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Overwatch Workshop mode makes for some crazy POTGs

Published: 11/Jun/2019 23:02 Updated: 11/Jun/2019 23:15

by Bill Cooney

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A new Overwatch Workshop mode puts a different spin on the traditional deathmatch and also provides some incredible-looking POTGs at the end of the match.

The Overwatch Workshop mode allows players to create basically any kind of mode they can think of and there’s already been a ton of new content produced already.

Now Reddit user inverse_infidel has made a new mode that’s sort of like Superhot mixed with Overwatch deathmatch and it looks like a ton of fun.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe Saloon in Hollywood has seen plenty of battles over the years.

Take it slow

Infidel’s mode is called “Saloon Showdown” and the actual gameplay is a slow-motion deathmatch inside Hollywood’s Saloon that feels like playing through a scene out of the Matrix.

Since the game plays in slo-mo it allows players to make pretty accurate shots, if they don’t get taken out first, that is.

Besides making for some interesting gameplay (and having a great name) Saloon Showdown also provides some awesome POTGs at the end of each game.

Going from slow motion to regular speed makes the POTGs go from impressive-looking to god-level execution status.

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What’s coming to Overwatch next?

The Overwatch League announced their own Replay mode that allows players to watch any match from the current stage with all the Replay features.

With that new feature coming out, there’s a good chance that the general Overwatch Replay feature will be making it from the PTR to the main game soon, but as of writing there’s been no official word on that.

With Hero 31 confirmed for sometime this Summer by Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan, all the Replay hype could just be the tip of the iceberg.

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Overwatch players freak out at Baptiste’s huge new Amplification Matrix

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Baptiste was the recipient of plenty of buffs in the latest Overwatch Experimental Card, including a major change to the size of his Amplification Matrix that is freaking out the game’s community.

The October 22 patch increased the width of the Haitian hero’s ultimate by a whopping four meters – up to nine from its previous five.

Now, Baptiste’s “window” as the community calls it, looks more like a garage door bigger than any shield in the game by a fair margin.

Keep in mind that the whole purpose of the Amplification Matrix is to double the damage or healing of any shot fired through it. Now, it’s extremely unlikely that teammates will ever have a reason to not shoot through the ultimate as it’s near impossible to miss.

The community has been joking about the size increase. On Reddit, LukarWarrior joked, “Baptiste, now available in IMAX,” suggesting that it’s not as big as a movie theater screen.

Others, such as educational content creator SVB noted how the ultimate is wider than the streets on King’s Row.

That said, it has plenty of uses on other maps where its entire width can be put to good use. BlazeBubble9 documented how there are so many chokes where the new window can come in handy.

Baptiste on Numbani
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Baptiste’s new Amp Matrix can come in handy on Numbani.

For instance, while defending or attacking first point on Numbani, the new ultimate can take up a whole spot on the high ground letting a whole team fire at will onto the objective doing double damage.

In another, you can see how trying to gain or prevent access to the bridge on Eichenwalde second is a breeze with the new ultimate as it perfectly fits within the choke.

Baptiste's ultimate on Eichenwalde
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Pushing into Eichenwalde just got a bit easier.

Of course, because the change is on the Experimental Mode there’s a chance it doesn’t hit the live game, but in the past many of the buffs tested there end up going through, so players should prepare regardless.

Only time will tell if this ultimate buff changes how often players decide to pick the support in their matches.