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Overwatch “Duck Hunt” mode will make you a sharpshooter in no time

Published: 3/May/2020 23:14

by Bill Cooney


A new Overwatch Workshop mode recreates the classic Nintendo game Duck Hunt, and turns it into an entertaining aim trainer at the same time.

Duck Hunt was originally released as a launch title for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) all the way back in 1984, which probably makes it older than most Overwatch players today.

Now, it’s the latest classic to be added to the game, thanks to YouTuber Ch4rLizard Gaming and their Workshop skills.

The trick to Duck Hunt is getting the good light gun, and giving your sibling/friend the inferior one.

For those who haven’t played Duck Hunt, it basically consists of shooting as many ducks as possible as they fly through the air using the light gun that came with the console.

Ch4rLizard’s Workshop mode operates very similarly to the NES title, except instead of the gun, players can choose from either McCree or Ashe.

It’s also not ducks that you’ll be taking aim at this time around, but gracefully floating Mercys and the occasional Wrecking Ball, who plays a clay pigeon shot by Bastion’s tank form.

Duck Hunt In Overwatch! (Workshop Code In The Comments) from r/Overwatch

Everyone’s favorite primate scientist Winston also takes the place of the Duck Hunt Dog to stir up those hidden Mercys so you can pick them off.

Besides being a nice homage to one of the most legendary Nintendo games out there, it also offers a few different modes of increasing difficulty that can actually work as a decent Ashe and McCree aim trainer.

There’s the first level which only has one duck (Mercy) at a time float across the sky, but you can up the difficulty to have two Mercys at a time and, as we mentioned earlier, another mode that throws the random Wrecking Ball out there as well.

For those interested in trying out the Duck Hunt Workshop mode, the code is: 215K5.

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Hammond also gets in on the Duck Hunt fun as well.

This Workshop mode also makes us realize that Mercy desperately needs a skin that makes her look like a duck, if for no other reason than to make Overwatch Duck Hunt even better.


Simple Overwatch trick lets any hero reach King’s Row high ground

Published: 26/Oct/2020 23:34

by Bill Cooney


A surprisingly simple Overwatch trick is making the rounds that lets any hero in the game reach the high ground of the King’s Row attacking spawn.

King’s Row might be one of the original Overwatch maps, but it has definitely stood the test of time and is still one of players’ favorites when it comes up in the queue.

One of the most popular features on the map is the little sniper’s nest platform located at the very top of the first attacking spawn that gives a commanding view of everything up to the capture point.

It seems like only heroes with movement abilities like Pharah, Widow, or D.Va for example could get up there, but there is a way to get any hero in the game up to the position as well.

King's Row Attacking spawnThe sniper’s nest has been there since day one, but not every hero has been able to get up there, until now.

The person we have to thank for this technique is Reddit user jordensmet who somehow discovered that you can use a more mobile character to reach the space, then quickly change to another.

First, they select Baptiste and use his Exo Boots to boost up to the second-highest level, just under the top platform. Once there, they position themselves on top of the scaffolding in front of the main exit and jump again while barely touching the spawn room.

If you pull up the Hero Select menu at the right time, you’ll be able to switch to any hero you like. So if you’ve never had the chance to try out Ana, McCree, or whoever else from on high, now’s your chance.

I found a way to get the highground on the attacking side of King’s row for Ana (or other characters that usually can’t get there). from Overwatch

For instance, if you really want to catch an aggressive enemy team off-guard, why not take Reinhardt for a spin and hit them with a charge from the very top rope. For those wondering, yes, a Rein charge out of the top window will get you all the way to Mondatta’s statue, so make sure your team is ready to push!

One final note to add is that doesn’t necessarily have to be Baptiste that you use for this trick either, Echo and Pharah would both work, and if you’re really fast and in need of a challenge, you can even get it to go with Sombra’s Translocator as long as your timing is absolutely perfect.