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Mirrored Overwatch maps are absolute mind-benders

Published: 5/May/2020 22:01

by Bill Cooney


An Overwatch YouTuber has reversed several Overwatch maps, and the results are absolutely mind-bending – even for experienced players.

Over the last four years, we’ve gotten to know the various maps of Overwatch pretty well – but what if there was a way to make every map almost brand-new again?

It might sound strange, but that’s exactly what YouTuber SI Not Found did by simply flipping the game’s maps horizontally.

SI said they created the reversed maps for our “discomfort”, and there does seem to be something just inherently wrong about seeing Overwatch levels like this.

For clarification, SI didn’t actually flip the maps in-game; they simply recorded footage of Tracer exploring the regular maps, then flipped the footage horizontally.

The end result is nothing short of ingenious for such a simple experiment. By reversing the direction of all the scenery, King’s Row basically becomes a brand new map.

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It’s King’s Row alright, but not the map we know and love.

If you thought the new King’s Row was disturbing, then just wait until you see what SI did to Temple of Anubis, which somehow makes the 2CP map look even more intimidating.

Going left instead of right through the first choke point just seems wrong for some reason, but a reversed Anubis would be a ton of crazy fun, which is why some Overwatch fans actually want to see this happen for real.

Several people suggested in the video’s comments that the reversed maps should be added as a future April Fool’s day celebration by developers, but that might be easier said than done.

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What kind of messed-up Bizarro World Hollywood is this?

Flipping levels completely on their heads is would probably be much more difficult for devs than say, adding googly eyes to every hero, but it would certainly make things a little more interesting.

Playing Overwatch this way would probably be a lot like trying to write an essay with your non-dominant hand, it would be strange and almost unworkable at first, but we’d (probably) eventually get the hang of it.


How to find cute new Overwatch Halloween easter egg at Chateau Guillard

Published: 23/Oct/2020 1:47

by Theo Salaun


During the spookiest time of the year, Overwatch’s fans have discovered a cute, quaint easter egg in the game’s Chateau Guillard map, which has enjoyed a Halloween makeover.

Overwatch’s developers over at Blizzard do not take October’s biggest holiday for granted, as they celebrate the costume and candy festivities each year with reworked maps and new cosmetics.

This year, players have taken to exploring the Halloween version of Chateau Guillard, and are appreciating the various adjustments.

Now set under moonlight, the extensive French chateau most popularly known for deathmatch custom games is also becoming known for spooky Halloween details. Having released in 2018’s event, players are still making discoveries in the version of Chateau Guillard at night.

Normally, people get distracted by the fog and darkness, or maybe the jack-o’-lanterns and subterranean coffin.

But, taking a trip to the red study room, Redditor ‘YHJ_JYG_Kryptlock’ has discovered a neat little Overwatch easter egg involving candle wicks.

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The new Halloween easter egg appears in Chateau Guillard’s red study room.

As they demonstrate in the clip below, if you shoot each wick of the candelabra, the candles will briefly light. It’s nothing crazy, but that doesn’t stop it from being a neat addition to an already detailed revamped map.

To find this easter egg, you’ll first need to find the red study room.

If you’re facing inward to the chateau from the outdoor area with a jump pad and statue, this room will be toward the back right as you enter. If you’re on the opposite end, at the balcony’s health pack, this will be to your left as you enter the chateau.

How to find Chateau Guillard’s Halloween easter egg

  1. Head to the red study room
  2. Locate the standing candelabra, in the back right of the room at the corner near the bookshelf
  3. Shoot the candle wicks
  4. Enjoy the lit candles
  5. Make a wish?

If you shoot the candles wicks in Château Guillard (Halloween) you will light them on fire. from Overwatch

Ultimately, it’s a very simple easter egg, but a cute one. In a map covered in so much dreary darkness thanks to Halloween, lighting candles is a nice contrast.

Of course, it also makes for a decent party trick. So if you load into custom games, feel free to impress your friends by showing off your detailed map knowledge.