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Fan creates Ana and Widowmaker skin concepts for original Overwatch event

Published: 5/Jul/2019 18:39 Updated: 5/Jul/2019 18:46

by Bill Cooney


One Overwatch fan has continued their quest to create an entirely original Overwatch event with new fairy tale-themed skins for Ana and Widowmaker.

Overwatch has typically had the same events every year, Lunar New Year, Summer games and so on. So, in an effort to shake things up artist Toysovore decided to create their own, completely original event.

Called “Once Upon a Time” Toysovore’s event is fairy tale-themed and they’ve already created awesome event skins for Pharah as well as Reinhardt – now it’s Ana and Widowmaker’s turn.

ToysovoreToyso did a great job with Reinhardt’s Beauty and the Beast-themed skin.

“Grandma, what big Sleep Darts you have!”

Thanks to Toysovore, Hanzo is no longer the only Overwatch hero to rock a wolf pelt. Instead of being eaten by the wolf, as the Red Riding Hood story goes, Ana obviously showed him she was the wrong grandma to mess with.

Ana has been given some red grandma slippers, what looks like a bathrobe and the big bad wolf’s head as a hat to top it all off, her Biotic Rifle and even her Sleep Dart pistol have been made fairy tale friendly.

ToysovoreAna even included some of that poor wolf’s pelt on her rifle.

Plus it would go great with Pharah’s Red Riding Hood skin, that Toysovore also made for the Once Upon a Time event – which is all starting to come together.

ToysovoreThat wolf messed with the wrong grandma.

Next up is Rapunzel Widowmaker, which is a frontrunner for the craziest hair of any hero or skin in Overwatch.

Since Rapunzel’s hair is officially classified as a rappelling device, according to the fairy tales, it would be hilarious if her grapple hook was also made out of her hair for this skin.

ToysovoreWidowmaker probably doesn’t need anyone to come and help rescue her.

When’s the next official Overwatch event?

The next Overwatch event up is Summer Games, which Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan said would start sometime around the beginning of August.

August 1 actually falls on a Thursday this year, one of the days of the week that Blizzard likes to put out Overwatch updates, which could make it a good candidate for the beginning of Summer Games.

One fan who was obviously more than ready for the event has even created an original Roadhog emote and offered to let Blizzard use it, free of charge, for the upcoming event.

This could mean that at the time of writing we are less than a month away from the beginning of Summer Games, which means new skins and cosmetics could be here before we know it.


New Overwatch Shield Bash tech makes Brigitte even more powerful

Published: 22/Jan/2021 21:58

by Michael Gwilliam


A new Overwatch trick has just been discovered that could make Brigitte an even bigger threat on the battlefield than she already is.

Brigitte has been one of the game’s most controversial heroes since release thanks to her high levels of sustain, crowd control, armor, and healing. Despite multiple nerfs and reworks, she remains one of the best heroes in the right hands.

Now, players have found a completely new trick with her that is sure to make many players rage and call for nerfs to the Swedish shield maiden.

The trick, which was posted to a Korean YouTube account, shows that if Brigitte Shield Bashes at the exact same time she’s hit with an enemy’s attack that does knockback, she can travel far distances.

Shield Bash already has some slight movement advantages, but when combined with an enemy’s attack, she can torpedo across the map and even clear gaps that other heroes are unable to.

As you can see, when Brigitte gets hit in the back by Sigma’s Hyper Spheres, they do just enough knockback to allow the hero to use them to her advantage.

With this trick, Brigitte can even go from one side of Rialto’s bridge to the other in one swift movement, although it will take some getting used to if players want to pull it off in an actual game.

That said, enemy players could potentially use this to their own advantage, such as by hitting Brigitte with a melee attack right as she Shield Bashes.

In this clip by Overwatch streamer Aspen, she goes flying all over the map on Hollywood and had no idea why. As it turns out, it was because she was hit by a melee from a Tracer player just before bashing.

If timed right, this could cause Brigitte players to go flying off of maps with environmental hazards such as Nepal Sanctum.

Of course, with this new discovery, there also comes the possibility that Blizzard decides to patch it out. Only time will tell how the developers decide to handle it.