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Overwatch pros Taimou and Apply rage at Sigma, double barrier

Published: 22/Aug/2019 20:05 Updated: 22/Aug/2019 20:40

by Michael Gwilliam


Sigma isn’t even legal in the Overwatch League or Contenders yet, but that hasn’t stopped pro players Timo ‘Taimou’ Kettunen and Damon ‘Apply’ Conti from raging at the game’s latest hero.

Taimou, who has expressed his dislike of heroes like D.va in the past, seems equally as annoyed, if not more so, at the oppressiveness of double barrier. 

The Finnish veteran took to Twitter on August 22 to voice his frustration. 

Blizzard EntertainmentSigma’s barrier can be tough to play around.

“I love playing against Sigma. I have to ignore and run away from him since I cant do damage to him unless I play doomfist T_T,” the Dallas Fuel hitscan wrote.

“In addition to blocking your damage, he can block healing from your teammates if he chases you. Frustrating to say the least,” he added. Sigma can use his barrier to stop healing from supports such as Ana and even Lucio who heal in an area of effect that gets blocked by shields.

“And do all of this insanely reliably with unlimited range… Should have given him a movement ability while we were at it Kappa,” the APEX season one champion joked.

Players on ladder are already dealing with the double barrier shenanigans caused by Orisa and Sigma, the latter of which can also use kinetic grasp ability to block even more incoming damage and become increasingly tankier.

Meanwhile, American DPS player Apply chimed in on the situation, saying, “impressive that not one person at blizzard thought that sigma wasnt a good idea go next i guess.” 

“Shields were a mistake,” Taimou replied. “And I used to whine about Dive being oppressive (which it was) but nothing to this extent yeet.” 

With shields becoming increasingly problematic in Overwatch, one has to wonder if the developers will address the issue in some capacity – either with nerfs or a potential new hero. 

Sigma will be legal for the Overwatch League post-season play-in and the playoffs themselves.

Only time will tell if players can adapt to double barrier themselves or if some intervention will be needed.


Incredible Overwatch custom game lets you drive a ‘Lamborghini’

Published: 22/Jan/2021 5:21 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 5:34

by Brad Norton


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.

Overwatch gameplay
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