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Overwatch player creates insane bullet hell Workshop mode

Published: 3/Oct/2019 8:07 Updated: 3/Oct/2019 8:53

by Joe O'Brien

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An Overwatch player has created an amazingly detailed “bullet hell”-style boss fight game mode using the Workshop.

While the initial flood of activity in the Workshop, which saw huge numbers of modes being produced in both the PTR testing and the first weeks on the live servers, has slowed down a little, players are still creating interesting new games.

Though most Workshop creators might simply adjust the normal playing experience, the power of the feature allows players to develop game modes that bear very little resemblance to standard Overwatch, and u/trappi has produced one such mode with an incredibly intricate “bullet hell” boss fight game.

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“Bullet Hell” games are a style of top-down arcade game in which the player must complete their objective – in this case defeating the boss – while dodging a huge number of incoming projectiles to stay alive.

The boss fight by u/trappi has five different phases, each of which presents a slightly different style of challenge. The mode uses various hero abilities to add additional dangers on top of the constant hail of bullets, such as multiple charging Reinhardts, Moira’s Coalescence blocking off areas, and Doomfist’s Meteor Strike creating zones that must be immediately evacuated.

The mode can also be played solo or as a multiplayer game. In multiplayer mode, up to three players can face the boss simultaneously, with damage scaling depending on how many are still alive. Once a player runs out of lives they no longer respawn, but if the team survives a phase, they can earn extra lives to revive their fallen teammates.

Overwatch players who wish to try out the game mode for themselves can do so by importing it with the share code JNA30.

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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