Awesome Overwatch mode puts an interesting twist on FFA - Dexerto

Awesome Overwatch mode puts an interesting twist on FFA

Published: 17/Jun/2019 10:59 Updated: 17/Jun/2019 11:36

by Joe O'Brien


An Overwatch player has used the Workshop to create an interesting new take on the Free-For-All (FFA) game mode.

The latest creation from prolific Workshop developer DarwinStreams puts a new spin on one of the oldest modes in gaming.

Anyone who’s spent time playing free-for-all in any game has likely experienced games in which, despite playing fairly well, you just can’t keep up on the scoreboard because other players keep “stealing” your kills – you put in most of the hard work, and someone else comes along at the last moment and takes credit for the elimination.

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This can be particularly frustrating in Overwatch due to the nature of the heroes and how they interact with one another – there’s not much worse than dealing over 500 damage to a Roadhog only for a Tracer to zip in at the last second and steal the final blow.

In Darwin’s take on FFA, eliminations don’t matter – the goal is simply to deal as much damage as possible, with the first player to deal 10,000 total damage the winner.

Those who want to try out this game mode for themselves can do so by importing it with the share code P48Q5.

10k Damage FFA [workshop by DarwinStreams] from r/Overwatch

The mode changes the dynamic of the game, notably shifting the balance of power in favor of heroes who can pump out consistent damage and away from those who rely on quick bursts, like Widowmaker, while the likes of Roadhog are in danger of feeding easy damage to other players.

Since the release of the Workshop, Darwin has established himself as perhaps the most prominent creator using the feature, having produced a huge variety of custom games, from Overwatch training modes to entirely new games like the hugely popular D.Va racing. He’s also explored using the feature to develop visual and gameplay updates for existing heroes.

The Workshop has given Overwatch players more ways to enjoy the game than ever before. Whether you want to develop your own game modes or simply play the creations of others, tweak the standard game in small ways like this free-for-all adaptation or experience something totally different, there are now a massive variety of options available thanks to the feature.


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.