Archives event start date leaked on official Overwatch website - Dexerto

Archives event start date leaked on official Overwatch website

Published: 19/Mar/2019 21:43 Updated: 19/Mar/2019 21:53

by Bill Cooney


The dates for the next annual Overwatch event, Archives, appears to have been leaked on the game’s official site on March 19.

Archives is an Overwatch event that features PvE missions for teams of players based in Overwatch lore.

In 2018 the ‘Retribution’ event was introduced to players and was available along with 2017’s ‘Uprising’ mission, but if this leak is accurate players hoping for a new mission in 2019 may be disappointed.

Retribution features a PvE mission that took players through Venice.

Before they were removed by Blizzard, the update listed the start and ending dates for Archives 2019.

The event, if the leaks are accurate, will begin on April 16 and last until May 6, a little under a month.

But the leaked image, from Reddit user clicky_pen, has the same graphics from the “Retribution” event in 2018, which could mean that only the dates and not the graphics for the new event were updated, or that Overwatch won’t be getting a new PvE mission for Archives this year.

Hopefully, a new Archives mission is in the works, maybe one that takes place on Overwatch’s new map, Paris.

Besides dates, the brief site update didn’t seem to provide any more details, but at least now players have some idea when the next event is going down.

There’s sure to be more information about Archives 2019 in the next few weeks, but besides skins and other cosmetics, most players will be on the lookout for whether or not 2019’s event will feature a new PvE mission or not.


Overwatch cosplayer sprints into battle as Soldier 76 with female twist

Published: 24/Nov/2020 23:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam


Cosplayers are no strangers to creating unique outfits based on Overwatch heroes and Hendoart proved to be no different with her stunning female take on Soldier 76.

Soldier 76 is one of the original classic Overwatch heroes, having been around since the game’s launch. With his iconic red, white, and blue jacket, mask, plus heavy pulse rifle, Jack Morrison can easily stand out in a crowd.

That all said, cosplayer and streamer Sarah ‘Hendoart’ Hendo decided to tackle the DPS hero from her own perspective, in what she called a “mini gender bend.”

As you can see from the photos, Hendo absolutely nailed the look of Soldier 76 getting the jacket, gloves, gun, and even biotic field down pat.


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Meanwhile, she also added some of her own flair. Thanks to her feminine figure, the outfit manages to take on a life of its own, especially with her flowing brown hair behind 76’s mask.

However, the best part comes in the form of a little video she created with a fellow Mercy cosplayer. In the clip, the battle-scarred Hendo begs for healing and even “spams” for it – a bit of a meme in the Overwatch community.

“Just a battle-damaged Soldier and a Mercy who dgaf about me,” she captioned the video.


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Eventually, the Mercy begins to nurse Hendo back to health and starts wrapping her arm in a bandage, and evaluates the rest of the hero’s injuries.

Hendo’s cosplays aren’t limited to just Overwatch either. She has cosplayed as many different DC and Marvel superheroes including Spider-Man, Harley Quinn, Joker, Mary Jane, and Venom just to name a few.


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Soldier 76 isn’t the only Overwatch cosplay she’s done either. In the past, she has done many different takes on the tank hero D.Va including her School Girl and Tangerine themed skins.

With Overwatch 2 on the way and multiple more heroes coming with the sequel, this likely isn’t the last we’ve seen from Hendoart and quite frankly, we can’t wait to see what else she has in store.