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Overwatch player finds elite hiding spot on Rialto

Published: 3/May/2020 17:18

by Michael Kelly

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A Reddit user by the name of ‘Riteman’ has discovered a peculiar hiding spot on the Rialto map that allows players to stay completely out of sight from the enemy team.

The spot sits just beyond the attackers’ spawn in a set of bushes outside of the map’s first doorway. The way the hiding technique is executed is by using an emote and sitting in the bushes.

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Keep in mind that if you were to remain perfectly still in these bushes, you wouldn’t be hidden. The strategy only works if your character is sitting down.

This is one of the best hiding spots in Overwatch in my opinion because you are literally hidden. Either use Lucio sit emote or even better, a Tracer sitting emote to stall the point in the beginning. MAP: Rialto Defense. (Yes I know its Quickplay but I also use it in competitive but its riskier) from r/Overwatch

With this being said, it’s quite clear that Lucio and Tracer are two of the best heroes in the game to pull off this strategy with.

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Due to their ability to quite literally take a seat thanks to their respective “chilling” and “sitting around” emotes, the pair can effectively stay hidden from the enemy team while hiding in the greenery.

And while this strategy might only seem like a niche way to get the jump on the enemy team, there’s definitely some competitive advantages to be had from pulling off this technique.

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Tracer is one of the heroes that can hide effectively on Rialto

The obvious edge that you can gain over your opposition by hiding in these bushes is based purely around the positional upper-hand.

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On defense, you can hide here before the enemies reveal themselves, and have a flank set up before the round even begins.

With Lucio, you can passively boost your teammates with either heals or speed while remaining completely out of sight.

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Lucio is one of the most mobile characters in Overwatch.

On Tracer, you can wait until your enemies push up past the bridge and then reveal yourself for a quick flank. This, however, might seem dicey, considering your team’s overall throughput might decrease because of your lack of presence.

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Considering shrubbery and greenery are eliminated from the game when you turn your graphics down, these bushes don’t appear for players who have “low” graphical settings.

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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.