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Overwatch and Talon clash in stunning fan-made comic

Published: 9/Dec/2019 15:43

by Joe O'Brien

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An Overwatch fan has created a digital comic that sees a Talon team featuring the likes of Widowmaker and Reaper attempting to steal a mysterious substance from a secure facility when they are met by former Overwatch agents and Helix security forces.

It’s not particularly uncommon for creative fans of games to produce art based on the game, from depictions based on the game itself to concepts for new skins or even characters, but Overwatch fan VonHollde took things one step further with a full-blown digital comic.

Blizzard themselves originally produced a regular series of Overwatch-based comics that offered fans a rare glimpse into the story behind the game, but these have been discontinued, with the final edition based around the ‘Retribution’ Overwatch Archives in-game event released in April 2018.

Blizzard EntertainmentWidowmaker meets Ana once again in VonHollde’s comic.

To fill the void left by Blizzard’s comics, VonHollde has created a stunning work of her own which looks like it could fit right in alongside the official work.

The short story told by the comic sees Talon breaking into the Central American Institute of Entomology to steal a substance – which Reaper states “isn’t a simple venom” – when Widowmaker is attacked by Ana in yet another clash between the two snipers.

As Reaper looks to respond, Ana’s daughter Pharah arrives with a Helix security team who aim to lock down the Talon pair – but Sombra is already inside, where she clashes with Tracer, a rather appropriate 1v1 between two of the game’s most agile duelists.


Of course, the comic isn’t official and therefore the story within it stands apart from the official canon, but for fans itching for more story content within the Overwatch universe it’s easy to imagine VodHollde’s comic as a real episode in the ongoing battle between the two factions.

Fortunately for those waiting for Blizzard themselves to expand on the Overwatch story, narrative content will be a major aspect of Overwatch 2, which is set to finally move the story of the game’s universe beyond the events of the ‘Recall’ animated short which kicked off the original.

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Incredible Overwatch custom game lets you drive a ‘Lamborghini’

Published: 22/Jan/2021 5:21 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 5:34

by Brad Norton

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An Overwatch racing game might not be all too far off now as a stylish new Workshop mode places heroes behind the wheel, allowing you to drive through any given map.

Driving a car is now possible in Overwatch thanks to the power of the Workshop. Players have modded their own custom vehicle into existence, allowing you to take it for a spin and drift through the game.

It’s not a simple trick that lets your hero move faster than usual. It’s a proper vehicle design that you can take control of and drive around. 

In fact, it’s modeled after the Lamborghini Aventador SV, giving you some style and some speed as you cruise through the world of Overwatch.

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Ever wanted to drive a Lambo? Now you can… in Overwatch.

“I’ve turned Overwatch into a Streetwatch,” GraczCourier’s Gaming revealed on January 21. While it might look a little different to what you had in mind, it functions better than perhaps any Workshop vehicle to date.

A collection of pipes and electricity effects bring the template of the car to life. Players have complete control over the direction of the Lambo, along with its speed as well.

You can drift around corners, activate nitrous, and even change the radio station while you’re in the driver’s seat. Not only that, but the custom mode appears to work across every map in the game.

This means you can boost through Hanamura, take in the sights of Blizzard World, or jet around London on King’s Row. Handling looks to be extremely precise as an accompanying video showcased just what’s possible with the Aventador in Overwatch.

While it’s a blast to drive around, there’s a unique challenge to it as well. How fast can you get through your favorite map? How long can you drift in one attempt? You and your teammates can put it all to the test.

The flashy Workshop mode is available for anyone to check out in-game now. Try it out for yourself with the following Workshop code: 4XQP4