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Overwatch Player Finds Hilarious Widowmaker Basketball Glitch

Published: 4/Jun/2018 17:04 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Joe O'Brien

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An Overwatch player discovered a hilarious glitch while playing with the basketballs in the spawn room.

MMOsiris’s Widowmaker was launched across Nepal after teaming up with a Brigitte to send one of the balls flying after connecting to it with the grappling hook.

The basketballs can be found in the carrier ships that form many of the spawn rooms in Overwatch, such as those on Nepal, Ilios, and Lijiang Tower. With baskets to aim for they offer a small mini-game to play while waiting for the doors to open and the real game to start.

Through a mixture of creativity and luck, players have been able to pull off some fairly spectacular shots with the balls, but such tricks have generally been confined to the spawn rooms. With a coordinated effort from Widowmaker and new hero Brigitte, however, it seems the basketballs can be used with a much bigger scope.

By using Brigitte’s Whip Shot ability, which has a knock-back effect, the ball can be flung an incredibly long distance after the doors open. It turns out that if Widowmaker grapples onto the ball just before this happens, however, she’s dragged across the map with it.

Unfortunately for MMOsiris, the result of this on Nepal was a premature death after being dragged off the map.

Though the glitch is entertaining in itself, it does prompt theories of its practical applications – could this be used to get to the point more quickly, or attain a vantage for an opening pick? While it seems likely to remain nothing more than an amusing trick, it’s certainly fun to speculate.

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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