We saw a reddit bot for the /r/leagueoflegends subreddit and were inspired to do something similar for another one of our favorite games.

What it does

It will search comments for a specific command to search heroes and reply with some information about the indicated hero.

How I built it

We made a python script using PRAW (a python wrapper for the reddit api)

Challenges I ran into

We had some issues when scraping the Overwatch website for the information we needed, and we had some problems when we tried to format the Reddit comments.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

None of us have actually used python before and 2 of the 3 of us had no experience working with APIs, so building a functional program in python using the Reddit API was pretty cool.

What I learned

We learned python and a bit about APIs

What's next for Overwatch Reddit Bot

We'd like to maybe attach images and some numbers for the hero abilities and maybe add some more commands. We would also like to have the script run on a server.

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