Overwatch player creates horror PVE mode and it's actually terrifying

Overwatch player creates horror PVE mode and it’s actually terrifying

Published: 31/Aug/2020 14:11

by David Purcell


Sometimes the options available in Overwatch just aren’t enough for players, with one putting together an epic glitched PVE mode that will actually scare you straight. 

The popular multiplayer game from Blizzard Entertainment is constantly evolving. It actually hosts a number of themed events depending on the season, with Halloween always one that impresses the online gaming community.

While the developer’s plans for the scariest night of the year are yet to be revealed, one player has given us a taste of what could come.

They have created their own player vs. environment game mode, where a glitch moves so fast you don’t know what to expect from one moment to the next.

Halloween in Overwatch
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Overwatch has had Halloween themed content in the past, but this concept is on another level.

Overwatch horror PVE mode concept

The Overwatch player base is well known as one of the most creative out there. Everything from detailed cosplays to fan art, it could be argued that this community tops the charts by a good distance.

On August 30, one more insane fan concept was revealed. It’s like nothing we’ve ever seen before, and it has even been given a name, ‘GLITCH IN THE SYSTEM.’

“I made a glitch-themed PvE HORROR game mode with A.I. monsters in Workshop!” the creator said in a Reddit thread.


The full trailer for the mode can be seen below, courtesy of Therister.

This is the type of thing that will really show you what you are made of. A number of in-game glitch animations appear regularly to throw off each hero involved, including pop-up messages that say “I’m here.”

It was put together using Overwatch’s Workshop tool, and the designer has even released more specific info on how it should be played. They posted: “This is GLITCH IN THE SYSTEM, a game mode where you have to find ten purple orbs to escape, all the while avoiding glitchy Sombra bots who relentlessly chase you down wherever you go using dynamically generated pathfinding.

“There are over 150 possible orb locations, ensuring every playthrough feels equally as helpless and stressful. The game gets increasingly terrifying as you collect more orbs, with glitched Sombra’s spawning more frequently and you seeing/hearing more and more hallucinations over time.”

This one might be built for four people to play at one time, but would you dare jumping in alone?


Genius Overwatch trick lets Mercy escape fights on Numbani

Published: 24/Nov/2020 2:51 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 3:55

by Brad Norton


Mercy has a new path to safety on Numbani thanks to an extremely clever Overwatch trick that lets her glide away from intense teamfights.

If you’re ever stuck in a pickle as Mercy, you can always fall back on her Guardian Angel ability to get you out of trouble. Moving from one spot to another in the blink of an eye can easily keep you alive when things are looking grim.

Angelic Descent also comes in handy, enabling Mercy as one of the more mobile Supports in the game. Her kit might be limited in terms of offensive output. However, she can move through the air like no other hero. It turns out her movement abilities might even be more useful than you’d first think.

A genius new spot on the first point of Numbani can have you gliding to safety in no time at all. Here’s what you need to know so you can execute it for yourself.

Overwatch Numbani gameplay
Directly behind the Payload is where you want to line up for this unique trick.

If you’re positioned towards the back of the first capture point, you might be familiar with the often-deadly drop. It can be all too easy to get booped and fall to your death in this position. Whether it’s a Lucio flying overhead or a Wrecking Ball crashing into your team, you’ve likely experienced some pain in this location.

However, playing near this spot is worth the risk for this particular reward with Mercy. A simple tree beyond the railing is actually the perfect distance to jump right into. Once wedged between the branches, you can quickly walk forward and navigate up the front of the tree.

While you might think there’s nowhere to go from here, Mercy’s Angelic Descent completely changes the game. With a perfectly timed jump, you can slowly glide around the corner. This lets you rotate all the way behind the first point and land safely next to the street.

There’s a Mega health pack waiting for you upon landing as well. Just in case you get tagged up while making your escape.

First Point Escape Option |Numbani| For anyone who didn’t know you could do this as Mercy from Overwatch

It might not come in handy for every team fight, but if things are looking dire, it could be the perfect way to get out with your life.

Not feeding the enemy team is often just as important as building your own Ultimates. So keep this unique trick in mind the next time Numbani appears in rotation. It’s just another next-level tactic for Support mains to have at the ready.