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Overwatch player demonstrates powerful Bastion trick on Volskaya

Published: 27/Dec/2018 15:36 Updated: 27/Dec/2018 21:48

by Joe O'Brien

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An Overwatch player showed off a powerful tactic on the second point of Volskaya Industries.

Bastion isn’t typically a very popular pick on the offensive side of any map, and when he is seen on the attack it’s usually as part of a “pirate ship” composition in an Escort or Hybrid game mode, in which he can set up as the central turret and be carried forward by the advancing payload.

When it comes to Assault maps, the need for Bastion to set up in a stationary position in order to maximize his output usually makes him a suboptimal choice for the offence, but on Volskaya u/whoever demonstrated a clever trick to allow him to be very effective.

By using Bastion’s ultimate not for damage, but instead as a “rocket-jumping” tool – a technique which uses the slight knock-back from explosives to provide a slight jump boost – the player is able to reach a vantage point over the second point, giving him a perfect view while remaining relatively concealed.

While the spot doesn’t allow Bastion himself to capture the point, assuming he has team-mates capturing the defenders will be forced to try and touch the point in order to contest, leaving them entirely open to Bastion’s line-of-sight.  

Easily my most favorite way to cap point B from r/Overwatch

This isn’t the only location in which Bastion can use his ultimate to reach a powerful position, with teams in Contenders EU previously demonstrating a similar tactic on Ilios.

Despite tricks like these, Bastion’s typical lack of mobility has left him fairly low down the tier list for quite a while, and Blizzard are reportedly considering addressing that with a rework in 2019.

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Incredible Overwatch custom game lets you drive a ‘Lamborghini’

Published: 22/Jan/2021 5:21 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 5:34

by Brad Norton

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An Overwatch racing game might not be all too far off now as a stylish new Workshop mode places heroes behind the wheel, allowing you to drive through any given map.

Driving a car is now possible in Overwatch thanks to the power of the Workshop. Players have modded their own custom vehicle into existence, allowing you to take it for a spin and drift through the game.

It’s not a simple trick that lets your hero move faster than usual. It’s a proper vehicle design that you can take control of and drive around. 

In fact, it’s modeled after the Lamborghini Aventador SV, giving you some style and some speed as you cruise through the world of Overwatch.

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Ever wanted to drive a Lambo? Now you can… in Overwatch.

“I’ve turned Overwatch into a Streetwatch,” GraczCourier’s Gaming revealed on January 21. While it might look a little different to what you had in mind, it functions better than perhaps any Workshop vehicle to date.

A collection of pipes and electricity effects bring the template of the car to life. Players have complete control over the direction of the Lambo, along with its speed as well.

You can drift around corners, activate nitrous, and even change the radio station while you’re in the driver’s seat. Not only that, but the custom mode appears to work across every map in the game.

This means you can boost through Hanamura, take in the sights of Blizzard World, or jet around London on King’s Row. Handling looks to be extremely precise as an accompanying video showcased just what’s possible with the Aventador in Overwatch.

While it’s a blast to drive around, there’s a unique challenge to it as well. How fast can you get through your favorite map? How long can you drift in one attempt? You and your teammates can put it all to the test.

The flashy Workshop mode is available for anyone to check out in-game now. Try it out for yourself with the following Workshop code: 4XQP4