Fake Overwatch skin gives Jeff Kaplan his own Hanzo design - Dexerto

Fake Overwatch skin gives Jeff Kaplan his own Hanzo design

Published: 29/Dec/2019 21:39 Updated: 29/Dec/2019 21:43

by Eli Becht


Overwatch lead designer Jeff Kaplan gets his own Hanzo skin with this classic design concept made by a skilled Blizzard fan.

Ever since Overwatch released back in 2016, Kaplan has been the face of the game. Very quickly, he became embraced by the community, and has been the source of many memes.

One thing Kaplan wasn’t ever able to get was his own skin in Overwatch, but this creation gives us a decent idea of what to expect if he ever were to be immortalized into the game.


Twitter user ‘OverwatchNaeri’ shared a mock up of a 2020 Overwatch Classic design which would revert the game back to when it first came out, similar to what we saw with World of Warcraft Classic.

As part of this redesign, players would be given a special Jeff Kaplan Hanzo skin. Of course, this was not part of the game when it was first released, but if it means we get a special skin then we’ll have to allow it.

In some strange way, the Jeff Kaplan Hanzo skin looks pretty nice. Of course, it’s just a normal Hanzo skin with a Kaplan face, complete with his glasses.

It’s highly unlikely that the lead designer would ever get a skin in Overwatch but if he were to ever get one, we hope it’d look something like this.

If it ever did become a reality, we’d be pretty disappointed if we ever played anybody but Hanzo again. He does tend to enjoy the character on Hanamura, but he hasn’t really settled in with a main, so maybe this could be the tipping point.

Blizzard EntertainmentIt’s high time for Jeff Kaplan to get an Overwatch skin.

Blizzard releases new skins for Overwatch relatively often, but they will usually have something to do with the characters themselves, so a Hanzo skin like this wouldn’t make a whole lot of sense.

What’d be interesting is to see what Kaplan would be like on some of the other heroes. Soldier 76 would be an easy choice, but could you imagine what his face would look like on a character like Roadhog?


Cheeky Overwatch trick lets Baby D.Va score environmental kills

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:30

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch players looking to find a new lethal tactic with D.Va should look no further than this trick to surprise and tilt enemy teams.

Since 2016, Overwatch fans have taken highly to the hero D.Va, sporting countless cosplays, creating art, buying merchandise, you name it. Part of the reason for this is just how stylish the gamer-turned-mech pilot is.

As it turns out, however, even outside of her pink mech, D.Va can pack a punch and even eliminate any enemy hero in the game if the opportunity presents itself.

Most people know that D.Va’s Call Mech ability does a bit of damage if you use it directly on top of an enemy player, but not everyone realizes it also has knockback capabilities.

D.va from Overwatch looking cool
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D.Va is one of the most popular heroes, in and out of mech.

Boops can be one of the best ways in Overwatch to quickly deal with enemies regardless of their HP. Anyone from Roadhog to even Tracer (especially if limited by cooldowns) can fall victim to a well-timed push off the edge of a map.

As Reddit user ‘eregis’ showed, despite being at a disadvantage against a Soldier 76 who put down his Biotic Field for health restoration, the confrontation ended in their favor thanks to the knockback of Call Mech.

While on Rialto, the D.Va player had the Call Mech ability ready, but waited a bit to activate it. First, the player lured the enemy Soldier 76 to a bit of an unfavorable position on Rialto with his back to the water.

After getting the victim close enough to the ledge, the D.Va used Call Mech and sent 76 off the map and to his demise.

Of course, this trick is a bit of a high-risk play. Baby D.Va is tied with Tracer for the lowest-health hero in the game at only 150. However, unlike Tracer, D.Va does haven’t Blink or Recall to get out of tricky situations, so being able to time the Call Mech perfectly can be tough.

Next time you find yourself as Baby D.Va and an opportunity presents itself, try to see if you can secure frags with this ability. Your opponents will never see it coming.