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Moira steampunk skin idea looks ready to be unlocked

Published: 4/Jun/2020 1:32

by Bill Cooney


A pair of Overwatch fans with some impressive artistic talent came up with an idea for a Moira skin that would definitely be a hit with players.

Moira is infamous for her DPS abilities in Overwatch. While she doesn’t deal an obscene amount of damage, her purple beam does lock on to enemies in a pretty wide range.

Despite the controversy surrounding Moira, the Irish support hero still has plenty of fans, including the pair of artists who created and rendered an amazing Steampunk skin idea for her.

Zach Fischer
Steampunk Moira started as most skins do, as concept art.

Zach Fischer was the artist who first came up with the idea for Steampunk Moira all the way back in 2019 with some 2D concept art of the skin.

Now, 3D artist Jonni Zhang has come out with a full rendering of the skin that looks so good, it could be included in Anniversary loot boxes right now.

Jonni Zhang/Zach Fischer
Steampunk Moira looks so good it should be in loot boxes right now.

The skin itself gives Moira a classy Victorian jacket and vest, along with a hat that looks like was stolen from McCree’s closet.

Every Overwatch hero is improved by adding a monocle, and this is definitely true for the new addition where the metal on her face usually is.

Her back gear has also been given a steampunk makeover, with plenty of brass, gauges, and even some tassels on her shoulders to pull it all together.

Jonni Zhang
Zhang also made some different color variations of the steampunk skin.

Sadly, this amazing Moira skin remains just an idea for now, but there are plenty of skins you can pick up in the Anniversary loot boxes, which give players the option to unlock almost every past Overwatch cosmetics.

The Anniversary event goes through June 9, so at the time of writing there’s still just under a week left for you to pick up as many special loot boxes as you can, along with the Masked Man McCree skin, before time runs out.


Overwatch update gives Winston Sombra and D.Va new Karaoke voice lines

Published: 29/Nov/2020 0:26

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch’s last patch on November 19 has finally given Sombra, Winston, and D.Va new Easter Egg karaoke voice lines on the Busan map.

The ability for certain heroes to sing on Busan isn’t exactly a secret, but it is a fun little Easter Egg hidden away. Devs have apparently been hard at work adding heroes to this exclusive club recently as well.

A few months ago Ashe, Baptiste, and Widowmaker joined the club, and, just before 2020 wraps up, Winston, Sombra, and D.Va have finally been let in on the fun as well.

Blizzard Entertainment
The karaoke spawn room on Busan lets Overwatch heroes sing their hearts out.

Apparently added during the November 19 patch, these new voice lines weren’t found by players until a few days later when videos started to pop up. Sure enough, all three have new voice lines, though we wouldn’t exactly call what Sombra is doing “singing.”

Instead of laying down any bars, Sombra simply discusses the merits of hacking, pays off all of the neighbors’ bills (how nice), and changes the Karaoke bar landlord’s WiFi password (not so nice).

Winston’s two lines play on him being both a great ape and a great scientist. One has him explaining the first law of thermodynamics to players: “energy cannot be created or destroyed.” His other is about clapping with his hands and feet since, you know, he’s a gorilla.

Finally, the pièce de résistance, at least for all of the D.Va players out there, are her new Karaoke lines. In Overwatch lore, Hana ‘D.Va’ Song is both an esports champion and K-POP star, so you’d think she would have gotten her lines much sooner than she did.

If the Tank singing “Pew Pew Pew” isn’t adorable enough, she also proudly proclaims, “someone has to save the world, it might as well be me,” along with another line in her native tongue, Korean.

This brings the number of heroes who can sing on Busan up to 17 with Winston, Sombra, and D.Va; which is officially more than half of the 32 heroes currently in the game.