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Overwatch: Race at insane speeds with epic Workshop mode

Published: 11/Jun/2019 15:07 Updated: 11/Jun/2019 15:35

by Joe O'Brien


An Overwatch player has created an epic Sprint Racing game mode in the Workshop that sees players race around the map at ever-increasing speeds.

DarwinStreams is one of the Workshop’s most popular and prolific creators, developing a huge variety of modes from fully-fledged games to explorations of interesting mechanics that are now possible thanks to the feature.

His latest offering sees players race against each other around the map as Soldier: 76, hitting checkpoints to confirm they’ve passed the full length of the “course”, although the exact route each player takes is up to them in areas that have multiple options.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe Overwatch Workshop has been enormously popular with players.

The catch, however, is that while sprint is activated, the player’s speed will continue to increase, meaning that the race will get more and more frantic the longer it goes on – unless, of course, you run into a wall, in which case the momentum is reset and the speed rebuilds from its default velocity.

The mode has no collision between players, so it’s purely a question of each player’s ability to navigate the map at speed without crashing into walls. The first player to reach fifteen points is the winner.

Those that wish to try out this mode can do so by importing it with share code CGKAS.

Sprint Racing [workshop by DarwinStreams] from r/Overwatch

Darwin is also responsible for a variety of other popular workshop modes, including practice modes for Ana and Reinhardt, as well as fun modes like D.Va racing and Overwatch Pictionary. Players creating their own modes might also benefit from using mechanics like homing and steerable missiles, as well as an improved Genji dash animation, that Darwin has developed.

Between the release of the Workshop and the upcoming Replays system, which is currently in testing on the Public Test Realm (PTR), Overwatch players have more ways than ever of experiencing the game the way they want to.

With a shake-up in Summer content promised by Jeff Kaplan, and rumors of a new PvE-focused Overwatch game on the horizon, there’s perhaps never been a better time for Overwatch players.


Insane Wrecking Ball trick in Overwatch lets you get easy Oasis kills

Published: 2/Dec/2020 16:11

by Lauren Bergin


Overwatch’s Wrecking Ball is very much a love or hate hero: tanks love to play him, but every other player hates him. This easy trick will help you dominate as the furry hero on Oasis.

When players see a Wrecking Ball in their game, their either excited that he’s on their team instead of the enemy one or, alternatively, their heart sinks. The iron clad furball can make or break a game, especially in areas where environmental kills are all too easy.

A recent discovery that Tracer and Wrecking Ball can be partnered together to cause chaos with a boop and Pulse Bomb has led to players testing out all different Hammond tricks.

One player, however, has discovered a trick that will make Oasis a nightmare for the enemy team.

Wrecking Ball grapples
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Wrecking Ball may be cute, but he’s deadly on several Overwatch maps.

Wrecking Ball Oasis trick gives you easy kills

When piloting the armoured death ball, Reddit user XCJRR has found a prime spot to lie in waiting for any unfortunate victims on Oasis.

If a player positions themselves just outside of the enemy spawn on Oasis behind the bright blue sign next to the palm tree, they’re in a prime position to barrel into their opponents and throw them into the highway which forms part of Oasis’ backdrop.

From there, enemies are more than likely to be one-shot by the oncoming traffic, giving you instant kills and a whole lot of pressure on the map.

These are true environmental kills. from r/Overwatch

XCJRR’s timing was literal perfection, as it seems the entire enemy team were just respawning as he launched his attack, giving him an easy triple kill. It’s easy to race around the map as Hammond, so getting there with plenty of time and waiting is the perfect trick to get an easy wipe.

A lot of players will sigh at this news, as its yet another way for Wrecking Ball to truly wreck your evening, but give it a shot and see what happens. Just remember, you didn’t hear it from us.