Overwatch and Mario Party cross over in crazy Nintendo Workshop mode - Dexerto

Overwatch and Mario Party cross over in crazy Nintendo Workshop mode

Published: 12/Oct/2019 18:29 Updated: 12/Oct/2019 19:02

by Brent Koepp


The Overwatch community has re-created the infamous Nintendo party game in the hero shooter using the Workshop Mode, and it’s as fun as it sounds.

Overwatch’s Workshop Mode released in April of this year, and fans have already made some incredible creations. From a Super Smash Bros mode, to a hilarious dodgeball game featuring Sigma, their imagination knows no bounds.

However two dedicated members of the community mindblowingly re-created the beloved Nintendo party franchise ‘Super Mario Party’ in the game’s creation mode, and unveiled it with an amazing trailer.

NintendoThe beloved Nintendo party franchise first came out in 1998 for the N64.

Super Torbjörn Party

The Nintendo party game mode was made by creators ‘Phasmite’ and ‘Kevlar’ and uses the damage-per-second hero Torbjörn. In a trailer they uploaded to Reddit on October 12, the Workshop Mode brings the board game to Overwatch.

Players will find themselves moving around the ‘Ayutthaya’ map on select spaces, after hitting a die to determine the number of moves they have. The mode has ‘stars’ that you can collect, and that players will fight over to win.

The community creation even has mini-games, which is the most iconic part of the Nintendo franchise. They’re so popular that the Japanese developer released an entire game just around them called ‘Mario Party: The Top 100’ in 2017.

In the trailer, one of the games shown sees four Torbjörns in bubbles trying to knock the other out of bounds, though the creators promise ‘various’ mini-games in future updates.

What is most impressive about this mode is the amount of details the creation gets right to simulate the party game’s systems, such as allowing players to purchase stars, or earn them for their performance.

The creators even went to great length to remake the character screen, which shows the player’s character earning enough to buy the stars, as they look to get ahead of their friends in the competition.

If you’d like to give the Nintendo-themed Overwatch Workshop mode a try with your friends, you can do so with code ‘1XSGZ‘.

We just can’t promise you’ll have any friends left at the end of it – we all know just how much Mario Party can test relationships.


Overwatch cosplayer blinks ahead with Tracer’s new look for Overwatch 2

Published: 19/Jan/2021 7:09

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Overwatch 2 is still a while away with no official release date in sight, but that didn’t stop a talented cosplayer from re-creating Tracer’s new look in the sequel, and it turned out great.

Overwatch’s characters have incredible designs, and naturally, that means their cosplays are some of the best in the world. We’ve seen them all brought to life in astonishing detail, and each one is special in its own way.

However, seven characters will have their appearances re-worked in Overwatch 2, with more expected to come later. It’s a welcome change since many fans feel like some of the current character models are outdated.

Activision-Blizzard has outlined all the changes on their official website. Tracer’s new model is particularly exciting. The differences seem subtle at first. However, a closer look reveals a wealth of changes.

In essence, they’ve switched her ‘retro’ look to something more modern. Her glasses have been replaced with a more combat-ready pair. They’ve also given her smaller gloves, a sleeker jacket, and a refined chronal accelerator.

Overwatch 2 Tracer cosplay
Activision-Blizzard revealed Tracer’s new look at BlizzCon 2019.

A talented cosplayer named Gustavo, better known as TheCrayonThief on Instagram, has been waiting for Overwatch 2’s release date to be announced like everyone else. However, he couldn’t resist and decided to create Tracer’s new outfit from scratch while he waits.

“I was so excited to wear this cosplay at NYCC or Blizzcon,” he said.

“However, thanks to Miss Rona, that didn’t [happen], and it ain’t [going to] happen for the foreseeable future. I’m trying to get myself motivated and upload more cosplay content.”


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Gustavo managed to capture all the new tweaks and improvements to Tracer’s outfit. It’s a detailed and well-polished piece overall, and his fans loved it.

He also shared it on Reddit, and it was well-received on there too. Collectively, it’s racked up hundreds of likes across all platforms, and there’s no doubt it will continue to climb. 

All in all, it was an excellent job, and it’ll give Overwatch fans something to enjoy while they wait for the sequel.