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Overwatch community blown away by intricate Dorado LEGO recreation

Published: 13/Dec/2019 22:42

by Bill Cooney


Two Overwatch fans and LEGO enthusiasts managed to create a stunning model of the Dorado stage entirely out of the building bricks.

Overwatch LEGO sets have been out since 2018, and yes, there is already a premade Dorado kit, but it’s nowhere near as massive as the version fans Michael Gilliam and Dan Parker created.

LEGO even exists inside the world of Overwatch now as well, after the Brick Bastion skin came out earlier in 2019 for a limited time.

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Bastion’s Brick skin is entirely made out of LEGOs.

Video of the pair’s impressive LEGO creation was shared by YouTube channel Beyond the Brick taken when the masterpiece was being shown at BrickCon 2019.

There’s the massive Lumericorp pyramid looming over the rest of the map, where a battle is once again raging down below.

Reinhardt is using his shield in a narrow alleyway, but he seems to be pretty far removed from the main fight taking place in the market.

Up above the main fight, we can see a real LEGO Bastion watching on near Pharah, who’s also perched on top of a building ledge.

The payload is stuck underneath the bridge leading into the market, even with Widow higher than any other hero in the belltower of the yellow building.

The pair even recreated the first spawn point on the map, complete with the fountain, to round out the impressive creation – it might not be a completely accurate reconstruction, but it’s very cool nonetheless.

Blizzard EntertainmentDorado’s first spawn area was even recreated.

The massive Dorado model just goes to show how big the overlap of Overwatch and LEGO fans is, and how Blizzard was probably smart to license the game like they did.

For those of us that weren’t able to unlock Brick Bastion, we’ll have to rely on real-life Overwatch LEGO like this until the skin becomes available again, if it ever does that is.


Overwatch players discover Reinhardt is “broken” with new hammer buff

Published: 4/Dec/2020 23:18

by Michael Gwilliam


A new buff to Reinhardt on the Overwatch Experimental Card may be a bit too strong after players did some testing with his hammer.

The December 3 Overwatch patch brought in some big changes to three different heroes with Baptiste getting a nerf to Immorality Field, D.Va’s health getting reconfigured and Reinhardt seeing an increase to his hammer swing damage.

With his swing damage improved from 75 damage to 85, these has opened up some new damage breakpoints when factoring in Mercy and Zenyatta damage boosts.

The key thing to keep in mind with most Overwatch buffs is how they are influenced by other modifiers. With most heroes being at 200 HP, the sooner your damage can exceed that, the better.

Reinhardt on Hollywood
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Reinhardt’s damage got a nice buff.

In the case of Reinhardt, his damage increase from 75 to 85 may not seem too insane until you start to factor in damage boosts. Mercy’s damage boost amplifies a hero’s attacks by 30% while Zenyatta’s Discord Orb makes it so any hero who is discorded takes 30% extra damage.

Previously, with 75 damage, one swing by Reinhardt while damage boosted or attacking a discorded target would deal 97.5. Now, however, when factoring in the 10 additional damage, that number becomes 110.5.

All it takes now is just two swings onto a 200 HP hero for Reinhardt to delete them, making the buff extra strong when he’s paired with a Mercy or Zenyatta.

Plus, there are a couple of extra elements to factor in. Reinhardt’s hammer deals cleave damage, which means that he can hit multiple enemies with a single blow. If he’s damage boosted by Mercy, he could take down teams with ease.

Not only that, but the Experimental patch also gave Reinhardt 50 extra health, meaning he has a bit more room to swing and live to tell the tale. This doesn’t even include the additional ultimate charge he will generate by doing more damage.

As you can see in the short clip, with the boost, Reinhardt can delete the 200 HP practice range bot in just one second, prompting Jon to caption the video: “Rein is broken.”

Reinhardt holds shield up
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Reinhardt is a much more deadly tank with these buffs.

Others agreed. “Buffing Rein and D.Va when they don’t need it instead of nerfing overpowered heroes isn’t good man,” a user replied.

“I don’t think this is the answer we are looking for but I guess it’s better than what we got?” Florida Mayhem content creator Samito further chimed in referring to the state of the meta.

It will be interesting to see what the devs decide to do with these Reinhardt buffs and if they make it through to the live game after the experimental period ends.