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Incredible Sigma flank can catch Overwatch teams off guard on King’s Row

Published: 23/Jul/2020 18:49

by Michael Gwilliam


Sigma’s Gravitivc Flux is one of the most powerful Ultimates in Overwatch, and a nasty flank route on King’s Row can use it to completely dominate the opposition.

Gravitic Flux is unique in that it lets Sigma float into the sky for a bit and send enemies within a chosen radius up into the air. When they’re lifted, they only take 50 damage, but once they come crashing down, they’re in for a world of hurt.

The “drop” of the Ultimate will deal damage equal to half of a target’s total base health – so if an enemy is 200 HP, the drop will take away 100.

That said, the movement ability that comes with Gravitic Flux is what makes this trick on King’s Row so impactful.

Sigma hits opponents with Gravitic Flux on Vokskaya Industries
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Time for Gravitic Flux!

For attackers trying to push the payload into the third checkpoint, there’s a little bit of an open space players need to be wary of for environmental kills. It’s also possible to go underneath the platform and come out on the other side.

Redditor ‘JoelTheTroll6-9’ showed how this can work to his advantage. First, he dropped under the platform and quickly activated his Ultimate so he wouldn’t fall to his doom.

Next, he emerged from underneath on the other side of the checkpoint, completely catching the enemy team off guard.

One of my best sigma plays thought i would share it from Overwatch

With some help from a friendly Sombra EMP, Joel was able to lift up multiple members of the enemy squad, sending them into the air and primed to be hit with Hyperspheres.

From there, he was able to clean up the remaining kills and manage to score a whopping five final blows.

The neat feature about this flank is that it can be done defensively too, with Sigma’s trying to stop the payload going in reverse to stop the cart early in the third point.

Next time you’re playing Sigma on King’s Row, don’t be afraid to try your luck with this trick, as it can be the difference between victory and defeat.


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.