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Overwatch fan creates incredible concept WhatsApp stickers

Published: 27/Nov/2018 13:58 Updated: 27/Nov/2018 14:53

by Connor Bennett

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One Overwatch fan has turned all of the in-game sprays into stickers that fans can use whilst texting with WhatsApp. 

In a post to the Overwatch subreddit, user Fightcamp shared that they have been using a collection of WhatsApp Stickers based on the game in conversations with friends but wanted to add to that collection with the sprays.

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Fightcamp reveals that after using general Overwatch game stickers, the set about a project of converting over 500 in-game sprays into stickers for the conversational app.  The post also includes screenshots of the work, drawing plenty of praise from other users.

However, the stickers are currently only available on Android’s Google Play store (click to download) for free but there is demand from Apple users to make it available on the iOS store. 

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Seeing as Apple charge for developer accounts that allow users to upload their wares to the App Store, Fightcamp says it may be difficult for them to offer the stickers to iOS users at this moment.

The Reddit user edited their post to ask for help in offering the sticker to iOS users after plenty of positive feedback but has not updated the post since.

In-game sprays have been earned by taking part in a timed-event, tuning into the Overwatch League or watching Overwatch streams with drops enabled and a Battle.net account connected to the streaming platform.

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The character Lucio has had his ‘Lucio-Ohs’ cereal spray reportedly turned into an actual cereal by Kellogg’s, leading to speculation about possible other sprays being turned into real life physical items like D.Va’s Nano-Cola.

Source: Reddit

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Overwatch meets WarCraft with epic RTS custom game mode

Published: 7/Oct/2020 0:12

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch and RTS games like WarCraft and StarCraft might seem like complete opposites, but the two styles have been combined into a very promising-looking Workshop mode that lets you control multiple heroes as if they were individual units.

If we look at Blizzard games like one big family tree, then the StarCraft and Warcraft franchises could probably be considered something like Overwatch’s grandparents.

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Back in the day StarCraft especially was one of the biggest esports on the planet, but the RTS genre has sadly fallen to wayside in recent years. Both still have dedicated communities though (even after the disaster that was Reforged) and it’s safe to say a good number also play Overwatch now as well.

Irish Overwatch manager Andygmb clearly hasn’t outgrown his love for real-time strategy, not that one ever does, decided to take the top down style from those games and apply it to all of our favorite heroes using Josbird’s cursor tool in the Workshop mode.

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Demo of a MOBA / RTS style control scheme in the Workshop! The possibilities with the workshop are endless! from Overwatch

You can scroll around the map, and drag the map to select multiple units and control them all at once. Like an RTS game, you can tell them where to go, and when to attack something.

Right off the top of our heads if they ever were to make an Overwatch game like this, we’d wager that Roadhog rush would be a great opening build to start with.

But it doesn’t take much to imagine a League of Legends-style game as well being made playable with this type of game either. Sure, Blizzard already has Heroes of the Storm, but that only features a few Overwatch heroes to choose from, where this could add the whole roster.

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Overwatch has over 30 different heroes that could make all kinds of different units.

With Heroes of the Storm already existing (and producing cooler skins for D.Va than Overwatch itself) our chances of seeing an official RTS featuring the game’s heroes are unfortunately slim to none.

That has never stopped players before though, so we’d keep our eyes out for some kind of League clone to appear before too long on the Custom Game browser. Until then, you can always waste more time playing Among Us there as well.