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Overwatch player beautifully recreates heroes and maps in The Sims

Published: 11/Nov/2019 0:24 Updated: 11/Nov/2019 0:57

by Michael Gwilliam


A creative Overwatch player found a way to recreate the game’s maps and heroes in The Sims 4, and it looks absolutely stunning. 

Redditor ‘Luvi2106’ posted photos of the Overwatch roster as Sims characters to a plethora of compliments in the comments section. 

What’s more, the user even posted a link to a downloadable save file, so anyone with a copy of The Sims could enjoy putting Overwatch heroes in bizarre situations previously only found in ranked games. 

ModTheSims/LaLuvi/Blizzard EntertainmentBrigitte is far less polarizing in The Sims than Overwatch.

The talented artist even recreated maps from the game such as Route 66, Hanamura, and Blizzard World.

Notably, the diner from Route 66 looks especially accurate, and it would be fun to see what interactions Sim versions of McCree and Ashe would have in that environment. 

ModTheSims/LaLuvi/Blizzard EntertainmentRoute 66 looks amazing in The Sims.

Other nicely-designed heroes include Zarya and Sombra, whose pink and purple hair styles have translated well between the two games.

If that wasn’t enough, the Redditor even designed special skin versions of the cast with Witch Mercy, School Girl D.Va, and Asylum Sigma standing out in particular. 

ModTheSims/LaLuvi/Blizzard EntertainmentHow many fires can Junkrat start in The Sims?

“I had the idea for a long time and it definitely took a lot of patience, but I’m glad I’m done,” Luvi2106 said. 

While the project may be finished for now, we can hope that the player returns to add more maps and heroes as they’re added to the game, or step up to the plate once more when Overwatch 2 is eventually released. 

ModTheSims/LaLuviParis isn’t the most hated map… in The Sims at least.

Until then, playing Overwatch in a whole new way will have to suffice for the time being.

As for The Sims 4, despite being released in 2014, the game still has a dynamic community filled with content creators. Its last expansion pack, Island Living, was released in June 2019. 

The game’s next expansion, Discover University, is scheduled to release on November 15, 2019 so if you ever wanted to see Overwatch heroes in school, this could be your best chance. 


Overwatch reveals drop rates for loot box items and skins

Published: 27/Nov/2020 23:45

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch has finally revealed the official drop rates for loot box items such as skins and sprays within the in-game client.

Players logging in can now check out the exact rates for standard loot box items in a special page in the home screen menu. The page provides a lot of details for those trying to complete their cosmetic collections.

Some of the information is already pretty standard, with each loot box containing either four items or three items with credits. However, each loot box includes at least one item of rare or higher quality.

The description goes on to further state that, on average, an epic quality item will be found in one out of every 5.5 loot boxes and legendary items found in every 13.5.

Oni Genji Overwatch skin
Legendary Overwatch skins are the rarest.

Furthermore, they list common items as having a 99% drop rate, rare at 94%, epic with 18.5% and legendary a mere 7.5%.

These rates only apply for standard loot boxes, however, and not seasonal loot boxes such as the upcoming Winter Wonderland, Archive or Anniversary events.

Amusingly, the page also states that items obtained through loot boxes will not give any additional advantage while playing the game.

Overwatch loot box drop rates
Blizzard revealed the loot box drop rates.

While, for the most part this is true, some players have discovered some slight advantages of using, for example, barefoot D.Va or Pharah skins to mask their footsteps.

That said, aside from these rather niche instances, Overwatch has been good at completely avoiding pay-to-win components that have plagued other games.

Loot boxes have long been under fire from both politicians and players who view the practice as a form of gambling.

Sombra fires Machine Pistol
Many players and politicians took aim at loot boxes.

In 2017, China forced Blizzard to reveal the exact drop rates for games such as Overwatch and Hearthstone.

Elsewhere, in the United States, Republican Senator Josh Hawley proposed the “Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act” which took aim at loot boxes and other pay-to-win practices.

However, to combat this, several companies including Activision Blizzard agreed to disclose drop rates for their titles.

At least now Overwatch players can sleep easy knowing exactly what their odds are for unlocking certain skins.