Artist creates Blackwatch Tracer skin concept ahead of Overwatch Archives event - Dexerto

Artist creates Blackwatch Tracer skin concept ahead of Overwatch Archives event

Published: 25/Mar/2019 23:18 Updated: 25/Mar/2019 23:35

by Bill Cooney


The beginning of 2019 Archives event on the official Overwatch website. According to the leaks, the event should begin on April 16.

There’s sure to be plenty of new skins and cosmetics with this year’s event, but Overwatch fan and artist Jao Picart designed a skin for Tracer for Blizzard’s recent fan art competition that would fit right into Archives.

Blizzard EntertainmentMoira, McCree and Genji all got new Blackwatch skins during the Archives 2018 Retribution event.

The concept is called “Blackwatch Tracer” and Picart said he thought since the original Blackwatch disbanded, Overwatch could use a new member of their black ops team.

If Tracer were ever part of Blackwatch, she would probably look pretty close to Picart’s awesome concept.

Blackwatch Tracer has a red chronal accelerator instead of her usual blue, and her goggles have also gone from orange to red.

Her pistols got the same treatment as McCree’s, with red laser signs attached on top to complete the tactical look.

Jao Picart

We still don’t know for sure whether or not this year’s upcoming Archives event will feature a new PvE mission, or just reuse the previous two, Uprising and Retribution, but the leak did use the same logo as Retribution did last year.

Overwatch fans are certainly hoping for a new PvE mission in this year’s Archives, and more details should be coming out as the projected start date gets closer.

No matter what happens with PvE missions this year, we should still get plenty of new skins along with the event, but whether Blackwatch Tracer will be there remains unknown.


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.