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Overwatch Replays reveals full look at every mech in Busan MEKA base

Published: 27/May/2019 7:37 Updated: 27/May/2019 7:48

by Joe O'Brien


Overwatch players can now get a more complete view of the MEKA mechs on Busan thanks to the new replay system.

MEKA, which is an acronym for the Mobile Exo-Force of the Korean Army, is a combat unit that primarily focuses on the use of mechs to fend off attacking omnics, as seen in the “Shooting Star” animated short that focused on D.Va’s defense of Busan.

D.Va is of course the best-known MEKA pilot, but she’s not the only one. There are four other known MEKA pilots – Casino, D.Mon, King, and Overlord – and although little is known about them, their mechs do actually appear in-game.

Part of the Busan in-game map is the MEKA base seen in Shooting Star, and while the animated short itself focused entirely on D.Va, the map features a room in which the other mechs can be seen in containment areas.

Now, thanks to the new Replay feature giving players access to a free-moving camera perspective, it’s possible to get a full 360-degree view of the other mechs.

A view of the other MEKAs the player was never intended to see. from r/Overwatch

Unfortunately for fans who want greater details about these mechs and their pilots, it seems unlikely that many will be given any time soon. Blizzard have previously stated that they are unlikely to use the other pilots as heroes, at least not until the game’s selection of heroes has grown significantly, as they would be too similar conceptually – as “the South Korean MEKA pilot” – to D.Va herself.

Given that Blizzard attempt to keep each of their heroes unique enough to be easily distinct, it seems that the other MEKA pilots are ruled out as playable characters for now, meaning their stories are unlikely to be explored in much depth.

Blizzard EntertainmentTwo of the mechs seen in the MEKA Base of Busan.

Overwatch Replays

The new Overwatch Replays system gives players the ability to watch back their last 10 games with a range of observer features, such as letting them choose between player perspectives and a free camera, as well as adjusting playback speeds.

The Replay system has been in testing on the Public Test Realm (PTR) since May 23, and Blizzard have not announced how long players can expect to wait before it moves to the live servers.


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