Hitboxes for every hero in Overwatch revealed in Workshop mode - Dexerto

Hitboxes for every hero in Overwatch revealed in Workshop mode

Published: 24/Nov/2019 17:49

by Connor Bennett


An Overwatch fan has gone through the painstaking effort of finding each character’s correct hitbox and given them to others thanks to the Workshop. 

The Overwatch workshop has allowed fans to create everything from new heroes to new game modes, and even brought in some outside games like Dota and Portal to the mix.

However, it’s also the most creative of fans to develop maps and modes that allow players to train themselves and take their skill to the next level. Be that an aim trainer or fighting against bots, there’s a way to train up anything you may need in multiplayer in the Workshop. Now, there’s an even better way to train accuracy thanks to one fan revealing every accurate hitbox.

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The wide-ranging Overwatch roster has different hitboxes throughout.

In a post to the Overwatch subreddit, user spadler097 revealed their detailed thread on how they made it to possible to see each character’s actual hitbox using the Workshop.

Using their own Workshop code, combined with an additional script, the Redditor was able to document images of each character where they had been hit and where they hadn’t – using green dots to visualize the actual hitbox, which also includes a few spots that are just off the character model. 

For example, while D.Va is in pilot mode, you can’t exactly hit the gun she is holding to deal damage. Every other part of her will do damage, but you’re wasting time trying to disarm her. 

Visualizing Hitboxes in Overwatch from Overwatch

Of course, with hitboxes being a regular bugbear for players in more or less every multiplayer game, it’s nice to get some accurate accounts of what you need to hit to deal damage.

The hard work was complemented by Overwatch fans in the thread. “Thanks for this, commented mikkjagg. “The Zen box is massive. It’s disgusting.” 

Another user, -Darkot-, added: “Holy crap. I gotta say that, this is one of, if not the most impressive thing that I have ever seen on this sub. That must have taken so much work — but I am so grateful that you went to the trouble of making this. It’s insanely helpful.”

Now, sadly, this isn’t a playable workshop mode so if you want to get better, you’re going to have to study the gifs and try to make it work in-game.

Best of luck, but just don’t aim for D.Va’s gun or Hanzo’s hair bun, it’s not going to work out all that well for you. 


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


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.