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

Published: 7/Dec/2018 11:56 Updated: 7/Dec/2018 12:08

by Joe O'Brien

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An Overwatch player has demonstrated a useful trick for Widowmakers on Rialto.

Using what looks like a max-range Grappling Hook onto a tiny ledge, u/__Lucht demonstrated a spot that offers a defending Widowmaker valuable vision across the third stage.

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The spot gives line-of-sight over a row of buildings to the offensive spawn for stage three, opening up opportunities for early picks if the defensive team has enough control to allow this set-up.

Both spawn doors are visible, so Widowmakers that are fast and accurate enough are guaranteed at least a chance to hit returning enemies.

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Though the location offers no real cover from counter-fire, it’s far enough away and obscure enough that it’s likely that Widowmakers utilizing it should get a decent number of shots before the enemy figures out where they’re being sniped from and are able to respond.

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While holding at the spawn doors is rarely going to be viable for too long, a quick kill on an enemy support, for example, could lead to an easier fight and an earlier advantage for the defending team, shaving valuable time off the clock and gaining an edge in ultimate charge.

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Players hoping to take advantage of this position should do so quickly – it wouldn’t be the first time that a powerful Widowmaker sight-line was patched out by Blizzard as an “unintended location”.

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Overwatch meets WarCraft with epic RTS custom game mode

Published: 7/Oct/2020 0:12

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch and RTS games like WarCraft and StarCraft might seem like complete opposites, but the two styles have been combined into a very promising-looking Workshop mode that lets you control multiple heroes as if they were individual units.

If we look at Blizzard games like one big family tree, then the StarCraft and Warcraft franchises could probably be considered something like Overwatch’s grandparents.

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Back in the day StarCraft especially was one of the biggest esports on the planet, but the RTS genre has sadly fallen to wayside in recent years. Both still have dedicated communities though (even after the disaster that was Reforged) and it’s safe to say a good number also play Overwatch now as well.

Irish Overwatch manager Andygmb clearly hasn’t outgrown his love for real-time strategy, not that one ever does, decided to take the top down style from those games and apply it to all of our favorite heroes using Josbird’s cursor tool in the Workshop mode.

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Demo of a MOBA / RTS style control scheme in the Workshop! The possibilities with the workshop are endless! from Overwatch

You can scroll around the map, and drag the map to select multiple units and control them all at once. Like an RTS game, you can tell them where to go, and when to attack something.

Right off the top of our heads if they ever were to make an Overwatch game like this, we’d wager that Roadhog rush would be a great opening build to start with.

But it doesn’t take much to imagine a League of Legends-style game as well being made playable with this type of game either. Sure, Blizzard already has Heroes of the Storm, but that only features a few Overwatch heroes to choose from, where this could add the whole roster.

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Overwatch has over 30 different heroes that could make all kinds of different units.

With Heroes of the Storm already existing (and producing cooler skins for D.Va than Overwatch itself) our chances of seeing an official RTS featuring the game’s heroes are unfortunately slim to none.

That has never stopped players before though, so we’d keep our eyes out for some kind of League clone to appear before too long on the Custom Game browser. Until then, you can always waste more time playing Among Us there as well.