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Blizzard Reveals New Legendary Overwatch Skins for Summer Games 2018

Published: 7/Aug/2018 0:22 Updated: 7/Aug/2018 1:36

by Joe O'Brien


Blizzard has revealed some of the legendary skins coming to Overwatch with this year’s Summer Games.

The Summer Games annual event is returning on August 9, and as with every other in-game event will introduce an event loot box with brand-new skins and other cosmetics.

Blizzard has begun to reveal some of those items, showing off new Legendary skins for D.Va, Rheinhardt, Winston and Ana on Twitter ahead of the event kick-off.

Gridironhardt Reinhardt

Catcher Winston

Waverider D.Va

Cabana Ana

Summer Games was the very first seasonal event to be held in Overwatch. Originally paying tribute to the Olympic Games in 2016, it wasn’t initially clear that the event would be regularly repeated, but it has since come back with a more general summer-and-sports theme.

As well as new cosmetics, the Summer Games will also offer players an opportunity to pick up any skins from previous iterations of the event, either by purchasing them with credits or through loot boxes.

The event also features the return of the Lúcioball brawl, a 3v3 game mode in which all players play as Lúcio and attempt to knock a giant ball into the opposing team’s goal.


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.