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Sombra’s voice actress plays Overwatch as Sombra

Published: 31/Oct/2018 17:01 Updated: 31/Oct/2018 17:29

by Bill Cooney

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The voice actress for Sombra, Carolina Ravassa joined streamer Connor ‘Fitzyhere’ Fitzpatric on his Twitch stream to play Overwatch for the first time and ended up getting her first kill with the hero she voices.

The voice actors for Overwatch’s various heroes have basically become celebrities to the game’s fan base, having even been known to play a game or two, and this time it was Ravassa’s turn.

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While attacking on Nepal, Ravassa is stealthed when Fitzyhere directs her attention to the enemy Mccree.

“We’re getting McCree, do you see him?” Fitzyhere asks Ravassa, but she doesn’t until the streamer directs her to her right.

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“Shoot that guy, get him, get him quick,” Fitzyhere urges Ravassa, who at first worries about losing her stealth, but gets the elimination in the end, even if she didn’t get the final blow.

After the kill, Ravassa seems pretty pleased with herself, “Yes! Yes, that’s my first kill ever,” she even threw in a desk slam for good measure.

She’s not the only one of the game’s voice actors to play Overwatch, Matt Mercer, the voice of McCree, has been known to play and troll his teammates by saying McCree’s ultimate voice line “It’s high noon.”

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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.