Winston Ledge Grab Concept in 'Project Overwatch'

A fan-made Winston ability allows him to grab and climb up ledges.
A fan-made Winston ability allows him to grab and climb up ledges. / Image courtesy of Blizzard

Winston is one of the more mobile tanks in Overwatch because he has a unique jump ability. However, some players don't believe that it is enough. One player created a Winston ability that allows him to grab and climb onto ledges in a custom game and posted a video of it on Reddit.

The custom game is part of Project Overwatch which explores hero changes meant to improve gameplay. This particular one makes Winston's jump accuracy a bit more forgiving so that players can more easily gain vertical height. This change is hardly a buff but is intended to make the hero more fun to play while keeping the hero familiar to play.

Many players argue that Winston's abilities don't fit in with the fact that he is a gorilla. Some players even want drastic changes to his movement abilities like wall climbing. Project Overwatch states one of their goals as making heroes more representative of their lore. Perhaps Overwatch 2 will include more passive abilities like this one to make the game more dynamic.