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Animator creates amazing new Overwatch highlight intros

by Bill Cooney

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A set of official-looking Overwatch highlight intros are making the rounds and they give some of the game’s heroes great new animations that look good enough to be in-game.

Highlight intros play before highlights (of course) and Play of the Games at the end of each match.

Players got two new intros for McCree and Ashe during the 2019 Halloween Terror event, and now a set of official-looking unofficial animations that look almost real.

Intros definitely add some personality to the game’s heroes and the “new” ones that have been recently discovered do a great job of it.

Overwatch fans dig up some gems

The highlight intros were created by animator @Lamb_sp “some time ago” they said, but age hasn’t done anything to take away from how cool they look.

Overwatch insider Naeri assembled the clips together into one video and the whole thing is pretty awesome to watch.

Genji’s begins with the cyborg ninja deflecting a Widowmaker headshot and Junkrat’s has him attempts to ride his RIP Tire before everything goes wrong.

The Widowmaker and Reinhardt animations are both so smooth you could be forgiven if you thought they were actual leaks of upcoming intros.

Lucio’s smooth highlight into shows him participating in one of the most popular Lucio main activities around: booping enemies into the Ilios Well.

Tracer is doing Tracer things with her Pulse Bomb of course, but the star of the show might just be D.Va and her Mech.

The little gremlin watches her MEKA bust out a dab, before throwing on some shades, finally giving fans the dabbing Overwatch hero no one has been asking for.

When could we see actual new highlight intros?

The next event up on the Overwatch schedule is Winter Wonderland, which Blizzard hasn't given an official starting date for yet.

Even though we don't have official dates for the event yet, it usually starts sometime around the second week of December. This would mean a Dec. 10 or 12 start date this year (Tuesday and Thursday being regular Overwatch update days).

New events usually bring brand new cosmetics for players to collect, but Blizzard has their word cut out for them this year to top Lamb's awesome highlight intro animations.