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All New Overwatch Skins Available in the Summer Games 2018

Published: 10/Aug/2018 1:05 Updated: 10/Aug/2018 1:06

by Joe O'Brien

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The 2018 edition of Overwatch’s Summer Games in-game event has arrived.

The Summer Games was the very first event after the release of Overwatch in May 2016, originally celebrating the 2016 Summer Olympics.

The event’s unique brawl, Lúcioball, is back for the duration of the Summer Games, with a new arena and a ranked competitive playlist.

For many players, however, the biggest attraction of a new event is the new skins that will be on offer. The Summer Games offers a selection of both sports- and summer-themed skins, all of which are now available in-game.

All of the new skins can be seen below:

Legendary Skins

Waverider D.Va

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Catcher Winston

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Lacrosse Roadhog

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Gridironhardt Reinhardt

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Cabana Ana

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Fastball Zenyatta

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Epic Skins

Mexicana Sombra

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Tre Kronor

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Ereannach Moira

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In addition to the new skins, those released with previous editions of the Summer Games will be available once again, either in Summer Games loot boxes or purchasable by credits.

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Overwatch players freak out at Baptiste’s huge new Amplification Matrix

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Baptiste was the recipient of plenty of buffs in the latest Overwatch Experimental Card, including a major change to the size of his Amplification Matrix that is freaking out the game’s community.

The October 22 patch increased the width of the Haitian hero’s ultimate by a whopping four meters – up to nine from its previous five.

Now, Baptiste’s “window” as the community calls it, looks more like a garage door bigger than any shield in the game by a fair margin.

Keep in mind that the whole purpose of the Amplification Matrix is to double the damage or healing of any shot fired through it. Now, it’s extremely unlikely that teammates will ever have a reason to not shoot through the ultimate as it’s near impossible to miss.

The community has been joking about the size increase. On Reddit, LukarWarrior joked, “Baptiste, now available in IMAX,” suggesting that it’s not as big as a movie theater screen.

Others, such as educational content creator SVB noted how the ultimate is wider than the streets on King’s Row.

That said, it has plenty of uses on other maps where its entire width can be put to good use. BlazeBubble9 documented how there are so many chokes where the new window can come in handy.

Baptiste on Numbani
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Baptiste’s new Amp Matrix can come in handy on Numbani.

For instance, while defending or attacking first point on Numbani, the new ultimate can take up a whole spot on the high ground letting a whole team fire at will onto the objective doing double damage.

In another, you can see how trying to gain or prevent access to the bridge on Eichenwalde second is a breeze with the new ultimate as it perfectly fits within the choke.

Baptiste's ultimate on Eichenwalde
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Pushing into Eichenwalde just got a bit easier.

Of course, because the change is on the Experimental Mode there’s a chance it doesn’t hit the live game, but in the past many of the buffs tested there end up going through, so players should prepare regardless.

Only time will tell if this ultimate buff changes how often players decide to pick the support in their matches.