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New Overwatch compilation shows how much the game has changed in six years

Published: 21/Mar/2019 23:31 Updated: 21/Mar/2019 23:49

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch will be celebrating the third anniversary of its release this year, and a new video shows just how much the game has changed since early development.

Overwatch came out in 2016, but developers were hard at work on the game all the way back in 2013.

A new YouTube video from Cussan puts together footage from Overwatch’s development all the way up to 2019 and some of the early gameplay is really interesting to watch.

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The video begins in September 2013, with shots of what would eventually become Overwatch as we know it.

What looks like Mickey Mouse gloves eventually turn into Tracer, t-posing Reaper, and what looks like Widowmaker running around with both arms forward.

Eventually, more heroes, including Reinhardt shows up, and his early charge looks more like a deadly rocket-propelled hug than what it does today.

Seeing what the maps looked like with no texture and during early development is pretty wild, and there are even details that don’t seem to have been included in the final cut.

Hanzo’s Dragons began life as a centipede made of giant yellow balls, which were probably there to represent the amount of space his ultimate took up at the time.

Not everyone has played Overwatch since the beginning, so in addition to serving as a trip down memory lane for some veterans, for others, it’s a look at an almost completely different game from the one they play in 2019.

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Cheeky Overwatch trick lets Baby D.Va score environmental kills

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to find a new lethal tactic with D.Va should look no further than this trick to surprise and tilt enemy teams.

Since 2016, Overwatch fans have taken highly to the hero D.Va, sporting countless cosplays, creating art, buying merchandise, you name it. Part of the reason for this is just how stylish the gamer-turned-mech pilot is.

As it turns out, however, even outside of her pink mech, D.Va can pack a punch and even eliminate any enemy hero in the game if the opportunity presents itself.

Most people know that D.Va’s Call Mech ability does a bit of damage if you use it directly on top of an enemy player, but not everyone realizes it also has knockback capabilities.

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D.Va is one of the most popular heroes, in and out of mech.

Boops can be one of the best ways in Overwatch to quickly deal with enemies regardless of their HP. Anyone from Roadhog to even Tracer (especially if limited by cooldowns) can fall victim to a well-timed push off the edge of a map.

As Reddit user ‘eregis’ showed, despite being at a disadvantage against a Soldier 76 who put down his Biotic Field for health restoration, the confrontation ended in their favor thanks to the knockback of Call Mech.

While on Rialto, the D.Va player had the Call Mech ability ready, but waited a bit to activate it. First, the player lured the enemy Soldier 76 to a bit of an unfavorable position on Rialto with his back to the water.

After getting the victim close enough to the ledge, the D.Va used Call Mech and sent 76 off the map and to his demise.

Of course, this trick is a bit of a high-risk play. Baby D.Va is tied with Tracer for the lowest-health hero in the game at only 150. However, unlike Tracer, D.Va does haven’t Blink or Recall to get out of tricky situations, so being able to time the Call Mech perfectly can be tough.

Next time you find yourself as Baby D.Va and an opportunity presents itself, try to see if you can secure frags with this ability. Your opponents will never see it coming.