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Dynamite Overwatch clips show why Ashe is the most underrated DPS hero

Published: 14/Jan/2020 22:41 Updated: 14/Jan/2020 22:45

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch hero Ashe was revealed at BlizzCon 2018 as a DPS combination of McCree and Ana. While she hasn’t received a lot of action by pros on the highest levels of play, she may actually be the most underrated hero in the game.

Twitch streamer and console top 500 player “Warn” recently created a montage that shows why Ashe is capable of getting big value if she lands her dynamite ability.

The hero has the option to shoot dynamite she throws, thereby causing it to do big damage to all enemies in a radius of the explosion. Skilled players, such as Warn, can shoot the dynamite right as it’s above an enemy tank’s shield, completely negating the barrier’s usefulness.

Dynamite is also one of the deadliest abilities in the game if it lands. The explosion itself does a maximum of 75 damage and has a burn effect that does 20 damage per second for five seconds.

This means that if an enemy is hit with the explosion and suffers the lingering burn damage, their health is dropping by a whopping 175 HP. – and that’s per enemy, not counting any sort of damage modifiers such as Mercy’s damage boost, Zenyatta’s Discord Orb or Orisa’s SuperCharger.

As Warn shows throughout the entire montage, landing these big dynamite throws can secure team fight victories in an instant, and help Ashe get more ultimate charge so she can use B.O.B.

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Ashe hasn’t gotten much love at the pro level. Is that about to change?

Perhaps the most staggering thing about the video is the fact that Warn plays on PlayStation and doesn’t use any third-party peripherals that allow for mouse and keyboard use, showing off his skills with a DS4 controller.

Of course, you still need the aim to make the magic happen and securing those dynamite plays may take a bit of practice. Once you do, though, that’s when the magic can happen.

With shields in Overwatch nerfed, it will be fun to see if Ashe can finally get her place in the meta – and maybe fans can even witness stunning plays with the hero in Contenders and the Overwatch League.

Season 3 of the Overwatch League begins Saturday, February 8 with matches in Dallas and New York.

 

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Overwatch cosplayer gets Play of the Game as perfect D.Va

Published: 19/Nov/2020 0:47

by Brent Koepp

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An Overwatch cosplayer made waves on Twitter after sharing her stunning transformation into D.Va. The talented artist shared her love for the character with a mind-blowing costume after BlizzCon 2020 was cancelled.

Despite only releasing in 2016, Overwatch has already cemented itself as one of the most popular multiplayer shooters of all time. Players around the world have fallen in love with the title’s gameplay and cast of characters.

Prolific cosplayer Sarah ‘Hendoart’ Hendo celebrated the game’s popular Tank hero, D.Va, by bringing her to life with an epic costume. The artist made waves after creatively showcasing her outfit she made for the now-cancelled BlizzCon 2020.

Screenshot of Overwatch character D.Va
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The Korean heroine is one of the most popular characters in Overwatch.

Overwatch cosplayer’s BlizzCon 2020 D.Va costume

First launched in 2005, BlizzCon has been a major event in the game’s industry for the last 15 years. Unfortunately Blizzard Entertainment’s annual event was cancelled this year, which has had an impact on many cosplayers who had made incredible costumes for the convention.

Not letting her work go to waste, popular artist HendoArt shared her incredible D.Va outfit on Twitter. Creatively, she admitted in a tweet that she had gone to a Home Depot parking lot to shoot photos of her recreation of the Tank hero. “No BlizzCon this month so I shot DVa in a Home Depot Parking lot,” her post read.

Hendo posed as D.Va while wearing her signature blue and white bodysuit. Her uniform is full of accurate details, from the bright pink trimming, to the bunny logo emblazoned across her chest. She also mirrored the Korean’s facepaint that sits under her eyes, while wearing the iconic headset over her ears.

Despite the makeshift photoshoot, the popular artist truly shines as the Overwatch heroine. If nothing else, the post is a good example of how an incredible cosplay can bring a character to life – regardless of the location that it is showcased at.

While BlizzCon was sadly cancelled this year, fans of the developer still have a lot to be excited for in 2021. Overwatch 2, which was first announced at the annual event in 2019, is rumored to drop sometime in the coming months.