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Play Flappy Bird in Overwatch with this amazing Workshop mode

Published: 13/May/2019 0:22 Updated: 16/May/2019 7:54

by Bill Cooney

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One creative Overwatch player has made a clone of the popular mobile game Flappy Bird using Overwatch’s new Workshop mode.

Flappy Bird was the most-downloaded game in the Apple Apps Store during 2014 and for a brief moment it was the game everyone seemed to be playing.

Now Reddit user Thriver9 has created a perfect clone of the game inside of Overwatch’s new Workshop mode for players to try out.

dotgearFlappy Bird was one of the most popular mobile games of 2014.

Flappy Pharah

In the minigame players play as Pharah (who else?) and just like the mobile version have to make their way through a series of gaps in “pipes” to get a higher and higher score.

As players get through more and more gaps, the sidescrolling movement speeds up, just like in the real Flappy Bird game.

Thriver9 didn’t explicitly mention if “Flappy Pharah” was endless, but based on their comments about the mode it seems to be enough that players will be able to go as long as they want to (or can).

For players interested in trying out Thriver9’s Flappy Bird clone in the Overwatch Workshop, the code is: 4QY7N.

Workshop Mode: the best thing to happen to Overwatch?

Overwatch’s new Workshop mode was introduced on April 24 and creative players have already come out with a mountain of new game modes, minigames and even heroes and abilities since it was released.

Games like CS:GO, Rainbow 6 Siege and even skill trainers for players to improve their aim have been made and it shows no sign of slowing down soon.

For now the Workshop is still on Overwatch’s Public Test Region, which means it’s only available to PC players at the moment.

The Overwatch team has said they intend to take the feature live for console players to have access as well, but for now we don’t have any information about when that might happen.

Update – Flappy Pharah Multiplayer

The creator of Flappy Pharah has now produced a multiplayer version supporting up to six Pharahs, so players that want to challenge their friends to see who can last longest in the mode can now go head-to-head directly.

The green “pipes” will continue to appear with random configurations for as long as at least one player can keep going, with the difficulty increasing as the game speeds up the longer it goes on.

via Gfycat

The share code for the multiplayer version of Flappy Pharah is P3DNC.

Last updated: May 16, 2019 – 3:50 AM PST

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Overwatch player discovers secret counter to Mei’s Cryo-Freeze

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:32

by Michael Gwilliam

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Mei’s Cryo-Freeze has to be one of the most annoying abilities in Overwatch, granting the hero complete invincibility for its duration. Now, a player has discovered a brilliant trick to counter the ice-themed hero.

In Overwatch, there are few abilities as unique as Cryo-Freeze. It places Mei inside of an ice cube that heals her and cleanses any status effects such as Ana’s biotic grenade.

However, the most annoying thing about the ability is how it makes Mei completely invulnerable. For the few seconds she has it activated, she can survive anything from point-blank D.Va bombs to Sigma’s Gravitic Flux.

Some players have found ways to “time” abilities so they connect with Mei as she exits her ice cube cocoon, such as Tracer’s Pulse Bomb or a Reinhardt charge. However, this tactic is reliant on the Mei using Cryo-Freeze’s whole duration. If she cancels it early, then there’s a chance that she’ll end up surviving or dodging the oncoming attack.

Mei uses ice block in Overwatch
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Mei’s ice block is extremely powerful.

Luckily, a new technique has been discovered which should make countering Mei a breeze. As shown by Reddit user bleubey, Junkrat can actually place his trap directly on top of Mei’s ice cube.

This trick should guarantee that the Chinese environmentalist hero gets trapped and is extremely vulnerable to any attacks. With any luck, you can even catch the Mei player completely off-guard and force out her ultimate.

That exact thing happened in bleubey’s clip. After coming out of the cube, the Mei found herself trapped and ended up wasting her Blizzard in the process, only to be taken out of the picture by a damage-boosted Junkrat grenade.

I find it amusing that you can put a junk trap on top of Mei’s head while she’s an ice cube from Overwatch

Users on the site were shocked to see that such a trick even existed. “I’m almost gold border and I never knew this,” wrote marioaprooves.

“I’m GM and I never knew this sh*t. Holy f**k,” stated another, clearly shocked at what they had witnessed.

Mei freezes Roadhog
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Mei has a lot of tricks up her sleeve.

Bleubey responded in turn that they only found out by complete accident, proving that such a tactic really went under the radar for a long time.

The next time there is a Mei giving your team trouble, try swapping to Junkrat and taking her out with this neat trap hat maneuver.