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How to get Sombra’s Demon Hunter skin in Overwatch

Published: 24/Apr/2019 23:38 Updated: 25/Apr/2019 0:09

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch players who didn’t go to BlizzCon or purchase a digital ticket will finally be able to get their hands on Sombra’s Legendary Demon Hunter skin soon.

Blizzard gives out unique in-game rewards to fans who purchase tickets to BlizzCon, with exclusive skins for Bastion and Winston offered in 2016 and 2017.

The Diablo-inspired Demon Hunter skin was given to players who purchased a BlizzCon virtual ticket in 2018 and was unavailable to everyone else, until now.

Rabcat Game Art/Blizzard EntertainmentSombra’s Demon Hunter skin is inspired by another Blizzard Franchise: Diablo.

Coming to a PTR near you

Demon Hunter Sombra became available in the hero gallery on Overwatch’s PTR on April 24, the same day Jeff announced the new Workshop mode.

As a legendary, the skin will cost 1000 coins to purchase in the shop, if players don’t want to wait and try to get it in a loot box.

The skin itself is one of Sombra’s best, giving her a hood and some creepy monotone colored eyes.

Her gun might be the best part though, as its been turned into a little mini crossbow that actually moves while firing and when Sombra reloads.

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Will it go live for the Anniversary event?

Overwatch’s Anniversary event usually starts in late May. Since the Storm Rising Archives event ends on May 6, it would make sense to see the skin become available shortly after for the game’s annual festivities.

Hopefully Blizzard won’t count Demon Hunter as a “new” skin for the 2019 event since it’s been in the game for several months, and because players would want as many actual new skins as possible, of course.

Exactly which heroes will be getting new skins for the Anniversary event is still unknown, but during a stream following the launch of Storm Rising, Jeff teased a brand new D.Va skin coming for the event that would “break the internet”.

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Overwatch player discovers secret counter to Mei’s Cryo-Freeze

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:32

by Michael Gwilliam

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Mei’s Cryo-Freeze has to be one of the most annoying abilities in Overwatch, granting the hero complete invincibility for its duration. Now, a player has discovered a brilliant trick to counter the ice-themed hero.

In Overwatch, there are few abilities as unique as Cryo-Freeze. It places Mei inside of an ice cube that heals her and cleanses any status effects such as Ana’s biotic grenade.

However, the most annoying thing about the ability is how it makes Mei completely invulnerable. For the few seconds she has it activated, she can survive anything from point-blank D.Va bombs to Sigma’s Gravitic Flux.

Some players have found ways to “time” abilities so they connect with Mei as she exits her ice cube cocoon, such as Tracer’s Pulse Bomb or a Reinhardt charge. However, this tactic is reliant on the Mei using Cryo-Freeze’s whole duration. If she cancels it early, then there’s a chance that she’ll end up surviving or dodging the oncoming attack.

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Mei’s ice block is extremely powerful.

Luckily, a new technique has been discovered which should make countering Mei a breeze. As shown by Reddit user bleubey, Junkrat can actually place his trap directly on top of Mei’s ice cube.

This trick should guarantee that the Chinese environmentalist hero gets trapped and is extremely vulnerable to any attacks. With any luck, you can even catch the Mei player completely off-guard and force out her ultimate.

That exact thing happened in bleubey’s clip. After coming out of the cube, the Mei found herself trapped and ended up wasting her Blizzard in the process, only to be taken out of the picture by a damage-boosted Junkrat grenade.

I find it amusing that you can put a junk trap on top of Mei’s head while she’s an ice cube from Overwatch

Users on the site were shocked to see that such a trick even existed. “I’m almost gold border and I never knew this,” wrote marioaprooves.

“I’m GM and I never knew this sh*t. Holy f**k,” stated another, clearly shocked at what they had witnessed.

Mei freezes Roadhog
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Mei has a lot of tricks up her sleeve.

Bleubey responded in turn that they only found out by complete accident, proving that such a tactic really went under the radar for a long time.

The next time there is a Mei giving your team trouble, try swapping to Junkrat and taking her out with this neat trap hat maneuver.