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Original Overwatch character design is pretty wild

Published: 24/Jun/2019 22:58 Updated: 24/Jun/2019 23:02

by Bill Cooney

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One creative hinted at a possible new tank named Mauga.

With the Overwatch community talking non-stop about the possibilities for Hero 31, artist Armando Gonzalez-Dorta decided to throw his hat into the mix with an interesting concept for an original tank hero.

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Armando Gonzalez-DortaKadri could have been a rhino, but Gonzalez-Dorta decided to go with an elephant in the end.

An elephant in Overwatch? Why not

Gonzalez-Dorta’s hero is called Kadri, and he’s a giant elephant who went through the same genetic changes as Winston after being rescued by Overwatch from poachers.

His main weapon is a spear, which can form a shield when two of them are placed down at the same time, kind of like an expanded Orisa barrier.

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Armando Gonzalez-DortaKadri’s spear would be a flankers worst nightmare.

He can also stick enemies to walls or other surfaces with his spear, which should help when taking out those pesky flanking Tracers.

Finally his ultimate, or what would probably be his ultimate, is called “Stampede” and sounds similar to Brigitte’s Rally, but provides different buffs than just armor.

Armando Gonzalez-DortaKadri looks like he would make an excellent main tank.

When does Overwatch’s next new hero come out?

We don’t know exactly when the next Overwatch hero will be coming out, but Jeff Kaplan has indicated it will be sometime this summer.

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After the release of Baptiste’s “What You Left Behind” short story, fans have speculated that a character from that might be the next new hero.

Whoever ends up being the next new Overwatch hero (we haven’t forgotten about you, Junker Queen) it’s clear fans have, as always, plenty of great ideas and designs.

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Overwatch meets WarCraft with epic RTS custom game mode

Published: 7/Oct/2020 0:12

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch and RTS games like WarCraft and StarCraft might seem like complete opposites, but the two styles have been combined into a very promising-looking Workshop mode that lets you control multiple heroes as if they were individual units.

If we look at Blizzard games like one big family tree, then the StarCraft and Warcraft franchises could probably be considered something like Overwatch’s grandparents.

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Back in the day StarCraft especially was one of the biggest esports on the planet, but the RTS genre has sadly fallen to wayside in recent years. Both still have dedicated communities though (even after the disaster that was Reforged) and it’s safe to say a good number also play Overwatch now as well.

Irish Overwatch manager Andygmb clearly hasn’t outgrown his love for real-time strategy, not that one ever does, decided to take the top down style from those games and apply it to all of our favorite heroes using Josbird’s cursor tool in the Workshop mode.

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Demo of a MOBA / RTS style control scheme in the Workshop! The possibilities with the workshop are endless! from Overwatch

You can scroll around the map, and drag the map to select multiple units and control them all at once. Like an RTS game, you can tell them where to go, and when to attack something.

Right off the top of our heads if they ever were to make an Overwatch game like this, we’d wager that Roadhog rush would be a great opening build to start with.

But it doesn’t take much to imagine a League of Legends-style game as well being made playable with this type of game either. Sure, Blizzard already has Heroes of the Storm, but that only features a few Overwatch heroes to choose from, where this could add the whole roster.

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Overwatch has over 30 different heroes that could make all kinds of different units.

With Heroes of the Storm already existing (and producing cooler skins for D.Va than Overwatch itself) our chances of seeing an official RTS featuring the game’s heroes are unfortunately slim to none.

That has never stopped players before though, so we’d keep our eyes out for some kind of League clone to appear before too long on the Custom Game browser. Until then, you can always waste more time playing Among Us there as well.