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Insane Overwatch hero concept shows what would happen if Moira visited Jurassic Park

Published: 28/Mar/2019 13:56 Updated: 28/Mar/2019 15:17

by David Purcell


Overwatch fans have put together some unbelievable concepts in their time playing the game, but who would have thought mixing the idea of a fighting hero with Jurassic Park would have created one of the best yet? 

Jurassic Park has a huge amount of dinosaurs involved in the original trilogy, but anybody that’s watched the films knows that the most terrifying was, of course, the Velociraptor. 

Now, in a design that very much falls in line with the evil plans to use raptors as military weapons in Jurassic World, a concept art designer tried his hand at putting the idea into practice and the results are unbelievable. 

Blame the Controller - Overwatch / XSEIDETWould you like to see Raptor Specimen 13 in Overwatch?

What do we know about the raptor concept? 

The raptor concept, which has been given the name ‘Specimen 13’, was showcased on the Blame the Controller – Overwatch YouTube channel, but its design was actually put together by Twitter user @XSEIDET, who often posts a number of his own creations inspired by the team-based shooter. The final design was a collaboration between the pair.  

There are many layers to this fan-made design, though. There’s an unbelievably detailed backstory for the character, as well as a walkthrough video of how the finished article was assembled plus a glimpse at some of Specimen 13’s strongest attack moves. 

(Full video below. Character story revealed at 1:49 and abilities discussed at 3:45)

Backstory of Raptor Specimen 13

What makes an Overwatch hero concept stand out from the crowd is not only the design and how it looks, but many fans also appreciate when somebody has taken the time to build a character’s backstory. 

After all, if it was to ever be added to the game, people would want to know where it’s come from. While the concept itself might look like something from Jurassic Park, you will be glad to know that its backstory doesn’t mention escaping from Isla Sauna or Isla Nublar. 

In fact, the character’s story ties in with Moira, another hero in Overwatch, stating that Specimen 13 was actually a secret project that she kept under wraps. “The potential benefits of targeted resequencing and DNA manipulation of birds,” was her area of study, as she was trying to create something that would be a noble guard. 

Through this, a dinosaur hero was born. Well, there’s a little more to it than that. Check out more of the backstory below: 

Blame The Controller - Overwatch / YouTubeOverwatch’s Moira plays a big part in Raptor Specimen 13’s creation, judging by the backstory.

Raptor Specimen 13’s abilities

Mounted Rifle

Raptor Specimen 13 has a deadly Mounted Rifle on its back, which delivers damage of 18 per hit and has 40 ammo. The reload time is just 1.5 seconds for the weapon and the rate of fire is 1 per 0.135 seconds. 


Hunting is a self-buff ability, and when activated it would allow the hero to see all enemy players within a 12 meter radius. It lasts for five seconds, with a cooldown of 12 seconds. 

Predator Speed

Where this concept gets really really interesting, though, is its speed. Predator Speed is a self-buff ability that would last for four seconds per use, increasing the jump height by double during that time. Movement speed would increase by 30 percent. This would be really useful when chasing an enemy. 

Blame The Controller - Overwatch / YouTubeRaptor Specimen 13’s Pounce ability might just be its most deadly.


Raptor Specimen 13’s physical attack ability would dish out 60 damage per hit and would completely incapacitate both players when it lands. With a range of 10 meters, a duration of three seconds and the raptor dealing continuous damage when the other player is on the floor, you wouldn’t want to be near this hero when its ready to pounce. 


Jurassic Park fans will also be aware of just how deadly the claws of a raptor can be and that was also implemented into this design. Using its ‘Talons’ ability, players will be able to quickly dish out melee strikes with Specimen 13, with five damage per hit. 

Primal Carnage

Finally, Primal Carnage is quite different to anything seen in the game right now, as Specimen 13’s ability would summon another two raptors to assist it in battle. They would have 150 health each and deal eight damage. 

So, there you have it – the Raptor Specimen 13 concept design. Would you like to see this added to Overwatch in the future? 


Genius Overwatch trick lets Mercy escape fights on Numbani

Published: 24/Nov/2020 2:51 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 3:55

by Brad Norton


Mercy has a new path to safety on Numbani thanks to an extremely clever Overwatch trick that lets her glide away from intense teamfights.

If you’re ever stuck in a pickle as Mercy, you can always fall back on her Guardian Angel ability to get you out of trouble. Moving from one spot to another in the blink of an eye can easily keep you alive when things are looking grim.

Angelic Descent also comes in handy, enabling Mercy as one of the more mobile Supports in the game. Her kit might be limited in terms of offensive output. However, she can move through the air like no other hero. It turns out her movement abilities might even be more useful than you’d first think.

A genius new spot on the first point of Numbani can have you gliding to safety in no time at all. Here’s what you need to know so you can execute it for yourself.

Overwatch Numbani gameplay
Directly behind the Payload is where you want to line up for this unique trick.

If you’re positioned towards the back of the first capture point, you might be familiar with the often-deadly drop. It can be all too easy to get booped and fall to your death in this position. Whether it’s a Lucio flying overhead or a Wrecking Ball crashing into your team, you’ve likely experienced some pain in this location.

However, playing near this spot is worth the risk for this particular reward with Mercy. A simple tree beyond the railing is actually the perfect distance to jump right into. Once wedged between the branches, you can quickly walk forward and navigate up the front of the tree.

While you might think there’s nowhere to go from here, Mercy’s Angelic Descent completely changes the game. With a perfectly timed jump, you can slowly glide around the corner. This lets you rotate all the way behind the first point and land safely next to the street.

There’s a Mega health pack waiting for you upon landing as well. Just in case you get tagged up while making your escape.

First Point Escape Option |Numbani| For anyone who didn’t know you could do this as Mercy from Overwatch

It might not come in handy for every team fight, but if things are looking dire, it could be the perfect way to get out with your life.

Not feeding the enemy team is often just as important as building your own Ultimates. So keep this unique trick in mind the next time Numbani appears in rotation. It’s just another next-level tactic for Support mains to have at the ready.