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Insane Overwatch movement trick on Busan can save Hammond mains

Published: 19/Jul/2020 12:36

by Connor Bennett

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An Overwatch player has got an insane movement tip for Hammond that might just save your life if someone tries to knock you off the edge of Busan’s C point. 

As Overwatch characters have different movement mechanics, there are incredible ways to get around the different maps. Players will regularly practice these rollout and flanks in a bid to get a leg up on their opponents – be it a casual game or something a bit more serious. 

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Hammond, otherwise known as Wrecking Ball, is the most popular character behind these flanks given that he can use a grappling hook to hit hard to reach places.

However, if you ever find yourself about to be knocked off of Busan, there is an interesting flank that you can pull of in order to save yourself.

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The popular character is able to pull off some sneaky movement tricks.

The impressive movement was showcased by Reddit user WeponizedAutismo, who had been playing a Control game when they found themselves in danger.

Multiple enemies tried to knock the Hammond player over the edge of Busan and even though the Redditor was eventually pushed over, they quickly grapple hooked themselves around the side – avoiding death.

The Redditor managed to swing around the outside of the map, jumping back into the fray as they managed to reach the connector area between the C point and spawn. 

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Swinging my way to safety. Sometimes weird map knowledge might save your very life on hammond. from Overwatch

They also put it down to having “weird map knowledge” and noted that they’d come up with the idea previously before pulling it off. “I thought of the rollout but I didn’t think it would work, but as we can see, It actually did. So yes, basically I did that on purpose,” the Redditor said

Obviously, not every Hammond player will be able to pull off the incredible feat, but with a bit of practice and map knowledge, it could be something that saves lives moving forward.

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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.