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Overwatch fans recreate hilarious highlight intros in real life

Published: 24/Oct/2018 21:55 Updated: 24/Oct/2018 22:31

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch has some of the most creative fans out there, and now a group of the game’s fanatics has made some hilarious real-life recreations of in-game highlight intros.

The heroes that had their highlight intros remade are Ana, Soldier, Bastion, McCree, Reinhardt, Genji, and Widowmaker and they’re all pretty hilarious.

They all feature some pretty impressive acrobatics, too, especially the Bastion intro which has a guy doing a full front flip.

The award for funniest clip ends up in a tie, though, because the Genji and Widowmaker intros are both absolutely hilarious.

Genji’s intro features credit card shurikens instead of the real thing and Widowmaker’s, well, you just have to watch that one.

IRL Highlight Intros from r/Overwatch

The group that created these amazing intros have done the same for Super Smash Bros. in the past, but this Overwatch creation might prove to be their best yet.

Overwatch fans have been known to recreate heroes from the game with random things lying around, but this is a whole different level of creativity.

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Overwatch players demand fix for controversial Halloween map

Published: 21/Oct/2020 19:49

by Michael Gwilliam

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It’s Halloween time again, and that means the Overwatch Halloween Terror event is in full swing – and with it come some unique map changes on Eichenwalde, Blizzard World, and Hollywood. However, not everyone is on board with the new decorations.

While the maps may look nice with their Halloween horror makeover, there are some significant issues with them, primarily on Eichenwalde streets phase.

The German hybrid map can be one of the more challenging points for attackers, as they need to push the payload up a narrow bridge towards the castle.

At this juncture, players used to the normal version of the map tend to use abilities that boop opponents to secure environmental kills. Sadly, the Halloween variant makes doing so nearly impossible right by the left-side doors.

The Halloween version of Eichenwalde places a fence that prevents players from being booped off the map. Normally, Winston players will activate their Primal Rage ultimate and knock enemies off the map as they push from out of the left doors to contest the point.

23-year-old South Korean tank main Sang-hoon ‘Kaiser’ Ryu took to Twitter to voice his frustration with the map’s redesign.

“3 years and this fence still exists in this Halloween map,” he said, posting a picture of the annoying fence. “Am I the only person who complains about this?”

Other players agreed with Kaiser. “The fact that the event maps make actual changes to the map that alter the gameplay is pretty dumb in a competitive game,” one replied.

The complaints aren’t anything new either. Famously, former Overwatch League pro Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel raged after the fence prevented him from knocking a Zarya off the map.

Halloween Sombra on Overwatch's Hollywood
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The changes to Hollywood are not as controversial.

While it’s nice to have special event versions of maps, as xQc noted in his clip, the competitive integrity of the game is damaged by major changes such as this.

Hopefully, Blizzard takes note of this when Overwatch 2 is released or Halloween 2021 rolls around and finally tears the fence down.