Overwatch streamer demonstrates powerful Ana grenade spot on Anubis - Dexerto
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Overwatch streamer demonstrates powerful Ana grenade spot on Anubis

Published: 29/Oct/2018 19:04 Updated: 29/Oct/2018 19:05

by Joe O'Brien

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Overwatch streamer mL7 showed off a perfect Biotic Grenade spot with on Temple of Anubis.

On the attacking side, mL7 demonstrated a line-up that allows for a huge grenade to land on a common high-ground defence point.

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The high-ground set-up with Orisa is a very popular strategy on Temple of Anubis. With a large stationary barrier to hide behind, height advantage and a choke point that the offensive side must push through to attack the point, it’s a powerful position to hold and one that majority of the offensive team will often stand at.

Breaking the defence can be very difficult, but on the flip side managing to do so quickly gives them limited options for a retreat to safety and therefore a strong chance of a quick first if the offensive team can wipe them out.

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As a result, landing an early, unexpected Biotic Grenade can be an incredibly powerful opening for the attacking team, dealing damage, preventing healing, and generally disrupting the enemy team.

So long as the defensive team doesn’t have a sniper above the arches the throw should be fairly safe for Ana, and in addition the travel time of the grenade means that by the time the actual engagement comes, the ability is already a significant way towards the end of its cooldown.

Unfortunately, in this instance the enemy team were ultimately able to hold against the initial push, despite at least four members being hit by the grenade, but that doesn’t take away from the utility of mL7’s opening move.

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Buzz Lightyear Baptiste concept turned into awesome 3D Overwatch skin

Published: 17/Oct/2020 22:21

by Bill Cooney

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Some awesome new 3D Overwatch skin ideas turn Baptiste into Buzz Lightyear and Soldier: 76 into a toy soldier from Toy Story.

There’s no shortage of new skins in Overwatch right now with the 2020 Halloween Terror event in full swing, but Soldier and Baptiste weren’t included with the heroes who got new cosmetics.

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Perhaps sensing that the pair might feel left out, an Irish Overwatch coach and Workshop Mode maestro, Andy ‘andygmb’ Bohan, took the time to render them two fantastic skins straight out of Toy Story.

The idea of Baptiste cast as Buzz Lightyear was actually a skin idea created earlier in 2020, but Andy took it to the next level with a full 3D model that would actually make a decent Baptiste Halloween skin itself.

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The support hero actually looks spot-on as the boisterous spaceman, with white and green armor perfectly matching the designs worn by Woody’s partner.

Neither Baptiste nor Buzz can technically fly either, but both manage to get airborne in other ways, either by jumping in the Overwatch hero’s case, or various ways of “falling in style.”

Soldier, appropriately enough, has been turned into one of the green army men every kid had in their toy box growing up. Though, how he’s be able to sprint with a plastic base locking his feet is something we want to see.

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These two would fit right in with LEGO Bastion as well.

While Andy created the renders, he said it was a team effort, with artist ‘stealthii‘ helping out with rendering and Overwatch Workshop guru ‘DarwinStreamscontributing his talents as well.

As with any Overwatch crossover that involves a big-name brand like Toy Story, the chances of it actually happening are sadly pretty slim. We did see a LEGO collaboration for Bastion so it might not be entirely out of the question, but we wouldn’t hold our breath.

While Buzz Lightyear Baptiste and Toy Soldier: 76 might just be awesome ideas for now, you can pick up some awesome new skins during the Halloween Terror event while it’s still going on.

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