This Overwatch League Inaugural Season book is now available for pre-order - Dexerto
Overwatch

This Overwatch League Inaugural Season book is now available for pre-order

Published: 5/Oct/2018 18:23 Updated: 5/Oct/2018 18:47

by Bill Cooney

Share


A lot happened during the Overwatch League’s first season, and now Blizzard is giving fans a chance to relive some of the highlights with a new commemorative book now available for pre-order.

Currently listed for pre-order on Amazon, the book promises to deliver behind the scenes interviews and feature coverage of the London Spitfire, who were the first ever Overwatch League Grand Final Champions.

Advertisement

The book is published by Prima, an imprint of DK and a subsidiary of Penguin Random House. Prima might be familiar to some gamers for their strategy guides and walkthroughs.

The description says the book will also cover “Full season highlights: from the first match through the All-Star Weekend” and “Complete coverage of all 12 Overwatch League teams.”

Advertisement

The drama and scandals that happened in the League during the first season are probably going to be absent for this book, which seems like it wants to put a positive spin on the Inaugural Season, and not focus on things like the Dreamkazper scandal.

Prima/The Overwatch League400https://www.amazon.com/Overwatch-League-Inaugural-Season-Collectors/dp/0744019877/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1538762354&sr=8-7&keywords=Overwatch+league

As we head into the Holiday season, Blizzard is putting on a full-blown sales blitz on everything Overwatch and Overwatch League to try and capitalize on the league’s widespread popularity.

Advertisement

This book is the perfect item if you’re an avid Overwatch League fan or know someone who is, but for those that aren’t big readers, there’s sure to be more Overwatch League products coming soon.

Overwatch

Overwatch meets WarCraft with epic RTS custom game mode

Published: 7/Oct/2020 0:12

by Bill Cooney

Share


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.

Advertisement

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.

Advertisement

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.

Advertisement
Overwatch heroes 2020
Blizzard Entertainment
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.