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Offline Niloc

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Overwatch - Winston's shield?
« on: January 12, 2019, 05:07:47 AM »
Anyone play Overwatch? I just got it (I know, I know, well after most people have stopped playing it).

Not really my style of game, competitive shooter - but it's definitely well-made.

I've just been playing through the tutorial stuff so far, was surprised to find that you're still put on a team with other real players even in the bot training modes.

Question; I remember seeing videos back when Overwatch was about to launch, showing Winston (the Gorilla/tank character) holding a hand-held shield, so he would block while his teammates took shelter behind him.

In the game now though, his shield is a dome that he can drop, nothing handheld.

So was that hand-held shield changed, removed, or maybe never in the game? Just a pre-rendered cut-scene or something?

It seems like the mobile shield would have been a lot more fun and useful, though maybe it was overpowered and changed because of that?