Overwatch player discovers powerful Widowmaker spot on Dorado - Dexerto
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Overwatch player discovers powerful Widowmaker spot on Dorado

Published: 25/Oct/2018 18:23 Updated: 26/Oct/2018 8:06

by Joe O'Brien

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An Overwatch player discovered a potentially powerful location that Widowmaker can reach on Dorado.

Known for his creative tactics, u/andygmb’s latest discovery is that with a well-placed Grappling Hook, it turns out Widowmaker can access a line-of-sight all the way across the second stage of the map.

Stage 2 on Dorado is the longest portion of the map, and with twists and buildings to navigate it also means the battle over the payload can be taking place a long way either the offensive or defensive spawn.

For the attacking team, putting the payload through those final meters can be a tough task, as any but the most mobile of heroes will have a long walk back if they die.

For Widowmaker, however, it turns out there’s another means of impacting a fight at the very end of Stage 2, by grappling up to a location that grants a sight-line all the way across the map.

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The spot is clearly very situational, but it’s not hard to imagine certain scenarios in which it could be quite powerful. It’s quite common for players on the defence to hold on the high ground at the end of Stage 2, for instance, and taking an uncontested shot for an opening pick could very well be the key to a successful push.

Alternatively, in the event of a last-second or overtime push at the end of Stage 2, this might offer a means of impacting the fight after respawning. The distance from the offensive Stage 2 spawn to the end of the stage is a long way, making it difficult to return if time is critical, but the sight-line provided by these locations might allow for some damage to be dealt, perhaps enough to swing a close battle.

It’s unclear as to whether this location will be deemed acceptable or not if and when Blizzard become aware of it – in the past, similar positions have been blocked off as “unintended locations.” In the meantime, however, it might be a useful trick to pull out if a viable situation arises.

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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