it.

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“Seeing as this post got way more attention than it did last year, I hope we won’t fry a server or two by having a bunch of people try it out,” they said.

You can check out this specific version of Junkenstein’s Revenge using the code: SEXYM. Just be careful not to take down any servers in your own attempts.

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