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Insane new Overwatch exploit is turning Torbjorn turrets invisible

Published: 10/Aug/2020 3:52

by Brad Norton

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A ridiculous new Overwatch exploit may just be one of the most powerful Blizzard’s hero shooter has ever seen, with Mei’s Cryo-Freeze shockingly making Torbjorn’s turrets invisible.

The Overwatch community is always discovering new tricks with the 32 heroes on the game’s current roster. Whether it’s crazy flanks or powerful tech to reach new heights, there’s something new being uncovered almost every day.

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Most of the new tactics focus on heroes in the meta rotation. However, the latest game-changing interaction comes from an unsuspecting figure. Torbjorn has always been a niche pick in competitive Overwatch. Though a new glitch might see him shoot to the top of your Damage-based picks.

A cheeky interaction with Mei can change his turrets in a ridiculous way. Instead of peppering a target and being focused down near-instantly, a new exploit makes his gadgets more powerful than ever.

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The invisible turret can be hidden anywhere, even the opposing spawn.

How Torbjorn’s turret can be turned invisible in Overwatch

The bug requires at least two players to coordinate, but results could outright change the course of a match. You’ll need your Torbjorn to fling his turret straight up into the sky. As it comes plummeting back down to the ground, Mei needs to be sat below in her Cryo-Freeze state.

If the two abilities are lined up just right, they’ll awkwardly phase into one another. The turret will slowly drop down and disappear inside of the icicle. Executing this play on solid ground won’t change all too much, however. In order to make the turret outright disappear, you’ll need to be standing on a breakable guardrail.

Overwatch fails to process all three objects together, leading to an extremely powerful bug. Torbjorn’s turret stays in the game and will fire at nearby enemies, but it will be completely invisible.

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Neither the defenders nor the attackers will be able to see the deadly device. The only way to actually find it in the environment is to break every guardrail on the map.

Without knowing this, enemies will think they’re being hit by someone they can’t see. Before long, it could lead to a few eliminations, and totally change the match.

Obviously this exploit can be countered if you start on the defending side and simply blast down every breakable surface. It also takes a good amount of setup to actually place in-game. It won’t be the easiest thing to execute on in a competitive match.

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Nonetheless, it’s still capable of ruining the integrity of a match and buffing Torbjorn like never before. Keep your eyes peeled in your next Overwatch session, as Blizzard has yet to reveal when a fix might be deployed.

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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.