Overwatch player snags a 3v3 win with sneaky Reaper play - Dexerto
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Overwatch player snags a 3v3 win with sneaky Reaper play

Published: 20/Nov/2018 19:16 Updated: 20/Nov/2018 19:45

by Bill Cooney

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After getting knocked off the map during a 3v3 match, one Overwatch player using Reaper managed to teleport back and somehow take the round for his team.

The clip, posted to the Overwatch subreddit by the appropriately-named user reaperofsouls244, starts out with Reaper making the mistake of putting himself between the enemy Lucio and the edge of the map, AKA prime booping territory.

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Like any Lucio worth his salt, he sends Reaper flying to what should be an environmental kill, but somehow Reaper is able to survive on a cliffside ledge.  

After working out how they lived, Reaper teleports back on to the map to find the Lucio standing still, obviously confused.

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Without wasting a second, Reaper takes out Lucio and ties the match up for his team after a crazy comeback round. 

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That poor Lucio did almost everything right, except for waiting by the ledge to make sure he got the kill, if he did that he could have just booped the Reaper off a second time.

You do have to give the Reaper player credit for not giving up, and managing to find a way to get back up on the map to grind out the win.

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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.