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Artist creates awesome Blackwatch Brigitte Overwatch concept

Published: 29/Mar/2019 19:39 Updated: 29/Mar/2019 20:15

by Bill Cooney

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The Overwatch Archives event is fast approaching and while fans search for any official news about new cosmetics, one artist has already created a concept for Brigitte that would fit right into the event.

Brigitte was released to Overwatch in March just before the Archives event began in April of 2018 but she didn’t get any skins or cosmetics from the event.

Even though it might feel like she’s been in the game for much longer than a year, 2019 will be Brigitte’s second Archives event and the perfect opportunity for Blizzard to give her new cosmetics.

Artist Ivan Fomin got a head start when he designed a Blackwatch concept skin that would be perfect for the Archives event.

Blackwatch, which is Overwatch’s black ops team, was featured in the Retribution PvE mission during Archives 2018.

Blizzard EntertainmentRetribution introduced Blackwatch during Archives 2018.

What’s the concept?

Appropriately called “Blackwatch Brigitte” the skin resembles other Blackwatch hero skins by doing a darker take on Brigitte’s classic skin.

The red lights throughout the skin resemble McCree’s blackwatch skin and even her shield has been turned red, which might be a little confusing during team fights, but it still looks cool.

Her mace has been given the Blackwatch treatment too, and the lights on it would probably make for some crazy effects as you send that flanking Genji back to spawn with his tail between his legs.

Ivan FominIf Brigitte joined Blackwatch, she would probably look a lot like this.
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/vGGOa

We still have no idea if there will be a new PvE mission for this year’s Archives event, but if there is, who’s to say Brigitte wouldn’t be included.

Blizzard has promised “big things” things for Overwatch in 2019 and already delivered a major patch that affects the majority of heroes, so hopefully, they keep it going with plenty of new content in the seasonal events.

According to a leak on the official Blizzard Overwatch site, Archives 2019 is set to begin on April 16. 

The leak looked to re-use the Retribution logo, so some have speculated that there won’t be a new mission added this year, but only time will tell.

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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

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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.