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Overwatch 2 Moira concept could make her the most powerful support

Published: 22/Jan/2020 5:55

by Brad Norton

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Moira is often criticized on the competitive side of the Overwatch experience, and these remarkable upgrades could make her the most powerful support hero in the sequel’s cooperative modes.

The Overwatch community already loves to complain about the damage output of Moira due to her randomly bouncing Biotic Orbs, yet this potential Overwatch 2 concept could make her more impactful than most Damage-based heroes in the sequel.

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Still able to put forth a crazy amount of healing to those in need, a new overview showcases just how the ominous Support figure could evolve throughout Overwatch 2’s upcoming cooperative experience.

Overwatch 2 cast of characters
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Despite being unveiled at BlizzCon 2019, there’s no telling when Overwatch 2 might release.

Unique designs from Reddit user ‘cal-nomen-official’ have already tackled the likes of Ashe and her Omnic companion, as well as the transcendent Support hero Zenyatta

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Their latest objective was to flesh out a full set of upgrades for Moira in the upcoming PvE experience for Overwatch 2. The more you play, the more experience you earn and the more powerful upgrades you can acquire for certain abilities. 

A unique hybrid between damage-output and healing capabilities, Moira is able to switch her tactics on a dime to suit the needs of her current situation. The ability upgrades on display reflect just that and allow more powerful damage-based moves to shine, while still being able to keep her companions in the fight on higher difficulties.

Moira Overwatch 2 abilities
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The full overview of Moira’s proposed abilities in Overwatch 2.

Starting out with her level one unlocks, Moira’s abilities coalesce at their very core and combine to both heal and deal damage at the same time. Currently reserved just for her Ultimate, her Biotic Orbs would now be extremely powerful and almost never wasted in the heat of battle.

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Speaking of her Ultimate, the level 20 upgrade ‘Disseverance’ would allow players to pick between double heals or double damage for the duration of her beaming ability. While it might be difficult to make such a choice on the fly, it could make or break a run on the highest difficulty as double the healing output is nothing to scoff at.

Lastly, one of the final unlocks at level 50 changes Moira into an emphatic damage dealer no different to Symmetra. With a charge up effect, her Biotic Grasp would build over time similar to Sym’s primary fire, ramping up from 50 damage per second all to the way to 150. It will make Moira crazy powerful when taking down a seemingly never-ending swarm of Null Sector forces in the PvE experience, chaining grasp after grasp.

From Zenyatta’s proposed ‘Turmoil’ upgrade to Ashe’s level 50 ‘Nitro’ upgrade, this particularly avid Overwatch player can’t quite wait to see how every hero levels up throughout the cooperative experience in the highly anticipated sequel.

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Before we can get our hands on the game and fine-tune our experience however, here’s an overview of everything we learned from the first PvE mission.

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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.