Overwatch fan puts Honeydew skin on Torbjörn and it’s exactly what you expect - Dexerto
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Overwatch fan puts Honeydew skin on Torbjörn and it’s exactly what you expect

Published: 28/May/2019 19:33 Updated: 28/May/2019 19:46

by Bill Cooney

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There’s no doubt that Overwatch fans are some of the most creative out there, and a recent combination of Torbjörn and Mei’s new Anniversary skin is a great, yet strange example.

Even though Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan indicated the new D.Va ‘Academy’ skin could “break the internet” during the Anniversary event, it seems Mei’s new Honeydew skin actually stole the show.

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So Overwatch meme lord/YouTuber AndrewJRT decided to see what it would look like if Torbjörn got the popular Honeydew skin instead, and the results are just as interesting as you’d think they’d be.

Torbjörn, you alright bud?

Overwatch’s resident engineer has served as prime meme material for the game since it came out, because for whatever reason it’s hilarious to see him swap places or skins with other heroes.

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For example, after Brigitte came out one creative player decided to switch the models of Torbjörn and his daughter, to make Torb tall and Brigitte short. It looks exactly like what you’re thinking, if you haven’t seen it before.

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So, when the new Mei skin came out and took the Overwatch Community by storm, a spark of inspiration must have hit AndrewJRT, possessing him to give Torb the Anniversary skin he deserves.

In all honesty, Torbjörn pulls off the Honeydew skin pretty well, with his short stocky legs sticking out from the apron and an adorable bow on his head.

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Even though it’s a little odd, you just can’t get upset with Honeydew Torbjörn.

Overwatch Anniversary Event

Overwatch is currently celebrating its third Anniversary event until June 6 and there are a total of 11 new skins, including Honeydew Mei that players can collect.

The Summer of 2019 is shaping up to be a big one for Overwatch, with the new Workshop and Replay features finally hitting the scene, and more major updates still on the way, according to Kaplan.

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Along with the Replay system, McCree got a massive buff to his fire rate on the PTR which has probably confused more players than Honeydew Torbjörn ever will.

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Overwatch meets WarCraft with epic RTS custom game mode

Published: 7/Oct/2020 0:12

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch and RTS games like WarCraft and StarCraft might seem like complete opposites, but the two styles have been combined into a very promising-looking Workshop mode that lets you control multiple heroes as if they were individual units.

If we look at Blizzard games like one big family tree, then the StarCraft and Warcraft franchises could probably be considered something like Overwatch’s grandparents.

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Back in the day StarCraft especially was one of the biggest esports on the planet, but the RTS genre has sadly fallen to wayside in recent years. Both still have dedicated communities though (even after the disaster that was Reforged) and it’s safe to say a good number also play Overwatch now as well.

Irish Overwatch manager Andygmb clearly hasn’t outgrown his love for real-time strategy, not that one ever does, decided to take the top down style from those games and apply it to all of our favorite heroes using Josbird’s cursor tool in the Workshop mode.

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Demo of a MOBA / RTS style control scheme in the Workshop! The possibilities with the workshop are endless! from Overwatch

You can scroll around the map, and drag the map to select multiple units and control them all at once. Like an RTS game, you can tell them where to go, and when to attack something.

Right off the top of our heads if they ever were to make an Overwatch game like this, we’d wager that Roadhog rush would be a great opening build to start with.

But it doesn’t take much to imagine a League of Legends-style game as well being made playable with this type of game either. Sure, Blizzard already has Heroes of the Storm, but that only features a few Overwatch heroes to choose from, where this could add the whole roster.

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Overwatch has over 30 different heroes that could make all kinds of different units.

With Heroes of the Storm already existing (and producing cooler skins for D.Va than Overwatch itself) our chances of seeing an official RTS featuring the game’s heroes are unfortunately slim to none.

That has never stopped players before though, so we’d keep our eyes out for some kind of League clone to appear before too long on the Custom Game browser. Until then, you can always waste more time playing Among Us there as well.