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Overwatch's Oasis Gardens map perfectly recreated in Minecraft

Published: 7/Jul/2019 21:58

by Eli Becht

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This Minecraft player took the time to completely build Overwatch’s Oasis Gardens in what is almost a shot for shot recreation.

Closing in on a decade after its release, Minecraft is still going very strong and fans are still showing off their creative chops with brand-new creations.

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Even if you aren’t the most imaginative builder out there, Minecraft players have still shown us they can create things from other games, and this is exactly one what fan has done with this Overwatch creation.

Overwatch meets Minecraft

Imgur user ‘halvencyon’ showed off their amazing recreation of Oasis Gardens, a map added to Overwatch back in 2017.

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There are numerous pictures showing off various angles of what the map looks like in Minecraft and it’s pretty incredible with how alike everything is. The album shows side-by-side shots with Overwatch and Minecraft, driving home the similarities.

halvencyon - ImgurOasis Gardens in Minecraft.

What’s even more impressive about all of this is that the creator said the design only took 16 hours, meaning they were able to completely recreate a map in under a day.

It’s always interesting to see what other video games look like in another, and this proves that Overwatch and Minecraft can cross over quite well. 

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Oasis Gardens in Minecraft (16 hours)

Now one thing we have to be on the lookout for is someone to use Overwatch’s Workshop mode and make some Minecraft creations there.

The Workshop mode has made many things possible in the game that were previously thought impossible, so making some sort of Minecraft mode isn’t out of the realm of possibilities.

Let’s just wait and see if there’s a way for Minecraft Hunger Games to make its way to Overwatch or vice-versa. With the Workshop mode, nothing would be a surprise.

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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.