Lúcio might be one of the most popular characters created by Blizzard, but in Overwatch‘s Workshop mode he can go one better with an insane movement trick Apex Legends fans will appreciate.
Respawn Entertainment might have thought their creative sliding technique in their flagship battle royale game was completely unique, and to some extent it still is, but just like other features that they have introduced – such as pinging items or locations – it was only a matter of time before fans of different games wanted their own versions.
Well, with Workshop mode they had that chance and took it with both hands.
Reddit user Ch4rLizard posted to the Overwatch subreddit on November 12, showcasing a crafty change that had been made to the hero, allowing him to move around maps much faster than usual.
The technique, as seen in Apex Legends, gives players an option to slide around freely – something that can prove to be a huge advantage when travelling across uneven surfaces. The creator calls it ‘Slide’n’Boop’.
This video shows that the move would only be activated when in a sliding position, but would also offer an offensive advantage to Lucio in the form of Soundwave doing increased damage while this motion is activated.
This slide can also be activated following a jump, with the speed depending on how big or small the jump was before it was triggered. Those who want to try out this version of Lúcio can do so by importing the Workshop mode with the share code 1YHS4 for the free-for-all version, or FJEFS for the Team Deathmatch version.
While the feature certainly looks both exciting and different to what we’ve seen before in Overwatch, there’s no doubt that – at least in terms of speed – this would hand a huge advantage to anybody using the hero.
Members of the game’s online community echoed those concerns in the Reddit thread, but many seemed to be in favor of it being added to the full game in the future.
“That’s cool as f*ck but that’s op as f*ck lol,” one user posted. Another said: “Lúcio has such great speed but mostly if he stays away from the ground and uses open areas for longer jumps. This slide would give good options to keeps Lúcio’s grounded near their team while still keeping higher speeds.”
Whether or not we’ll see something like this appear in the multiplayer game in the future remains to be seen, but it’s certainly an interesting spin on a feature Apex Legends players are more than comfortable with.