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Overwatch player creates terrifying horror game mode in the Workshop

Published: 29/May/2019 19:17 Updated: 29/May/2019 19:28

by Bill Cooney

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One creative Overwatch player has made a new mod in the Workshop mode that makes Genji even more terrifying than he ever was before.

The Hidden was, and still is to some, a popular source mod for Half Life 2. The game put a team of players up against a single, invisible and very powerful player known as, you guessed it, ‘The Hidden’.

A Redditor known as Chehtan decided to bring the mod to Overwatch using the new Workshop mode, which finally makes custom games like this possible.

The Hidden was a popular Half Life 2 mod.
https://www.hidden-source.com/

IT is hungry

In The Hidden, one player gets to be an invisible Genji who can stick to walls, and dispatch enemy players fairly easily if they’re on their own.

Players who are the troopers can pick up powerups which gives them weapons from various Overwatch heroes, but not their abilities. The mode has all new abilities for members of the so-called ‘Intervention Team.’

One interesting feature is the addition of friendly fire, which Overwatch players won’t be used to at all, and if a player kills a teammate 3 times they’ll be marked as a ‘traitor’ and eliminated.

Chehtan included a detailed list of abilities for the Intervention Team and The Hidden along with the teaser video for the new mode, which thanks to the new Replay mode, looks pretty impressive as well.

What’s coming to Overwatch?

Besides the new Workshop and Replay features, Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan said there would be more major new content coming to the game this summer.

Exactly what that would be remains a mystery, but he did say that the next new Overwatch hero, Hero 31, would be out sometime this summer as well.

The Workshop and the Replay system have already given players a whole new way to play the game and with even more new content on the way, 2019 could end up being a very big year for Overwatch.

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Overwatch players demand fix for controversial Halloween map

Published: 21/Oct/2020 19:49

by Michael Gwilliam

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It’s Halloween time again, and that means the Overwatch Halloween Terror event is in full swing – and with it come some unique map changes on Eichenwalde, Blizzard World, and Hollywood. However, not everyone is on board with the new decorations.

While the maps may look nice with their Halloween horror makeover, there are some significant issues with them, primarily on Eichenwalde streets phase.

The German hybrid map can be one of the more challenging points for attackers, as they need to push the payload up a narrow bridge towards the castle.

At this juncture, players used to the normal version of the map tend to use abilities that boop opponents to secure environmental kills. Sadly, the Halloween variant makes doing so nearly impossible right by the left-side doors.

The Halloween version of Eichenwalde places a fence that prevents players from being booped off the map. Normally, Winston players will activate their Primal Rage ultimate and knock enemies off the map as they push from out of the left doors to contest the point.

23-year-old South Korean tank main Sang-hoon ‘Kaiser’ Ryu took to Twitter to voice his frustration with the map’s redesign.

“3 years and this fence still exists in this Halloween map,” he said, posting a picture of the annoying fence. “Am I the only person who complains about this?”

Other players agreed with Kaiser. “The fact that the event maps make actual changes to the map that alter the gameplay is pretty dumb in a competitive game,” one replied.

The complaints aren’t anything new either. Famously, former Overwatch League pro Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel raged after the fence prevented him from knocking a Zarya off the map.

Halloween Sombra on Overwatch's Hollywood
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The changes to Hollywood are not as controversial.

While it’s nice to have special event versions of maps, as xQc noted in his clip, the competitive integrity of the game is damaged by major changes such as this.

Hopefully, Blizzard takes note of this when Overwatch 2 is released or Halloween 2021 rolls around and finally tears the fence down.