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Hidden Overwatch stalling spot secures easy wins on Hanamura

Published: 11/Apr/2020 18:12

by Meg Bethany Koepp


A sneaky Overwatch player has discovered a way to stall Hanamura’s capture point A while their teammates on the attacking team get back on their feet, buying them time to get back to the action without losing the match to the defenders.

There’s nothing worse in Blizzard’s hero shooter than when you’ve managed to take two-thirds of a capture point, but then your whole team is killed and you run out of time to make it back and contest it – especially if you’re right on the edge and you just need one more second to reach it.

You might never have this happen again on Hanamura, though, as one player has found a way to contest point A with Sombra without being spotted by opponents, buying their teammates valuable time to get back into the fight and battle their way to B.

Sneaky Sombra stalling spot

Reddit user EchoPLAYER shared their method on April 10, schooling fellow OW fans on the best way to win the Japan-based map’s first capture zone. “Cheeky stalling method on Hanamura, got us the point,” they captioned the video.

In the clip, the fan takes control of DPS hero Sombra as she sits atop a ledge on the building that oversees the point. While it’s not shown how she got up there, it’s assumed she used her Translocator while cloaked to teleport to the position without being seen.

Once in position, the hacker then uncloaked herself to start the stalling process, with the enemy team clueless as to why the zone was being contested, the opposing Reinhardt swinging his hammer around wildly like a headless chicken.

Sombra then fired at the foes in order to build her ultimate up, before unleashing EMP right as one of her teammates reached the point, after which a Zarya popped her Graviton Surge which locked the enemies into place.

After picking some opponents off, the remaining players suddenly spotted the hero, but it was too late. Fighting until there was just a single Mercy left, she swiftly won the brawl and captured A for her team.

While this stalling strategy might not be new for everyone, it really does show the power of a cloaked Sombra, and proves why players should always look up just in case there’s someone lurking on a hidden ledge.


Overwatch cosplayer gets ready for Halloween as a perfect Mercy

Published: 30/Oct/2020 22:39

by Nate Searl


Halloween is almost upon us, and cosplayers everywhere are preparing for the holiday. This Overwatch Mercy cosplay goes above and beyond when bringing this angelic healer to life and deserves some extra recognition. 

When Overwatch came out back in 2016, there were only three healers, and Mercy was one of them. A lot has changed since then and there are a lot more Heroes, and the hero herself has seen quite a few changes. Despite this, she remains a fan favorite, especially for cosplayers.

There are plenty of awesome OW cosplays out there, but Hanxiaoyue really brings her to life with the help of @Anka_Ephemere on Twitter. The two collaborate for a fantastic rendition with excellent photography and visual effects.

Mercy cosplayer preps for Halloween

Despite the fact that Witch Mercy is Mercy’s Halloween skin, Hanxiaoyue went with the Winged Victory skin with some extra spooky effects, and she nailed it. Starting with her hair, she puts her blonde hair in a ponytail and parts her bangs. It is held back by a golden crown with wing-like ear guards, just like in the cosmetic. To cap it off, she includes the fern-like plants behind her ears.

For her attire, she dons a white tunic with gold embroidery held up with a brown rope. On her arms and legs, she wears bracelets. On her back, she has Mercy’s signature wings, modeled directly off of the skin. Then, there is of course the staff, which is perfect down to the last little leaf.

If the cosplay itself wasn’t impressive enough, the graphic design that goes along with it really gives it life. @Anka_Ephemere includes two shots with Mercy on a dark and fiery battlefield, and then another two with her at what appears to be Ilios Ruins.

The first two images are fitting for the hero, as she is a beacon of hope and light on the battlefield. The Winged Victory skin also based on the Goddess Nike and works well with the other images on Ilios, which is an Overwatch map based on Santorini in Greece.

This is one of the most impressive Mercy cosplays out there, and Hanxiaoyue really brings the character to life along with @Anka-Ephemere’s photography and graphic design.