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Overwatch Players Can Earn Ana Themed Cosmetics with the Bastet Challenge

Published: 8/Jan/2019 19:52 Updated: 8/Jan/2019 19:58

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch has once again given players an opportunity to earn hero specific rewards for playing, this time for Ana.

The new “Bastet Challenge” starts a day after Overwatch released a new short story focusing on Ana and Soldier. It also introduced an awesome new skin for Ana, but there was no indication about when it would be available.

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The challenge is similar to the previous “Nano Cola Challenge”, that gave players the chance to earn special cosmetics and ultimately a skin for D.Va in August and September 2018.

Blizzard EntertainmentAna’s new Bastet skin is a reward for nine wins in any game mode.

For the Bastet Challenge, all players have to do to earn a special Bastet spray, a new victory pose and the Bastet skin for Ana featured at the end of the short story, is win Quick Play, Competitive or Arcade games.

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  • Player Icon – Win three games
  • Victory Pose – Win six games
  • Bastet Skin – Win nine games

Along with these cosmetics, players can also earn some new sprays by watching Overwatch streamers on Twitch.

Drops are awarded for every two hours of stream watched, up to six hours, and a total of five sprays can be earned from just watching streamers.

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The Bastet Challenge starts January 8 and goes until January 21, so players have just under three weeks to get 9 wins and unlock this awesome new Ana skin.

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In addition to the new Ana collectibles, Overwatch has also made skins for all of the expansion Overwatch League teams available today as well.

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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.