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Chilling new Overwatch Sigma skin shown off at BlizzCon 2019

Published: 2/Nov/2019 20:47 Updated: 2/Nov/2019 21:16

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch developers gave fans a sneak peek at a brand-new skin for Sigma during BlizzCon’s “Artists at Work” panel on Saturday, November 2.

BlizzCon is the biggest weekend of the year for Overwatch fans, and with all the Overwatch 2 news coming out, it certainly didn’t disappoint.

But the new content from day one wasn’t all developers had in store apparently, as a brand new Sigma skin was rolled out for fans on day two of BlizzCon 2019.

What’s the new Sigma skin?

During the “Artists at Work” panel from BlizzCon 2019, Overwatch artists showed off a new skin for Overwatch’s latest hero, Sigma.

For those of you who don’t have the Virtual Ticket this year, Overwatch YouTuber Master Ian Gamer was kind enough to post video of the icy new Sigma skin to Twitter.

The skin gives Sigma a White Walker-looking, ice zombie flair, with icy horns, frost-white skin and flowing white hair.

He does bear a striking resemblance to Arthas Menethil, Champion of the Scourge and Lich King from the WarCraft universe, and the skulls on his armor only complete the look.

“Lich King Sigma,” as we’ll be calling the skin, does look like it would be the perfect skin for Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland event, which usually begins towards the beginning of December.

Overwatch is getting a set Competitive map pool

Blizzard also revealed at BlizzCon 2019 that they will be making a major change to Overwatch’s competitive map pool by removing two of the game’s most disliked maps from the Season 19 rotation.

Following the Blizzcon opening ceremony, it was revealed that Season 19 will also have a set map rotation of 12 locations that will not include the hated Paris or Horizon Lunar Colony maps.

So, aside from all the Overwatch 2 madness, BlizzCon 2019 seemed to have plenty for the current version of the game as well.

Cosplay

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

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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.