Overwatch player uses Workshop mode to plan creative marriage proposal - Dexerto

Overwatch player uses Workshop mode to plan creative marriage proposal

Published: 25/Oct/2019 19:31 Updated: 25/Oct/2019 19:57

by Meg Bethany Koepp


A devoted boyfriend used Overwatch to propose to his girlfriend, creating a Moira-based Workshop mode to pop the question.

Overwatch has been a hit with first-person shooter fans ever since its release in 2016, and its large roster of characters has something for everyone.

A female Moira main was proposed to by her partner, and he used Overwatch’s very own Workshop mode to profess his love for her.

An Overwatch proposal

YouTuber ‘Alex Watson’ uploaded the video of the marriage offer on October 24. Titled “Moirajump proposal”, the clip shows the boyfriend getting his lover to play a custom Moira Workshop mode he’d made for her.

The mode appeared to be a practice range for Moira’s super jump – a tactic used by players to access high areas with the hero, and it is performed by jumping whilst using her Fade ability. The course featured multiple yellow beacons that had to be jumped through.

Little did the girlfriend know, the positioning of the yellow beams spelled out “MARRY ME” – something which later caused her to scream out “F*CK YOU!” in emotion upon realizing she’d been tricked all along.

The Workshop mode plan was a success though, as the creator’s now-fiancee said a huge yes to the creative Overwatch themed proposal.

In a Reddit post, the boyfriend went into a little more depth as to why he created a Moira-specific mode to pop the question.

“My girlfriend has been a Moira main since her release, and Overwatch in general has been a mainstay of our relationship,” he said. “When it came time to propose I knew I had to do something Overwatch. I’m a programmer, so when the workshop was released I started scheming ways to use that as a springboard.”

How to propose to a Moira Main, Workshop Style from r/Overwatch

While video games have been used in marriage proposals many times before, there’s an extra element of personalization when a level or game mode is created from scratch for the purpose of professing love.

Overwatch continues to be one of the most popular multiplayer games, so it comes as no surprise that it would eventually play a huge factor in a couple’s relationship – this will be something to tell the grandkids.


New Overwatch Shield Bash tech makes Brigitte even more powerful

Published: 22/Jan/2021 21:58

by Michael Gwilliam


A new Overwatch trick has just been discovered that could make Brigitte an even bigger threat on the battlefield than she already is.

Brigitte has been one of the game’s most controversial heroes since release thanks to her high levels of sustain, crowd control, armor, and healing. Despite multiple nerfs and reworks, she remains one of the best heroes in the right hands.

Now, players have found a completely new trick with her that is sure to make many players rage and call for nerfs to the Swedish shield maiden.

The trick, which was posted to a Korean YouTube account, shows that if Brigitte Shield Bashes at the exact same time she’s hit with an enemy’s attack that does knockback, she can travel far distances.

Shield Bash already has some slight movement advantages, but when combined with an enemy’s attack, she can torpedo across the map and even clear gaps that other heroes are unable to.

As you can see, when Brigitte gets hit in the back by Sigma’s Hyper Spheres, they do just enough knockback to allow the hero to use them to her advantage.

With this trick, Brigitte can even go from one side of Rialto’s bridge to the other in one swift movement, although it will take some getting used to if players want to pull it off in an actual game.

That said, enemy players could potentially use this to their own advantage, such as by hitting Brigitte with a melee attack right as she Shield Bashes.

In this clip by Overwatch streamer Aspen, she goes flying all over the map on Hollywood and had no idea why. As it turns out, it was because she was hit by a melee from a Tracer player just before bashing.

If timed right, this could cause Brigitte players to go flying off of maps with environmental hazards such as Nepal Sanctum.

Of course, with this new discovery, there also comes the possibility that Blizzard decides to patch it out. Only time will tell how the developers decide to handle it.