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Emongg teases major Overwatch improvement coming soon

Published: 20/Jan/2020 10:36

by Joe O'Brien

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During a recent broadcast, Overwatch streamer Emongg hinted that some big news might be coming for the game soon.

Emongg is one of Overwatch’s most veteran and popular content creators, and during a recent stream he heavily implied that fans could expect some exciting news from Blizzard quite soon.

While discussing the state of the game, Emongg made a show of suggesting that the developers could be revealing more about their plans in the next couple of weeks. While the streamer kept his statements fairly vague, he included several exaggerated winks to the audience, implying that there is more to his comments that mere speculation.

“I have a feeling that things will improve with Overwatch going forward. I don’t know how I know this, but I think things will improve. I don’t really know if they’re going to do anything, what’s going to be happening in general going forward. I’m hoping maybe in a couple of weeks or so we can start to see where their mindset is on things. Maybe even less than a couple weeks.”

Emongg has previously worked with Blizzard on promotional streams, such as having Game Director Jeff Kaplan on to discuss new features, so it’s certainly very possible that he could have insider knowledge of what the developers are planning.

Unfortunately, Emongg didn’t give any details regarding exactly what kind of announcements might be coming. If it’s accurate, however, the idea that more information may be coming in the next two weeks – and information that one of the game’s most popular streamers seems optimistic about – will be welcome news to many Overwatch fans.

Hanzo, Lucio, and McCree in Overwatch 2 Push game.
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Blizzard have not yet announced an official release date for Overwatch 2.

Overwatch 2 doesn’t yet have an official release date, although there have been several potential leaks suggesting a 2020 launch. In the meantime, however, some players have been frustrated with the state of Overwatch.

While the game continues to see its usual schedule of seasonal events – the most recent of which, Lunar New Year, is currently live – these have remained largely the same for the last few years, and some fans have criticized the lack of truly new content. Meanwhile, due to the announcement of Overwatch 2, the game didn’t get a new hero at 2019’s BlizzCon.

With the current uncertainty around the timeline for Overwatch 2, it might be easy to feel like the current game is simply in limbo, waiting an undetermined period of time for its sequel. If nothing else, more insight from the developers should give players a better idea of what to expect over the coming year.

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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.