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76’s new Overwatch Emote is a lot better with his mask off

Published: 27/Jan/2019 20:40 Updated: 27/Jan/2019 20:47

by Vincent Genova

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Overwatch’s Lunar New Year has brought new skins and emotes based around the Chinese Year of the Pig New Year celebration.

One of the emotes added was Soldier 76 playing with a Bolang Gu, a traditional Chinese pellet drum toy. The 76 emote can be seen at the 0:38 mark of the video below.

76 fans have a pretty solid emote, but it gets a lot better depending on the skin you use.

Most of the skins available for 76 have his face covered with an aiming visor and mouth protection, which hides his reaction to the toy.

One Overwatch fan decided to do the emote with the Strike Commander Morrison skin for Soldier 76, which shows a much younger version of the character – and one with significantly less face gear.

Sure enough, Blizzard added plenty of extra details to the emote when performed with a more visible skin.

Soldier’s new emote is hilarious when his face is visible from r/Overwatch

The emote adds more expression to his mouth and eyes, showing how excited 76 is to play with the drum and how embarrassed he is when someone hears it. This will surely set off a bunch of Overwatch fans trying out emote and skin combinations to find more of Blizzard’s polished details.

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Annoying Overwatch bug makes elevators worse than they were before

Published: 21/Oct/2020 0:09

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch fans pleased with the new elevator mechanics that remove RNG shouldn’t get too excited, as a new bug is making them even worse than ever.

The elevators on Hollywood and Volskaya Industries received a major update in the Halloween patch that changed how they function.

Previously, they would go up and down on a set timer, meaning that you could be waiting a few seconds to go up if you weren’t there fast enough. Plus, as no two Overwatch matches are the same, this created an element of luck.

After four years of these shenanigans, Blizzard finally decided to update how the elevators function, with the lifts always being on the bottom and only going up if a player stepped on it – a change that was highly-requested.

Overwatch Hollywood gameplay
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Overwatch’s elevators are supposed to be better now.

With luck out of the equation, it would seem like all is right with those maps, right? Wrong. As streamer ‘Bishop352’ found out, the elevators are about as reliable as a McDonald’s ice cream machine.

During an October 19 broadcast, the Diamond-ranked support was defending Volskaya Point B and wanted to take the elevator.

However, for whatever reason, it would never rise, preventing the Ana player from accessing the high ground and leaving him vulnerable.

As you can see in the clip, the player ended up narrowly surviving with under half health before the elevator finally activated.

Unlike wall-running heroes such as Genji and Hanzo (the latter of which decided to not wait for the lift to start working) Ana, like much of the cast, has no such vertical mobility.

Overwatch Volskaya Industries
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What good is a broken elevator?

Worst of all, this bug can make the new elevators even worse than they were previously; under the previous ones, Bishop352 would have been able to reach the high ground after a few moments of waiting.

Hopefully, this bug ends up being removed in a future update to ensure that all heroes can reach the high ground with ease and the elevators work as intended.