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Overwatch Lego Sets Are Coming Amid Several New Merchandise Deals

Published: 24/May/2018 22:50 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:58

by Joe O'Brien

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Blizzard has partnered up with Lego to produce Overwatch Lego sets.

The deal comes amid a range of new partnerships as Activision Blizzard expands its merchandise licensing for Overwatch and the company’s other big franchises.

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No details of exactly what the Lego sets will include have yet been confirmed, although fans can at least expect to see some of the game’s iconic characters in Lego form. Lego will reportedly produce Overwatch sets “across various price points”, so on the upper end fans can perhaps even hope to see full map recreations.

With a bit of creativity, some fans have already been able to produce Overwatch heroes from Lego before, some of which are remarkably accurate, but now fans will be able to get their hands on officially-designed Overwatch Lego for the first time. The timeline for release hasn’t yet been revealed.

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In addition to the Lego partnership, Hasbro has been awarded the master toy license, and has plans to develop a line of Overwatch-themed NERF guns along with several other product lines, although full details have yet to be announced.

As well as the toy deals, Activision Blizzard has partnered with Uniqlo to bring Overwatch, Starcraft, and Diablo-themed apparel as part of their spring/summer 2018 collection.

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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.