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Overwatch devs make Elon Musk’s dreams come true by buffing Torbjorn

Published: 14/Oct/2020 3:20 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 14:59

by Michael Gwilliam

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UPDATE (October 13, 7PM PT): Mere hours after Elon Musk confirmed that his Overwatch main was Torbjorn, the Overwatch developers released a video showcasing a newly buffed version of the Damage hero, per his request.

Elon Musk asked for a buff to Torb’s turret and that’s exactly what he got. In the same day that his main hero was made public, the Overwatch team fulfilled his requests and gave Torb one of his biggest buffs to date in a hilarious bite-sized clip.

The video shows Torb’s deployable turrets soaring off the ground. Three of them remained floating in the sky all at once, blasting down any foe that dared to step out on the moon.

It’s no secret that tech billionaire Elon Musk plays video games, but on October 13, he shocked the internet when he revealed his Overwatch main and how he would buff the hero.

After making a rather random tweet about the “The Illuminaughty” – a clever play on words, YouTuber twomad asked the 49-year-old if he mains Torbjorn in Overwatch.

Regardless of how the weird topic got started, Elon replied saying “um… yes” confirming he does in fact play Blizzard’s hero-based FPS and mains the Swedish engineer.

The unlikely response earned Musk a whopping 26,000 likes. For much of Overwatch’s lifespan, Torb was considered a bit of a joke or throw pick who offered very little benefit on attack.

However, after a major rework, the DPS has grown increasingly stronger and is actually one of the most viable heroes in the game at all levels right now.

Sadly, Musk didn’t state how long he had been playing Overwatch or Torbjorn for that matter, so it’s possible that he had only played when the hero wasn’t as good or only after the big rework happened.

Even the official Overwatch Twitter account decided to get in on the fun and replied to Musk with a picture of a giant Torbjorn turret on Mars.

“We’ve been thinking about this for a while,” they captioned the humorous picture. “Call us.”

Furthermore, Musk went on to explain how he would buff Torbjorn and the ideas were interesting to say the least. “Please buff Torb’s turret!” he exclaimed. “Or maybe 2 weak turrets to allow more strategic degrees of freedom.”

It was certainly an interesting reply and a sign that we could be looking at one of the most ambitious crossovers in history if Overwatch takes Elon up on his idea.

Though it’s unlikely that we’ll see Musk’s ideas make it to the game, but there’s always the Experimental Mode, so it’s possible Elon could end up getting his wish.

Who knows – maybe next time you’re in a game and a player won’t swap off Torb, it may be Elon Musk of all people.

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Among Us comes to Overwatch with amazing custom game mode

Published: 3/Oct/2020 19:05 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 10:45

by Bill Cooney

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The hit party game Among Us has been completely recreated in Overwatch’s Workshop mode thanks to the work of one dedicated player, and the results are impressive, to say the least.

Innersloth’s multiplayer murder-mystery game has become one of the surprise hits of 2020, especially considering the fact it was first released in 2018 and had gotten barely any attention until a few months ago.

Even though it’s over two years old hasn’t seemed to slow it down at all, with more people acting ‘sus’ than ever before this year. For instance, devs from Innersloth revealed recently that it had close to 100 million downloads in 2020 and a good couple million concurrent players on any given day.

All of this hype inspired Korean YouTuber HYAYA (흐야야) to create a fully-functioning version of Among Us in the Overwatch Workshop using the game’s heroes as the crewmembers and imposters.

It wouldn’t be Among Us without the appropriate setting, and the abandoned Horizon Lunar Colony map serves as the perfect backdrop for accusing and framing the people that you once called friends. It also has plenty of vents, which we swear we saw Sombra just disappear into.

They even went to the trouble of remaking most of the simple, yet time-consuming tasks the crew has to complete before being brutally murdered in order to survive.

There’s also a voting screen for your group to determine who lives and who takes a one-way trip out of the airlock every round. To top it all off, a hilarious animation showing the unlucky hero floating off into space plays after they’ve been voted off, with text revealing if they were the imposter or not.

Reaper Overwatch Among Us
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To be fair, Reaper was acting super sus in Medbay.

Sadly, HYAYA hasn’t posted a game code for others to try out Among Us in Overwatch just yet, as there still seem to be a few bugs floating around. But this video shows Among Us custom games are possible, so we’d keep our eyes out for a code appearing very soon.

Hopefully, it arrives in time for the Halloween Terror event, which should get going in the next couple of weeks.

Among Us with Overwatch heroes would be a great way to break up Junkenstein’s Revenge matches, and save us the trouble of switching back and forth between windows while waiting in the queue.