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Overwatch meets Marvel’s Avengers in epic Infinity War trailer

Published: 2/May/2020 20:27 Updated: 2/May/2020 21:50

by Theo Salaun

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An Overwatch fan has put together an awesome Avengers: Infinity War crossover trailer featuring the characters of Blizzard’s popular game. 

Crossovers work best when there is at least some connection between the elements involved. In Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel’s superheroes join together to face off against bad guys, led by a large man who wants six shiny stones for his golden fist and, ultimately, to destroy half of the world.

In Overwatch, the heroes have special abilities and must join together to battle Talon, a terrorist group led by a large man who wants 3,000 competitive points to obtain a golden fist and, ultimately, to destroy much of the world.

 

Sure, there are some differences between Overwatch and Avengers: Infinity War. But there are enough similarities for us to get on board.

While Overwatch may not have had Marvel Studios’ budget (estimated at $316-400 million), it still has the characters ripe for an Avengers parody. Redditor ‘RobCee3’ proved so by putting together a surprisingly spot-on parody of Infinity Wars’ official trailer.

Using the trailer’s audio and Overwatch’s visual assets, RobCee3 details a story that fits the narration perfectly. 

Overwatch: Infinity Wars from Overwatch

 

There’s the montage of Overwatch heroes during the trailer’s initial team composition phase, hordes of sinister Bastions (much like the aliens swarming Wakanda) and the Doomfist chuckling emote and audio when Thanos mentions that “this does put a smile on my face.”

As a prime example of this trailer’s attention to detail, Doomfist arrives from a puff of smoke at 1:11—just like Thanos does in the original trailer.

But, while much of the trailer uses in-game character models and maps, the greatest part of the trailer has to be the intro credits. RobCee3 uses Overwatch’s various comics to put together a fluttering montage of flipping pages as a clean segue into Blizzard’s logo. It’s not a perfect replication of the intro credits from Infinity War’s trailer, but it does cleanly mimic Marvel Studios’ typical intros. 

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Aside from new heroes, maps and game modes, Overwatch 2 is expected to have upgraded character models.

 

With Overwatch 2 expected to release in October 2020, one can only hope that our dear Redditors will rise to the task and mimic Avengers: Endgame’s trailer with the graphic improvements we expect from Overwatch’s sequel.

A resounding bravo must be awarded to RobCee3, but now the bar is set and we have high hopes for whatever comes next. And if we can make any requests ahead of Overwatch 2, we’d have to ask for a parody of the Office’s intro.

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Overwatch battle pass? Blizzard teases major changes for franchise

Published: 29/Oct/2020 23:00

by Nate Searl

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An Activision Blizzard investor reveals that the Overwatch franchise is in for some major innovations that should help bring in consistent revenue. It sounds like the game might be getting a Battle Pass. 

Overwatch has been one of the most consistent games since its release back in 2016 with a very basic business model. The game has a set cost and the only microtransactions are loot boxes that provide cosmetic items.

New cosmetic items only come out during seasonal events, which are the same every year, and there isn’t currently any form of Battle Pass. According to an Activision Blizzard investor, the business model is going to change soon.

Is Overwatch getting a Battle Pass?

Most popular online multiplayer games like Fortnite, League of Legends, Valorant, etc. are free to play and have some form of Battle Pass that helps them bring in money. Overwatch never did this, and currently relies on game sales and loot box sales to bring in revenue.

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What the Battle Pass looks like in Fortnite.

With Overwatch 2 on the horizon, Activision Blizzard will likely change their business model for the game. A Battle Pass would be a great solution. It gives players new cosmetics along with an extra incentive to play, and it gives Activision Blizzard a new way to profit off the franchise.

Battle Passes are generally great ways to get players involved in a game by giving them quests and other incentives to play while offering players exclusive cosmetic content to flex on their opponents with. In Overwatch, this could be skins, sprays, voice lines, highlight intros, or new items that haven’t been revealed yet.

Overwatch 2 surveys

Activision Blizzard has also sent out surveys about Overwatch 2. YouTuber Stylosa went over the survey, which asks questions about potential different features and editions of the game. It seems like they are mulling over several different ideas.

In addition to a potential Battle Pass, it seems like Overwatch 2 will have new ways to customize skins. This could mean changing the color of the skins or maybe changing clothing items or weapons like in Dota 2.

If Overwatch goes free-to-play when Overwatch 2 comes out, a Battle Pass seems inevitable. We will undoubtedly learn more about it in the coming months.