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Overwatch Avengers crossover skins is the best concept yet

Published: 13/Oct/2019 11:22 Updated: 4/May/2020 15:41

by Connor Bennett

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One Overwatch fan has come up with a stunning crossover idea that would merge the popular multiplayer title with Marvel’s Avengers.

Ever since the game released back in May 2016, fans have been hard at work trying to get their own ideas – be they skins, game types, or other wacky plans – into Overwatch.

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They were certainly helped by the developers with the introduction of the Workshop, which allowed their imaginations to run free with better game modes, new characters, and new maps. Outside of that, though, skin concepts are still one of the most popular things in town – and fans are always looking to create new looks for some of their favorite heroes.

BlizzardOverwatch heroes like Tracer were given an Avenger makeover in the new concept.

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The latest skin concept comes from Reddit user DevyGone, who had the bright idea to merge Overwatch with the iconic Marvel’s Avengers franchise. In their idea, which was posted to their Deviant Art page, DevyGone gave a number of fan-favorite heroes a brand-new skin that placed them right in the boots of the superhero crew.

Brigette took on the form of Captain America, Zenyatta aptly became Doctor Strange, Wrecking Ball broke out of his ball to become Rocket Raccoon, and Torbjörn was able to wield Mjolnir while completing a Nordic crossover with Thor.

DeviantArt: DevyGoneA full look at DevyGone’s Overwatch x Avengers crossover.

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While DevyGone played down the quality of their concept, claiming it wasn’t quite as some that had come before it, that didn’t stop members of the Overwatch community showering praise upon them.

“My god I never realized how bad I wanted a Wasp mercy skin until now. Good work!” commented DashingMustashing. Another, Mightybear7_, added: “These are really cool ideas and good work!”

Sadly, though, for many overwatch fans, this is a crossover that likely only ever exist as a fan idea or concept considering the Avenger’s series concluded with Endgame.

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Marvel has, in fact, done crossovers with games like Fortnite in the past, but never offered up any of the hugely popular skins like Iron Man, Spider-Man, or Captain Marvel, so it would be difficult to see them changing their stance anytime soon.

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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.