Overwatch ultimate rework gives Brigitte a terrifying Torbjorn swarm - Dexerto

Overwatch ultimate rework gives Brigitte a terrifying Torbjorn swarm

Published: 24/Aug/2020 20:48

by Bill Cooney


An Overwatch Workshop maestro has given Brigitte a brand new ultimate ability that summons an over-protective pack of Torbjorns to decimate her enemies.

Brigitte was, up until she was kneecapped by recent nerfs, one of the most controversial heroes in the game, but her ultimate was far from the flashiest out there.

While Rally works fine as a support ult, providing shields and movement speed to nearby allies, Overwatch Workshop guru DarwinStreams decided to give Brig what would be the most terrifying ultimate in the game, if it were real.

Instead of just buffing nearby teammates, she now summons her own terrifying team of tiny Torbjorns that immediately swarm and mercilessly attack the nearest unfortunate enemy.

The poor Roadhog in the video above only lasted a few seconds after the piranha-like swarm enveloped him and endlessly told him to try their meatballs before ripping him to shreds. After eliminating any and all enemies within range one at a time, the pack returns to Brigitte to follow her around like adorable Swedish ducklings.

Besides making us wonder what exactly the plural form of Torbjorn would be (Torbjorni?) it’s also, as we’ve mentioned, one of the scariest abilities we’ve ever seen produced in the OW Workshop, and it’s creator Darwin said it was an epiphany that inspired him to create such an awe-inspiring move.

“Some days you just wake up and you realize you have to make a swarm of Torbjorns into an ability in Overwatch,” the streamer revealed to Dexerto after posting his creation, which definitely makes it sound like he channeled his inner turret-building engineer for this one.

Torb Summer Skin
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What kind of Pandora’s Box has Darwin opened with his latest creation? The world may not be prepared.

If you thought one Torb was bad enough, a whole gang of them rolling up on with hammers out ready to beat you back into spawn is the stuff of nightmares.

Unfortunately, Darwin didn’t post a code that would allow us to recreate Brig’s ability for ourselves in the workshop, but we would keep our eyes out for custom games featuring the amazing new ability popping up soon.

Brig may or may not be in line for more nerfs or updates down the road as devs attempt to get her balanced just right, but an insane new ultimate ability like this probably won’t be included, even if it is absolutely hilarious.


Insane Overwatch Wrecking Ball Tracer combo obliterates enemy teams

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:14

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch players looking to find some new synergy between two unlikely heroes should look no further than a lethal combination with Tracer and Wrecking Ball.

Wrecking Ball can be one of the most annoying heroes in the game to deal with, constantly booping people away while remaining in his ball form.

Meanwhile, Tracer can do very much of the same, buzzing in the backline, harassing supports and just being a general menace to deal with thanks to her Blinks, Recall and small hit box.

Together, the threat of Tracer and Wrecking Ball can really dominate uncoordinated teams, but with a little coordination on their own part, the two can destroy entire groups with a neat ultimate attack.

Wrecking Ball piledrives enemies on Junkertown
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Wrecking Ball can be a major threat in the back line.

As demonstrated by Twitch streamer ‘rene_ow,’ the Masters ranked Hammond player spotted a pack of enemies all grouped up on the Busan map.

After grappling to go in for a major boop on the four, the player’s allied Tracer blinked in and stuck her Pulse Bomb on the McCree.

With the McCree booped into the rest of the adversaries, the result ended up being a massive quad kill, with both supports and DPS heroes on the enemy team eliminated swiftly.

The insane combo was well-received by the team, which celebrated the quad kill. “That was nuts!” they cried with glee.

Perhaps the best part of this combo is that you don’t need the stick to connect. In theory, you can have Wrecking Ball knock the enemies towards Tracer or her Pulse Bomb radius to secure the frags.

This type of team play may take some serious effort to get right, but if you have a partner you synergize well with, it’s always possible that this combination can help you win Overwatch games, and rank up in style.