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Overwatch: Symmetra earns ‘worst’ Play of the Game ever

Published: 15/Sep/2019 14:24 Updated: 15/Sep/2019 14:40

by Connor Bennett

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Overwatch fans were left wondering if they’d seen the worst play of the game ever as the replay function messed up to give them a hilarious highlight.

Overwatch’s play of the game replay is usually reserved for a moment in the match where someone has pulled off a jaw-dropping display of kills and probably won the game for their team with a few flicks of their mouse. 

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We’ve seen Bastion gun players down with aim-bot like accuracy and Doomfist line-up the Rocket Punch to rack up a whole host of kills, but sometimes it doesn’t quite work as intended. Sometimes, the play of the game function picks out a moment that is more lowlight than highlight – leaving players scratching their head.

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Reddit user Tipex believes they have perhaps shown off the absolute ‘worst play of the game’ ever to the Overwatch subreddit.

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In the player’s short video, they were granted POTG bragging rights as Symmetra and while some fans may have expected an amazing Photon Projector play, it wasn’t quite that. Instead, Tipex’s point of view showed grenades being fired into a cave while they were waiting to respawn.

As they respawned, the player ran outside of a building and looked to rejoin the fight before the highlight abruptly came to a close.

On this weeks episode of “Worst POTG’s”…. from r/Overwatch

Of course, players were left both bemused and amused at how the highlight had come about – with some even pointing out that it’s not actually the worst they’ve ever seen.

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“Peculiar but still bad,” noted user grwisbad. Another, Servador, added that players should compile the lowlights of the week for a hilarious compilation. “This should be a weekly competition on the sub and the winner gets a special user flair,” they said.

While the game should probably highlight someone going crazy with their skills, if it was completely perfect, we’d never get to laugh any errors.

One does have to pity the player who actually pulled off a highlight play in this game, only to have it stolen by this abysmal clip.

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Overwatch meets WarCraft with epic RTS custom game mode

Published: 7/Oct/2020 0:12

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch and RTS games like WarCraft and StarCraft might seem like complete opposites, but the two styles have been combined into a very promising-looking Workshop mode that lets you control multiple heroes as if they were individual units.

If we look at Blizzard games like one big family tree, then the StarCraft and Warcraft franchises could probably be considered something like Overwatch’s grandparents.

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Back in the day StarCraft especially was one of the biggest esports on the planet, but the RTS genre has sadly fallen to wayside in recent years. Both still have dedicated communities though (even after the disaster that was Reforged) and it’s safe to say a good number also play Overwatch now as well.

Irish Overwatch manager Andygmb clearly hasn’t outgrown his love for real-time strategy, not that one ever does, decided to take the top down style from those games and apply it to all of our favorite heroes using Josbird’s cursor tool in the Workshop mode.

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Demo of a MOBA / RTS style control scheme in the Workshop! The possibilities with the workshop are endless! from Overwatch

You can scroll around the map, and drag the map to select multiple units and control them all at once. Like an RTS game, you can tell them where to go, and when to attack something.

Right off the top of our heads if they ever were to make an Overwatch game like this, we’d wager that Roadhog rush would be a great opening build to start with.

But it doesn’t take much to imagine a League of Legends-style game as well being made playable with this type of game either. Sure, Blizzard already has Heroes of the Storm, but that only features a few Overwatch heroes to choose from, where this could add the whole roster.

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Overwatch has over 30 different heroes that could make all kinds of different units.

With Heroes of the Storm already existing (and producing cooler skins for D.Va than Overwatch itself) our chances of seeing an official RTS featuring the game’s heroes are unfortunately slim to none.

That has never stopped players before though, so we’d keep our eyes out for some kind of League clone to appear before too long on the Custom Game browser. Until then, you can always waste more time playing Among Us there as well.