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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Overwatch YouTuber discovers how much weight Junkrat carries per game

Published: 30/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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An Overwatch YouTuber has done a lot of research to determine how much weight Junkrat carries on him in a single round of Overwatch.

The destructive Australian hero has an insane amount of equipment on his person. His frag launcher, grenades, two mines, a bear trap and of course, his Riptire ultimate on his back.

While it’s not very realistic for a hero to carry around that much on his person, the hero himself isn’t very realistic to begin with, as he literally walks around on one leg and uses his own mines for vertical mobility.

Firstly, the YouTuber had to go through all the items and find some real word comparisons beginning with Riptire.

Junkrat on Temple of Anubis
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Junkrat carries a lot of weight on him during a round of Overwatch.

For this, Fraglrokt decided to use the tire fellow YouTuber Colin Furze made, which is 16 inches and powered by a chainsaw engine. Once factoring the weight of the tire, its rims and the engine, it comes to a whopping 74 pounds.

And that’s only for a single tire. Junkrat’s ultimate comes up pretty fast, so it’s likely that he’ll be carrying at least three per round.

When it comes to Junkrat’s grenades, Fraglrokt decided they were close enough to the M67. With five grenades per reload, we’re looking at 4.4 pounds.

After looking over former Overwatch League pro Jake ‘Jake’ Lyon’ and average players to see how often they reload per round. It was determined that Jake reloads around 35 times while average players do so 57 times. This equals out to being 44 times a round, which when multiplied by 4.4 comes out to 202.4 pounds.

Moving onto the trap, Fraglrokt took the middle ground after looking at a couple of options and decide that Junkrat’s is probably 36 pounds. With players using an average of 13 traps per round, it comes to 468 LBS.

Finally, moving onto Junkrat’s mines, seeing as they resemble anti-tank mines, that’s what Fraglrokt decided on for his real-world comparison. With players using 35-42 mines per round, that comes out to a staggering 1058.75 pounds.

Junkrat equipment weight
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Junkrat carries 2000 pounds on him in one round.

After factoring all the results, including the Total Mayhem passive, it was determined that the hero carries approximately 2,000 pounds every single round of Overwatch.

Of course, the whole video was just for fun, but it really puts the absurdity of Overwatch in perspective.