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Crazy Overwatch “scrap jump” gives Roadhog insane mobility

Published: 30/May/2020 22:53

by Alan Bernal

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A Roadhog mirror match in Overwatch set the scene for an awesome jump that gave the beefy tank insane mobility and saved him from going over the map’s edge.

With Blizzard’s team shooter featuring an entire array of heroes, each with their specific strengths and weaknesses, mobility isn’t something that comes to mind when thinking of the Australian powerhouse.

In fact, the One-Man Apocalypse uses his imposing Chain Hook as a gap closer that opts into bringing the opponent to him rather than chasing them down – though it can slightly backfire if the Hog dies before the animation is complete.

The strange effect can actually be a helpful way for a chained opponent to make use of like player ‘CallMeConan’ found when it looked like they were going to go down with his enemy.

“Apparently Roadhog has unlocked his Scrap Jump,” they said in jest after getting hooked by their falling opponent but was surprised they didn’t perish as well.

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The Roadhog hook can give way to a strange bug.

The close-quarter fight saw scrap fire being shot from everywhere, especially when Conan activated the hero’s ultimate ability ‘Whole Hog.’

In the madness, the enemy connected his hook onto Connor and was quickly reeling him to their position. The only problem being that it couldn’t entirely complete before the character died.

This made the player Mario-hop off the enemy’s face high enough to make it back on solid ground. In trying to explain this, players think it had something to do with a common Roadhog bug with the hook.

Apparently Roadhog has unlocked his Scrap Jump from Overwatch

“Hook tries to bring them directly in front of you,” user ‘EwoDarkWolf’ said. “Sometimes it messes up, but usually they should end up level with you. At the end of the hook, it stops the movement. If he dies first, it can make you keep moving or bug it.”

The glitch was a surprising interaction that gave Roadhog a huge leap back to safety that even took the player aback – seeing as they tried to replicate it as soon as they landed to no avail.

Even though this jump in Overwatch might take a bit of luck and perfected timing to pull off, if done right, even Hog can pull himself out of a bad situation.

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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.