Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Spooky Overwatch - Author: Michael and Garrison

A Spooky update has come to a well known game-Overwatch. For those of you that don’t know, Overwatch is a game where there are 22 (soon to be 23) characters with different abilities to play as. There are 3 game modes, and it is a solely multiplayer game. Recently, people have been speculating about a new character to come to the game through an ARG (alternate reality game), however that isn’t what this is all about.

As most of you know, it’s Halloween! Since it’s the spooky season, Blizzard released a major update for Overwatch. This was another seasonal update, like the previous Summer Games for the Olympics. This time, there were four legendary skins, 5 epic skins, and a new game mode! There were also new achievements for the game mode, and lots of sprays. The four legendary skins our amazing in my opinion. They are for Roadhog, Junkrat, Mercy, and Reaper. Mercy’s depicts her as a witch. Junkrat and Roadhog are Frankenstein and his monster. Reaper is, reaper… with a pumpkin on his head.

Ah now we get into the good part! The new game mode is...::drumroll please::...Junkenstein’s revenge! This is a four player co-op mode against AI. This is the horde mode everyone’s been waiting for! If you haven’t played it yet, go play it right now and come back here later! Okay so I’ll walk you through the game. There are three modes to start: easy, medium, and hard. You can only choose between Mcree, Soldier: 76, Ana, or Hanzo. Your goal is to protect the castle (Eichenwalde) from Dr. Junkenstein’s Zomnics. The Zomnics are the AI and swarm the gate to the castle; when they get close enough, they explode on the door. The door has a set amount of health and when it goes down, you lose. Throughout the game though, the four legendary heroes fight against you. First comes Reaper, then Roadhog, and then Junkenstein himself. Reaper also pops up at random times. If you defeat all these heroes, Mercy the witch comes and resurrects them all at once! You have to defeat all the heroes as they use their ultimate, get healed by Mercy, and all try to get you! All while this is happening there are Zomnics trying to distract you and get to the door! After all that, you win!

So after all that explaining you still don’t know how fun it is. If you are as lucky as me and you have four friends that you can play Junkenstein’s revenge with you, you’ll have an absolute blast playing with friends! But if you are not as fortunate as me it’s still okay, because there are people out there just like you, playing the game so you can play with them. You will only lose one feature, that is being talking to the other players. Also you feel like a pro if you are lucky and win one of the new skins. For me(Michael)the experience was amazing. When you realize that you only have one healer it puts the stakes pretty high up. The feeling when you get an amazing multi kill with Mcree, or snipe a boss with Hanzo, is just awesome! It definitely is better with friends, but you can just go into matchmaking with other people!

Some tips that can make the game a lot easier is where you have everyone go. The way I(Garrison)found works best is if, Mcree goes on the bridge on the left side of the map and keeps the Zomnics from getting to the door. Hanzo goes on the wooden ledge on the drum tower (It’s the cylinder on the corner of the tower) there should be a crow up there to be your friend and to keep you company. Solder:76 should stay in the middle of the map and take the bulk of the Zomnics because of his healing ability. Ana she should stay on a raised platform on the back left of the map there she will take out the Zomnics to the best of her ability while healing whoever needs it. That covers the last part of the new spooky Overwatch update I hope this information will help you in-game or if you're a gamer who was thinking about getting Overwatch I hope this sealed the deal on getting Overwatch. Or on a totally different topic if you're not a gamer at all you should become one it’s not a bad idea.

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