Artist creates Captain Marvel Overwatch skin concept for Tracer - Dexerto

Artist creates Captain Marvel Overwatch skin concept for Tracer

Published: 16/Jun/2019 20:32 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 15:41

by Bill Cooney


One creative Overwatch fan has made a concept skin for Tracer that turns the hero into the superhero Captain Marvel.

The “Captain Marvel” movie, which came out in February 2019, was the final Avenger’s origin movie before Endgame and the character quickly became a popular hero in the franchise.

Tracer has been the poster girl for Overwatch since the game came out (she’s literally on the cover) so artist Devygone decided to combine the two into an awesome skin concept.

Marvel StudiosCaptain Marvel as she appeared in “Captain Marvel”.

“Keep calm and Tracer on”

Devygone’s Tracer skin is based on how Captain Marvel appears in the movie of the same name, with a blue helmet similar to Captain America’s covering her head.

To make the skin work, Tracer has been given blonde hair like in her Lightning skin, which pokes up out of the helmet in a mohawk.

The star on Captain Marvel’s chest has been combined with Tracer’s Chronal Accelerator (the thing that lets her Blink and Recall) to make it fit with both characters at the same time.

Unfortunatley Overwatch doesn’t do crossover skins like other games sometimes make, but if Blizzard ever decides to start, Captain Marvel Tracer would probably be a hit.


When will we get new skins?

The next Overwatch event will be the Summer Games, which starts sometime in August according to Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan.

There will definitely be new skins for the event. Ashe and Baptiste were released after last year’s event, so they’re likely candidates to get new skins this year. Other than that though, which heroes will get new skins is up in the air.

No matter what heroes end up getting new skins for the 2019 Summer Games, fans will be eagerly waiting to see if they’re favorite is included.


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

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:30

by Michael Gwilliam


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.