Overwatch’s new Workshop mode is giving fans plenty of wiggle room to mod the game. Typically, that just means altering game or physics rules, like making the ground cause damage – a “the floor is lava” mode, if you will. One fan by the username of Therister has taken things a little far, though, giving the French assassin Widowmaker actual functioning robot spider legs that can vault her into the air and stick to walls.
Check out this monstrous creation in the video below.
Overwatch Widowmaker + Spider Girl
Creator: Therister pic.twitter.com/Qvy1jR5Q76
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Therister’s creation basically replaces Widow’s normal bipedal legs with four elongated limbs, each with a sort of purple foot that can stick onto surfaces. Normally, Widow can only shoot a grappling hook to sort of leap into the air, which helps her reach high areas, but she’s still effectively rooted onto flat horizontal surfaces like most other characters.
Not so with these new robot spider legs. The video shows off Widow reaching previously unreachable locations on the map’s architecture, climbing onto the roofs of the buildings outside the attacking team’s spawn point and others, which even flight-based characters like Pharah or Echo would have difficulty reaching. Not only that, Widowmaker can use the spider legs to make some pretty distant leaps from wall to wall and stick to the surface, allowing her a sniping position that any Overwatch League pro would probably envy. It doesn’t seem to stop her from entering the King’s Row subway station either. Nowhere is safe.
If you want to give Therister’s creation a try, the Overwatch Workshop code is 5D4FX.
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