Overwatch fan creates awesome hero concept that counters the most popular metas in competitive play - Dexerto

Overwatch fan creates awesome hero concept that counters the most popular metas in competitive play

Published: 28/Dec/2018 2:06 Updated: 28/Dec/2018 2:22

by Alan Bernal


Overwatch has a vast array of heroes to choose from that contribute various strengths or weaknesses depending on their composition in a given team, and a new hero fan-concept could be a breakthrough in dismantling annoying metas that plague the game.

Blizzard released Overwatch in May of 2016 and has since been the home to insanely competitive games both at a pro level and in amateur matchmaking. Yet strategies become popularized that are sometimes hard to counter with the current slate of heroes, which is why one fan took the task upon himself to create one.

In a post, Reddit user Toxicinator gave a detailed breakdown of a concept hero named Voltic who is a natural damage-per-second (DPS) counter to top metas in the Overwatch battlefields.

BlizzardOverwatch features unique heroes that bring substance to the game, and the latest design might be a good addition to the roster.

Toxicinator’s detailed abilities for Voltic focus on survivability and crowd control (CC) while offering a stable source for DPS if allowed the time to ramp up its rail-gun.

The Reddit user suggested that Voltic could be an insanely effective counter to the G.O.A.T.S and Double Sniper comps that can easily dwindle opposing sides at lightning paces.

Commenters felt that Voltic’s passive would be too easy to play around and the range of CC would be able to thwart any offense too easily.

Hero concept that I made summer last year, unintentionally counters both GOATS and Double Sniper. from r/Competitiveoverwatch

Although Toxicinator’s hero was born in 2017 before champions with high amounts of CC like Brigitte were introduced, he argues that there’s still a place for Voltic in the current state of the game.

The concept is intricate with the hero having a defined set of strengths and weaknesses, so with some fine-tuning Voltic could easily have a place in the game.


Incredible Overwatch custom game lets you drive a ‘Lamborghini’

Published: 22/Jan/2021 5:21 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 5:34

by Brad Norton


An Overwatch racing game might not be all too far off now as a stylish new Workshop mode places heroes behind the wheel, allowing you to drive through any given map.

Driving a car is now possible in Overwatch thanks to the power of the Workshop. Players have modded their own custom vehicle into existence, allowing you to take it for a spin and drift through the game.

It’s not a simple trick that lets your hero move faster than usual. It’s a proper vehicle design that you can take control of and drive around. 

In fact, it’s modeled after the Lamborghini Aventador SV, giving you some style and some speed as you cruise through the world of Overwatch.

Overwatch gameplay
Ever wanted to drive a Lambo? Now you can… in Overwatch.

“I’ve turned Overwatch into a Streetwatch,” GraczCourier’s Gaming revealed on January 21. While it might look a little different to what you had in mind, it functions better than perhaps any Workshop vehicle to date.

A collection of pipes and electricity effects bring the template of the car to life. Players have complete control over the direction of the Lambo, along with its speed as well.

You can drift around corners, activate nitrous, and even change the radio station while you’re in the driver’s seat. Not only that, but the custom mode appears to work across every map in the game.

This means you can boost through Hanamura, take in the sights of Blizzard World, or jet around London on King’s Row. Handling looks to be extremely precise as an accompanying video showcased just what’s possible with the Aventador in Overwatch.

While it’s a blast to drive around, there’s a unique challenge to it as well. How fast can you get through your favorite map? How long can you drift in one attempt? You and your teammates can put it all to the test.

The flashy Workshop mode is available for anyone to check out in-game now. Try it out for yourself with the following Workshop code: 4XQP4