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Sigma Maestro skin challenge revealed for next Overwatch mini-event

Published: 12/Jul/2020 16:29

by Calum Patterson

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The next mini-event skin challenge in Overwatch is arriving on July 14, with a classy new Sigma outfit up for grabs upon completing the Maestro challenge. 

Announced alongside the new Cities & Countries music pack, which is available now, the Sigma skin ties in the with the cabaret theme and fans are absolutely loving it—from the polished shoes covering his infamous toes to the sophisticated bowtie and glasses.

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In past mini-events, such as those for Ana and D.Va, the challenges have also rewarded players with sprays and player icons as well, so presumably there may be more to this Maestro pack too.

Sigma Maestro skin in Overwatch
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The new Sigma Maestro skin.

The last such event was Ana’s Bastet challenge, way back in January 2019. The basic challenges required you to win 3, 6 and then 9 games to unlock the whole set.

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You could also earn more items by watching designated streamers on Twitch. None of this has been confirmed for Sigma’s Maestro challenge yet, but we should know more on July 14, when the challenge goes live.

Sigma’s Maestro skin challenge

You can see the first reveal of Sigma’s upcoming skin in the Cities & Countries reveal trailer:

If it follows the pattern of previous events, you’ll probably have to win a total of nine matches to unlock the skin.

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Although it’s possible Blizzard has other plans for this challenge, so we’ll keep you updated when the requirements are eventually confirmed.

You can start working your way towards completing the tasks, whatever they are, on Tuesday, July 14. Once it goes live, previous skin challenges have lasted just under three weeks, so plenty of time to get the wins in.

Maestro Sigma is even rocking a new hairdo, making the once-creepy, musically inclined scientist suddenly both fancy and handsome. Early feedback on the skin has been very positive, so all Sigma mains will definitely want to add this one to the collection.

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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.