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Overwatch: Busan exploit lets you spy on the enemy team’s hero select

Published: 27/Jan/2019 23:03 Updated: 28/Jan/2019 0:47

by Vincent Genova

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Players have discovered a potential bug on the Busan map that allows you to view the other team’s composition as they run out of their spawn.

The team that spawns in Busan’s karaoke bar can enjoy themselves and sing along while getting ready for the match to start, but the team that spawns in the arcade can view a potentially game-breaking glitch in Overwatch.

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The blurred out background of the character select screen before a match is not a still image, the background is actually a live shot of the map you are about to play on.

The karaoke spawn on Busan may be at a disadvantage.

For the Busan map, the background for the team that spawns in arcade will actually show the enemy team running out of their karaoke spawn. Twitch streamer TannerOW demonstrates below:

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In case you missed it, here is a screenshot from the clip where you can see the enemy team leaving their spawn.

The character select screen on Busan can spy the enemy leaving spawn.

Blizzard may not view this as a game-breaking bug since the team that does it will get a slightly late start in running to the point – the match has to start in order to see the enemy team.

Adjusting your own team composition to that information will take even more time, allowing the enemy to potentially get a bigger head start.

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Despite that, the character select screen can still be viewed as an advantage for the side that spawns in the arcade and Blizzard may want to take another look at their backgrounds.

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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.