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Overwatch reveals Summer Games 2020 date alongside Pharah & Echo skins

Published: 3/Aug/2020 19:29 Updated: 3/Aug/2020 21:08

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch’s 2020 Summer Games event is a go! Blizzard announced that the popular event filled with cosmetics, highlight intros and game modes will be returning in early August.

The Overwatch Summer Games event was the first in-game event ever added. In it, players can earn skins featuring traditional summer attire and even country-specific athletic wear like with the Summer Olympics.

Blizzard announced the event’s return on August 3 by revealing one of the game’s newest legendary skins in the form of a lifeguard Pharah.

“Start your training for Overwatch Summer Games, arriving on August 4,” the text reads. According to the video, the event will conclude on August 25.

As for the new skin, it features the Egyptian hero dressed as a lifeguard with her hair positioned back.

Just like with most Sigma skins, this version of Pharah doesn’t come with any shoes, so that’s something else to take note of.

The lifeguard skin also has some similarities to the McCree lifeguard skin that debuted a few years ago. With that skin, the precision hitscan cowboy came equipped with a whistle and so too does this version of Pharah.

In addition to Pharah, Echo also has a new skin in the form of Surf’s Up which transforms Hero 32 into a surfer.

 

It too is a Legendary skin, which means it will cost 3,000 coins to unlock. Better save up!

Lucio boops a ball in Summer Games
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Lucio Ball is the big Summer Games mode.

The Overwatch Summer Games will likely also be bringing back the popular Lucio Ball mode. With Lucio Ball, players take control of Lucio and are placed inside a unique arena similar to that of Rocket League. Teams that can boop the most balls into the other team’s net in a certain amount of time will win.

Lucio Ball also have a competitive game mode, so if you’re feeling up to the task, you can try to reach Top 500 in Lucio Ball if you haven’t been able to in the regular Overwatch game yet.

There’s no telling what other skins we’ll see as part of this event, but hopefully, they’re as impressive as the Pharah Lifeguard one.

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How to use OP Torb turret placement in Overwatch Junkenstein’s Revenge

Published: 28/Oct/2020 0:20

by Bill Cooney

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Junkenstein’s Revenge is one of the best ways to earn loot boxes during Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event, and there are a few spots for Torbjorn’s turret you should probably know about.

Halloween in Overwatch means plenty of new skins to unlock, including the Ragdoll Echo skin, which is now available until the event ends on November 3.

The only way to unlock the DPS hero’s new skin though is to win 9 games in any mode. If you stick to quick play and competitive this could easily take one or even two whole days, but if you simply grind them out in Junkenstein’s Revenge, the wins will only take a couple of hours instead.

Even though the seasonal PvE survival mode goes quicker than regular matches, you can definitely still lose if you don’t have the right team comp. This means that at all difficulty levels, Torbjorn is still a must-pick for his turret and it’s constant damage output.

Torbjorn Halloween Terror skin
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You won’t get far in the harder difficulties of Junkenstein’s without Torb.

As for where to put this powerful, Zomnic-slaying device, there are several options that all work quite well, and are all fairly easy to pull off too – like on top of the overturned cart right down the middle lane. It has a commanding line of sight for the middle and left staircase spawns, and even covers part of the pond on the right side.

The best part of this spot might be the fact that it’s too close for Zombardiers to immediately target it, and it will hold boss aggro for as long as it’s around.

Next, placing the turret on the railing right on top of the left-hand stairs also gives it a great shot at all three spawns instead of just two, and gives you the ability to run up there and repair it when needed.

Finally, if you’re looking for something extra flashy to really impress your teammates, there’s even a way to get the turret up to the wooden platform just above the door where Widow and Ashe usually hang out.

Step by step for best turret placement in JR from Overwatch

Like in the clip above, head up the stairs to the right and go on to the platform they lead to (the place we all used to place the turret). Then head to the ledge closest to the door and aim at the ridge on the tower above the platform, straight up from the bush on the right side.

Another option is to jump from the edge and throw it at the apex of Torb’s leap if you have trouble getting it there while standing still. Toss it up, and your little guy is all set to rain down death on the army of undead charging the gates, and hopefully unlock that Echo skin a little bit quicker.