Comicbook mashup turns new Overwatch hero Sigma into the perfect super-villain - Dexerto

Comicbook mashup turns new Overwatch hero Sigma into the perfect super-villain

Published: 31/Jul/2019 0:02 Updated: 31/Jul/2019 0:19

by Bill Cooney


Sigma was released to livestream with Seagull and Jeff Kaplan.

Players are still figuring out Sigma’s kit, but a good number are also wondering when we’ll get a chance to see some of the new heroes other skins.

“An unexpected, but not unwelcome development”

Rather than wait for Blizzard to release Sigma’s skins, Overwatch fan and artist SleepyIris designed their very own original skin based on Superman’s arch-nemesis (after Lex Luthor at least) Brainiac.

Brainiac is a super smart alien and Sigma is an astrophysicist, so they’re a good match for each other, with a combined IQ that may hit four digits.

Blizzard EntertainmentSigma: the thinking player’s tank.

Sleepy gave Sigma Brainiac’s trademark green skin and some glowing electrodes on his head that probably help to keep his massive brain contained.

Sigma also gets a badass set of black armor and some appropriately colored orbs that make him look like he’s ready to take on that Boy Scout Clark Kent anytime.

The artist also left Sigma’s toes exposed, because as we all know already: Sigma doesn’t wear shoes.

SleepyIrisHopefully Sigma’s actual skins look as good as this.

What’s coming up for Sigma?

Sigma should get skins from Blizzard before he leaves the PTR – some heroes already have them when they arrive but others, including Baptiste and Sigma apparently, have to wait a bit for them to arrive.

We do know that Sigma will be available in the Overwatch League Grand Finals on September 29, so hopefully he’ll be off of the PTR and available in the main game and on console before then.

Blizzard EntertainmentWe’ll get to see Sigma in the Overwatch League before the end of Season 2.

We may not know exactly when Sigma will be released off of the PTR, but at least players finally have the chance to try him and his abilities out while they think about what his skins could be.


Insane Wrecking Ball trick in Overwatch lets you get easy Oasis kills

Published: 2/Dec/2020 16:11

by Lauren Bergin


Overwatch’s Wrecking Ball is very much a love or hate hero: tanks love to play him, but every other player hates him. This easy trick will help you dominate as the furry hero on Oasis.

When players see a Wrecking Ball in their game, their either excited that he’s on their team instead of the enemy one or, alternatively, their heart sinks. The iron clad furball can make or break a game, especially in areas where environmental kills are all too easy.

A recent discovery that Tracer and Wrecking Ball can be partnered together to cause chaos with a boop and Pulse Bomb has led to players testing out all different Hammond tricks.

One player, however, has discovered a trick that will make Oasis a nightmare for the enemy team.

Wrecking Ball grapples
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Wrecking Ball may be cute, but he’s deadly on several Overwatch maps.

Wrecking Ball Oasis trick gives you easy kills

When piloting the armoured death ball, Reddit user XCJRR has found a prime spot to lie in waiting for any unfortunate victims on Oasis.

If a player positions themselves just outside of the enemy spawn on Oasis behind the bright blue sign next to the palm tree, they’re in a prime position to barrel into their opponents and throw them into the highway which forms part of Oasis’ backdrop.

From there, enemies are more than likely to be one-shot by the oncoming traffic, giving you instant kills and a whole lot of pressure on the map.

These are true environmental kills. from r/Overwatch

XCJRR’s timing was literal perfection, as it seems the entire enemy team were just respawning as he launched his attack, giving him an easy triple kill. It’s easy to race around the map as Hammond, so getting there with plenty of time and waiting is the perfect trick to get an easy wipe.

A lot of players will sigh at this news, as its yet another way for Wrecking Ball to truly wreck your evening, but give it a shot and see what happens. Just remember, you didn’t hear it from us.