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Crafty Widowmaker spot on Numbani can surprise enemies from afar

Published: 8/Jan/2020 1:38

by Andrew Amos

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A crafty Overwatch player has discovered a new ledge for Widowmaker’s on Numbani, giving the sniper long sightlines onto Point A to surprise enemies from miles away.

Widowmaker’s excel with the element of surprise. Being able to change up where you snipe from gets you a step ahead of your enemies, forcing them to check every corner they walk past.

However, this new spot puts you so far away from the action, enemies may not even see you, and you still boast clear sightlines over the major chokepoints.

Artstation: Andrew KlimasMake use of this unusual Widowmaker ledge on Numbani before it gets patched out.

Reddit user ‘IAmDawk’ shared the spot on the Overwatch subreddit, which gives players a nice angle down onto Point A of Numbani.

Coming out of the defender building by the ledge, she grappled up over the abyss onto an invisible ledge. From there, she could fire freely through the trees to get players as they pushed onto the point from the major chokepoints.

The sightline also gives you the ability to pick players taking the wrap-around loop on the outer edge of the map, either retreating for the big health pack or looking for a new angle of attack.

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IAmDawk did manage to find a pick in the clip they shared, showing off that you can find some good kills from the ledge.

However, the spot is likely unintended, and could be patched out soon. The ledge is basically off the map, and given that it’s only on that window of Numbani, it’s sure to just be a pixel or two hanging over that Widowmaker could make use of. 

It’s also not really strong in a competitive setting. It leaves the Widowmaker exposed with only one route of escape — grappling to the platform. However, it can still catch enemies by surprise if used once or twice in a game.

Blizzard EntertainmentUse Widowmaker’s Grappling Hook to its full effect to reach this spot on Numbani.

Taking this slot into quick play could prove to be successful, where players might be a little less cautious with checking all the angles. Given how far out of the way this spot is though, it will take a keen eye from the enemy to figure out why their team is dropping like flies.

If you are looking to change up your Numbani sniping spots from the old and dry, this new ledge could be your best friend for now. It works, it’s a bit different, and can catch anyone by surprise if used correctly.

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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.