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Genius Superhot-inspired Overwatch Workshop mode is perfect Tracer practice

Published: 15/Jun/2019 11:45 Updated: 15/Jun/2019 11:57

by Connor Bennett

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One ingenious Overwatch fan has crafted a brand new Workshop mode that takes the popular game ‘Superhot’ and gives it a Tracer-based overhaul.

The Overwatch Workshop was released by Blizzard into the PTR (Public Test Realm) back in April before a full release to all players on May 21. Its addition has given the most creative fans the tools to run wild and create a ton of fun in-game content.

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Some have taken the tools and created new heroes,Dota 2 – and put a completely new spin on them.

Blizzard EntertainmentPlaying as Tracer gives Overwatch fans the Superhot abilities in this Workshop mode.

Thanks to PuppetSquid, that has now also happened with Superhot as Overwatch players can assume the role of a time-shifting character with the new creation.

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In PuppetSquid’s mode, which has been given the name Accelerator, players battle for control of Tracer – who has the Superhot-like ability to control time. When the Tracer player moves, time moves and the game rolls on. However, it isn’t just a case of one player assumes the role for the game – oh no.

The other players in the match have to hunt down the Tracer and kill them off. Any player who secures the final blow will then become the new Tracer and look to run riot with their new abilities. While it may seem like a mode perfect for killing other players and going one-on-one with Tracer, that can’t happen as the hunting party are unable to damage each other.

Yet, that doesn’t mean they can’t affect each other in some way. According to PuppetSquid, the non-Tracer players are able to hinder each other without killing one another so there is room for trolling.

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As ever, if you want to try your hand at the interesting new creation then you’re going to need the current workshop code, which is: DKMEA.

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Leaker suggests Overwatch 2 release coming in early 2021

Published: 18/Oct/2020 19:31

by Theo Salaun

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An Overwatch leaker has revealed that the Overwatch League and Blizzcon schedules for 2021 suggest a release of the Overwatch 2 beta or full game in February 2021.

The original Overwatch title came out in May 2016 and, over four years later, the game’s extensive fanbase has been eager to find out when the sequel might finally release. With expectations of better graphics, new heroes, maps, and even modes, an upgraded follow-up to the popular Blizzard title remains a highly anticipated mystery.

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In November 2019, players of the Blizzard franchise received their first look at what’s on the horizon with a gameplay trailer that revealed a variety of new content. Now, with BlizzCon scheduled for February 2021 and recent speculation that the Overwatch League’s fourth season will return in April of the same year, a popular leaker is specifying exactly what that horizon may be.

Known as ‘Metro_OW’ on Twitter, Metro has been the source of OW2 leaks in the past and did correctly predict Ashe’s reveal in 2018. Given their track record and the surrounding context, this new leak engenders some confidence.

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As Metro explains, the rumored OWL return being pushed back to April coincides with the BlizzCon date in February to suggest a reasonable expectation of, at the very least, an OW2 beta in early 2021.

With Blizzard popularly known to prioritize revealing content at their own events, fans can be sure to expect more information at the upcoming virtual company conference. With gameplay shown in 2019, the launch of a beta is certainly within the realm of possibility.

OW 2 code in Battle.net
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Fans have also noticed Battle.net files that indicate an OW2 beta is being worked on.

If a beta is released in late-February, then that means OW2 will be playable in some capacity before the return of the Overwatch League. It would be somewhat awkward for an entire season, which typically lasts about six months, to play on the original game despite an existent beta. 

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That, therefore, grounds Metro’s expectations that the upcoming OWL season will be played on Overwatch 2 with a beta, if not the full game, releasing following BlizzCon. Theoretically, this timeline could give the beta about two months of play before an official launch just ahead of a new season of professional play.