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Overwatch meets Minecraft in amazing map recreation

Published: 17/Sep/2019 3:26 Updated: 17/Sep/2019 4:02

by Brad Norton

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One avid Overwatch fan has taken it among themselves to recreate a full-scale version of a popular map in Minecraft.

Despite initially being released in 2009, a decade later Minecraft continues to remain at the forefront of popularity in the video game industry. A great deal of Twitch streamers continue to find new ways to enjoy the title to this day, with Minecraft Monday being as popular as ever.

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One particular builder in Minecraft had recently set aside the time to combine two of their favorite franchises, recreating a map from the beloved hero-shooter Overwatch.

After an immense “72 hours of progress,” Reddit user ‘halvencyon’ was ready to share their creation with the world, posting a photo album that highlighted the incredible effort of recreating Rialto in Minecraft.

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A month and a half of chipping away at the build and the results are spectacular. From internal detail to the sprawling scope of the project, no stone was left unturned in this faithful reimagining of the popular Escort map.

Reddit: halvencyonThe scale of Rialto has been captured perfectly.

Every aspect of the map has been delivered with care, even down the most minute details such as health pack locations and lighting considerations. 

“There’s always room for improvement,” the creator expresses, “but I feel this is my best work yet!”

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Reddit: halvencyonCareful not to fall off the map!

Set in Italy, the map was released in Overwatch in May 2018 and now stands as one of the 21 competitive maps in the game to date. Five of which are tuned to the Escort game mode which sees attackers pushing a payload through three checkpoints.

While the recreation in Minecraft is purely aesthetic for the time being, perhaps someone will connect the redstone dots and create a fully functioning Rialto multiplayer mod in the near future.

Reddit: halvencyonEven the small details have been captured in this recreation.

You can check out the full album of images here and leave some words of encouragement to the devoted creator.

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This isn’t the first time that the world of Overwatch has mixed with Minecraft as fans recently created a fully functioning D.Va mod.

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Smash Ultimate community divided over Minecraft Steve fighter reveal

Published: 1/Oct/2020 18:39 Updated: 1/Oct/2020 18:55

by Brent Koepp

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The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate community was left divided after it was revealed that Minecraft protagonist Steve would be the next character to join the fight. While some were excited for the major crossover, others – including esports pros – were less enthusiastic about the upcoming DLC.

Smash Bros Ultimate made its debut in 2018, and over two years later has continued to evolve into what is the biggest franchise crossover in gaming history. From Persona to Final Fantasy – the Nintendo Switch title has it all.

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On October 1, it was announced that Mojang’s iconic Minecraft series would be the next join the beloved fighting game. However, not everyone in the community is thrilled about Steve’s inclusion, including EVO champion Leonardo ‘MkLeo’ Pérez.

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The iconic Minecraft protagonist joins Smash Ultimate as its next fighter.

Smash community torn over Minecraft DLC fighter

On October 1, Nintendo announced that Smash Ultimate’s next DLC would be Steve from Minecraft. This marks the second collaboration that Microsoft has had with the title, as Banjo & Kazooie was added in 2019.

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While many fans were excited by the iconic mascot’s addition to the roster, others were left conflicted over the Mojang protagonist’s inclusion.

For instance, popular esports pro and 2019 EVO champion, MkLeo, took to social media to voice his disappointment. “OK! i decided to not post my reaction to this bs cuz minecraft fans are gonna come after me for not liking this thing omg so pissed.”

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MkLeo wasn’t enthusiastic about the Minecraft DLC.

The Joker main also added, “its ok, there are still 4 spots! Dont lose faith.” The pro was not alone – other fans voiced their disappointments as well, such as one user who exclaimed, “What an absolute joke the last few dlc characters have been trash add this “character” to that list.” Another player agreed and said, “What kind of trash is this. Where’s our Sora, 2B, or Dante. Bro nobody want this.”

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Smash Ultimate fans were not happy with the Minecraft reveal, either.

Popular fighting game content creator Maximilian ‘Maximilian Dood’ Christiansen also shared his disappointment on YouTube. “I don’t f**king believe it. I’m going to turn this stream off right now. Going to turn this s**t off. I get it. An iconic character. I get it. I genuinely understand Sakurai, it doesn’t mean I have to like it. But I understand.”

Despite the negative reactions, not everyone was down on the Minecraft DLC. Team Liquid’s Samuel ‘Dabuz’ Buzby praised the announcement and said, “This wild ride is exactly what I paid for with Fighter’s Pass 2. Give me chaos, no boring expected reveals.” Legendary Smash pro Ezra ‘Samsora’ Morris also celebrated the reveal by changing his profile pic to the Minecraft fighter and tweeted, “I changed my mind” in response to a 2019 tweet he had made about the Mojang title.

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Smash pros weighed in.

Regardless of how you feel about the new DLC fighter, there is no denying that Minecraft has become one of the most iconic gaming franchises of all time. So much so that in 2014, Microsoft dropped over $2.4 billion to acquire it.

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Smash Ultimate is, at the end of the day, a celebration of the industry. As many players pointed out, the Mojang mascot’s inclusion was surely inevitable given the property’s importance.