YouTuber Colin Furze creates real working RIP-Tire from Overwatch - Dexerto

YouTuber Colin Furze creates real working RIP-Tire from Overwatch

Published: 19/Nov/2019 21:47

by Bill Cooney


Popular YouTube Colin Furze has created an actual, real-life working RIP-Tire from Overwatch in his garage using a chainsaw motor and a spare tire.

Junkrat’s RIP-Tire is one of the most recognizable weapons/abilities in Overwatch, so much so that anytime players hear “Fire in the hole!” they know to run for the nearest cover and pray that they’re not on the rat’s list.

Furze has over eight million subscribers on YouTube for his wild invention videos that keep some fans wondering how the man still has all ten fingers attached.

For his latest project, Furze partnered with Blizzard to build a fully-functioning, remote-controlled two-stroke Junkrat Tire that even has the power to bust through a fence.

Every Overwatch player knows and fears the sound of this image.

The closest humanity has come to a real RIP-Tire.

Furze used a chainsaw engine to power the Tire since it came with a pull-cord start, just like the ability is supposed to.

After stripping down the motor and figuring out how to propel the infernal creation, he takes some sheet metal, a laser cutter and a little time to assemble Junkrat’s ultimate.

The YouTuber rigs a way to remote control the Tire as well, since it probably wouldn’t be a great idea to just let it go on its own even if this version doesn’t explode.

As with all RIP Tires, Furze’s IRL creation seemed thirsty for destruction and took out a poor innocent spray paint can on its first voyage.

A proper Overwatch paint job, some spikes and a stabilizer bar to keep it upright made the Tire complete before it was unleashed on the outside world.

On the endless quest for destruction and chaos that all RIP Tires share, the thing even busts through a wooden fence in Furze’s backyard.

The poor fence didn’t stand a chance.

The YouTuber did not make the RIP-Tire able to bunny hop, nor did he rig it to explode, but he did hint at another, more powerful project in the works.

“Its good but I think we can go bigger on power and destruction so stay tuned for more,” he wrote in the video’s description.

Only time will tell whether Furze’s next Overwatch creation is actually a self-destructible RIP-Tire or something else completely, but based on this invention it should be plenty crazy.


Best Overwatch tricks to dominate any hero as Tracer

Published: 18/Nov/2020 0:07

by Michael Gwilliam


Tracer has been one of the best Overwatch heroes for quite some time with a tremendously high skill ceiling. However, in 2020, the character has some new tools up her sleeve that players should really take advantage of, especially with Overwatch 2 in development.

In a new video by educational YouTuber Nathan ‘KarQ’ Chan, Overwatch League pro and Tracer specialist Dante ‘Danteh’ Cruz shared his best tips to battle each of the game’s heroes.

As a general tip, he advises that players learn map geometry to better navigate your way around to confirm frags. Remember, an earlier patch in 2020 made it so Tracer can Blink upwards onto ledges allowing for some vertical mobility.

Knowing where these spots are and traversing sneakily will reward your gameplay and make you a huge threat to any enemy backline.

Roadhog secondary primary fire on King's Row
Understanding Hog’s primary and secondary fire is key.

Moving onto individual matchups, one of the most interesting tips that Danteh has for facing a D.Va is to Recall a bit earlier when she uses Self-Destruct. While most guides suggest to do so right away, he advises to do so earlier so you have even more time to secure a kill onto her in Baby form.

Against Roadhog, aside from staying away from his Hook, understanding how his primary and secondary fire operates will pay dividends. If you can play around both distances, you’ll have a much easier time to farm Ultimate charge off of him.

If the enemy has a Sigma, it’s best to open up the engagement with Pulse Bomb so he doesn’t have time to use Kinetic Grasp and eat it. After that, you should be free to melee him to death or use primary fire to secure the kill.

When dealing with an Ashe or Widowmaker, this is where the map geometry really comes into play. Use your map knowledge to get near those hitscan heroes and go in for the kill, especially if they’re already scoped in.

Doomfist can be a massive pain for a lot of heroes, but not for Tracer. Because he’s so cooldown reliant, you can easily get away from his abilities. If you’re able to focus him every chance you get, he won’t be able to do much.

Thanks to Tracer’s range buff, she can easily stay out of range from McCree’s Flash Bang while pressuring him. Use this to your advantage to negate his best tool in the 1v1.

Tracer sticks Baptiste with Pulse Bomb
Don’t be afraid to just stick Baptiste.

For Pharah, she can be a bit tricky to deal with, but keep in mind that she is often run alongside a Mercy pocket, which means the other enemy support may not have peel if you can focus on them. Make us of this and pressure the enemy backline to render the Pharah pick useless.

Against Baptiste, a lot of players like to wait until he’s already used Immortality Field before going for a Pulse Bomb. However, Danteh doesn’t agree. If you can stick Baptiste, even if he gets lamp out, it will be destroyed by the Bomb and leave him with a mere 40 HP. Don’t be afraid to just go for it.

Tracer can be a very rewarding character to play when you know what you’re doing. Keep these tips in mind next time you Blink into battle and watch your SR rise as you climb the Overwatch ladder.