Overwatch animator's wild new Bastion ult turns him into a better Pharah - Dexerto
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Overwatch animator’s wild new Bastion ult turns him into a better Pharah

Published: 18/Aug/2020 23:23

by Bill Cooney

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One Overwatch fan and animator has managed to give Bastion a terrifying new ultimate that basically turns the hero into Pharah with way more firepower.

Configuration: Tank transforms Bastion into – you guessed it – a tank, allowing him to fire shots that deal 205 damage per round, once a second.

The loveable Omnic’s ultimate is already terrifying when you hear it activate and take aim at your team, especially without some kind of shield hero or someone who can negate damage nearby.

Apparently it wasn’t scary enough for Reddit user Rarithlynx, who adjusted the ultimate into ‘Configuration: Apache’, allowing Bastion to float around like Echo or Pharah while raining down death and destruction. Fun!

I gave Bastion a new Ultimate Ability – Apache Helicopter (Made in Unity) from Overwatch

This monstrosity doesn’t stop there though; the new ability also allows him to use his machine gun and tank rockets during its active phase, to make sure whatever you take aim at will definitely be deleted by the end of the ult.

A change like this would definitely do wonders for Bastion’s pick rate across the board, but it’s also easy to see how it would make the hero a bit overpowered in traditional matches if this change was actually implemented in-game.

Where it could work quite well, though, is in PvE, like what we’ll be seeing in Overwatch 2 when it eventually releases. We got a preview of the new mode along with the game’s announcement at BlizzCon 2019, but since then Blizzard has basically been practicing radio silence on the upcoming sequel.

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We haven’t heard anything about the updates, or possible new configurations, coming for Bastion in Overwatch 2 yet.

We already know that PvE will feature tiered, customizable ability trees for each hero, so an actual attack helicopter Bastion, or some other kind of transformation, might not be entirely out of the question.

Thanks to Rarithlynx and their skills in the Unity engine, we know it’s certainly possible, but the Overwatch community, or the world, might not be ready for the awesome powers that would come if Bastion could turn into an Apache gunship.

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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