Reaper Won't Co-operate in Fascinating Overwatch Stop-Motion Animation - Dexerto

Reaper Won’t Co-operate in Fascinating Overwatch Stop-Motion Animation

Published: 6/Aug/2018 23:51 Updated: 6/Aug/2018 23:52

by Joe O'Brien


An Overwatch stop-motion animation with Reaper offers a quick and entertaining look at how such videos are created.

Blizzard animator Justin Rasch posted a stop-motion animation of Overwatch hero Reaper which shows him adjusting the props in order to create the animation.


Rasch is an animator who has worked for Blizzard on the popular Overwatch animated shorts, but his most recent project was the “Trace & Bake” stop-motion animation for Overwatch’s second anniversary.

In Trace & Bake, figurines of Tracer and Reaper come to life when no-one’s watching, and Tracer dashes off to make a cake to celebrate the anniversary. As well as doing much of the animation work, Rasch directed the video and co-wrote it with his wife, with the pair even building the sets in their own house.


Though the main video itself, along with a behind-the-scenes video that discussed how the video came about, was released in May, a more recent upload by Rasch himself gives a new perspective on how the animation is created with an extra clip of the Reaper model attempting to avoid returning to its box.

Part of this extra Reaper animation originally appeared at the end of the behind-the-scenes video for Trace & Bake, but as well as this version showing the full clip, it also demonstrates how it was animated, with clips of Rasch adjusting the model sped up to the speed of the final product.

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Insane Overwatch Wrecking Ball Tracer combo obliterates enemy teams

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:14

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch players looking to find some new synergy between two unlikely heroes should look no further than a lethal combination with Tracer and Wrecking Ball.

Wrecking Ball can be one of the most annoying heroes in the game to deal with, constantly booping people away while remaining in his ball form.


Meanwhile, Tracer can do very much of the same, buzzing in the backline, harassing supports and just being a general menace to deal with thanks to her Blinks, Recall and small hit box.

Together, the threat of Tracer and Wrecking Ball can really dominate uncoordinated teams, but with a little coordination on their own part, the two can destroy entire groups with a neat ultimate attack.

Wrecking Ball piledrives enemies on Junkertown
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Wrecking Ball can be a major threat in the back line.

As demonstrated by Twitch streamer ‘rene_ow,’ the Masters ranked Hammond player spotted a pack of enemies all grouped up on the Busan map.

After grappling to go in for a major boop on the four, the player’s allied Tracer blinked in and stuck her Pulse Bomb on the McCree.

With the McCree booped into the rest of the adversaries, the result ended up being a massive quad kill, with both supports and DPS heroes on the enemy team eliminated swiftly.


The insane combo was well-received by the team, which celebrated the quad kill. “That was nuts!” they cried with glee.

Perhaps the best part of this combo is that you don’t need the stick to connect. In theory, you can have Wrecking Ball knock the enemies towards Tracer or her Pulse Bomb radius to secure the frags.

This type of team play may take some serious effort to get right, but if you have a partner you synergize well with, it’s always possible that this combination can help you win Overwatch games, and rank up in style.