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.


Overwatch: How to complete Symmetra’s Restoration Challenge

Published: 17/Nov/2020 21:22

by Bill Cooney


Blizzard has once again graced us with an Overwatch mini-event, and this time it’s all about Symmetra, so lets take a look at what exclusive cosmetics you can get and how during the Restoration Challenge.

Symmetra’s Restoration Challenge went live on November 17, along with a patch that also makes Baptiste’s Amplification Matrix so wide it’s almost ridiculous.

Players will have two weeks until November 30 to get the nine required wins and unlock all three exclusive items — a player icon, spray, and new Symmetra skin, all in that order as well.

Restoration follows the same format we’ve seen for other mini-event with Baptiste, Ana, D.Va, and Mercy, which means it’s safe to assume that once it ends, none of the items will be available ever again.

Symmetra restoration challenge skin sit emote
Blizzard Entertainment
Symmetra’s new Marammat skin is the reward for getting all nine wins.

By now, Overwatch players should be very familiar with how these things work, but in case you need a little refresher, we’ve got you covered below.

  • 3 Wins — Marammat Player Icon
  • 6 Wins — Marammat Spray
  • 9 Wins — Symmetra Marammat skin

After the first three wins, you’ll be rewarded with a new ‘Marammat’ player icon depicting Sym’s new skin. Six wins get you the corresponding spray, and all nine will earn you the exclusive new skin.

Nine wins might not seem like a lot, and if you play Overwatch regularly it shouldn’t be a challenge, but there are definitely a few ways to speed up the process if you want the new skin ASAP.

Instead of queueing into Competitive or Quick Play, the quickest option is to grind out all nine wins in a fast Arcade mode like Team Deathmatch, 1v1 Duels, or whatever else is on the playlist that day.

This lets you grind out your regular Arcade Loot Boxes at the same time that you’re doing the event, and if you pick the right mode, you’ll be done much faster than if you tried to get all nine wins by playing something like the Ranked Queue.

Like we mentioned Symmetra’s Restoration Challenge is going on until November 30, but don’t wait around to get all nine wins in on the last day because once this skin is gone, it’ll be gone for good.