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Overwatch player gives Reaper’s Wraith Form an awesome upgrade in Workshop

Published: 19/Jun/2019 22:15 Updated: 19/Jun/2019 22:28

by Bill Cooney

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An Overwatch player has used the Workshop mode to make Reaper’s Wraith form look like and operate more like it does in Overwatch’s cinematic shorts.

Reaper’s Wraith Form makes him invulnerable to damage for up to three seconds while giving him a 50 percent movement speed increase, but it doesn’t work the same way as shown in Overwatch’s shorts.

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For example, when using Wraith form in game, Reaper can’t float through the air or move any differently than normal like he does in the “Recall” and “Infiltration” cinematics.

“From the Shadows”

Not content with the current state of Wraith Form, Overwatch player Therister decided to use the Workshop mode into the ability it was always meant to be.

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While using the ability in Therister’s mod, the camera goes into third person and allows the player to move in any direction, just like in the cinematics.

They also made Wraith Form look more like the cloud of smoke it resembles in the animated shorts, instead of just a see-through version of Reaper.

The ability definitely makes Reaper much tougher to deal with and allows him to outmaneuver and get the drop on almost any other hero on the map.

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For players who want to try out the new and improved Wraith Form, the code is: NYD2J.

June 18 patch brings Replay system and more

Overwatch got a major patch on June 18 that included a number of balance changes, introduced the Replay system and kicked off Baptiste’s Reunion Challenge.

Players have the chance to unlock a new player icon, new sprays and an Epic new Baptiste skin by winning games or watching Twitch streamers with Drops enabled.

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With all the great Workshop modes coming out that affect Overwatch heroes abilities, some players have suggested that an Arcade mode be added with some of the upgrades, which would definitely shake things up a bit.

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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.