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Perfect your Ana Sleep Darts in this Overwatch training mode

Published: 23/May/2019 15:26 Updated: 23/May/2019 15:50

by Joe O'Brien


An Overwatch player has created a practice tool in the Workshop for improving with Ana’s Sleep Dart ability.

The Sleep Dart training mode is the latest creation of u/DarkyPaky, who’s also responsible for the Ana Nade Tool as well as a Reinhardt practice mode.

Ana’s Sleep Dart is a powerful defensive ability, as one of the most effective forms of single-target crowd control in the game. With no mobility options, it’s her first and most important survival tool when she finds herself targeted by the enemy – which, as a support, is likely to be very often.

Perfecting your use of the ability is key to survival, therefore, but it’s one of the trickier abilities in the game to master. Not only do you have to account for the travel time of the projectile itself, but also the delay caused by the animation to fire it.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe Overwatch Workshop has proven to be an immensely popular feature.

The practice mode is set in the second control point of Hanamura, with the Ana player standing in a central circle. An enemy Doomfist will spawn in a random location around the circle and attempt to pull off its full combo of abilities. Ana, meanwhile, simply needs to identify the Doomfist and hit him with a sleep dart.

This training allows Ana players to practice for the worst-case scenario, having to account for three dimensions and both the position of the Doomfist and their own position after being knocked backwards or into the air.

Unfortunately, due to the AI restrictions in the current Workshop, the mode does require another player to be in the game on the other team in order to work, but as long as they are present everything else in the mode is automated.

Ana Sleep Practice [workshop by DarwinStreams] from r/Overwatch

Players who wish to try out this mode can do so with the share code REX9G.


How to find cute new Overwatch Halloween easter egg at Chateau Guillard

Published: 23/Oct/2020 1:47

by Theo Salaun


During the spookiest time of the year, Overwatch’s fans have discovered a cute, quaint easter egg in the game’s Chateau Guillard map, which has enjoyed a Halloween makeover.

Overwatch’s developers over at Blizzard do not take October’s biggest holiday for granted, as they celebrate the costume and candy festivities each year with reworked maps and new cosmetics.

This year, players have taken to exploring the Halloween version of Chateau Guillard, and are appreciating the various adjustments.

Now set under moonlight, the extensive French chateau most popularly known for deathmatch custom games is also becoming known for spooky Halloween details. Having released in 2018’s event, players are still making discoveries in the version of Chateau Guillard at night.

Normally, people get distracted by the fog and darkness, or maybe the jack-o’-lanterns and subterranean coffin.

But, taking a trip to the red study room, Redditor ‘YHJ_JYG_Kryptlock’ has discovered a neat little Overwatch easter egg involving candle wicks.

red study room chateau guillard overwatch
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The new Halloween easter egg appears in Chateau Guillard’s red study room.

As they demonstrate in the clip below, if you shoot each wick of the candelabra, the candles will briefly light. It’s nothing crazy, but that doesn’t stop it from being a neat addition to an already detailed revamped map.

To find this easter egg, you’ll first need to find the red study room.

If you’re facing inward to the chateau from the outdoor area with a jump pad and statue, this room will be toward the back right as you enter. If you’re on the opposite end, at the balcony’s health pack, this will be to your left as you enter the chateau.

How to find Chateau Guillard’s Halloween easter egg

  1. Head to the red study room
  2. Locate the standing candelabra, in the back right of the room at the corner near the bookshelf
  3. Shoot the candle wicks
  4. Enjoy the lit candles
  5. Make a wish?

If you shoot the candles wicks in Château Guillard (Halloween) you will light them on fire. from Overwatch

Ultimately, it’s a very simple easter egg, but a cute one. In a map covered in so much dreary darkness thanks to Halloween, lighting candles is a nice contrast.

Of course, it also makes for a decent party trick. So if you load into custom games, feel free to impress your friends by showing off your detailed map knowledge.