Is Overwatch down? Blizzard comments on June 2 server issues - Dexerto

Is Overwatch down? Blizzard comments on June 2 server issues

Published: 2/Jun/2020 23:55 Updated: 3/Jun/2020 0:00

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch players and those from multiple Blizzard games are reporting widespread issues with servers on June 2, which Blizzard has confirmed is due to a DDoS attack.

Overwatch is played by a ton of people every day around the world every day and at this point, most experienced players know issues with the Blizzard servers can pop up seemingly out of nowhere.

If connection issues are widespread, most players prefer to steer clear of Competitive until the problems are reported fixed by Blizzard and keep their precious SR safe, but in this case most players can’t even log into the game, let alone start a Comp match.

Blizzard EntertainmentConnection issues are nothing new for Overwatch players.

On the afternoon of June 2, Blizzard’s official Customer Service account tweeted that the DDoS attack could result in high latency and connection issues for players, and not just in Overwatch, but any online game supported by the publisher.

Though they said they were working to address the issue, Blizzard didn’t give us any ideas on when we could expect to see the problem taken care of, whether it be a few hours or longer.

As servers begin to come back online, it might be wise to exercise caution when queueing up for Competitive, at least until we have the all-clear from developers that everything is working as normal.

Stick with Dexerto for all the latest updates, as we will be updating this article when we receive more information.


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.