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Overwatch: Torbjorn’s Molten form is more detailed than first thought

Published: 28/Jul/2019 18:07

by Brent Koepp


An Overwatch player highlighted what Torbjörn looks like during his Molten state in various different skins, and the details are actually quite stunning.

Back in 2018, Blizzard did a massive rework to Torbjörn, giving him a new ability called ‘Overload’ where his defense and attack become greatly buffed. He also received an ultimate change, getting rid of his powered up turret and instead allowing him to throw a pool of lava down.

When the Overload ability is triggered, Torbjörn becomes so overheated that he glows like lava. However, it actually has a lot more detail than initially meets the eye.

Torbjörn’s Molten form

Over on Reddit, user ‘Owlero‘ posted a video that compiled nine of the DPS hero’s skins while in his Molten state – and it actually looks incredible. 

While the character glows in game to let other players know he’s temporarily buffed, the effect actually has a lot of detail as it adapts to each of his different skins. 

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Also included in the video is the infamous “Surf ‘n’ Splash” skin, which was recently released for Torbjörn in the latest Summer Games event. 

Fans were quick to point out how terrifying his speedo looks in Molten form, as his bathing suit in particular really stands out and looks scary when it’s glowing.

Something to think about is how character skins also have to adapt to abilities and animations, and the video demonstrates that perfectly as they all look different in his lava-like form.

If nothing else, it just makes players appreciate the little details that go into making these characters come to life.


Simple Overwatch trick gives Sombra a huge advantage on Hollywood

Published: 1/Dec/2020 11:35

by Lauren Bergin


Hollywood is one of Overwatch’s most iconic maps, but it’s also one of its most challenging. Here’s a fun translocator trick for Sombra that’ll help you out on both attack and defence. 

Sombra has become one of Overwatch’s most notorious heroes both in terms of lore and as a playable character. The Mexican cyber queen is known for her flexibility: she works beautifully as a flanker, has enough raw power to dominate from the backline and can even become a support DPS.

One of the maps that sees the hacker played regularly is Hollywood, where often DPS players jump on Widowmaker or Hanzo to pop some heads. Sombra’s invisibility makes her perfect for dodging out of this full frontal sniper assault.

Another aspect of her kit that makes her the perfect Hollywood pick is her translocator, and one reddit user has a nifty trick to help you dodge attacks but still be impactful in fights.

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The Hollywood wild west set is one of the area’s most deadly to try and navigate.

Sombra translocator trick on Hollywood

Since the nerf to Sombra’s translocator which meant that it could no longer be placed on slanted surfaces, it’s been difficult to find an impactful spot to drop the tiny teleporter on Hollywood. The second area of the map — the Western themed set — is notorious for the slanted rooftops of the fake houses.

Reddit user TheOneLlama has come to the rescue though, and has given Sombra players a nice little translocator trick. If Sombra throws her translocator onto the Pioneer Hotel’s roof across from the walkway between the Bank and the Saloon, the device will land on the peak of the roof which is a flat surface.

From here, Sombra has a perfect eagle-eye view of the upcoming payload. This is perfect for defence because it means she’s there to pick off enemies, but also on attack so that she can disrupt the enemy backline.

nifty little translocate/invis spot I’d thought I should share from r/Overwatch

So, as if Hollywood’s back alleys and passageways weren’t good enough for Sombra, this little trick makes her even more dominant on one of her strongest maps. Try it out and see; you’ll be turning out the enemy’s lights in no time.