Overwatch: Incredible Vishkar tank hero concept looks game-ready - Dexerto

Overwatch: Incredible Vishkar tank hero concept looks game-ready

Published: 19/Jun/2019 11:30 Updated: 19/Jun/2019 11:59

by David Purcell


If you’re looking for an Overwatch hero concept that brings together the impressive innovation of Vishkar Corporation, the strength of a warrior, and the presence of royalty – you have come to the right place. 

Blizzard Entertainment’s game has attracted one of the most creative online communities since the game’s initial May 2016 release, with players taking their experience from the game and forming their own vision for brand new additions – whether they be cosmetics, weapons, or even new additions to the hero roster.

Well, a new creation uploaded to the ‘Blame The Controller – Overwatch‘ YouTube channel is a perfect example of that, and it looks pretty much game ready. 

Blame the Controller - Overwatch, YouTubeThe Tarak Overwatch concept has a similar outfit to that of other Vishkar members, with a twist.

The hero concept, which has been named Tarak, was born out of a clear creation process – most of which is outlined in the video below. The YouTuber wanted to create an Overwatch tank that offers backline protection, a tank with speed, and – of course – an omnic that was created by Vishkar. 

“This omnic would be primarily constructed from hard light materials and incorporate the absolute finest in Vishkar technology,” the description of the character states, with it being labelled “the finest and most advanced omnic ever created.”

Tarak is an off-tank with a number of unique abilities, such as Photon Cannon, its main damage mitigation tool Barrier Guard, an ultimate of Repulsor Field and a few more, which are explained in further detail throughout the video. 

Photon Cannon would be the character’s primary weapon, with a damage of 12 per hit. Barrier Guard would provide the character with a huge shield, ranging over two meters, and would allow him to still attack while the guard is up.

The ultimate, however, would allow the hero to push enemies away pulse by pulse, while giving Tarak the opportunity to attack them while this takes place. 

It’s unlikely that the concept hero will ever make it into the official Overwatch game, but it won’t stop its creator and fellow fans from imagining what Blizzard has lined up next for them.


Insane Wrecking Ball trick in Overwatch lets you get easy Oasis kills

Published: 2/Dec/2020 16:11

by Lauren Bergin


Overwatch’s Wrecking Ball is very much a love or hate hero: tanks love to play him, but every other player hates him. This easy trick will help you dominate as the furry hero on Oasis.

When players see a Wrecking Ball in their game, their either excited that he’s on their team instead of the enemy one or, alternatively, their heart sinks. The iron clad furball can make or break a game, especially in areas where environmental kills are all too easy.

A recent discovery that Tracer and Wrecking Ball can be partnered together to cause chaos with a boop and Pulse Bomb has led to players testing out all different Hammond tricks.

One player, however, has discovered a trick that will make Oasis a nightmare for the enemy team.

Wrecking Ball grapples
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Wrecking Ball may be cute, but he’s deadly on several Overwatch maps.

Wrecking Ball Oasis trick gives you easy kills

When piloting the armoured death ball, Reddit user XCJRR has found a prime spot to lie in waiting for any unfortunate victims on Oasis.

If a player positions themselves just outside of the enemy spawn on Oasis behind the bright blue sign next to the palm tree, they’re in a prime position to barrel into their opponents and throw them into the highway which forms part of Oasis’ backdrop.

From there, enemies are more than likely to be one-shot by the oncoming traffic, giving you instant kills and a whole lot of pressure on the map.

These are true environmental kills. from r/Overwatch

XCJRR’s timing was literal perfection, as it seems the entire enemy team were just respawning as he launched his attack, giving him an easy triple kill. It’s easy to race around the map as Hammond, so getting there with plenty of time and waiting is the perfect trick to get an easy wipe.

A lot of players will sigh at this news, as its yet another way for Wrecking Ball to truly wreck your evening, but give it a shot and see what happens. Just remember, you didn’t hear it from us.