God of War's Kratos transformed into Overwatch hero in epic crossover - Dexerto
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God of War’s Kratos transformed into Overwatch hero in epic crossover

Published: 2/Mar/2020 1:15

by Bill Cooney

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One artist and Overwatch fan has brought Kratos, the star of the God of War series, into Overwatch and the result looks like he could give pre-nerf Brigitte a run for her money.

Paul Dubiard is the mastermind responsible for bringing Kratos to Overwatch, and said he was inspired by other artists designing characters in the game’s unique style.

“I’ve always been a fan of the universe of Overwatch and the specific graphic style,” Dubiard told Dexerto. “Several artists had already created some character from other games and brought them to Overwatch, so one day when I was playing God of War, I wondered to myself, why not Kratos?”

Overwatch Kratos looks awesome, and like he would fit right in battling his way around the Black Forest or especially in the ruins of Ilios.

While Dubiard said his favorite hero to play in Overwatch is Reinhardt, we’d have to put our money on Kratos coming into the game as a DPS hero, hopefully one that’s not overpowered beyond belief at first.

Kratos took between two or three weeks to create, Dubiard said, but based on how sick the final result looks, we would say it was time very well spent.

The artist seemed to think so as well, and said he already has plans to bring another character from a different license into Overwatch in the near future, and we’ll eagerly be waiting to see what he comes up with.

Kratos, more likely than not, will never make it into Overwatch, but we haven’t seen a new hero in the game for more than half a year at this point.

Sigma, the most recent Overwatch hero, was released in July of 2019 and since then we’ve seen no signs of a new hero on the horizon. At least we have awesome art from fans like Dubiard to tide us over until one finally arrives.

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New Overwatch Shield Bash tech makes Brigitte even more powerful

Published: 22/Jan/2021 21:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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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.