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Overwatch players think Baptiste’s gun needs an improvement

Published: 5/Mar/2019 1:19 Updated: 5/Mar/2019 1:24

by Bill Cooney

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Players have discovered an issue with how Baptiste, Overwatch’s newest hero, reloads his weapon.

Baptiste, Overwatch’s newest hero, is currently on the PTR and players are busy going through testing his abilities and the rest of his kit.

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The new hero’s primary weapon features burst fire and a healing grenade, which each have different ammunition pools, but players have noticed an inconsistency in how he reloads.

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Other Overwatch heroes enter into an auto-reload animation as soon as they reach 0 ammunition and Baptiste is no different, when either of his ammo pools reaches 0 he automatically reloads his weapon.

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Reddit user u/OnlyVariation noted that the auto-reload triggers whenever Baptiste runs out of ammo for his burst or healing grenades, even when he’s still has ammunition to fire with.

All it would take is a simple fix, OnlyVariation said, such as making the auto-reload only trigger when both types of ammunition completely run out.

[PTR] Baptiste’s auto-reload feel really wrong and should be changed from r/Competitiveoverwatch

With no set date yet for when Baptiste will make it into the main game, Blizzard still has plenty of time to make more changes to their newest hero.

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There are also changes and updates for the majority of Overwatch’s heroes being tested on the PTR and discussed by fans as well.

Just how the new hero and the updates will affect Overwatch remain to be seen, and we probably won’t know completely until players get to know him on the live servers.

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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.