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Insane Overwatch play shows Roadhog’s hook is still ridiculous

Published: 5/Jan/2020 1:19 Updated: 6/Jan/2020 11:59

by Bill Cooney

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A ridiculous new clip of Roadhog’s hook in action during deathmatch just goes to show how crazy the Overwatch ability still is.

Roadhog is one of Overwatch’s classic tanks, and even though it’s had its share of nerfs, his Hook has always been one of the wildest abilities in the game.

Even though you usually have to see who you’re hooking these days, a new clip from Reddit user Pantrajouer shows the ability can still be a ton of fun.

As everyone probably knows by now, Roadhog’s hook stuns whoever it hooks briefly before flinging them towards the hog himself.

It can grab heroes from out of the air and, as Pantrajouer shows, the same applies to opponents who are below Roadhog as well.

The clip starts with Hog being hooked to fall into the hole in the middle of the Necropolis Deathmatch map by another Roadhog player.

Before they can fall to their doom though, another Hog comes in and hooks them, trying to steal credit for the kill.

But it turns out no one would get credit because a third hook comes in and grabs the victim, slingshotting them out of the pit of doom and back onto the safety of solid ground.

So Roadhog’s hook may not be as wild as it was in the early days of Overwatch, but it still clearly has plenty of potential for craziness.

Blizzard - OverwatchRoadhog’s hook is rightly feared by Overwatch’s squishier heroes.

Roadhog’s hook could get an upgrade in the new OW 2 ability system as well, though we won’t know exactly what until Blizzard releases more information on the upcoming sequel.

In the meantime, Overwatch players have been coming up with their own ideas for new hero abilities, and Roadhog probably won’t be far behind.

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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.