Blizzard to announce Overwatch 2 soon according to new leaks - Dexerto

Blizzard to announce Overwatch 2 soon according to new leaks

Published: 6/Jun/2019 21:09 Updated: 7/Jun/2019 9:02

by Bill Cooney


According to a Blizzard insider there could be a brand new Blizzard CEO J. Allen Brack said recently that the publisher is interested in expanding the Overwatch IP, and based on the latest leak, official news on a new game set in the Overwatch universe could be coming later this year.

The news about a new Overwatch game came in a report from Kotaku about a cancelled StarCraft first-person shooter game on Thursday, June 6.

What does Blizzard have against StarCraft shooters?

“Overwatch 2” – No longer just a meme

In the report from Kotaku, unnamed staff from inside Blizzard confirmed that the StarCraft shooter was axed so teams could focus more on Diablo 4 and “Overwatch 2”.

Both games are expected to be headline announcements at this year’s BlizzCon, which didn’t go to well for the company last year after the disastrous Diablo Immortal announcement.

“Overwatch 2” has been a meme in the game’s community almost since it came out, but now it seems to have become the official unofficial name of the next game set in the Overwatch universe.

According to the sources inside Blizzard “Overwatch 2,” or whatever it ends up being called, will focus more on PvE elements, and Kotaku said several people inside of Blizzard have compared the upcoming game to Left 4 Dead.

Blizzard EntertainmentAn expanded Overwatch story mode? Say no more, Jeff.

What do we do until BlizzCon now?

Overwatch just began a Double XP Weekend that goes from June 6 to June 10 to close out the 2019 Anniversary event and it’ll be the last chance for players to get any event skins until Summer Games start in August.

Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan promised more new content coming to Overwatch this summer along with a new hero, so fans at least have one new thing for sure to look forward to before BlizzCon starts in November.

Whatever “Overwatch 2” ends up being (please Jeff, don’t be a mobile game), it’s clear Blizzard is set on making more games set in the already popular Overwatch universe.


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.