Overwatch fans have created some incredible artwork to show their love for the new Ana skin - Dexerto
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Overwatch fans have created some incredible artwork to show their love for the new Ana skin

Published: 10/Jan/2019 20:43 Updated: 10/Jan/2019 21:21

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch has some of the most creative fans around, so when the new Ana Bastet skin was announced, it was only a matter of time before people began making awesome artwork inspired by it.

The new Bastet skin was made available on January 7 as part of the Overwatch Bastet Challenge, which requires players to simply win nine games in any mode to acquire.

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There’s also several new sprays and a victory pose to unlock, but what seems to have caught fans attention is Ana’s Egyptian god inspired skin.

The skin features Ana wearing a mask of the Ancient Egyptian god Bastet, who had the head of a cat and served as guardian of the Pharaohs.

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Talented Overwatch fans have been able to produce pretty mind-blowing in the few days since the skin was revealed.

Ana is one of Overwatch’s most popular heroes and it’s clear she brings out the creative side in the game’s community.

Sprays have also been made available for those watching Overwatch streamers with in-game drops enabled. A total of seven sprays are available for fans who watch up to six hours of streaming.

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Overwatch fans have until January 21 to win nine games and collect all the rewards from Ana’s Bastet Challenge.

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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.