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Can Moira’s Orb go through Mei’s wall in Overwatch?

Published: 14/Nov/2019 1:38

by Bill Cooney


A new clip has some Overwatch players wondering if Moira’s Damage Orb can actually make it through Mei’s Ice Wall.

Mei’s wall is supposed to block all incoming damage and projectiles while it’s active, but Moira’s Orbs are well-known for doing some weird stuff.

Moira’s damage orbs have become infamous for hunting down low health players and seemingly popping up out of nowhere during games.

The crazy angles and paths the orbs take shouldn’t allow them to just phase through a solid Mei Wall, but according to a new clip, that’s exactly what some of them are doing.

Walls don’t always stop Damage Orbs 

Reddit user Strange_fishbowl posted a video of Moira’s Orb phasing through their Ice Wall during a Mystery Heroes match, and asked if any other users had experience with it happening to them.

“Didn’t know Moira’s orb went through Mei’s ice wall,” fishbowl wrote. “Anyone else dealt with this?”

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Sure enough, shortly after Mei puts up her Ice Wall a Damage Orb lazily passes right through it and starts damaging the player.
Obviously, this isn’t how the ability is intended to work (we hope), but some other players in the comments of fishbowl’s post suggested ghost orbs have been a possibility for a while now.

“If I recall correctly if the orb exists before your wall goes up it has a chance to go through as if it wasn’t there due to server ping,” Reddit user and Moira main suspicious_mustard suggested.

Server ping seems to be as good an explanation as any for the orb’s weird behavior, and it’s probably a good idea for Mei players to stop assuming their walls provide complete safety if they’re put up after Moira sends her orb out.

Moira’s healing got nerfed in the Nov 13 PTR patch.

Moira gets nerfed in Nov 13 PTR patch

In other Moira news, the hero saw a significant reduction to the amount of healing she’s able to put out following the November 13 Overwatch PTR patch.

The healing power of Moira’s Biotic Grasp has been reduced from 80 HP/s to 65 HP/s, which will reduce her ability to heal groups like she did before.

November 13’s PTR patch also contains nerfs to Orisa, Reinhardt, Sigma, and Widowmaker as well as buffs to D.Va, Torbjörn, Genji and Zarya.


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.