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Overwatch: Torbjörn gets a jetpack and homing missiles in epic Workshop mode

Published: 31/May/2019 11:11 Updated: 31/May/2019 11:44

by Joe O'Brien


An Overwatch player has created an epic Workshop mode that gives Torbjörn a jetpack and homing missiles.

The Workshop was finally released to the live servers on May 21, giving all players access to the feature that had already been immensely popular during its time on the Public Test Realm (PTR).

Not only does the Workshop give players the chance to express their creativity by developing new modes of their own with the powerful tools the feature offers, but players who aren’t inclined to create themselves can try out the modes of others with the import function.

The Torbjörn Jetpack and Homing Missile modes are the latest offerings from prolific Workshop creator Darwin, who has produced some of the most popular game modes so far.

Darwin has developed a mode in which players can fire homing missiles that will lock onto their targets and chase them if they attempt to run away. The mode also features the option to have the camera follow the projectile.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe Workshop has been an enormously popular feature in Overwatch.

In addition, Darwin also developed a Torbjörn Jetpacks mode, which gives the Swedish engineer the power to boost into the air, functioning as a jetpack with vertical thrust but more limited lateral control, rather than simply being able to fly.

In combination, the Torbjörn jetpacks and homing missiles make for an epic free-for-all game mode, in which players must use their mobility to dodge in and out of cover to force the missiles to impact with walls and obstacles in order to avoid taking damage.

Those who wish to test out the homing missiles alone can do so with share code QFXS2, while the Torbjörn Jetpacks mode can be played with share code 66K3R.

Homing Missiles + Jetpack Torb [workshop by DarwinStreams] from r/Overwatch

By importing the game modes, Workshop creators could also incorporate either of these settings into their own unique modes, saving them from figuring out how to implement the abilities themselves.

Darwin is among the most prolific Workshop creators, also producing practice modes for Ana and Reinhardt, as well as fun modes like D.Va Racing – which is one of the top 10 most popular Workshop modes so far – and experimenting with concepts like “what if every hero could be ‘de-meched’ like D.Va?”.

In addition to the Workshop feature, Blizzard have also recently unveiled the new Replays system, which gives players yet another tool for improving or creating new content.


Overwatch players discover secret Reaper buff in new patch

Published: 24/Feb/2021 20:50

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch players with Reaper in their hero repertoire will be happy to know the Talon DPS was on the receiving end of a powerful quality-of-life change that buffs the shotgun-wielding damage dealer.

Undocumented changes aren’t exactly anything new in Overwatch, but it’s always a bit surprising when a hero receives a buff that wasn’t listed in the official patch notes.

The latest Overwatch update on February 18 brought in some changes for Reaper that saw his range increase at the cost of some damage reduction. Although the changes were a net buff, there was something else lurking in the update that further increases his strength.

As noticed by player ‘TheeNinjaBanana’ on Reddit, Reaper can now cancel his reload to use Shadow Step – something that he previously was unable to do.

Reaper poses with a box of fireworks
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Reaper mains are celebrating the new buff.

Most heroes in Overwatch are already able to cancel their reload animations through the use of abilities, but, for whatever reason, Reaper was unable to until now.

Shadow Step isn’t exactly the most powerful ability in Overwatch, but it does have some uses, especially when it comes to quickly traversing maps and gaining access to the high ground.

Perfectly-timed Shadow Steps can also be used to attain a brief moment of invincibility, which can save Reaper from ultimates such as D.Va’s Self-Destruct or Junkrat’s Riptire in the event his Wraith Form is on cooldown.

Reaper on Hanamura
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Reaper can be a bigger threat when he’s off the map.

It’s also extremely useful as a way to get back on the map if he ever gets booped off. Previously, if Reaper was reloading and got knocked off, it would be lights out, but now, he can teleport back freely.

Overall, players seem pleased with the buff. “I did this by accident the other day yesterday, pretty happy with this change,” one user commented.

“It’s a great change because that was literally the only ability in the whole game that couldn’t cancel reload,” another remarked.

For anyone who mains Overwatch’s edgelord, be sure to remember this buff as it could end up paying dividends if you find yourself in a tough situation off the map.