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Overwatch players are creating terrifying hero mashups with new feature

Published: 22/May/2020 6:19

by Andrew Amos

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A change to the Overwatch Workshop has been shipped in the May 21 PTR update, and it’s got players creating some absolute abominations by fusing heroes together.

Hero mashups aren’t necessarily a new concept. The Overwatch fandom have created some weird and wonderful combinations in the past.

However, now you can bring them to life, thanks to a new feature added to the Overwatch Workshop in the latest PTR patch.

The May 21 PTR update added a few new features to the Workshop, including the ability to attach (and subsequently detach) from other players.

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You can now attach heroes to each other in the Overwatch Workshop.

The function “allows one player to become stuck to another with a given offset, giving players the ability to carry other players around,” according to the patch notes. It brings a whole new meaning to carrying your teammates ⁠— quite the literal one.

However, some of the creations the community are coming up with are absolute atrocities.

For starters, remember GOATS? Now you can relive your fears of the deathball composition in a completely new way by attaching all of the heroes to one another.

With the new PTR “Attach Player” function, we can now play 1v1 GOATs. Code: 9MGGG from r/Competitiveoverwatch

Creator ‘andygmb’ said you’ll probably want to default to a third person camera for this one. It’s not like you need to aim at anything anyways.

Fusing together all the heroes allows them to share their health pools, but also increases their hitbox size. In first person view, it can also get pretty messy, with character models often getting in the way.

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The possibilities are endless. You could run Pharmercy with the Mercy attached to the Pharah (what a pocket that’ll be). You could run the most terrifying dive tank composition with Winston and Wrecking Ball.

If one sniper wasn’t enough, you could morph Widowmaker with Ashe and Hanzo to create quite the behemoth. As with anything in the Workshop, anything you can imagine, you can create.

The Overwatch Workshop Attach Player function hasn’t been added to the live game yet, but it’ll be coming soon after testing has finished up on the PTR.

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Overwatch’s tank mains want nerfs as Echo & Zenyatta make ranked “hell”

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:44

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch tanks have been on the receiving end of some major nerfs lately with Sigma and Wrecking Ball on the chopping block, but now players are calling for changes to two heroes responsible for making ranked “hell” for them.

Tanks in Overwatch are critical pieces of any team composition and while they’ve seemed overpowered for quite some time, now, Echo and Zenyatta seem to be on the receiving end of fury from the playerbase.

Notably, Echo’s ability to delete targets with ease thanks to her ammo count and powerful Focusing Beam makes her a dangerous foe while Zenyatta’s Discord Orb shreds tanks.

When applied, Discord Orb causes an opponent to receive 30% extra damage. As such, large health pool tanks can be obliterated when focused down thanks to Zen’s utility.

Echo using Focusing Beam
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Echo has a lot of tools to be a pain for enemy teams.

Players on Reddit have been vocal in calling for changes. “Tanks f**king suck to play right now and the sigma nerfs just solidified that for me,” wrote user HaMx_Platypus.

“None of the tanks actually feel like tanks at all when you’re going up against 30% Discord,” they added.

Redditors chimed in with their own thoughts. “Completely agree, Discord should be taken back down to 25% at least,” one wrote.

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“Echo’s issue is that her clip is too big,” another pointed out. “The Sticky [cool down] doesn’t matter, the issue is she can often use them again before having to reload.”

“It’s bonkers that she can combine all 3 abilities (right click, throw out a few left clicks and then immediately use beam) to stack the damage, as it will literally kill any hero in the game if you land the stickies,” a fan blasted.

Another took their criticism of Echo and Discord to another level. “Discord is simply too powerful. It’s literally like 6 Mercy boosts at a time and 90% of the time that’s going onto the main tank. Plus you add the spam damage that Zen does and it’s just unreal,” they slammed.

“Echo was poorly designed. I couldn’t tell upon release but it’s much clearer now. She just has too many tank-busting abilities and not enough punishability,” the user further remarked.

With so many players voicing their frustration, it may be a sign for Blizzard to consider some slight nerfs on the Experimental Mode in the coming weeks.