Overwatch pro Mangachu unleashed Torbjörn's hammer for charity - Dexerto
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Overwatch pro Mangachu unleashed Torbjörn’s hammer for charity

Published: 9/Oct/2018 17:24 Updated: 17/Jan/2021 16:07

by Joe O'Brien

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XL2 Academy player Liam ‘Mangachu’ Campbell put the hammer down at the Tip of the Hats charity event.

Tip of the Hats is a charity event that this year featured several Overwatch personalities, including Overwatch League talent and former pro player Brandon ‘Seagull’ Larned. The event benefits Camp One Step, a charity for children with cancer.

The three-day broadcast featured a variety of different games, including various fun game-modes or unique challenges, such as the “three-legged gamer” mode which saw pairs battle with one player controlling the keyboard and the other the mouse.

Several of the matches took place in Overwatch, and Mangachu took the opportunity to unleash on a hero he doesn’t get to play in real competitive matches – Torbjörn. In particular, Mangachu made a point of attempting kills with Torbjörn’s hammer, arguably the least effective weapon in the game.

Over the course of the match, several prominent players fell beneath Mangachu’s hammer. His victims included several current and former pro players, but it was LA Valiant’s Scott ‘Custa’ Kennedy who suffered the most deaths at the hands of Mangachu’s Torbjörn.

As well as simply offering entertainment value, Mangachu’s Torbjörn contributed to the fundraiser directly, as Overwatch League analyst Joshua ‘SideShow’ Wilkinson apparently offered $50 for every hammer kill.

In total, the event raised more than $220,000 for Camp One Step, the most they’ve ever raised in a single year, and raising their total donated to $968,946.

Torbjörn has long been perhaps the most neglected hero in Overwatch, but that’s set to change as a major rework is currently being tested on the PTR. The overhaul is designed to make Torbjörn more viable in a wider range of scenarios, which should in theory boost both his play and win rate.

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Incredible Overwatch custom game lets you drive a ‘Lamborghini’

Published: 22/Jan/2021 5:21

by Brad Norton

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An Overwatch racing game might not be all too far off now as a stylish new Workshop mode places heroes behind the wheel, allowing you to drive through any given map.

Driving a car is now possible in Overwatch thanks to the power of the Workshop. Players have modded their own custom vehicle into existence, allowing you to take it for a spin and drift through the game.

It’s not a simple trick that lets your hero move faster than usual. It’s a proper vehicle design that you can take control of and drive around. 

In fact, it’s modeled after the Lamborghini Aventador SV, giving you some style and some speed as you cruise through the world of Overwatch.

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Ever wanted to drive a Lambo? Now you can… in Overwatch.

“I’ve turned Overwatch into a Streetwatch,” GraczCourier’s Gaming revealed on January 21. While it might look a little different to what you had in mind, it functions better than perhaps any Workshop vehicle to date.

A collection of pipes and electricity effects bring the template of the car to life. Players have complete control over the direction of the Lambo, along with its speed as well.

You can drift around corners, activate nitrous, and even change the radio station while you’re in the driver’s seat. Not only that, but the custom mode appears to work across every map in the game.

This means you can boost through Hanamura, take in the sights of Blizzard World, or jet around London on King’s Row. Handling looks to be extremely precise as an accompanying video showcased just what’s possible with the Aventador in Overwatch.

While it’s a blast to drive around, there’s a unique challenge to it as well. How fast can you get through your favorite map? How long can you drift in one attempt? You and your teammates can put it all to the test.

The flashy Workshop mode is available for anyone to check out in-game now. Try it out for yourself with the following Workshop code: 4XQP4