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Overwatch Player Creates Amazingly Detailed Replay System Concept

Published: 25/Jun/2018 16:58 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 17:36

by Joe O'Brien

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An Overwatch player has created an incredibly detailed concept for an in-game replay system.

The concept demonstrates what a replay system could look like if added to the game, from both a menu and in-game perspective.

Overwatch is a game that has been constantly expanding since its launch, not just with new playable content such as events, maps, and heroes, but also with major systems and features. On the PTR right now are two such systems – the long-awaited Looking for Group, and an “endorsements” system designed to encourage positive player behaviour.

Past examples of major feature overhauls and additions since launch include the spectating system for broadcasting competitive matches and the custom game tools, but one of the big outstanding features that many players would like to see is a full replay system.

A replay system would ideally give players the option to look back at their previous matches, not just with highlight clips but with a full demo of the game. A replay feature exists in big games such as CS:GO and was recently added to Fortnite.

To give an idea of what such a system might look like in Overwatch, player Southpaw has created a concept system with incredible detail, exploring the menu system and features as well as what the replay system could look like in-game, all maintaining the style of the game’s existing interface.

The above gif shows a highlight of the concept, but a more in-depth look can be seen in his video explaining the system:

As Southpaw recognises, a replay system isn’t going to be something that will be game-changing for a majority of players, but as a major feature it will likely take a lot of resources to implement, so players will likely have to wait some time before something like this appears in-game.

For those wishing to improve, however, the ability to watch their games back, ideally from multiple angles, is an invaluable tool. As Blizzard seems committed to continuing to improve Overwatch, it might well be something that is added in the future, and Southpaw’s concept design offers a fantastic demonstration of what the system could look like.

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How to find cute new Overwatch Halloween easter egg at Chateau Guillard

Published: 23/Oct/2020 1:47

by Theo Salaun

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During the spookiest time of the year, Overwatch’s fans have discovered a cute, quaint easter egg in the game’s Chateau Guillard map, which has enjoyed a Halloween makeover.

Overwatch’s developers over at Blizzard do not take October’s biggest holiday for granted, as they celebrate the costume and candy festivities each year with reworked maps and new cosmetics.

This year, players have taken to exploring the Halloween version of Chateau Guillard, and are appreciating the various adjustments.

Now set under moonlight, the extensive French chateau most popularly known for deathmatch custom games is also becoming known for spooky Halloween details. Having released in 2018’s event, players are still making discoveries in the version of Chateau Guillard at night.

Normally, people get distracted by the fog and darkness, or maybe the jack-o’-lanterns and subterranean coffin.

But, taking a trip to the red study room, Redditor ‘YHJ_JYG_Kryptlock’ has discovered a neat little Overwatch easter egg involving candle wicks.

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The new Halloween easter egg appears in Chateau Guillard’s red study room.

As they demonstrate in the clip below, if you shoot each wick of the candelabra, the candles will briefly light. It’s nothing crazy, but that doesn’t stop it from being a neat addition to an already detailed revamped map.

To find this easter egg, you’ll first need to find the red study room.

If you’re facing inward to the chateau from the outdoor area with a jump pad and statue, this room will be toward the back right as you enter. If you’re on the opposite end, at the balcony’s health pack, this will be to your left as you enter the chateau.

How to find Chateau Guillard’s Halloween easter egg

  1. Head to the red study room
  2. Locate the standing candelabra, in the back right of the room at the corner near the bookshelf
  3. Shoot the candle wicks
  4. Enjoy the lit candles
  5. Make a wish?

If you shoot the candles wicks in Château Guillard (Halloween) you will light them on fire. from Overwatch

Ultimately, it’s a very simple easter egg, but a cute one. In a map covered in so much dreary darkness thanks to Halloween, lighting candles is a nice contrast.

Of course, it also makes for a decent party trick. So if you load into custom games, feel free to impress your friends by showing off your detailed map knowledge.