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Overwatch fan creates incredible Quake-inspired Workshop mode

Published: 24/May/2019 18:00 Updated: 24/May/2019 18:20

by Alan Bernal

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The Overwatch community has been making increasingly impressive game types in the Workshop, and one of the latest creations introduces a popular mode from legendary franchise Quake into the new age.

Blizzard introduced the Workshop to the PTR in late April 2019, and players have made everything from practice tools to modes that give a completely new spin to Overwatch’s base formula.

The early stages of a new build is giving a lot of longtime FPS players a rush of nostalgia since it perfectly recreates the iconic movement from Quake games, while coupling it with mechanics from the popular Freeze Tag mode of old.

BlizzardAshe is the perfect hero to have in the Quake mode to capture that unique mobility.
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In a Reddit post, user ‘SkyeRaf’ revealed what they’ve been working on that would give Overwatch players a small taste of the classic shooter.

Describing the Workshop product as a “Quake-based instagib Freeze Tag,” the Redditor figured out a way to get nearly all of the movement down that made the id Software titles feel so distinct from other shooters, even today.

“Almost there,” SkyeRaf exclaimed in reply to someone who was impressed with the mode. “I still gotta add strafe jumping and prevent players from overly spamming aerial ADAD!”

While right now the build is limited to only Freeze Tag, which players can get into with Code: X37VG, SkyeRaf says they are more than willing to explore a more fleshed out design.

Is there going to be a Quake mode more true to the original game in Overwatch?

Even though SkyeRaf has hit on the start of something that can be wildly popular among Overwatch players and beyond, it’s still not where the creator wants his mode to be.

The Redditor has plans to incorporate a ton of features that add the overall experience that will hopefully make it feel more like Quake.

id SoftwareIt might be a while before Overwatch players get (close to) the full Quake experience on Blizzard’s servers.
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“When possible, I would definitely want to [build a Quake mod in Overwatch],” SkyeRaf said. “I have plans in the future that are not possible right now: Weapon switching + configuring all weapons to be like they were in Quake, maps (if a map editor comes out) like Campgrounds and Retribution, being able to play announcer sounds whenever I want to, etc.”

SkyeRaf has undoubtedly left some players to eagerly anticipate more progress in his Quake mode, but players will just have to be patient to see how the mode will evolve into over time.

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Overwatch pro Super returns on Jimmy Fallon: When to watch

Published: 22/Oct/2020 12:17

by Lauren Bergin

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OWL star Matthew “Super” DeLisi has been added as a guest on the show for the second time, linking up with popular presenter Jimmy Fallon. 

The Overwatch League is full of shining personalities, but it’s safe to say that the captain of reigning back-to-back champions San Francisco Shock is one of the league’s boldest and brightest.

The 20-year-old main tank player has certainly won the hearts of OWL fans, not only because his plays are the definition of brilliance, but because in every interview he features in his enthusiasm for the game is infectious.

This is likely why Jimmy Fallon has elected to bring back the OWL star for the 26 October episode of the classic American talkshow, The Tonight Show.

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Super is the enigmatic captain of back-to-back OWL champions San Francisco Shock.

This isn’t Super’s first time on The Tonight Show

Back in 2019 Super made his inaugural television appearance alongside former Overwatch flex player turned Valorant star Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won. Both players provided America’s viewers with insight into how the esports world works, discussing their rigorous schedules and sharing how many hours they sink into the game.

Super’s guest appearance on the show coincided with the team’s 2019 victory over the Vancouver Titans in the OWL finals, therefore it makes a lot of sense that Super has been asked to return to the show following a dominant performance over Seoul Dynasty.

When to watch and why

It’s nice to see esports becoming more prominent in mainstream media, so it’s worth tuning in to support the growth of esports, as well as learn a little bit about Overwatch as well. Super certainly knows the game inside out.

You can tune in to watch The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm ET on NBC on Monday, 26 October to see Super alongside superstars Sterling K. Brown and Zoe Lister-Jones.