Jeff Kaplan reveals his favorite Overwatch skin and main - Dexerto

Jeff Kaplan reveals his favorite Overwatch skin and main

Published: 29/May/2020 18:24

by Michael Gwilliam


Twitch streamer Christopher ‘Jay3’ Pavloff surprised his viewers on May 28 by inviting Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan to play against him in a series of hammer-only Torbjorn one-on-ones, and answered some questions about Blizzard’s FPS.

While partaking in the one-on-one battle, Jay3 and Jeff chatted about the game and even what heroes he mains.

“My weak spot is as soon as you introduce one ability I’m overwhelmed,” Kaplan joked, as the two decided to allow Torbjorn’s Overload in their battle. (Timestamp 7:55 for mobile viewers)

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Jeff and Jay3 were engaging in a Torbjorn hammer-only duel.

“Well, that’s not true!” Jay3 cried. “What’s your main?”

Kaplan responded by saying he plays “a lot” of Reinhardt, which made sense considering he earlier stated the only golden weapon he had was for the hammer-wielding German tank.

“Now, what would you say is the best skin in this game?” the streamer questioned.

“I like Griefhardt,” Kaplan replied. “I also like the Wrecking Ball epic with the shades. That’s one of my favorites.”

Jeff also explained that while he really likes he Doomfist Formal skin, he’s “terrible” at the hero. “Like, it’s a guarantee I’m going to die.”

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Griefhardt is Kaplan’s favorite Overwatch skin.

A bit later on in the video, Kaplan and the streamer changed heroes and took to the air in a Pharah duel. Because of the character’s influence from games like Quake and Team Fortress 2, the topic turned to who the Game Director mained in the latter.

“I liked Demoman the most,” Jeff revealed. “I played a lot of the classes. I played a good amount of Medic, Demo Scout.” (Timestamp 15:45)

“I wanted to be the great Spy, but I was the terrible Spy,” he laughed.

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Pharah is inspired by Quake.

While Jeff wasn’t able to talk about Overwatch 2 in detail, he was happy with the progress the team was making, claiming it was “getting really cool.”

It also seems like Jeff and Jay3 have their next gaming session already planned, with the former revealing the “only other games he’s good at are Rust and Animal Crossing.”

“That’s for next time,” Kaplan chuckled.

Hopefully, the next time the two play together, he could have a bit more info to share about Overwatch, but it’s always fun to learn what characters he plays and which parts of the game he’s most excited about.


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.