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This Overwatch Reaper skin concept is incredible

Published: 21/Sep/2018 19:58 Updated: 4/May/2020 15:38

by Bill Cooney

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Artist and Overwatch fan Grigory Lebidko has taken Reaper back to the age of the Pharaohs by creating a skin that a lot of fans probably wish was already available in game.

Lebidko said he made the piece in his spare time and was inspired by Mercy’s Winged Victory costume to give Reaper a fantasy skin of his own.

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It’s not the first time Lebidko has made impressive Overwatch fan art, earlier in the year he made an impressive revolutionary inspired D.Va skin.

Grigory Lebidkohttps://www.artstation.com/artwork/8QV1GGrigory Lebidkohttps://www.artstation.com/artwork/8QV1G

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Before the release of Overwatch’s newest map, Busan, another artist and fan of the game named Joshua Llorente created an impressive map of his own for the same South Korean city.

Players probably won’t see Lebidko’s skins in game anytime soon, unfortunately, but with BlizzCon right around the corner, there’s sure to be some big Overwatch content and news coming in the months ahead.

Grigory Lebidkohttps://www.artstation.com/artwork/8QV1G

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There will also be a lot of awesome fan made Overwatch content leading up to BlizzCon in November, including cosplay, music and all kinds of artwork.

Fan-made content is a big part of what make the Overwatch community so great, and with contributions like this it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down soon.

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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.