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Check out Mercy’s sweet new skin for Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland

Published: 7/Dec/2018 19:19 Updated: 7/Dec/2018 19:20

by Bill Cooney

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Blizzard has continued to reveal skins for Overwatch heroes leading up to the start of the Winter Wonderland Event on December 11, this time it’s Mercy’s turn with a sweet “Sugar Plum Fairy” skin.

The first hero to get a new skin for the winter was Zarya, with her “Snowboarder” skin and then Lucio was next with the awesome “Arctic Fox” outfit.

Winter Wonderland 2018 will also feature a holiday version of the BlizzardWorld map, along with all of the other snow covered maps from past years as well.

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Mercy really does make the perfect fairy here, since they work for Blizzard, the Overwatch team probably had no trouble at all finding the perfect fairy wings to put on Mercy.

She’s also got the appropriate pointy ears, and some green hair to really complete that woodland sprite look.

We’ve seen some of Mercy’s skins come with unique voicelines, like the Witch skins for example, and it would make sense to if this skin came with some special visual or sound effects to top it all off.

In addition to all the new skins, maps and cosmetics, the Mei’s Snowball Offensive and Yeti Hunter minigames will return as well.

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Overwatch Genji voice actor adds fuel to Overwatch 2 delay rumors

Published: 28/Jan/2021 3:42

by Brad Norton

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Rumors of an Overwatch 2 delay could have some merit to them as Genji’s Korean voice actor Gaku Space has reportedly not even begun work on the highly anticipated sequel.

Overwatch 2 was revealed in 2019 and ever since, Blizzard has remained completely silent on the matter. No further information has come to light since the initial demonstration but that hasn’t stopped the community from speculating.

Recent reports have suggested that the game has been delayed internally, with a 2021 release no longer in the cards. New job listings also point towards the sequel being much further off than fans were expecting.

Adding further fuel to the fire, the voice behind Korea’s Genji has chimed in on the speculation. Despite being one of the first six revamped characters on display for Overwatch 2, the voice actor has allegedly “not started recording” new dialogue.

“Yeah I’m still working on Overwatch, but I haven’t heard anything about Overwatch 2,” the voice actor said in a January 26 interview according to translations from Reddit user ‘Evenstar6132.’

While this initial statement could have just been avoiding the topic, he soon followed up to confirm that he’s had “nothing” to do with Overwatch 2 up until now.  “What’s going on Blizzard? I’m not fired am I?”

A good amount of unused recordings from earlier sessions could be in the bank for the sequel. Though this would mean no fresh dialogue has been recorded for Genji in all manner of new situations.

Voice lines won’t be readily available for Genji interacting with new heroes, playing new modes, or visiting new locations. Let alone the lengthier sections from the upcoming campaign as well.

Without any of these lines in place, it reaffirms the speculation behind an Overwatch 2 delay. We could still be quite far off from the game’s full release. In fact, Naeri claims the title “will be released at the end of 2021” at the absolute earliest.

Blizzcon 2021 is set to kick off on February 19, with fans hoping to see new updates on Overwatch 2.

We’ll have to wait and see what the developers have in store, but without voice recording finalized across multiple regions, it’s safe to assume a release date won’t be closeby.