You'll Want An Overwatch Fighting Game After Watching This Impressive Fan Video

Imagining a Overwatch fighting game, complete with a bonus stage.


Overwatch marked Blizzard's first attempt at making a first-person shooter, and given its continued success, it's fair to say it turned out pretty well. Some fans may hope the developer tries its hand at a spin-off fighting game next, thanks to a new video.

Created by YouTube channel TGN, the video below imagines what Overwatch would be like as a 2D fighting game. It initially pits Reinhardt versus Zarya as the two use their actual Overwatch abilities in the context of a one-on-one fight on the Volskaya Industries map. At one point, we even get a stage transition, as Reinhardt's Charge ability is used to drive Zarya out of one area, through a wall, and into another portion of the map.

A second match sees Genji and Doomfist throw down on Numbani. All of this is accompanied by a fighting game-style HUD, complete with health bars, damage indicators, and special meters. There are even transitions from round to round, and it's all capped off with a bonus stage a la Street Fighter where Doomfist beats the hell out of an inanimate object.

Unfortunately, this is all merely a video, not a playable mod. On the bright side, there's a lot of new stuff in Overwatch right now to check out--including Year of the Dog skins--courtesy of the ongoing Lunar New Year event. If you don't own the game, Overwatch is playable for free on PC, PS4, and Xbox One right now--and is only one of several games you can try out without paying this weekend.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email

Join the conversation
There are 4 comments about this story