New LEGO Bastion Overwatch skin is more detailed than first thought - Dexerto
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New LEGO Bastion Overwatch skin is more detailed than first thought

Published: 19/Sep/2019 3:21 Updated: 19/Sep/2019 3:28

by Brad Norton

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The latest Overwatch skin brings LEGO Bastion to life and the attention to detail might shock you.

First made available to Overwatch fans on September 17, the new LEGO-themed Bastion skin will be accessible through to September 30. Titled the Brick Bastion Challenge, nine wins are all that’s required to unlock the remarkable new skin through the limited-time event. 

Also up for grabs are a few player icons and in-game sprays, of which you can find all the details in our handy guide. The detail encapsulated in the latest bundle of content is fantastic, however the skin is a clear standout.

Following on from a number of physical LEGO Overwatch sets, this new Bastion skin is the first implementation of LEGO content into the game and it looks stunning. Consisting of multi-colored building blocks and multiple mechanical pieces, Bastion looks like a child’s creation brought to life.

As highlighted in a recent Reddit post, not only is the skin visually impressive, but the crafty developers at Blizzard also ensured that all animations are accompanied by corresponding LEGO sounds. 

LEGO - OverwatchThe physical version of LEGO Bastion.

From reloading while in Recon mode, to activating the Tank configuration ultimate, every weaponized form comes with its own set of transitioning sounds.

As though Bastion was being rebuilt into each form at the press of a button, this attention to detail is unique to this limited time LEGO skin.

Lego Bastion skin makes lego sounds with every animation from r/Overwatch

In a separate Reddit post, players have highlighted another unique detail to the skin. When firing Bastion’s automated weapon, even the muzzle flash is represented by LEGO fire pieces.

Protruding from the weaponry in both Sentry and Recon configuration, the omnic character displays the fiery LEGO piece over and over to embody the ordinary muzzle flash of every other standard skin.

Even LEGO Brick Bastion’s muzzle flash is LEGO from r/Overwatch

Despite how impressive the skin may be visually, due to the aforementioned muzzle flash, some fans are rather upset at how developers at Blizzard could introduce the skin in such a state. Even going as far as to call it “almost unplayable.

It remains to be seen whether the developers will issue a comment on the matter or update the skin in-game. You have until September 30 to earn the skin and make a verdict for yourself.

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Simple Overwatch trick lets any hero reach King’s Row high ground

Published: 26/Oct/2020 23:34

by Bill Cooney

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A surprisingly simple Overwatch trick is making the rounds that lets any hero in the game reach the high ground of the King’s Row attacking spawn.

King’s Row might be one of the original Overwatch maps, but it has definitely stood the test of time and is still one of players’ favorites when it comes up in the queue.

One of the most popular features on the map is the little sniper’s nest platform located at the very top of the first attacking spawn that gives a commanding view of everything up to the capture point.

It seems like only heroes with movement abilities like Pharah, Widow, or D.Va for example could get up there, but there is a way to get any hero in the game up to the position as well.

King's Row Attacking spawnThe sniper’s nest has been there since day one, but not every hero has been able to get up there, until now.

The person we have to thank for this technique is Reddit user jordensmet who somehow discovered that you can use a more mobile character to reach the space, then quickly change to another.

First, they select Baptiste and use his Exo Boots to boost up to the second-highest level, just under the top platform. Once there, they position themselves on top of the scaffolding in front of the main exit and jump again while barely touching the spawn room.

If you pull up the Hero Select menu at the right time, you’ll be able to switch to any hero you like. So if you’ve never had the chance to try out Ana, McCree, or whoever else from on high, now’s your chance.

I found a way to get the highground on the attacking side of King’s row for Ana (or other characters that usually can’t get there). from Overwatch

For instance, if you really want to catch an aggressive enemy team off-guard, why not take Reinhardt for a spin and hit them with a charge from the very top rope. For those wondering, yes, a Rein charge out of the top window will get you all the way to Mondatta’s statue, so make sure your team is ready to push!

One final note to add is that doesn’t necessarily have to be Baptiste that you use for this trick either, Echo and Pharah would both work, and if you’re really fast and in need of a challenge, you can even get it to go with Sombra’s Translocator as long as your timing is absolutely perfect.