Overwatch Developers shared this awesome concept art for Ashe and B.O.B. - Dexerto
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Overwatch Developers shared this awesome concept art for Ashe and B.O.B.

Published: 2/Nov/2018 20:50 Updated: 2/Nov/2018 22:44

by Bill Cooney

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As Overwatch Developers talked about Ashe, the game’s newest hero at BlizzCon, they went through some of the concept art from development and for her unlockable skins.

The concepts go from Ashe’s early development to the final product, and they’re all pretty awesome, but Developers said none of the initial concepts fit their vision for the hero.

These include a punk concept, one that looks a lot like a female McCree, and one kind of in a superhero style.

Developers said they liked the first concept that resembled McCree, but felt it was too similar to him to make Ashe her own unique hero.

Blizzard EntertainmentConcept art for Ashe, the newest Overwatch hero.
Blizzard EntertainmentConcept art for B.O.B.

B.O.B. Ashe’s Omnic sidekick, was what the Overwatch Developers call a “unicorn”, meaning he didn’t really change from his first concept to how he appears in game.

After a little preview from Developers, both Ashe and B.O.B. get the treatment for skins that will appear in game, including a gangster skin and a safari skin that could give Winston’s a run for his money.

Blizzard EntertainmentAshe and B.O.B.’s “Gangster” skins.
Blizzard EntertainmentAshe and B.O.B.’s “Safari” skins.

All the work that the Overwatch Developers put into this new hero can be seen just by looking at some of these awesome designs.

There’s still no word on when Ashe will make it to the PTR, but if we look at when Moira arrived after being announced at BlizzCon, November 6, we can assume it won’t be that long.

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 blinks ahead with Tracer’s new look for Overwatch 2

Published: 19/Jan/2021 7:09

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Overwatch 2 is still a while away with no official release date in sight, but that didn’t stop a talented cosplayer from re-creating Tracer’s new look in the sequel, and it turned out great.

Overwatch’s characters have incredible designs, and naturally, that means their cosplays are some of the best in the world. We’ve seen them all brought to life in astonishing detail, and each one is special in its own way.

However, seven characters will have their appearances re-worked in Overwatch 2, with more expected to come later. It’s a welcome change since many fans feel like some of the current character models are outdated.

Activision-Blizzard has outlined all the changes on their official website. Tracer’s new model is particularly exciting. The differences seem subtle at first. However, a closer look reveals a wealth of changes.

In essence, they’ve switched her ‘retro’ look to something more modern. Her glasses have been replaced with a more combat-ready pair. They’ve also given her smaller gloves, a sleeker jacket, and a refined chronal accelerator.

Overwatch 2 Tracer cosplay
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Activision-Blizzard revealed Tracer’s new look at BlizzCon 2019.

A talented cosplayer named Gustavo, better known as TheCrayonThief on Instagram, has been waiting for Overwatch 2’s release date to be announced like everyone else. However, he couldn’t resist and decided to create Tracer’s new outfit from scratch while he waits.

“I was so excited to wear this cosplay at NYCC or Blizzcon,” he said.

“However, thanks to Miss Rona, that didn’t [happen], and it ain’t [going to] happen for the foreseeable future. I’m trying to get myself motivated and upload more cosplay content.”

 

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Gustavo managed to capture all the new tweaks and improvements to Tracer’s outfit. It’s a detailed and well-polished piece overall, and his fans loved it.

He also shared it on Reddit, and it was well-received on there too. Collectively, it’s racked up hundreds of likes across all platforms, and there’s no doubt it will continue to climb. 

All in all, it was an excellent job, and it’ll give Overwatch fans something to enjoy while they wait for the sequel.