Hidden Overwatch Hollywood spot lets Reinhardt Shatter foes behind cover - Dexerto
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Hidden Overwatch Hollywood spot lets Reinhardt Shatter foes behind cover

Published: 8/Jun/2020 17:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Reinhardt’s Earthshatter Ultimate is one of the strangest, albeit strongest in Overwatch, and a nice location on Hollywood can leave your opponents unsure of what hit them.

There are countless clips showing Earthshatter’s inconsistency, be it not connecting with the enemy or knocking them down when it looked like they were safe. Needless to say, this secret spot would fall into the latter category.

On Hollywood’s streets phase, once the payload starts moving, there is a spot on the low ground where some stacks of hay are positioned as part of the film set’s western theme.

While these haystacks may look like cover – and act as such when it comes to blocking oncoming enemy fire – they will not block Reinhardt’s Earthshatter, allowing the earthquake to travel underneath and knock the enemy to the ground.

Twitch streamer Titop took advantage of this secret location in his own ranked game. Even though the enemy was rocking double shield, the tank player executed Earthshatter from behind the haystacks and, just like the hit song by Drowning Pool, let the bodies hit the floor.

This trick is especially good because the hay covers a lot of Reinhardt’s frame, meaning that unless the opponent is landing headshots, he’s going to take less damage and will likely survive the Earthshatter animation with his shield down.

Not only that, but because the German tank is partly hidden, it may give opponents less time to react to the Ultimate, thereby limiting potential counterplay.

This particular spot has caused controversy before. Notably, Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel was stunned after the hay seemed to block his pin attempt as Reinhardt, despite not being anywhere near it.

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Any Overwatch player should be aware of this spot.

It’s unclear if Blizzard intends this particular section of Hollywood to operate so strangely, but it’s something to remember and take advantage of if you find yourself playing main tank on this map.

Of course, at the same time, it’s also a spot you should knock in the event you’re playing support and want to counter the Earthshatter with an Ultimate of your soon.

Cosplay

Overwatch cosplayer sprints into battle as Soldier 76 with female twist

Published: 24/Nov/2020 23:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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Cosplayers are no strangers to creating unique outfits based on Overwatch heroes and Hendoart proved to be no different with her stunning female take on Soldier 76.

Soldier 76 is one of the original classic Overwatch heroes, having been around since the game’s launch. With his iconic red, white, and blue jacket, mask, plus heavy pulse rifle, Jack Morrison can easily stand out in a crowd.

That all said, cosplayer and streamer Sarah ‘Hendoart’ Hendo decided to tackle the DPS hero from her own perspective, in what she called a “mini gender bend.”

As you can see from the photos, Hendo absolutely nailed the look of Soldier 76 getting the jacket, gloves, gun, and even biotic field down pat.

 

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Meanwhile, she also added some of her own flair. Thanks to her feminine figure, the outfit manages to take on a life of its own, especially with her flowing brown hair behind 76’s mask.

However, the best part comes in the form of a little video she created with a fellow Mercy cosplayer. In the clip, the battle-scarred Hendo begs for healing and even “spams” for it – a bit of a meme in the Overwatch community.

“Just a battle-damaged Soldier and a Mercy who dgaf about me,” she captioned the video.

 

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Eventually, the Mercy begins to nurse Hendo back to health and starts wrapping her arm in a bandage, and evaluates the rest of the hero’s injuries.

Hendo’s cosplays aren’t limited to just Overwatch either. She has cosplayed as many different DC and Marvel superheroes including Spider-Man, Harley Quinn, Joker, Mary Jane, and Venom just to name a few.

 

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Soldier 76 isn’t the only Overwatch cosplay she’s done either. In the past, she has done many different takes on the tank hero D.Va including her School Girl and Tangerine themed skins.

With Overwatch 2 on the way and multiple more heroes coming with the sequel, this likely isn’t the last we’ve seen from Hendoart and quite frankly, we can’t wait to see what else she has in store.