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Play two Overwatch heroes at once in this unique Workshop mode

Published: 10/May/2019 14:43 Updated: 10/May/2019 15:39

by Joe O'Brien

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An epic Overwatch mode made with the new Workshop feature lets you play as two heroes at once.

Introduced to the Public Test Realm (PTR) on April 24, the Overwatch Workshop is a scripting tool gives players more power than ever to alter even the most fundamental aspects of the game in custom modes. The Workshop has already proven incredibly popular with Overwatch players, spawning a huge variety of new modes.

Some players have opted to recreate modes – or even entire games – from other titles, with everything from contemporaries like a CSGO-style defuse mode or DOTA-style MOBA mode to classic 2D arcade titles like Space Invaders and Pong.

Other players have used the power of the Workshop to create practice tools for improving at the standard game, from aim training to a mode design to help identify and learn pre-set Ana grenade spots.

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For many, however, the Workshop is a chance to exercise their creativity by coming up with entirely new modes, such as one in which players take over the body of the opponents they eliminate.

A new mode by u/Hawaiian_spawn puts another unique spin on the game, by allowing players to play as two heroes simultaneously.

With the ability to switch between characters at will, each player becomes significantly more powerful, able to chain together ability sequences that wouldn’t otherwise be possible and create solo combos that would usually require cooperation from teammates.

The power of the potential combos is shown off by a Winston-Reaper pairing, which allows the player to launch themselves into enemy lines with the Jump Pack before unleashing a Death Blossom.

Players that wish to try out this mode can do so with the share code Y1S15.

I made a mod so you can play Two Heroes at once – Code:M16HB from r/Overwatch

With the Workshop being such a major feature, Blizzard have been using its time on the PTR to actively respond to feedback and address issues far more than would be the case for a typical patch. Several updates have been made since its original appearance on the PTR, including new features and quality-of-life changes.

Currently, the Workshop is only available to PC players, as the PTR is only available on PC. Blizzard have deliberately designed the Workshop such that it is also fully functional on consoles, however, and it will be available on all platforms once it moves to the live servers.

Blizzard haven’t announced exactly when players can expect to see the feature arrive in the live game. It’s not uncommon for major updates – such as the addition of a new hero – to remain on the PTR for roughly three weeks, but with something as complex as the Workshop it’s hard to judge how long it might take before it’s ready.

Blizzard typically push major updates on either a Tuesday or a Thursday, so if the Workshop is going live in the coming week it will likely appear on either May 15 or May 17.

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Simple Overwatch trick gives Sombra a huge advantage on Hollywood

Published: 1/Dec/2020 11:35

by Lauren Bergin

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Hollywood is one of Overwatch’s most iconic maps, but it’s also one of its most challenging. Here’s a fun translocator trick for Sombra that’ll help you out on both attack and defence. 

Sombra has become one of Overwatch’s most notorious heroes both in terms of lore and as a playable character. The Mexican cyber queen is known for her flexibility: she works beautifully as a flanker, has enough raw power to dominate from the backline and can even become a support DPS.

One of the maps that sees the hacker played regularly is Hollywood, where often DPS players jump on Widowmaker or Hanzo to pop some heads. Sombra’s invisibility makes her perfect for dodging out of this full frontal sniper assault.

Another aspect of her kit that makes her the perfect Hollywood pick is her translocator, and one reddit user has a nifty trick to help you dodge attacks but still be impactful in fights.

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The Hollywood wild west set is one of the area’s most deadly to try and navigate.

Sombra translocator trick on Hollywood

Since the nerf to Sombra’s translocator which meant that it could no longer be placed on slanted surfaces, it’s been difficult to find an impactful spot to drop the tiny teleporter on Hollywood. The second area of the map — the Western themed set — is notorious for the slanted rooftops of the fake houses.

Reddit user TheOneLlama has come to the rescue though, and has given Sombra players a nice little translocator trick. If Sombra throws her translocator onto the Pioneer Hotel’s roof across from the walkway between the Bank and the Saloon, the device will land on the peak of the roof which is a flat surface.

From here, Sombra has a perfect eagle-eye view of the upcoming payload. This is perfect for defence because it means she’s there to pick off enemies, but also on attack so that she can disrupt the enemy backline.

nifty little translocate/invis spot I’d thought I should share from r/Overwatch

So, as if Hollywood’s back alleys and passageways weren’t good enough for Sombra, this little trick makes her even more dominant on one of her strongest maps. Try it out and see; you’ll be turning out the enemy’s lights in no time.