Awesome Overwatch Gundam concept would be a perfect Reinhardt skin - Dexerto
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Awesome Overwatch Gundam concept would be a perfect Reinhardt skin

Published: 13/Apr/2020 1:53

by Bill Cooney

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A new Overwatch skin concept finally reimagines Reinhardt as a Gundam, and it looks just as awesome as it sounds.

Gundam is basically the godfather of the giant robot trope in anime. The first series, ‘Mobile Suit Gundam,’ was originally released in 1979, over 30 years ago.

Since then the series has become one of the most recognizable and successful animes ever and, as it turns out, a perfect Reinhardt skin as well.

Salvatore Tabbi
How could you not want this as an actual Overwatch skin?

Overwatch fan and concept artist Salvatore Tabbi is the mastermind behind Gundam Reinhardt and just from these sketches, it looks like it would be an incredibly awesome skin to rock in a match.

“The idea was to create a “toy” skin for him,” Tabbi revealed. “Since I’m a huge fan of mechas and model kits, I decided to create this skin based on some Gundam kits I have on my shelf.”

Gundam Reinhardt definitely hits all of the mecha targets, and looks like a true Gundam model on top of it all. Normally we’d say this type of skin wouldn’t be possible, but since LEGO Bastion came out, you never really know what Blizzard is willing to do.

Salvatore Tabbi
Reinhardt’s Gundam skin definitely looks like it could be a similar addition like Bastion’s LEGO skin.

On top of his armor being made into a Gundam, Reinhardt’s shield has also been replaced with one of the Mecha’s heads.

But the most distinctive part of this skin might be Rein’s hammer which has a devious-looking drill added to the back, that seems like it would do damage to rival Gundam and Overwatch heroes alike.

Salvatore Tabbi
This would be one of the best Reinhardt hammers, if it were actually in-game.

If you think we’re overdue for a new Reinhardt skin, you may be in luck, since we have the annual Anniversary event coming up at the beginning of May.

Whether or not we’ll be getting a new skin for the shield tank this year remains to be seen, but this Gundam skin concept does get us a little bit excited about the possibility.

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New Overwatch Shield Bash tech makes Brigitte even more powerful

Published: 22/Jan/2021 21:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Overwatch trick has just been discovered that could make Brigitte an even bigger threat on the battlefield than she already is.

Brigitte has been one of the game’s most controversial heroes since release thanks to her high levels of sustain, crowd control, armor, and healing. Despite multiple nerfs and reworks, she remains one of the best heroes in the right hands.

Now, players have found a completely new trick with her that is sure to make many players rage and call for nerfs to the Swedish shield maiden.

The trick, which was posted to a Korean YouTube account, shows that if Brigitte Shield Bashes at the exact same time she’s hit with an enemy’s attack that does knockback, she can travel far distances.

Shield Bash already has some slight movement advantages, but when combined with an enemy’s attack, she can torpedo across the map and even clear gaps that other heroes are unable to.

As you can see, when Brigitte gets hit in the back by Sigma’s Hyper Spheres, they do just enough knockback to allow the hero to use them to her advantage.

With this trick, Brigitte can even go from one side of Rialto’s bridge to the other in one swift movement, although it will take some getting used to if players want to pull it off in an actual game.

That said, enemy players could potentially use this to their own advantage, such as by hitting Brigitte with a melee attack right as she Shield Bashes.

In this clip by Overwatch streamer Aspen, she goes flying all over the map on Hollywood and had no idea why. As it turns out, it was because she was hit by a melee from a Tracer player just before bashing.

If timed right, this could cause Brigitte players to go flying off of maps with environmental hazards such as Nepal Sanctum.

Of course, with this new discovery, there also comes the possibility that Blizzard decides to patch it out. Only time will tell how the developers decide to handle it.