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Overwatch becomes a murder-mystery with thrilling Clue Workshop mode

Published: 8/Mar/2020 0:56

by Bill Cooney

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One creative player has managed to bring the game of Clue into Overwatch using the recently-updated Workshop mode.

Plenty of tabletop games have been brought into Overwatch with the Workshop mode, including UNO, which is a favorite with DPS players waiting in queue.

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Now, players have a new way to pass the time as they wait for matches to start with the classic board game ‘Clue.’

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Clue lets players try and decide who the killer is, and no, it’s not always going to be Widowmaker.

Clue! is a game that can be played by up to six players and the Workshop version by Reddit user iaret7 is no different in Overwatch.

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The board is set up in the courtyard of the Winter Wonderland version of Blizzard World. While it would be amazing to see the game played out in Chateau Guillard, setting it up would be much more challenging.

RNG determines your dice roll, which tells you how far you can move your piece, and from there it’s basically just like playing Clue, except with Overwatch heroes.

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As you progress around the board you’ll collect clues (called “words” in the Workshop version) that will help you determine who committed the murder, where they did it, and how.

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For example in the image iaret7 provided, the clues would seem to point to McCree killing the victim in the Game Room with a Shotgun – but whether that’s correct or not all depends on the cards other players have as well.

Maybe in the future we’ll get different maps or game boards to play on, but for now this Clue mode seems like one of the best board game-inspired Workshop modes out there.

Blizzard EntertainmentIt’s also the perfect use for McCree’s Detective skin.

It might not become the next Overwatch League game mode, but Clue does seem like a fun way to kill some time while waiting for your next game to start.

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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.