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What Overwatch players really want from Winter Wonderland 2019

Published: 16/Nov/2019 22:47

by Bill Cooney

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Some Overwatch players think one of the game’s best traditions should come to the home screen during the Winter Wonderland event.

Starting in 2017, Overwatch began a tradition of streaming game director Jeff Kaplan sitting in front of a cozy fire, occasionally moving for hours on end.

In 2018, other Overwatch team members and personalities joined Jeff in front of the fire, but there were still plenty of hours of awkward staring in front of a fireplace.

We probably won’t know any details about the 2019 stream until it actually happens, but Overwatch fans have come up with a way to incorporate it into the game.


A cozy Overwatch winter home screen

Reddit user DocterrificDoc posted a screenshot of a contemplating Jeff during his Yule Log stream underneath the Overwatch main menu.

“Winter Wonderland is (presumably) in a months time,” they wrote along with the masterpiece. “THIS is the menu screen we actually want to see Blizzard!”

What could Jeff be thinking about? Credit: DocterrificDoc

Overwatch does get special home screens for OWL and for every seasonal event, so why not a special one for the Yule Log stream this year?

Having it be the actual stream playing in the background would be ridiculous, and might not even be possible to do.

It’s not the first time some fans have requested Jeff be inserted into the game – a spray of his face has been requested before, but so far no dice.


What will we see in the Winter Wonderland event?

Overwatch developers gave us a sneak peek at an upcoming Sigma skin that looks made for the event, but other than that what’s coming is still up in the air.

The Winter Wonderland event also usually comes with a winter reskin for one of the game’s maps, but again, we don’t know what map it could be this year.

Things usually get rolling with the seasonal event towards the beginning of December, but no official release date has been announced just yet.

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Crafty Overwatch spot can give you the drop on Lijiang Tower

Published: 30/Nov/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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A new perch where Overwatch players can hang out has been discovered on Lijiang Tower’s Night Market stage, and it’s somewhere the enemy team will never think to look.

There are plenty of out the way and unexpected spots you can post up on in Overwatch, and the stages of Lijiang Tower contain a good number of them.

With plenty of roofs, walkways, nooks, and crannies, there are plenty of places to lay in wait for unsuspecting enemies, but this one discovered by Reddit user InfamousHandy on a whole other level.

Overwatch Lijang Tower Night market spot ( IDK if this spot was shown before) from Overwatch

In the area just outside the spawn room, there’s a building to the right (or left depending on which side you’re on) that’s covered in dark awnings. As you can see, with an ability like Reaper’s Shadowstep it’s actually possible to get up there and chill as long as you like.

If you can get up to this spot on the enemy side with your ult without being seen or destroyed, you have a chance to drop down and score some eliminations while the other team is still regrouping.

It’s not just Reaper who can reach it either, Echo, Pharah, and Lucio also can on their own, and any hero can as well with the help of Symmetra’s Teleporter. Just imagine what it would be like to get a Bastion up there.

The only downside is that to have any chance in a regular match of getting kills with this, you will most likely have to make your way to the enemy side of the map, which can be a challenge all on its own sometimes.

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Side corridors are your friend for sneaking around on Night Market, shown here, ironically, during the day.

To increase your chances of making it across undetected, we’d suggest using the side corridors, if you lack a movement ability that lets you avoid the ground altogether, like Lucio.

With the Lunar New Year event coming right up after Winter Wonderland though, this strat might be worth keeping in your back pocket for those special Capture the Flag modes.