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Overwatch player creates hectic Workshop mode inspired by anime meme

Published: 24/Jun/2019 15:23 Updated: 24/Jun/2019 16:56

by Joe O'Brien


An Overwatch player has created a chaotic mode in the Workshop inspired by an anime-related meme.

DarwinStreams is perhaps the Workshop’s most prolific creator, producing an enormous variety of custom modes that have been popular with Overwatch players.

For his latest creation, Darwin took inspiration from the “teleports behind you” meme to create a mode in which players can live out their anime ninja fantasies.

The mode gives Overwatch’s resident ninja, Genji, the ability to literally teleport behind his enemies with his right-click. After doing so, he has a one-second window during which to get an instant-kill melee. Securing the kill will reset the teleport’s cooldown, but failing to do so will leave Genji without the ability for six seconds.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe Workshop has been an incredible success.

In a free-for-all with multiple Genjis, this makes for a hilarious and hectic game mode, with players dashing and disappearing all over the place.

Thanks to the new Replays feature, which allows players to watch back their games with full observer controls, Darwin was also able to capture some highlights from the mode with appropriately cinematic framing.

Nani FFA – teleport behind them [workshop by DarwinStreams] from r/Overwatch

Those that wish to try out this mode can do so with share code 13VRM.

Darwin has also been responsible for some of the most popular Workshop modes so far, producing everything from useful practice modes for Ana and Reinhardt, to fun modes like “Torbjörnball 2k19” and Overwatch Pictionary. His “D.Va Racing” mode is also one of the top 10 most popular so far, according to Blizzard.

The Workshop feature has proven immensely popular with Overwatch players, and in combination with the new Replays feature there are now more options than ever for content creators to express their creativity through the game.

Players are now also looking forward to what might be coming for Overwatch this summer, as game director Jeff Kaplan hinted at a change to the typical content schedule.

Normally, Overwatch fans could expect to see the first reveal of the next new hero by the end of June or the first few days of July, but whether or not they’ll have to wait longer to find out who is hero 31 remains to be seen.


Overwatch player discovers secret counter to Mei’s Cryo-Freeze

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:32 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 7:08

by Michael Gwilliam


Mei’s Cryo-Freeze has to be one of the most annoying abilities in Overwatch, granting the hero complete invincibility for its duration. Now, a player has discovered a brilliant trick to counter the ice-themed hero.

In Overwatch, there are few abilities as unique as Cryo-Freeze. It places Mei inside of an ice cube that heals her and cleanses any status effects such as Ana’s biotic grenade.

However, the most annoying thing about the ability is how it makes Mei completely invulnerable. For the few seconds she has it activated, she can survive anything from point-blank D.Va bombs to Sigma’s Gravitic Flux.

Some players have found ways to “time” abilities so they connect with Mei as she exits her ice cube cocoon, such as Tracer’s Pulse Bomb or a Reinhardt charge. However, this tactic is reliant on the Mei using Cryo-Freeze’s whole duration. If she cancels it early, then there’s a chance that she’ll end up surviving or dodging the oncoming attack.

Mei uses ice block in Overwatch
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Mei’s ice block is extremely powerful.

Luckily, a new technique has been discovered which should make countering Mei a breeze. As shown by Reddit user bleubey, Junkrat can actually place his trap directly on top of Mei’s ice cube.

This trick should guarantee that the Chinese environmentalist hero gets trapped and is extremely vulnerable to any attacks. With any luck, you can even catch the Mei player completely off-guard and force out her ultimate.

That exact thing happened in bleubey’s clip. After coming out of the cube, the Mei found herself trapped and ended up wasting her Blizzard in the process, only to be taken out of the picture by a damage-boosted Junkrat grenade.

I find it amusing that you can put a junk trap on top of Mei’s head while she’s an ice cube from Overwatch

Users on the site were shocked to see that such a trick even existed. “I’m almost gold border and I never knew this,” wrote marioaprooves.

“I’m GM and I never knew this sh*t. Holy f**k,” stated another, clearly shocked at what they had witnessed.

Mei freezes Roadhog
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Mei has a lot of tricks up her sleeve.

Bleubey responded in turn that they only found out by complete accident, proving that such a tactic really went under the radar for a long time.

The next time there is a Mei giving your team trouble, try swapping to Junkrat and taking her out with this neat trap hat maneuver.