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Overwatch fans fall in love with D.Va main’s beautiful custom Nerf button

Published: 2/Jan/2021 22:51 Updated: 3/Jan/2021 0:53

by Bill Cooney

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An Overwatch player’s awesome D.Va ultimate controller is making waves online, and it’s one of the best, most fitting ways we’ve ever seen to play the tank.

Crazy custom Overwatch controllers are nothing new, we’ve seen everything from playing Ana with a Teapot, Brigitte with a baguette, and even more, but a new creation for D.Va might be one of the most satisfying yet.

As far as Ultimate abilities in the game go, D.Va’s is pretty simple: it makes her MEKA self destruct, dealing 1000 damage within 20 meters and dropping off at further ranges.

There are a few ways to spice it up with boosts and fakeouts, but at its core, it’s just a nice, simple, powerful ability, which makes this Nerf button from Reddit user PhyrexianSpaghetti completely unnecessary, but incredibly awesome.

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Few things in Overwatch feel as good as wiping out the enemy team with one good bomb.

As far as custom Overwatch controllers go, this one is extremely straightforward: it’s just a giant button you press when D.Va has her Self-Destruct that activates the ability…that’s it.

The physical button itself has Hana Song’s trademark bunny logo on it, along with her ult catchphrase of “Nerf This!” on the base. It was all 3D printed, except for the single USB key input from an old keyboard, programmed to activate the ability.

Despite it being pretty simple, it looks extremely satisfying to just punch, bop or slam a giant, custom made D.Va-specific button as you toss your ultimate onto a helpless enemy team and secure another POTG for your collection.

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More than four years after release we’ve seen Overwatch played with almost everything you could possibly think of at this point, but leave it to the game’s creative player base, and they’ll probably keep coming up with new, more ridiculous ways to play their favorite game.

Overwatch 2 should (hopefully) be coming out sometime in 2021 as well, and we can’t wait to see what fans come up with when the new game finally does arrive.

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Amazing Overwatch x Marvel crossover skin idea turns Genji into Iron Man

Published: 18/Jan/2021 18:09

by Michael Gwilliam

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An Instagram artist has created what could be one of the best Overwatch skin ideas to date, combining the cyborg ninja Genji with Marvel’s Iron Man and the result is incredible.

Unlike games such as Fortnite, Overwatch hasn’t gone out of its way to pursue crossovers with large companies, meaning we haven’t gotten Marvel, DC or Star Wars inspired skins in the Overwatch universe.

However, if Blizzard ever decides to change that, Genji could be an amazing candidate to get his model reworked a touch to add in that Iron Man and bosslogic shows exactly why.

His incredible crossover takes Genji’s iconic look and mashes it over Iron Man’s armor making for a perfect combination.

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Genji as Iron Man? It actually works quite well.

The helmet maintains the style of the Shimada’s, but the coloring and lighting coming from the visor is uniquely Iron Man with the red and gold matching up nicely.

Genji’s robotic body also contrasts with the Iron Man suit, with a nice “Stark Industries” logo right in the center just for good measure. Seeing Genji double jump and Swift Strike with this skin would look great, especially with all the lights illuminating from the suit in the process.

After the skin was posted to Reddit, users starting coming up with their own Marvel-Overwatch crossovers they want to see, if the two companies ever decided to work together.

“Honestly I would give Pharah a Falcon skin and Rein a Hulkbuster armor skin. Man that’d be awesome,” one wrote.

Others suggested Tracer as Black Widow, Doomfist as Thanos, Hanzo-Hawkeye and Soldier 76 with a Captain American skin.

Hopefully, by the time Overwatch 2 releases, Blizzard can find a way to work with Marvel so these skin ideas become realities. It seems like fans would really enjoy them and they’d be a good way to market both properties.

That said, with rumors swirling that the sequel is being delayed, it could give Blizzard the time they need to secure a deal and give fans what they want skin-wise.