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Put Officer D.Va to work in Cops and Robbers Overwatch Workshop mode

Published: 18/Jun/2019 18:08 Updated: 18/Jun/2019 21:02

by Bill Cooney

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A creative player has brought the classic tag game to Overwatch with the help of the Workshop mode.

Cops and Robbers is a playground game where the Cops are “it” and have to tag the Robbers to bring them back to jail, until the remaining Robbers can break them out.

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Jeyzor, who created the mode, used the Workshop to bring the game we probably all played at one point on the playground to the game we play now: Overwatch.

Blizzard EntertainmentThere’s finally a mode perfect for the police skins in Overwatch.

Officer D.Va is on the case

In Jeyzor’s Cops and Robbers mode, players who are the Cops freeze the Robbers solid by punching them, and have to take them back to the jail – which is marked on each of the 14 different maps available to play.

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Robbers aren’t completely defenseless though, as Cops are only able to carry one Robber at a time, and the criminals can break teammates out of jail or take out the Cops by eliminating them twice.

Some of the heroes that are playable in Cops and Robbers each have their own new abilities, which are listed below:

  • Ashe’s primary fire deals knockback
  • Baptiste’s regenerative burst grants a short invisibility
  • Doomfist’s rocket punch show the location of cops (location doesn’t update after the inital location)
  • McCree’s flash bang freezes for a short time
  • Reaper time to save robbers from the jail is decreased
  • Symmetra sees a “danger!” text when a cop is nearby
  • Widowmaker’s venom mine slows down for its duration

For players who want to try out Jeyzor’s Cops and Robbers mode, the current Workshop code is: 2ESG3.

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The mode could be updated with more bug fixes in the future, and the current code can be found here.

(Mobile viewers, click here to watch the following clip on Streamable.)

The Overwatch Replay feature finally arrives

A major new Overwatch patch on June 18 brings the Replay feature to the main game and consoles, as well as a number of balance changes for heroes.

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Replay mode allows players to go back and watch their past 10 matches from almost any angle, there are only 10 games saved at a time in the queue, so players will have to save any replays they want to hang on to for longer.

Along with the new patch Overwatch is also having a limited time event called Baptiste’s Reunion Challenge where players can unlock a new Baptiste skin and more.

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Seagull explains why Overwatch is the “best it’s ever been”

Published: 19/Oct/2020 18:05

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch streamer Brandon ‘Seagull’ Larned has been playing a lot more Overwatch than usual because he believes the game is in the best state it’s ever been.

In a new YouTube video, the former Overwatch League pro delved into why he believes the 2016 title is in such a fantastic state.

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“In previous patches or metas or historically with Overwatch, it’s pretty common to go through a long queue time, you load up the game, you hit tab and you take a quick look at your team comp,” the streamer said, describing how a typical match begins.

According to Seagull, in the past, having a team comp that didn’t follow the meta such as running double shield or Brigitte would be an instant loss. However, in the current patch, it’s completely different: “It’s one of the most balanced patches in Overwatch history.”

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Larned continued to state that most team comps on the ladder are very map-specific, giving the game a huge sense of variety. The 28-year-old said he’s seen every combo of supports and tanks with everything be viable in some capacity.

Another big benefit is how there’s no hero who is so strong that teams have no choice but to run them if they want to win. While there are some characters who will always be niche such as Bastion, Seagull has seen most heroes getting playtime.

He believes this is all due to the experimental card, implementing two patches per month as opposed to one, and not being afraid to nerf heroes.

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Brigitte runs into battle on Route 66
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Teams no longer have to run Brigitte to win.

 

“They cannot be afraid to nerf characters in the future, especially as Overwatch 2 will more than likely launch with a tonne of new characters that will probably be totally crazy,” he added. “Even though we’re going to be bored until Overwatch 2 comes out, at least we aren’t shooting at shields literally all day.”

So far, Blizzard has yet to announce a release date for Overwatch 2, but some new leaks have suggested that we could be getting the sequel as soon as February 2021.

Only time will tell if Blizzard can continue to keep the game balanced leading up to and beyond the next installment’s release.

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