Pick your own perspectives for the Overwatch World Cup with the new Viewer available now - Dexerto

Pick your own perspectives for the Overwatch World Cup with the new Viewer available now

Published: 31/Oct/2018 18:36 Updated: 31/Oct/2018 18:48

by Joe O'Brien


Blizzard has announced that the new Overwatch World Cup Viewer is now available for pre-download.

The Viewer will give Overwatch fans control over their personal viewing experience for the first time at this year’s World Cup playoffs.

Similar to CS:GO’s GOTV feature, the World Cup Viewer will allow fans to personally observe the games live, switching between different player perspectives or third-person views whenever they choose.

The feature means that fans who want to spectate a particular favorite player will be able to do so as much as they wish, and players looking to improve by learning from the pros will be able to see exactly what a certain hero is doing at any point in the game.

In addition to the live spectating features, Blizzard will also make replays of all of the games available for a month after they originally air, allowing viewers to go back and re-watch whether they missed a match or simply want to see how things played out from a different perspective.

The tool will also be incredibly powerful for those looking to analyse the games, either for the purpose of creating content or self-improvement. With twelve players on the map and action often very fast-paced, it’s often impossible to really track every aspect of a game, and the official broadcast can’t possibly capture every detail live.

If the World Cup Viewer is successful, Blizzard has stated that they would like to broaden its features to other aspects of the game, not only for the likes of the Overwatch League but also potentially adding a replay feature for players’ games across the board.

Naturally, those that simply want to enjoy the spectacle will still be able to do so through the standard broadcast, with Blizzard’s professional observers showing off the action as effectively as possible.

The Overwatch World Cup playoffs will take place on November 2-3. The new Viewer is currently available for pre-download, and instructions for set-up and controls as well as advice on observing can be found here.


Amazing Overwatch x Marvel crossover skin idea turns Genji into Iron Man

Published: 18/Jan/2021 18:09

by Michael Gwilliam


An Instagram artist has created what could be one of the best Overwatch skin ideas to date, combining the cyborg ninja Genji with Marvel’s Iron Man and the result is incredible.

Unlike games such as Fortnite, Overwatch hasn’t gone out of its way to pursue crossovers with large companies, meaning we haven’t gotten Marvel, DC or Star Wars inspired skins in the Overwatch universe.

However, if Blizzard ever decides to change that, Genji could be an amazing candidate to get his model reworked a touch to add in that Iron Man and bosslogic shows exactly why.

His incredible crossover takes Genji’s iconic look and mashes it over Iron Man’s armor making for a perfect combination.

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Genji as Iron Man? It actually works quite well.

The helmet maintains the style of the Shimada’s, but the coloring and lighting coming from the visor is uniquely Iron Man with the red and gold matching up nicely.

Genji’s robotic body also contrasts with the Iron Man suit, with a nice “Stark Industries” logo right in the center just for good measure. Seeing Genji double jump and Swift Strike with this skin would look great, especially with all the lights illuminating from the suit in the process.

After the skin was posted to Reddit, users starting coming up with their own Marvel-Overwatch crossovers they want to see, if the two companies ever decided to work together.

“Honestly I would give Pharah a Falcon skin and Rein a Hulkbuster armor skin. Man that’d be awesome,” one wrote.

Others suggested Tracer as Black Widow, Doomfist as Thanos, Hanzo-Hawkeye and Soldier 76 with a Captain American skin.

Hopefully, by the time Overwatch 2 releases, Blizzard can find a way to work with Marvel so these skin ideas become realities. It seems like fans would really enjoy them and they’d be a good way to market both properties.

That said, with rumors swirling that the sequel is being delayed, it could give Blizzard the time they need to secure a deal and give fans what they want skin-wise.