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Intense Overwatch fighting game puts heroes in head-to-head combat

Published: 5/Sep/2020 19:08

by Bill Cooney

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What is quite possibly the best Overwatch fighting game ever made in the Workshop is back and better than ever. Welcome to the world of Overfighter.

Overwatch as an arcade fighter has been an idea that fans have tossed around almost since the title’s 2016 release, with plenty of heroes that would fit right into the fighting game format.

This is where the “Overfighter” Workshop mode comes into play. With early versions first released in 2019, it’s a wild mashup of Soul Calibur-style combat featuring the heroes we know and love, along with Brigitte.

More than a year later, Workshop Maestro Darwinstreams has come out with a brand-new and improved version, Overfighter 2.0, that adds more fighters to the roster, new stages, special abilities, and more.

The playable heroes battle it out with their regular abilities, but there are also a number of original special moves they can pull off, along with fatality-esque animations to finish off one-hit opponents in style.

Since Overfighter changes the perspective from first-person to a third-person side view, it’s highly recommended if you want to try this mode out, you switch your movement keybinds from WSAD to DAWS

If you want to try out Darwin’s new-and-improved Overfighter Workshop mode all you need is a willing friend to fight against, and the workshop code: NKNK9.

We mentioned special moves before, and one of the best Overfighter has to offer is Reinhardt’s ‘Whirlwind’ attack (shown in the video above), which we like to think was inspired by a suggestion from Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel himself all the way back in 2018.

At this point, there have been more custom games like Overfighter made than would be possible to list in one article, and it’s pretty crazy to think about all the time that’s been put in, especially considering Overwatch’s custom game mode designer tool is just over a year old.

Workshop isn’t just all fun and games though. If, for instance, you’re looking to practice with a specific hero without embarrassing yourself in Quick Play, there are also plenty of modes that will help you improve no matter who you’re playing.

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Insane Overwatch Wrecking Ball Tracer combo obliterates enemy teams

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:14

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to find some new synergy between two unlikely heroes should look no further than a lethal combination with Tracer and Wrecking Ball.

Wrecking Ball can be one of the most annoying heroes in the game to deal with, constantly booping people away while remaining in his ball form.

Meanwhile, Tracer can do very much of the same, buzzing in the backline, harassing supports and just being a general menace to deal with thanks to her Blinks, Recall and small hit box.

Together, the threat of Tracer and Wrecking Ball can really dominate uncoordinated teams, but with a little coordination on their own part, the two can destroy entire groups with a neat ultimate attack.

Wrecking Ball piledrives enemies on Junkertown
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Wrecking Ball can be a major threat in the back line.

As demonstrated by Twitch streamer ‘rene_ow,’ the Masters ranked Hammond player spotted a pack of enemies all grouped up on the Busan map.

After grappling to go in for a major boop on the four, the player’s allied Tracer blinked in and stuck her Pulse Bomb on the McCree.

With the McCree booped into the rest of the adversaries, the result ended up being a massive quad kill, with both supports and DPS heroes on the enemy team eliminated swiftly.

The insane combo was well-received by the team, which celebrated the quad kill. “That was nuts!” they cried with glee.

Perhaps the best part of this combo is that you don’t need the stick to connect. In theory, you can have Wrecking Ball knock the enemies towards Tracer or her Pulse Bomb radius to secure the frags.

This type of team play may take some serious effort to get right, but if you have a partner you synergize well with, it’s always possible that this combination can help you win Overwatch games, and rank up in style.