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Play Super Smash Bros in Overwatch with incredible Workshop mode

Published: 29/May/2019 14:28 Updated: 29/May/2019 14:54

by Joe O'Brien

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An Overwatch player has created a Super Smash Bros-style game mode in Overwatch using the Workshop.

The Workshop is a scripting system that allows players to create their own new rules for game modes in order to develop custom modes, with very few limits to what they can imagine.

After more than three weeks on the Public Test Realm (PTR), the Workshop finally released to the live servers on May 21, at last giving players on all platforms access to the feature.

The degree of control that the Workshop gives means that new game modes need not even obey the fundamental rules of Overwatch. As a result, it’s possible to disregard details like the first-person perspective, three-dimensional movement, and even the typical concept of health, to create a replica of Nintendo’s popular fighting game Super Smash Bros.

The ‘Super Smashwatch’ mode by u/ajfis3 offers a full, 2D fighting game-style replica of Smash Bros mechanics.

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As in Smash, each player’s damage number increases above their head as they get hit. The higher the number, the further they get knocked back by incoming damage. The goal is to knock the enemies off the map, with each player having three lives.

As well as the heroes’ own abilities, the mode also borrows some of the other standard mechanics from Smash, such that all characters can double-jump, put up a shield, and perform an air-dodge to either help avoid damage, or stay on the map.

Presenting Super Smashwatch! My version of Smash Bros. in Overwatch! [WORKSHOP] from r/Overwatch

Those that wish to try out this mode for themselves can do so by importing it with the share code VZ4YG.

The Workshop isn’t the only major new feature that Blizzard have released for Overwatch recently, with its appearance on the live servers being shortly followed by the arrival of the new Replays system on the PTR.

Jeff Kaplan has also recently stated that the summer content plan will not follow the typically predictable schedule, with some fans speculating that the developers might be looking to introduce a new in-game event for the first time since 2017.

With such a surge in new features and content, there’s perhaps never been a more exciting time to be an Overwatch player.

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

Published: 23/Oct/2020 1:47

by Theo Salaun

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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.

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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.