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Overwatch Players Can Earn D.Va-Themed Cosmetics with the Nano Cola Challenge

Published: 29/Aug/2018 9:39 Updated: 29/Aug/2018 9:40

by Joe O'Brien

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Overwatch players can now earn D.Va-themed sprays and a brand-new D.Va skin with the Nano Cola Challenge.

To celebrate the release of D.Va’s “Shooting Star” animated short and new map Busan, now playable on the PTR, Blizzard is giving players the chance to earn new cosmetics by playing and watching Overwatch.

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The Nano Cola Challenge – so named for the D.Va-endorsed drink that appears in Shooting Star – will run between August 28 and September 10, giving a limited window for players to unlock the new items.

The first part of the challenge requires players to play and win in Overwatch. Winning three games in Quick Play, Competitive, or the Arcade will unlock two new sprays, while six wins will award a new player icon. The new Nano Cola D.Va skin will be unlocked with nine wins.

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More sprays are on offer in the second part of the challenge, which requires players to watch participating streams on Twitch. One spray will be awarded for watching for two hours, another two for four hours, a further two for six hours, and a final three for eight hours.

In order to get the credit for doing so, players will need to have their Battle.net account linked to their Twitch account. These sprays can be earned by tuning into the following streams:

Streamer Time/Date Channel
Seagull August 28 (11:00-16:00 PDT) https://www.twitch.tv/a_seagull
Mirage August 29 (04:00-11:00 PDT) https://www.twitch.tv/mirage720
Fran August 30 (12:00-17:00 PDT) https://www.twitch.tv/fran
Anak August 31 (07:00-15:00 PDT) https://www.twitch.tv/anakq
Afiz September 1 (07:00-13:00 PDT) https://www.twitch.tv/afiz
Tyr0din September 2 (16:00 PDT) https://www.twitch.tv/tyr0din
Zondalol September 3 (00:00-07:00 PDT) https://www.twitch.tv/zondalol
Cooruja September 4 (05:00-09:00 PDT) https://www.twitch.tv/cooruja
Kimjaewon September 5 (02:00-08:00 PDT) https://www.twitch.tv/jaewon4915
esl_degun September 6 (09:00-15:00 PDT) https://www.twitch.tv/esl_degun
NadiaCala September 7 (11:00-16:00 PDT) https://www.twitch.tv/nadiacala
Kephrii September 8 (17:00-23:00 PDT) https://www.twitch.tv/kephrii
Valkia September 9 (05:00-13:00 PDT) https://www.twitch.tv/valkia
AimBotCalvin September 10 (16:00-22:00 PDT) https://www.twitch.tv/aimbotcalvin

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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.