Overwatch player creates "Stream Sniper" inspired Workshop mode - Dexerto
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Overwatch player creates “Stream Sniper” inspired Workshop mode

Published: 12/Jul/2019 22:21 Updated: 12/Jul/2019 23:15

by Bill Cooney

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One hard-working Overwatch player has created a mode that makes players have to think like their opponents in order to win.

Watching an opponent’s screen is generally considered a pretty low move but with the popularity of Twitch, Stream Sniping people’s broadcasting has never been easier – even if it isn’t as much of a problem in Overwatch as it is in Battle Royale games like Apex Legends.

Overwatch player Therister decided to make a “Screencheat” game mode in the Workshop that has players find opponents by using their perspective – just like stream sniping.

Blizzard EntertainmentNormally only Sombra gets to be invisible.

Where is everybody?

In Therister’s mode every player is invisible, but you can see from other players’ perspectives by holding the Interact (F) key and cycling through different opponents using the mouse buttons.

Players aren’t entirely invisible though: using your ultimate reveals enemy positions with a small red eye icon, so even though you know their positions, you still have to find them.

BlizzardWidowmaker headshots against invisible targets are even more satisfying.

The game provides some pretty impressive highlight clips – there’s just something about taking out an invisible enemy, who was usually Sombra until now, that feels so good.

It’s also pretty amazing that Therister was able to make an entire playable game mode just based around being able to see your opponents screen using the Workshop. 

For players who want to try out Therister’s “Screensteal” mode, the code is: BN1SC.

Overwatch Summer Games is starting soon 

The July 11 Overwatch Developer’s Update may not have had a ton of concrete information in it, but Jeff did let us know we can expect Summer Games to start a little earlier than it usually does in August.

That means we could be weeks or even just days away from the beginning of Summer Games and the return of Lucioball, which everyone either loves or absolutely despises with no in between.

Blizzard EntertainmentThere will be new ways for players to earn skins this year for Summer Games.

Blizzard are shaking the event up this year by adding special challenges for each week of the event that will allow players to unlock an epic skin, similar in structure to the Bastet and Baptiste Reunion challenges.

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Simple Overwatch trick lets any hero reach King’s Row high ground

Published: 26/Oct/2020 23:34

by Bill Cooney

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A surprisingly simple Overwatch trick is making the rounds that lets any hero in the game reach the high ground of the King’s Row attacking spawn.

King’s Row might be one of the original Overwatch maps, but it has definitely stood the test of time and is still one of players’ favorites when it comes up in the queue.

One of the most popular features on the map is the little sniper’s nest platform located at the very top of the first attacking spawn that gives a commanding view of everything up to the capture point.

It seems like only heroes with movement abilities like Pharah, Widow, or D.Va for example could get up there, but there is a way to get any hero in the game up to the position as well.

King's Row Attacking spawnThe sniper’s nest has been there since day one, but not every hero has been able to get up there, until now.

The person we have to thank for this technique is Reddit user jordensmet who somehow discovered that you can use a more mobile character to reach the space, then quickly change to another.

First, they select Baptiste and use his Exo Boots to boost up to the second-highest level, just under the top platform. Once there, they position themselves on top of the scaffolding in front of the main exit and jump again while barely touching the spawn room.

If you pull up the Hero Select menu at the right time, you’ll be able to switch to any hero you like. So if you’ve never had the chance to try out Ana, McCree, or whoever else from on high, now’s your chance.

I found a way to get the highground on the attacking side of King’s row for Ana (or other characters that usually can’t get there). from Overwatch

For instance, if you really want to catch an aggressive enemy team off-guard, why not take Reinhardt for a spin and hit them with a charge from the very top rope. For those wondering, yes, a Rein charge out of the top window will get you all the way to Mondatta’s statue, so make sure your team is ready to push!

One final note to add is that doesn’t necessarily have to be Baptiste that you use for this trick either, Echo and Pharah would both work, and if you’re really fast and in need of a challenge, you can even get it to go with Sombra’s Translocator as long as your timing is absolutely perfect.