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Blizzard debuts new Overwatch animated short ‘Reunion’ at BlizzCon

Published: 2/Nov/2018 19:04 Updated: 2/Nov/2018 20:20

by Wyatt Donigan

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Overewatch released a new cinematic short featuring McCree and new hero, Ashe, on Route 66 at BlizzCon during the opening ceremonies.

Blizzard is known for their incredible cinematics and they’ve always brought out their best when it comes to Overwatch. 

At this year’s BlizzCon, they brought along yet another amazing cinematic that not only provided some key bits of lore but gave us our first look at the newest hero, Ashe

The short opens up with a shot of the diner on Route: 66 as McCree is eating a slice of pie and drinking some coffee. 

As he sits there enjoying his breakfast, a loud crash is heard outside as a train is derailed and ends up crashing right outside the diner, showing us exactly how the map ended up the way we see it in-game today. 

What transpires next is another instance of Blizzard’s great cinematic team at work as McCree goes to battle with the bandit crew called ‘Deadlock,’ who are led by Ashe, the newest DPS hero to be introduced to the game. 

After McCree manages to dispatch the entire group, he has a quick chat with Echo, a cyborg that was being housed inside a pod on the Payload and looked to be the reason why Ashe and her crew were ambushing the area.

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Before heading off, McCree says “Say hi to the monkey for me,” of course referring to Winston and also hinting at Echo being the next hero to join the Overwatch roster at some point in the future. 

While we’ve got no idea what’s up with Echo or how long it’ll be until we can try out Ashe on the PTR, but we did finally see why there was a derailed train on Route: 66. 

For more on everything Overwatch related that Blizzard announced at BlizzCon, be sure to check out our official hub

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Overwatch cosplayer gets ready for Halloween as a perfect Mercy

Published: 30/Oct/2020 22:39 Updated: 31/Oct/2020 6:35

by Nate Searl

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Halloween is almost upon us, and cosplayers everywhere are preparing for the holiday. This Overwatch Mercy cosplay goes above and beyond when bringing this angelic healer to life and deserves some extra recognition. 

When Overwatch came out back in 2016, there were only three healers, and Mercy was one of them. A lot has changed since then and there are a lot more Heroes, and the hero herself has seen quite a few changes. Despite this, she remains a fan favorite, especially for cosplayers.

There are plenty of awesome OW cosplays out there, but Hanxiaoyue really brings her to life with the help of @Anka_Ephemere on Twitter. The two collaborate for a fantastic rendition with excellent photography and visual effects.

Mercy cosplayer preps for Halloween

Despite the fact that Witch Mercy is Mercy’s Halloween skin, Hanxiaoyue went with the Winged Victory skin with some extra spooky effects, and she nailed it. Starting with her hair, she puts her blonde hair in a ponytail and parts her bangs. It is held back by a golden crown with wing-like ear guards, just like in the cosmetic. To cap it off, she includes the fern-like plants behind her ears.

For her attire, she dons a white tunic with gold embroidery held up with a brown rope. On her arms and legs, she wears bracelets. On her back, she has Mercy’s signature wings, modeled directly off of the skin. Then, there is of course the staff, which is perfect down to the last little leaf.

If the cosplay itself wasn’t impressive enough, the graphic design that goes along with it really gives it life. @Anka_Ephemere includes two shots with Mercy on a dark and fiery battlefield, and then another two with her at what appears to be Ilios Ruins.

The first two images are fitting for the hero, as she is a beacon of hope and light on the battlefield. The Winged Victory skin also based on the Goddess Nike and works well with the other images on Ilios, which is an Overwatch map based on Santorini in Greece.

This is one of the most impressive Mercy cosplays out there, and Hanxiaoyue really brings the character to life along with @Anka-Ephemere’s photography and graphic design.