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Crazy Overwatch play shows why D.Va is the best for Ultimate-eating

Published: 2/Feb/2020 17:56

by Eli Becht

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This Overwatch player somehow managed to survive not one, not two, but three different Ultimates as D.Va in the course of just seconds.

Tank heroes are meant to soak up loads of damage, but it’s not very often that you’ll survive a full-on onslaught from an entire team, especially ones that are all popping their Ults.

D.Va’s Defense Matrix can mitigate a lot of fire and help the team make a much-needed push. However, it usually isn’t powerful enough to completely neutralize this many attacks at once.

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D.Va can devour Ultimates.

Reddit user LinkMoo shared their experience of blocking three Ultimates, blowing fellow players away in the process. They start off by absorbing Pharah’s by negating the rocket barrage. Directly after that, they are able to survive both Mei’s and Zarya’s without a scratch.

It’s a pretty impressive feat that kept the push alive for a bit longer, which can make all the difference between winning and losing a round.

D.va eats v3 ults! from Overwatch

Of course, your mileage with pulling off something this impressive will definitely vary depending on what rank you are. If you’re in Bronze or Silver, then you’ll be doing insane things like this more frequently as the players are generally less experienced. On the other hand, if you’re in Platinum or higher, then it’s going to be harder to perform these types of plays regularly.

D.Va remains one of the most popular heroes, so it’s nice to see she can still be viable considering she’s one of the original characters from when the game launched back in 2016. One major reason for this is the mobility she has for a tank, as well as her ability to clear off an entire point with her self-destructing mech Ultimate.

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Her popularity also makes her the frequent subject of cosplays, as we saw with this absolutely jaw-dropping take on the former professional gamer.

No matter the direction Overwatch goes in, it seems clear that D.Va will always find a place. With changes like hero pools coming on the horizon, it’ll be interesting to see what the future for her and the other heroes look like.

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Overwatch cosplayer gets ready for Halloween as a perfect Mercy

Published: 30/Oct/2020 22:39 Updated: 31/Oct/2020 6:35

by Nate Searl

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Halloween is almost upon us, and cosplayers everywhere are preparing for the holiday. This Overwatch Mercy cosplay goes above and beyond when bringing this angelic healer to life and deserves some extra recognition. 

When Overwatch came out back in 2016, there were only three healers, and Mercy was one of them. A lot has changed since then and there are a lot more Heroes, and the hero herself has seen quite a few changes. Despite this, she remains a fan favorite, especially for cosplayers.

There are plenty of awesome OW cosplays out there, but Hanxiaoyue really brings her to life with the help of @Anka_Ephemere on Twitter. The two collaborate for a fantastic rendition with excellent photography and visual effects.

Mercy cosplayer preps for Halloween

Despite the fact that Witch Mercy is Mercy’s Halloween skin, Hanxiaoyue went with the Winged Victory skin with some extra spooky effects, and she nailed it. Starting with her hair, she puts her blonde hair in a ponytail and parts her bangs. It is held back by a golden crown with wing-like ear guards, just like in the cosmetic. To cap it off, she includes the fern-like plants behind her ears.

For her attire, she dons a white tunic with gold embroidery held up with a brown rope. On her arms and legs, she wears bracelets. On her back, she has Mercy’s signature wings, modeled directly off of the skin. Then, there is of course the staff, which is perfect down to the last little leaf.

If the cosplay itself wasn’t impressive enough, the graphic design that goes along with it really gives it life. @Anka_Ephemere includes two shots with Mercy on a dark and fiery battlefield, and then another two with her at what appears to be Ilios Ruins.

The first two images are fitting for the hero, as she is a beacon of hope and light on the battlefield. The Winged Victory skin also based on the Goddess Nike and works well with the other images on Ilios, which is an Overwatch map based on Santorini in Greece.

This is one of the most impressive Mercy cosplays out there, and Hanxiaoyue really brings the character to life along with @Anka-Ephemere’s photography and graphic design.