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This streamer found the perfect song for ranked Overwatch

Published: 15/Oct/2018 21:19 Updated: 15/Oct/2018 22:00

by Bill Cooney

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Sometimes, things are so bad only a song can convey that deep feeling of sorrow within, this was the case with Twitch streamer Redshell, as he blasted Coldplay after a particularly frustrating Overwatch ranked match.

There is no better metaphor for Redshell’s previous match, and Overwatch ranked in general, than Chris Martin crooning the band’s 2005 hit “Fix You” as the streamer stares blankly at the screen.

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“When you try your best but you don’t succeed,” it really feels like Martin was writing about ranked all the way back in 2005 as Redshell tries to talk to his group partner in chat.

Redshell told his teammate he didn’t know what happened, before leaving the group to brave the wilds of solo queue due to dangerous amounts of tilt.

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After telling his teammate “good luck,” Redshell puts his hood up and sinks back as Coldplay continues to perfectly set the scene.

Overwatch’s ranked system has been under some serious fire for a while, with everyone from pro players and streamers to regular players complaining about it.

The “looking for group” feature was heralded as somewhat of a savior for ranked play by some but has quickly lost the appeal and player numbers it debuted with.

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Redshell isn’t alone in his sorrow though, there are plenty of players out there who have said they feel the same way any time they try to play a ranked match in Overwatch.

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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.