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Here’s how to get all the special Overwatch Winter Wonderland sprays

Published: 19/Dec/2018 0:08 Updated: 19/Dec/2018 0:17

by Bill Cooney

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Almost every Overwatch special event comes with sprays that can only be unlocked during the event; this year there are three new sprays for Winter Wonderland and here’s how to unlock them all.

Sprays are some of the most sought after cosmetics in the game for some players, especially during special or seasonal events.

Sprays came with the introduction of both Mei’s Snowball Offensive and the Yeti Hunter game modes, and now there are three new sprays to collect this year as well.

Rampage

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The Rampage skin looks exactly like it sounds, a raging Yeti Winston ready to flatten some Mei’s. This one is pretty easy to earn because players only have to eliminate three enemy Meis during a Yeti Hunter round to get it.

A Couple of Flakes

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To unlock this hilarious spray of Mei getting wiped out by snowballs, players have to eliminate two enemies with one use of Mei’s ultimate ability “Flurry” in Snowball Offensive.

Hot Hand

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To get this cool spray of Mei sitting on her ice throne, players have to have to win a round as the last member of their team alive in Snowball Offensive.

All of the previous year’s unlockable sprays are also available again as well, here are the requirements:

Snowball Offensive

  • Ambush! (Snowman Roadhog) – Kill 3 enemies while they are picking up snow in a game of Mei’s Snowball Offensive.
  • Whap! (Snowman McCree)  – Kill an enemy with a snowball from 25 meters away in Mei’s Snowball Offensive.
  • Cool as Ice (Snowman Reaper) – Kill 4 enemies without missing in Mei’s Snowball Offensive.
  • Snowed In (Snowman Mei) – Win Mei’s Snowball Offensive without losing a round.

Yeti Hunter

  • Yeti Catcher – Trap the Yeti as a Hunter in Yeti Hunter.
  • Thinking With Your Stomach – Eat 4 meat as the Yeti in Yeti Hunter.

All the sprays will be available until Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland event wraps up on January 2, 2019.

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Intriguing Overwatch ability idea turns Sombra into a Support DPS

Published: 24/Oct/2020 23:03

by Bill Cooney

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One Overwatch fan has come up with an alternate version of Sombra’s Hack ability that would allow her to provide powerful support to her team, much in the same way that Symmetra was once considered a “Utility” hero.

Any player with more than a few games under their belt knows that there are few things more annoying than getting Hacked by the Mexican stealth hero.

Under its effects, you can’t use any abilities, and passives like Lucio’s Wallride are unavailable as well. But what if it could be used to aid allies as well?

A similar line of thought must have occurred to ‘Jupit’ on Twitter, who came up with an alternate hack that can be used on teammates to reduce their ability cooldowns instead.

In the clip, which is not made with Overwatch itself, Sombra selects Mercy’s resurrect ability while hacking, which reduces the cooldown so she can bring back Tracer even faster.

Obviously this is just a rough (but well-visualized) concept for an ability – so it’s lacking in specifics such as how much the cooldown would be reduced by, what abilities can be hacked, and how it would interfere with her normal abilities, just to name a few.

As one of the most powerful DPS heroes out there right now, not many people are arguing that Sombra needs another incredibly strong ability. But it’s not hard to imagine how this could work if it did get added.

For example, unlike Moira who can switch between beams at a moment’s notice, the technologically blessed hacker would probably need to choose between either hacking an ally or enemy each cooldown, which could open doors to vastly different playstyles that could be developed by players.

Sombra activates EMP
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Sombra is already one of Overwatch’s most powerful DPS heroes, so she might not need such a powerful new ability.

What this does make us think of is Overwatch 2, which will feature customizable skill trees that will let us upgrade hero abilities to make them more powerful as you progress through the single-player portion of the game.

Who’s to say that Sombra won’t have a similar buff to her hack available when the sequel does roll around and Jupit is just lightyears ahead of everyone else? For all we currently know about OW2 (which isn’t much), it’s certainly plausible at least.