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Torbjorn’s new Overwatch Archives skin comes with glaring visual effects

Published: 23/Mar/2020 19:13 Updated: 24/Mar/2020 13:10

by Bill Cooney

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For the next few days, Overwatch players will be able to unlock Torbjorn’s new “Rustclad” Archives skin, but it’s been discovered that the cosmetic item does more than just add a little wear and tear to the Swedish hero.

Rustclad is one of the three reward skins for Archive’s 2020 mini-challenges and is available for players to unlock until March 26.

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While the new skin certainly does look pretty neat, with Torb donning rusted green armor and a set of goggles that have seen better days, players have discovered a major visual issue when you use his gold weapon at the same time.

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Players can unlock an exclusive Torbjorn spray, player icon and finally the Rustclad skin until March 26.

The Archives skin gives Torb a Genji-like green glow on several parts of his armor as well as his hammer and Rivet Gun.

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On the gun, it’s the tube on the left side that’s lit up, which works just fine with the regular weapon skin equipped, but not so much with the gold switched on.

As Reddit user BeanieBuu showed in a photo, when the Rustclad skin and gold weapon are equipped at the same time, the combined glow from both produces some very significant glare.

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The glare is the brightest thing on the screen, making it fairly distracting as well.

The glare is right below the crosshair as well, and it definitely seems like it would block the view of anything that popped up in that spot.

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Of course, it’s hard to tell exactly how bad the glare is based on a photo of a monitor, but Reddit user Proto_VI provided an in-game screenshot to show how blatant the glitch seems to be.

This glare obviously won’t affect everyone, players will have to have both Torb’s new Archives skin and golden gun unlocked and equipped for this to happen.

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It might be wise to switch off the new Torb skin or turn his gold gun off until this is fixed.

It does seem like a simple fix for devs to make and, hopefully, they take care of it soon so all those Torb mains can rock their new skin along with their hard-earned gold weapon for all to see.

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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.