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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


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. 

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.

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.

“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.


Why an Overwatch 2 delay could be a blessing in disguise

Published: 17/Jan/2021 23:38 Updated: 17/Jan/2021 23:41

by Bill Cooney


We’ve been waiting for what seems like forever on Overwatch 2 and everyone wants to see big news at BlizzConline 2021. But if we don’t get a release date, we shouldn’t be treating it like the end of the world.

The hype around Overwatch 2 was incredible when the first trailer and gameplay were revealed at BlizzCon 2019 but, after that, it steadily died down to little more than background noise with no official updates or news whatsoever coming from Jeff Kaplan and the team since.

Really, it’s only coming back on everyone’s radar because of BlizzConline, the online replacement for the canceled 2020 convention starting on February 19. Of course, we don’t know anything about what’s officially going to be covered there, but so far people have been saying we could see anything from just a few shots of new heroes, maps, and other content, all the way to a full-on release date.

But, drawing a line in the sand with a set date could be one of the worst things to do to the game before it even comes out.

Everyone obviously wants to play a good game day one on release, but, we’ve all come to expect to be drip-fed information on the newest upcoming titles at every stage, and to know roughly when they’re coming out. This hasn’t happened for Overwatch 2, and to say people are starting to get anxious over it would be arriving very late to the party.

The way it works though is if a game has a set release date from developers of publishers, then it becomes news when or if that date gets delayed or pushed back, and you better believe the pitchforks will come out on Twitter when people find out they’ll have longer to wait.

You may have seen where this is going, but take Cyberpunk 2077 for example — from E3 through the lead-up to the release (which was delayed multiple times) we were shown video after video of incredible-looking gameplay and promised an immersive, futuristic world to get lost in. We got neither.

Instead, most of us got a bug-filled mess that barely worked unless you had a high-end PC or the latest gen console, and even then it still didn’t deliver everything that was promised. It was so bad, Sony even pulled it from the PlayStation store. Now, just imagine that happening to Overwatch.

Overwatch 2 concept art
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Concept art, screenshots, trailers, and a bit of gameplay are basically all we’ve had to tide us over since 2019.

Not to say Jeff and the Overwatch team aren’t capable of delivering an amazing product — they’ve proven they can do that already — but for the sequel to be the best that it can be, they should take all the time they need. We all want to play OW2 ASAP, but if they need to hold off on a release date a while longer to avoid a broken, buggy joke, then so be it.

“I don’t know, I have no idea,” Kaplan said about a release date all the way back at BlizzCon 2019. “Just let us make it great, that’s all we care about more than anything, we don’t have a date in mind.”

That kind of thinking might be a bit of what endears Jeff to the community, as someone who worked on World of Warcraft when today’s “Classic” was just the entire game, he’s one of the last links to the “old Blizzard,” one that even had its own definition of the word “soon™” coined by fans, which is good to keep in mind as we continue to wait for Overwatch 2.

“Soon™: Copyright pending 2004-2021 Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved. “Soon™” does not imply any particular date, time, decade, century, or millennia in the past, present, and certainly not the future. “Soon” shall make no contract or warranty between Blizzard Entertainment and the end-user. “Soon” will arrive some day, Blizzard does guarantee that “soon” will be here before the end of time. Maybe. Do not make plans based on “soon” as Blizzard will not be liable for any misuse, use, or even casual glancing at “soon.”