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Overwatch • Jun 27, 2019

Overwatch: How to improve your Orisa Halts with Workshop practice tool

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Overwatch: How to improve your Orisa Halts with Workshop practice tool
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An Overwatch player has developed a practice tool for improving with Orisa’s Halt ability.

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DarwinStreams is one of the Workshop’s most prolific creators, responsible for a variety of popular custom modes including training tools for Ana and Reinhardt.

His latest offering expands his suite of practice modes to include Orisa training, specifically a mode designed to help players improve their use of her Halt ability.

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While most of Orisa’s job is about protecting her own team from harm, Halt does offer her some offensive options. Where applicable, it can secure environmental kills by dragging enemies off of the map, but it’s also a major tool for catching out key targets by pulling them out of position for her team to pounce on, either by timing it with a Roadhog hook, or simply opening a window in which the enemy isn’t covered by shields.

Successful use of Halt can be what separates a good Orisa from a great one, but the ability can be a little tricky to master as there’s no indication by default of what the range on its pull is.

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The Workshop has been an enormously popular feature with Overwatch players.

As a result, it can be hard to learn where the orb needs to be placed in order to achieve maximum effectiveness, without just missing. With Darwin’s latest training mode,

As the mode demonstrates, the range for Orisa’s Halt is actually surprisingly far, meaning that players who can deploy it precisely enough and learn to judge the range without needing the indicator actually have more scope to make plays with it than they might have realized.

Those who wish to try out this mode can do so with share code NA9AP.

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The Orisa Halt practice mode is just one part of a more comprehensive range tool that Darwin is currently developing, which will also include practice modes for McCree’s flashbang among other abilities.

As well as producing training modes, Darwin is also responsible for fun modes like D.Va racing, Overwatch Pictionary and even a mode inspired by an anime meme.

With practice tools like this, however, Darwin and other creators continue to demonstrate that the power of the Workshop extends well beyond just coming up with the most ridiculous custom games possible for fun.

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