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Sneaky Overwatch spot helps McCree get Deadeye multikills on Paris

Published: 5/Feb/2020 9:04

by Joe O'Brien

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An Overwatch player discovered a sneaky spot on Paris that allows for big multi-kills with McCree’s Deadeye.

In theory, Deadeye is one of the most powerful ultimate abilities in the game, capable of taking down all six enemy players with a single use.

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In practice, however, getting more than a kill or two with it can be incredibly tough. Not only do you need the opposing team to be grouped within the same line-of-sight, but after nearly four years of Overwatch, players are well accustomed to simply finding cover before the ultimate can go off.

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McCree’s Deadeye can be one of the most impactful abilities in the game, but only if enemies don’t see it coming.

Meanwhile, using the ultimate also makes McCree very vulnerable, with the ability leaving him unable to move much and placing a glowing red target on him during its charge-up phase. The result is that unlike the very early days of Overwatch, when highlights were dominated by Deadeye team wipes, these days getting a single elimination can often be counted as a successful use, especially at the higher levels of play.

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Reddit user VkOverwatchSchool has discovered a spot on Paris, however, that may well make those big multi-kills more feasible. By hiding in the bushes outside the entrance to the second capture point, McCree can remain unseen when he uses his ultimate.

Not only does the spot give McCree some cover, preventing an easy counter-attack, but it also limits how well the enemy can hide from the deadly ability, with no way of telling where the Deadeye is coming from and no obvious cover nearby.

The spot is also well positioned to allow for multiple kills, as it sits just beyond a choke point that the attacking team must come through, meaning that if it’s timed correctly, there are likely to be several players grouped up as they make the approach to the capture point.

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For McCree players, it’s well worth having spots like this in their arsenal, although anyone playing on Paris would do well to keep it in mind in case they hear the high noon warning and can’t see where the danger’s coming from.

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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.