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Overwatch devs haunt players with “terrifying” Orisa ability rework

Published: 8/May/2020 4:01 Updated: 8/May/2020 4:56

by Andrew Amos


We’ve seen Zenyatta walk. We’ve seen Torbjorn run up walls. Now, the Overwatch devs have created an abomination, turning Orisa into a spider with a new wall climbing ability.

There’s some things in Overwatch that should never exist in the first place, like having Sigma’s toes constantly on display.

While a bunch of weird requests involving Blizzard’s hallmark FPS’ characters remained unanswered, sometimes the developers heed a call that no one really wanted answered.

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Did we really need to see how Orisa climbs walls?

Taking inspiration from a fan’s tweet, Team 4 have delivered on a promise no one asked for. ‘Holiwhirl’ asked for Orisa to wall climb, and now, every player has been subjected to the abomination.

Efi has somehow redesigned Orisa to walk up walls, doing flips while hanging about. It’s rather terrifying, and if this ever made it onto Overwatch live servers, you wouldn’t blame players for uninstalling at first sight.

The haunting ability rework has been labelled a bunch of things. Former OWL pro turned caster Scott ‘Custa’ Kennedy called the clip “terrifying,” while content creator ‘Krook’ asked why this tweet even made it out of drafts.

It’s not the first time that Overwatch’s developers have had a bit of fun with quirky fan requests. When signs were spotted on the Overwatch League broadcast saying “let Torb wallrun” and “let Zen” walk, Blizzard allowed it.

Torb’s wallrun was even accompanied by Hanzo’s signature grunt, which was a bit odd coming out from the Swedish engineer’s mouth. One can only imagine how scary it would be seeing a Torbjorn and Orisa vault up a wall together.

Zenyatta’s walk looked like the omnic was tiptoeing through a puddle with socks on, and could be best described as unsettling.

No one asked for this ⁠— well, one person did ⁠— but Overwatch players got it anyway. Whether it’s a weird flex of Efi’s engineering skills, or Orisa evolving a mind of her own, she can now climb walls.

Thankfully, this will never (hopefully) make it to the live game. While players are mentally scarred, at least the developers are having fun.


How to use OP Torb turret placement in Overwatch Junkenstein’s Revenge

Published: 28/Oct/2020 0:20

by Bill Cooney


Junkenstein’s Revenge is one of the best ways to earn loot boxes during Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event, and there are a few spots for Torbjorn’s turret you should probably know about.

Halloween in Overwatch means plenty of new skins to unlock, including the Ragdoll Echo skin, which is now available until the event ends on November 3.

The only way to unlock the DPS hero’s new skin though is to win 9 games in any mode. If you stick to quick play and competitive this could easily take one or even two whole days, but if you simply grind them out in Junkenstein’s Revenge, the wins will only take a couple of hours instead.

Even though the seasonal PvE survival mode goes quicker than regular matches, you can definitely still lose if you don’t have the right team comp. This means that at all difficulty levels, Torbjorn is still a must-pick for his turret and it’s constant damage output.

Torbjorn Halloween Terror skin
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You won’t get far in the harder difficulties of Junkenstein’s without Torb.

As for where to put this powerful, Zomnic-slaying device, there are several options that all work quite well, and are all fairly easy to pull off too – like on top of the overturned cart right down the middle lane. It has a commanding line of sight for the middle and left staircase spawns, and even covers part of the pond on the right side.

The best part of this spot might be the fact that it’s too close for Zombardiers to immediately target it, and it will hold boss aggro for as long as it’s around.

Next, placing the turret on the railing right on top of the left-hand stairs also gives it a great shot at all three spawns instead of just two, and gives you the ability to run up there and repair it when needed.

Finally, if you’re looking for something extra flashy to really impress your teammates, there’s even a way to get the turret up to the wooden platform just above the door where Widow and Ashe usually hang out.

Step by step for best turret placement in JR from Overwatch

Like in the clip above, head up the stairs to the right and go on to the platform they lead to (the place we all used to place the turret). Then head to the ledge closest to the door and aim at the ridge on the tower above the platform, straight up from the bush on the right side.

Another option is to jump from the edge and throw it at the apex of Torb’s leap if you have trouble getting it there while standing still. Toss it up, and your little guy is all set to rain down death on the army of undead charging the gates, and hopefully unlock that Echo skin a little bit quicker.