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Ridiculous Overwatch ‘rework’ turns Bastion into an actual helicopter

Published: 1/Sep/2020 8:28

by Brad Norton


Only a few select heroes in Overwatch have ever been able to fly, and now that lineup has expanded thanks to a ridiculous Workshop creation that lets Bastion take to the skies.

Most characters are limited in terms of their mobility in Blizzard’s popular hero shooter. Some can skate along walls, others can double jump or even leap their way towards a fight. But very few have the rare ability to soar through the clouds at will.

Pharah and Mercy are some of the most popular aerial heroes in Overwatch that fit the bill. However, they may have a new threat on their hands, as an unsuspecting Damage dealer takes flight.

Bastion has always been one of the least mobile heroes in the game. His regular movement speed is fairly slow, he can’t wall-climb, and his sentry form leaves him locked in place. However, the Workshop has given us a look at Bastion if all of these restraints were suddenly lifted.

I made Bastion into an attack helicopter again, this time using Overwatch’s Workshop (A2BTM) from Overwatch

One particularly dedicated Bastion player recently took it upon themselves to create an aerial version of the character. While this rendition came from outside of the game itself, it shows just how much of a force Bastion could truly be.

They’ve taken things to a new level though, as the same creator has turned Bastion into a helicopter inside of Overwatch. Thanks to some crafty Workshop skills, they were able to give the Omnic DPS a fully functioning propeller to get him off the ground.

Bastion remains in sentry form the whole time, swooping high and low to gun down targets on Volskaya. With no limitations and no cover to block lines of sight, this rework can make Bastion all too powerful.

Much of the standard kit is available to use while in helicopter mode as well. Besides from his standard gunfire, Bastion can use a secondary ability to launch missiles at targets too. Healing is available and the flight controls are identical to that of Echo, which should feel familiar to DPS experts.

Overwatch Bastion Ultimate gameplay
Even Bastion’s Ultimate form works in this helicopter creation.

Unfortunately, the current Workshop build does come with its fair share of issues. Such is the way of things when pushing the Workshop tools to their absolute limits. You’ll have to be careful when trying out the literal helicopter mode for yourself as it might all fall apart.

If you’re eager to test your piloting skills in Overwatch, you can try this custom mode through the following Workshop code: A2BTM


Simple Overwatch trick gives Sombra a huge advantage on Hollywood

Published: 1/Dec/2020 11:35

by Lauren Bergin


Hollywood is one of Overwatch’s most iconic maps, but it’s also one of its most challenging. Here’s a fun translocator trick for Sombra that’ll help you out on both attack and defence. 

Sombra has become one of Overwatch’s most notorious heroes both in terms of lore and as a playable character. The Mexican cyber queen is known for her flexibility: she works beautifully as a flanker, has enough raw power to dominate from the backline and can even become a support DPS.

One of the maps that sees the hacker played regularly is Hollywood, where often DPS players jump on Widowmaker or Hanzo to pop some heads. Sombra’s invisibility makes her perfect for dodging out of this full frontal sniper assault.

Another aspect of her kit that makes her the perfect Hollywood pick is her translocator, and one reddit user has a nifty trick to help you dodge attacks but still be impactful in fights.

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The Hollywood wild west set is one of the area’s most deadly to try and navigate.

Sombra translocator trick on Hollywood

Since the nerf to Sombra’s translocator which meant that it could no longer be placed on slanted surfaces, it’s been difficult to find an impactful spot to drop the tiny teleporter on Hollywood. The second area of the map — the Western themed set — is notorious for the slanted rooftops of the fake houses.

Reddit user TheOneLlama has come to the rescue though, and has given Sombra players a nice little translocator trick. If Sombra throws her translocator onto the Pioneer Hotel’s roof across from the walkway between the Bank and the Saloon, the device will land on the peak of the roof which is a flat surface.

From here, Sombra has a perfect eagle-eye view of the upcoming payload. This is perfect for defence because it means she’s there to pick off enemies, but also on attack so that she can disrupt the enemy backline.

nifty little translocate/invis spot I’d thought I should share from r/Overwatch

So, as if Hollywood’s back alleys and passageways weren’t good enough for Sombra, this little trick makes her even more dominant on one of her strongest maps. Try it out and see; you’ll be turning out the enemy’s lights in no time.