Overwatch Lunar New Year skins revealed for Orisa and Tracer - Dexerto
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Overwatch Lunar New Year skins revealed for Orisa and Tracer

Published: 23/Jan/2019 9:48 Updated: 24/Jan/2019 1:08

by Joe O'Brien

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Two new skins coming for the Year of the Pig in-game event have been revealed on the Overwatch Korea YouTube channel.

This year’s Lunar New Year event is due to hit the game on January 24. As with all in-game events, it will bring with it a host of new cosmetic items.

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Chief among these are the new hero skins, several of which have already been revealed. Now, thanks to a video on the Korean Overwatch YouTube channel, fans can get a preview of two more.

Orisa fans will be pleased to see the hero get a new skin this event, having previously only been included in two other events in the nearly two years since her release.

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As the face of the game, Tracer featured frequently in the earlier Overwatch events. It seems Blizzard has been trying to balance things out over the last year or so, but Tracer will once again be getting a new look for Year of the Pig.

The video also shows off the new Brigitte skin, “General”, which was revealed on Twitter earlier the same day.

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These skins join new looks for Reaper, Hanzo, Reinhardt, Torbjörn, and Zenyatta, all of whom are getting new Legendaries for Year of the Pig.

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The video also features a closer look at Tracer, Orisa, and Brigitte, including showing off their new skins in a highlight intro.

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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.