Overwatch has a lot of potential for crazy hijinks, as evidenced by the Overwatch myth videos, and now, players have found a way to play badminton on the game’s Volskaya Industries map.
YouTube user Artisan & Quix has posted a video that demonstrates the racquet sport, which is played with four Genjis, two Mercys, and one Junkrat. The four Genji players serve as the sport’s participants (two on each side), while Junkrat shoots a grenade that is then used as the shuttlecock. Genji’s Deflect is used to send the grenade flying to the other side, and the two Mercy players form the net by shooting a stream of health and attack boost at each other.
If the grenade blows up on your side of the net, the opposing team gets a point. In the video, the Junkrat player keeps score, but he unfortunately has to be on one of the two teams. The reason this is disappointing is because if the grenade blows up near a player, it’ll only hurt them if they’re on Junkrat’s enemy team. Regardless, it’s an impressive setup, and it makes us want to try it out for ourselves.
Overwatch has already reached 7 million players, while its beta had over 9.7 million. Developer Blizzard has been tough on cheaters, making it difficult for those banned to play, even when they’re on a new account with a new copy. Blizzard’s no-nonsense approach was seen in an email sent to a banned player.
“We don’t take this decision lightly,” the email reads. “Our team issued this closure after a careful review of relevant evidence. Our support staff will not overturn these closures and may not respond to appeals.”