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Overwatch players are convinced Brigitte’s Rally armor is broken

Published: 16/Jun/2019 23:26 Updated: 16/Jun/2019 23:29

by Bill Cooney

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Brigitte is widely considered one of the most “OP” heroes in Overwatch by players and a new discovery about how her Rally armor works could back that idea up.

Brigitte’s Rally provides 15 armor per 0.5 seconds for 10 seconds, for up to 100 armor on self and allies while also providing a 30 percent movement speed increase to herself and allies.

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In a detailed Reddit post, user ClumsyLi explained how Brigitte’s Rally armor can actually shrug off 20 to 45 percent more damage than normal armor, which would go a long way towards explaining why she seems to be practically invincible when using her ultimate.

Blizzard EntertainmentA lot of players feel like Brigitte’s ultimate ability Rally can make her almost unkillable.

“Armoring you up!”

The damage reduction is a result of how Brigitte’s armor is applied during the ultimate, as Reddit user czarlol explained in the comments. Basically, each “piece” of Brigitte’s rally armor is its own temporary armor. So when she gets hit the game removes the bits of armor one by one rather than all at once.

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Brigitte can produce up to 15 “layers” of armor during her ultimate, and damage reduction is re-calculated when entering every armor layer.

Basically this means that Brigitte’s armor is significantly better at mitigating damage than regular armor, 20 percent to be exact, which makes her much harder to take out.

ClumsyLi even provided a Workshop mode where Overwatch players can test for themselves how strong Brigitte’s armor is by displaying the amount of damage and damage avoided while playing her.

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For players who want to see how powerful Brigitte’s armor actually is for themselves, the Workshop code is: 9S83Z.

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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.