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Overwatch finally comes to Smash Ultimate with incredible Doomfist mod

Published: 17/Aug/2020 8:17 Updated: 17/Aug/2020 8:23

by Andrew Amos

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Smash Ultimate already has its fair share of crossovers, but the Overwatch community isn’t yet represented. Enter this incredible Doomfist mod that brings the Nigerian fighter to life in the fighting game, giving fans the crossover they have so longed for.

Look, saying something is “the most ambitious crossover event in history” has been a little over done. Avengers memes aside, Smash Ultimate would definitely be in consideration for that title.

Taking fan-favorites from titles like Sonic, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear, Street Fighter, ARMS, and more, it’s at times seemingly easier to rattle off titles Nintendo hasn’t put a crossover in for in Smash Ultimate.

Captain Falcon in Smash Ultimate
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Captain Falcon of F-ZERO fame is one of many franchises represented in Smash.

Overwatch is one of them, however. The Blizzard-developed FPS title is seemingly a pipe dream away from being included into Smash. However, that hasn’t stopped the community from trying to realize their dreams.

Smash modder ‘CashClay’ has created an incredible Doomfist reskin for Smash Ultimate that looks exactly like what Sakurai would have in mind. The Nigerian Talon agent fits perfectly into the brawl-style fighter, getting up close and personal with his opponents.

The mod features his signature uppercut, as well as Doomfist’s Rocket Punch, allowing him to dash across the stage for huge damage. To make this concept as ‘realistic’ as possible in Smash, CashClay modelled his kit off a reskin of Captain Falcon.

Falcon’s kit fits Doomfist perfectly, although if he was actually to make his debut in Smash you’d expect Nintendo to work in his Seismic Slam and potentially his Meteor Strike ultimate as a Final Smash.

This isn’t CashClay’s first rodeo when it comes to Smash mods. They have also created a great reskin of Ninja, using Metal Gear protagonist Snake as a model.

The reception from both sides ⁠— Smash and Overwatch ⁠— has been overwhelmingly positive. While the Overwatch community has commonly always petitioned for poster girl Tracer to get a spot in Smash, Doomfist definitely fits the bill better.

That was the thought of lead developer Jeff Kaplan when he was asked that question back in July in a Reddit AMA, and a stance he’s held steadfast for years.

However, he did admit Doomfist would be the most logical. “I think a lot of people can immediately see Doomfist gameplay applying to Smash,” he said when asked yet again back in October 2019.

Tracer in Overwatch
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Tracer has always been a leading candidate for Overwatch heroes making the crossover to Smash.

This would please lead hero designer Geoff Goodman, who said the Nigerian brawler was created with a healthy dose of fighting game inspiration. “He’s kind of a fighting game hero already! He’s certainly inspired by fighting games.”

With still a handful of DLC characters expected for Smash, there’s still time for Jeff and the rest of the Overwatch team to petition for a hero’s entrance. However, if all else fails, Overwatch fans can still get their fix with this amazing mod.

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Gamer Dad goes viral after son shares hilariously chaotic Overwatch gameplay

Published: 25/Jan/2021 6:47

by Brad Norton

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An extremely energetic parent has gone viral on Twitter for his unique Overwatch playstyle that equates to a real workout while playing as Lucio.

An enthusiastic Dad has been shared all across Twitter for his hilarious reactions while playing Overwatch. He’s not calling enemies out, nor is he getting overly hype with his team.

Instead, this viral video is all about his chaotic movement.

While playing some Deathmatch as Lucio, this parent got all too immersed in the game. Almost every jump, strafe, and dodge was mirrored in real life. 

Just how turning your controller helps turn faster in any game, this Dad took that mantra to an all-new level, applying it to every movement in Overwatch.

As fights came into effect, he was sliding all over the place trying to evade incoming fire. Given that Lucio is one of the most mobile heroes in the game, he was consistently getting into battle and having to reposition.

These weren’t subtle movements either. He was properly moving from side to side, even pushing away from the keyboard and mouse at times. There was rarely a moment where he remained still in front of the monitor.

“My dad plays Overwatch like this,” ‘biggestsonicfan’ said on Twitter. “He jerks around, dodging and peeking around corners. He lifts his mouse a lot. He loses his breath.”

It didn’t take long for social media to explode over the heartwarming video. Hundreds of thousands of views later and gamers from all scenes have chimed in to support the Dad’s efforts. Even Lucio’s voice actor Jonny Cruze caught wind of the viral clip. “He plays Lucio. I am honored.”

There must be some method behind the madness, however. Not only did the Dad secure some kills while in this groove, but they even finished among the top. “That was fun,” he said after the match. “Top four finish!”

Unfortunately, this type of extreme playstyle comes at a cost. “This is chair four,” the son followed up on Twitter. “The carpet under him is completely ripped up, and in the video, you can see light marks on his desk where the chair has dented it.