These spooky fan-made Overwatch skins bring Sombra back from the grave - Dexerto
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These spooky fan-made Overwatch skins bring Sombra back from the grave

Published: 12/Oct/2018 21:36 Updated: 12/Oct/2018 22:18

by Bill Cooney

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October has been a gold mine for great Overwatch fan art and these fan-made Sombra concept skins are no exception.

The first two skins, Zombra and Banshee, are truly terrifying and along with the Zombie Slayer concept, all three are perfect for the Halloween season.

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The skins were created by artist and Overwatch fan Christian Sorm who said they came up with the idea for the concept last year around this time.

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They didn’t just reimagine Sombra, either, as her gun and translocator have gotten the treatment in all three as well, there’s even a mini chainsaw on the Zombie Slayer skin.

Even though these skins aren’t in the game, Sombra did get a new legendary skin for the Halloween event called Bride that should hold fans over just fine. 

Christian Sormhttps://www.artstation.com/artwork/v1Ad5AChristian Sormhttps://www.artstation.com/artwork/v1Ad5A

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Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event started on October 9 and goes through October 31, meaning there’s plenty of time to try and get all nine new skins for this year.

Hopefully Sorm chooses to make more awesome Overwatch art, something the community has become pretty well-known for. 

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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.