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This fan made Overwatch skin concept makes Mei even more terrifying for Halloween

Published: 17/Oct/2018 20:11 Updated: 17/Oct/2018 21:02

by Bill Cooney

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Mei has gotten a Halloween skin for the last two years, but more spooky skins can never hurt, especially when they’re as awesome as this fan-made skin that makes her into Meidusa.

With snakes for hair and Snowball replaced with some kind of snake idol, this skin concept by Overwatch fan and artist Alex Ciobotaru knocks it out of the park.

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Mei’s abilities have also been reimagined as well, with her ice wall becoming a stone wall and cryofreeze becoming fossilize, since Medusa turns people to stone, not ice.

Alex Ciobotaruhttps://twitter.com/Allex_C1/status/1052524214169690112

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Instead of her Endothermic Blaster, Meidusa has a petrifying blaster that turns opponents to stone, and an ultimate ability renamed “Riot” which is like Blizzard but would turn enemies into rocks rather than ice cubes.

Ciobotaru also included an impressive time-lapse video of his creative process behind this awesome skin concept, and it’s worth watching to see all the work that goes into an awesome piece like this.

Alex Ciobotaruhttps://twitter.com/Allex_C1/status/1052524214169690112

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Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event started last week and gave players a number of spooky new in-game skins, but Meidusa might have them all beat in term of outright creepiness. 

Leading up to BlizzCon in November and Halloween at the end of the month, there’s been a ton of great Overwatch art coming out, Ciobotaru has contributed some of his own already

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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.