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Overwatch fans have found a clever way to make B.O.B. do something

Published: 13/Mar/2019 0:40 Updated: 13/Mar/2019 0:54

by Bill Cooney

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B.O.B. has been an Overwatch fan favorite since he and Ashe were released at BlizzCon 2018, and players are still figuring out ways to use to the Omnic bodyguard.

Ashe sends B.O.B. out in a straight line for her Ultimate, and only an enemy, a wall, or some kind of obstacle will stop his blitz.

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Once he’s stationary, he fires at any enemy within his sights, except sometimes he gets stuck behind something and is rendered basically useless.

Now, players seem to have found that B.O.B. can be pushed almost like a self-destructing D.Va mech can be.

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In a clip on YouTube, Overwatch player Vidaar shows how it’s possible to move B.O.B. slightly, about as much as you can move D.Va’s bomb, and reposition him.

This technique would be pretty helpful if you’re playing Ashe and you send B.O.B. just a little off the mark, given you can make it to him without feeding.

Obviously, it isn’t Vidaar’s B.O.B. that is being pushed, so it does seem like any hero could push B.O.B. based on the video.

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Ashe and B.O.B. are still relatively new to Overwatch, so players are sure to discover plenty more tricks and techniques to use with the Omnic butler.

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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.