Overwatch

New Overwatch competitive mode idea with only 4 heroes splits opinion

Published: 7/Jan/2021 12:07

by Lauren Bergin

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While Overwatch’s esports scene is a staple of the game’s identity, players have continually been asking for a better competitive experience in-game. Former OWL pro turned caster Jacob ‘JAKE’ Lyon has devised a new game mode.

The professional Overwatch scene has been defined by insane plays, game altering meta shifts and show stopping action. If you’ve played a competitive game in Overwatch though, you’re likely not going to get the same experience.

Recent changes have introduced the Priority Pass into Quick Play, encouraging players to flex out with their given roles, but no amendments have been made to the competitive game mode since 2018.

Well, former OWL DPS player turned caster and analyst extraordinaire JAKE has put forward a cool idea that would change the game mode, but fans are divided about it.

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Would JAKE’s fix change the state of competitive play for the better?

JAKE’s Overwatch competitive changes

In a duo of tweets from the self professed Overwatch expert, he outlines a potential new format for the popular game mode.

He posted: “Overwatch needs a ‘Real Competitive Competitive’ Playlist where only like top 4 winrate heroes in each role are unlocked.”

His proposal would make the game much harder, but also open up a truly competitive game mode for those who really want a challenge.

He goes on to clarify this, noting: “On second thought winrate is not a good sorting metric. Just let a pro player (or me) curate the bans to reflect the strategies at the highest level.”

This would give players the true OWL experience, giving them a taste of what it means to play at the highest level. Some fans were loving the idea, but others not so much.

JAKE divides fans

While some fans were absolutely loving the idea of a more challenging system being added to the game, others found the idea completely unrealistic.

One fan argued for the idea, noting that it could be interesting “at lower ELOs.”

A second fan also noted that “this is a fire idea.”

A lot of fans, though, echoed the sentiment of this commenter. Claiming that this “would only really have an effect on DPS,” they “personally don’t like this idea.”

A final user went on a full frontal attack, exclaiming “God no, more restrictions on this game would be ridiculous.”

While Overwatch does need some adjustments when it comes to challenging its players, JAKE’s solution has proved too much for some. Perhaps implementing this a separate game mode would allow players who fancy a more pro style experience to try it out, whilst letting others continue with the current system.

Will changes be made? Only time will tell. Until then, we’ll have to content ourselves watching OWL pros instead of imitating them.

FIFA

How to complete Okocha ICON SBC in FIFA 21: solutions, cost, more

Published: 16/Jan/2021 7:09

by Andrew Amos

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The forever-skillful Jay-Jay Okocha has finally gotten his Prime ICON card in FIFA 21, and you can pick him up for your Ultimate Team ⁠— if you’re willing to part way with your coins. Here’s what you need to do.

Jay-Jay Okocha really pumped flavor into football. His stylish moves made the likes of Ronaldinho household names, and the Nigerian experienced plenty of success for himself with PSG, Eintracht Frankfurt, and Bolton.

Now, he can bring success to your FIFA 21 Ultimate Team. The 90-rated Prime ICON is available through the game’s latest set of ICON SBCs, although you’ll have to be willing to part ways with a fair bit of cash for him.

Jay-Jay Okocha ICON SBC in-game stats

Jay-Jay Okocha FIFA 21 ICON stats

Okocha’s Prime ICON card puts the legendary Nigerian into the 90s and primed for a Pace style to bump him up further theoretically.

With 87 Pace ⁠— one down from his base 85 ICON ⁠— he might not be as fast, but he makes up for it across the board with better Passing (+5), Shooting (+3), and Dribbling (+2). Throw on Hunter, and you can get up to 96 Pace and 90 Shooting. It’s a lethal card to have in CAM, especially when you take 5* Skills and 4* Weak Foot into account.

Jay-Jay Okocha ICON SBC price & requirements

Jay-Jay Okocha is the cheapest of the three new ICON SBCs, coming in at around 500,000 to 750,000 coins. If you’ve got spare cards lying around ⁠— especially high-rated untradeables ⁠— it might be worth the investment.

You’ll need to complete six SBCs for the job though. Here’s what you need to do.

Born Legend

  • Rare Players: Exactly 11
  • Player Level: Exactly Bronze
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Small Silver Players Pack

Rising Star

  • Rare Players: Exactly 11
  • Player Level: Exactly Silver
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Jumbo Silver Pack

Top-notch

  • In-Form or FUT Champions Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 80
  • Team Chemistry: Min 80
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Gold Players Pack

The Artist

  • # of players from Bundesliga: Min 1
  • In-Form or FUT Champions Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 83
  • Team Chemistry: Min 75
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Premium Mixed Players Pack

Paris Finesse

  • # of players from Paris Saint-Germain: Min 1
  • In-Form or FUT Champions Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 70
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Premium Gold Players Pack

League Finesse

  • # of players from Premier League: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 87
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Rare Electrum Players Pack

Jay-Jay Okocha SBC solutions

If all those instructions are a bit of a jumble to you, here are some solutions for you so you can better understand what you need to invest.

Born Legend

Jay-Jay Okocha Born Legend SBC solution in FIFA 21

Rising Star

Jay-Jay Okocha Rising Star SBC solution in FIFA 21

Top-notch

Jay-Jay Okocha Top-notch SBC solution in FIFA 21

The Artist

Jay-Jay Okocha The Artist SBC solution in FIFA 21

Paris Finesse

Jay-Jay Okocha Paris Finesse SBC solution in FIFA 21

League Finesse

Jay-Jay Okocha League Finesse SBC solution in FIFA 21

It’s quite a lot to digest, but you’ll have some time to fill these all out. As long as you complete all six challenges by February 9, you’ll be gifted the Nigerian talent.

If you do end up completing the SBC, tweet at us @UltimateTeamUK with those slick stepovers and maybe a banger or two.